The California Wellness Foundation is a private, independent foundation established in 1992 with a mission to protect and improve the health and wellness of the people of California. As one of the largest health-focused foundations in California, with more than $900 million in assets, Cal Wellness is a nationally recognized leader for its strategic core operating support for grantees; public policy grantmaking; and a focus on violence as a public health issue. It is Cal Wellness’ desire to promote equity and level the playing field so that everyone has access to good-paying jobs, healthy and safe neighborhoods, and quality health care services. The Foundation’s current Advancing Wellness grantmaking strategy includes four interrelated portfolios: Community Well Being, Equity In Access, Economic Security & Dignity, and Leading for Power and Change. Since its founding, Cal Wellness has awarded nearly 9,000 grants totaling more than $1 billion. Its annual operating budget is approximately $13M, and its annual grantmaking is approximately $47M.
As the Foundation looks to the future, it is pursuing new and innovative strategies beyond its core grantmaking to advance its mission, including implementation of new technology systems, development of its public affairs capacity, and establishing mission- and program-related investment portfolios.
Cal Wellness has a diverse staff of approximately 45 located in our Los Angeles and Oakland offices and a diverse 13-member Board located throughout the state of California. The Foundation’s work underscores a belief that wellness requires social justice, a deep commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), and sustained efforts to eliminate systemic barriers that prevent access to health care, education, employment and safety.
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ABOUT THE POSITION
The California Wellness Foundation is seeking an experienced administrative professional to provide executive support to the Executive Vice President and the Public Affairs department. The Public Affairs department is responsible for the foundation’s communications, community relations and public policy work.
At Cal Wellness, an executive assistant (EA) performs work well beyond the scope of entry-level assistants. The EA becomes the right hand of the executive, with the goal of taking on any administrative or project-related tasks in order to allow the executive to focus on department- and enterprise-wide priorities. EAs are responsible for a wide variety of complex and critical executive administrative duties for the executive they serve, as well as a critial team resource. They become a hub of information, and serve as a key representative of the executive’s office.
In addition to executive support, the EA to the EVP supports the Public Affairs department, which reports to the EVP and is responsible for the foundation’s communications, community relations and public policy work. The EA to the EVP also works closely with the Executive Office, including the CEO, Executive Assistant to the CEO and Board Liaison.
$76,000 annual salary