Executive Assistant

The Harold Grinspoon Foundation, a results-driven, entrepreneurial non-profit organization headquartered in Agawam, Massachusetts, is seeking an Executive Assistant for its Manhattan office. The Harold Grinspoon Foundation is a philanthropic organization deeply committed to ensuring a strong Jewish future. PJ Library is HGF’s award-winning Jewish family engagement program that strengthens Jewish identities and serves as an outreach and family engagement vehicle for Jewish organizations.

General Description:

The Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF) is seeking an Executive Assistant who will serve as the Assistant to two HGF executives: the Chief Partnerships Officer (CPO) and the Director of PJ Library in New York (“Director”). This position will be an integral part of two fast-paced and dynamic teams with responsibility for critical administrative duties as well as support key donor, partner, and family relationships.

Major Responsibilities

Executive Support

  • Manage CPO's and Director's calendars; schedule meetings on their behalf and coordinate meeting logistics (location, food, etc.)

  • Book domestic and international travel, manage all intervening logistics

  • Complete and submit expense reports for CPO and Director

  • Track deadlines and assist in completion as needed

  • Support Director to track fundraising activity in Raisers Edge

  • Help to plan and execute team meetings, events, recognition, and celebration

Relationship management

  • Correspond with donors and partners to schedule on CPO and Director's behalf

  • Draft correspondence and prepare ad hoc mailings to bolster relationships with donors, partners, and families

  • Compile and/ or prepare materials for meetings, as needed

  • Facilitate follow-up from meetings, events, and trips

  • Support and staff events as needed

Office Coordination

  • Receive office visitors and telephone calls; serve as the first point of contact for visitors, vendors, and building management

  • Process mail, including shelving and displaying new PJ Library books each month

  • Order supplies and light food and drinks for the office

Skills and qualifications

  • Must have a minimum of 2 years of experience as an Executive Assistant or related professional experience.

  • Demonstrate ability to work individually, with a team, and partner effectively with executives of different workstyles

  • Be extremely detail-oriented with strong organizational and written/oral communications skills

  • Possess strong time management skills with the ability to juggle multiple projects at once

  • Operate with excellence in Microsoft Office products, especially Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word

  • Able to maintain sensitive information with the utmost discretion

  • Proactive; thrive in a fast-paced environment

  • Knowledge of Raisers Edge preferred

  • Interest in or knowledge of Jewish community preferred

For more information about the foundation and its programs, visit www.hgf.org.


Commensurate with experience


  • Health, Dental, Vision Insurance

  • Flexible Spending Plan

  • Short and Long Term Disability

  • 401(k) Retirement plan with employer match

  • Paid Sick, Holiday, Vacation, and Personal time

  • Hybrid Work Schedule

*Vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment. The selected candidate will be required to provide proof of vaccination to Human Resources prior to start date.

The Harold Grinspoon Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are invited to apply.