Foundation Assistant

  • Human Rights Campaign
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Mar 29, 2019
Full time Administrative Administrative Assistant

Job Description

We strongly encourage people of color, transgender and non-binary people to apply. HRC is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes everyone, including non-LGBTQ people, to join our team.


Position Summary

The Foundation Assistant reports directly to and supports the Senior Vice President (SVP) and Deputy Director of Programs, Research, and Training in the programmatic and administrative work of the HRC Foundation, which includes Children, Youth & Families, Health and Aging, HRC Global, Religion & Faith, Workplace Equality, Public Education & Research, and Outreach & Engagement.

The Foundation Assistant must be able to work quickly and accurately with a high level of professionalism, organization and collaboration, as well as have the ability to handle confidential materials with discretion. The Foundation Assistant must have excellent communication skills, the ability to coordinate multiple projects on an ongoing basis, and impeccable attention to detail in a fast-paced environment.


Position Responsibilities

  • Manages the calendar of the SVP and Deputy Director; assists by ensuring smooth and efficient communication across departments through notice and leading of bi-weekly meetings, agendas and minutes; scheduling of conference calls; and maintaining contact lists and databases
  • Coordinates SVP and Deputy Director’s travel and scheduling of meetings with internal/external stakeholders
  • Assists with SVP’s written correspondence and assists in receiving and returning phone calls
  • Manages, as directed, special projects for the Foundation team to potentially include research, creating PowerPoint and other presentations, in conjunction with the SVP, Deputy Director, and Senior Manager
  • Assumes responsibility for HRC Board meeting preparation for the Foundation, including compiling draft Board reports and coordinating presentation and speaking invitations to Board events
  • Completes check requests, publication requests, supplies orders, expense reports, and credit card reconciliations
  • Assists the SVP with other special projects
  • Other duties as assigned


Position Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required with one to two years’ relevant administrative work experience in a professional environment preferred. Nonprofit experience strongly preferred.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, such as managing someone else’s calendar, coordinating travel, balancing competing priorities, etc.
  • Strong initiative, excellent attention to detail, and the ability to proactively jump in to add capacity where needed.
  • Ability to work individually, with the department and with other departments at HRC
  • Strong skills with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint) and Google Apps (Gmail, Google Docs and Drive)
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of LGBTQ issues and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion


All positions at the Human Rights Campaign may require travel on a regular basis or periodically. Where the need arises for business travel, appropriate compensation as outlined by the Fair Labor Standards Act will apply.


No phone calls or emails, please. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to queries about application status.


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