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Goldhirsh Foundation

Assistant to the President (Intern)

Employment type
24 days ago
Los Angeles

Our mission at the Goldhirsh Foundation is to identify the brightest emerging talent and plug them into the tools to best support their success. We fund social innovation efforts across these three areas: opportunity, sustainability, and activation, with a particular focus on Los Angeles.

The Goldhirsh Foundation is looking to add an enthusiastic and proactive member of the team to serve as the Assistant to the President.

This is a part-time intern position. The Assistant to the President should be able to work from our office in Mid-Wilshire three to five days per week. The Assistant will be expected to work 20-30 hours per week and ideally will commit to a term of 6 to 12 months.

The Assistant to the President will:

  • Proactively manage the president’s calendar by reviewing correspondence and answering meeting requests; developing itineraries; arranging meetings; managing event logistics; booking travel and transportation

  • Coordinate all elements of meetings: prepare relevant information, greet guests, oversee employee and visitor parking, handle catering, perform research, record meeting minutes, and ensure follow-up

  • Arrange organizational events and functions, including managing guests lists and coordinating logistics with vendors

  • Collaborate with foundation staff to research and prepare remarks for speaking engagements and meetings

  • Serve as office manager, maintaining office supplies, organizational systems, filing, and incoming and outgoing mail and shipments

  • Complete special projects as needed and under the direction of the president and foundation staff

  • Handle general administrative tasks for the president and foundation staff including management of grant agreements and reports


We are looking for certain attributes and work style:

  • A clear and succinct communicator who conveys confidence and enthusiasm when communicating to partners, grantees, vendors, and colleagues

  • An organized individual who is able to handle many tasks simultaneously and calmly

  • Detail oriented and organized with an adaptable, entrepreneurial nature in order to work with a variety of partners and stakeholders

  • A flexible and enthusiastic approach to work, including the humility and grace to work effectively with others in a collaborative workplace to complete both large and small tasks

  • Proficiency and speed in completing tasks and a high sense of urgency

  • Initiative-taking ability and resourcefulness

  • Eagerness to learn and grow within the position

  • A sense of humor, and appreciation for a team dynamic that is fun, social, and intensely dedicated to results

  • An interest in social innovation, philanthropy, and how the two relate to Los Angeles


And we need someone with relevant education and experience:

  • Bachelor's degree

  • 1-2 years of administration and/or coordination experience preferred

  • A demonstrated interest in the social innovation field, including nonprofit organizations, foundations, corporate social responsibility, or social enterprise

  • Experience in an administrative support capacity, including scheduling and office organization

  • Extremely well organized with strong attention to detail

To apply

We look forward to hearing from you! To apply, send a resume and a cover letter summarizing past work experiences to [email protected]