Office Manager / Executive Assistant

New York, United States Full-time

About GiveDirectly

GiveDirectly aims to reshape international giving -  and millions of lives - by allowing donors to provide capital grants directly to the world’s poorest. The Brookings Institution estimates that 80B of cash transfers would be required to eliminate the poverty gap; the aid sector currently spends 140B each year, much of which is spent on evidence-free interventions.  We want to change that, establishing a benchmark as Vanguard did for the financial industry (i.e., index fund), and in the process accelerate the end of extreme poverty.

GiveDirectly has raised over 140M since launching in 2011 and has been celebrated as one of the most innovative non-profit companies by Fast Company.  The Guardian writes, “GiveDirectly…has sent shockwaves through the charity sector. While the New York Times Magazine adds, “The beautiful thing about GiveDirectly’s approach is that it lets people devise their own path out of poverty.” The growing movement toward cash transfers and GiveDirectly’s leading role in the movement have also been featured in This American Life, Foreign Affairs, and The Economist.

We’re looking for exceptional talent to help grow GiveDirectly and the broader movement.  Our culture is honest, direct, analytical, non-hierarchical, fast-paced, transparent, and hard working.  We are open to candidates from any industry and typically recruit from top schools/firms and offer competitive salary and benefits.

 

Role overview:

We are looking for a versatile and energetic individual who will both provide essential executive support functions, and help to shape a positive and productive NY office culture.  Our ideal candidate has a natural knack for organization and enjoys working in a fast-paced, early-stage environment. The individual in this role must excel at dynamically prioritizing across a range of administrative, support, and office management functions, with room for growth on all dimensions as the organization scales.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Optimizing schedules for senior management team across multiple timezones, client/external and internal meetings, and events
  • Coordinating travel logistics, including complex international itineraries & time/expense tracking
  • Owning the ins and outs of cultivating a positive office culture in NY, including helping to organize social events and retreats
  • Crafting a welcoming and professional experience for visitors and new hires
  • Promoting a productive office environment by ordering snacks/supplies and ensuring a high bar for orderliness/cleanliness

We are looking for people with:

  • 2+ years of experience in a support role
  • A bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Strong ability to prioritize and multitask
  • Proficiency with office software (Microsoft Office, Google suite, etc.)
  • Comfort operating in a culture of direct, candid feedback