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Job opening: Executive Assistant, NewSchools Venture Fund (San Francisco, CA)

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    POSITION: Executive Assistant ORGANIZATION: NewSchools Venture Fund REPORTS TO: Partner, West Coast LOCATION: San Francisco, CA APPLICATION GUIDELINES
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 3 4:10 PM
      POSITION: Executive Assistant
      ORGANIZATION: NewSchools Venture Fund
      REPORTS TO: Partner, West Coast
      LOCATION: San Francisco, CA

      Interested candidates should submit a resume and one-page cover
      letter via e-mail to Christine Marra at info@... by
      Friday, October 26 2007.

      NewSchools Venture Fund is a venture philanthropy firm working to
      transform public education for underserved children by supporting
      education entrepreneurs and by providing thought leadership across
      traditional education boundaries. Founded in 1998, NewSchools has
      raised about $100 million for investment in both nonprofit and for-
      profit organizations. Our current investment strategy focuses on
      increasing the supply of high-quality public schools for underserved
      students, enabling traditional and charter school systems to become
      performance-driven in their practices and enhancing the pipeline of
      talented people into and across the public school system. NewSchools
      works with a bi-partisan network of education, nonprofit, policy, and
      business leaders to accelerate the process of education reform.
      Please visit our website at www.newschools.org to learn more about
      the NewSchools Venture Fund.

      NewSchools is a small organization of 25 people located in two
      cities, San Francisco (where we are headquartered) and Boston. We are
      seeking to add an executive assistant to our team who will be
      responsible for the coordination of all scheduling, travel, and
      administrative projects for two Partners in the firm, and occasional
      administrative support to other members of the team. The position
      reports directly to one Partner. The successful candidate will also
      work closely with the Executive Assistant to CEO, other staff and
      provide back-up administrative support as needed.

      Key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the
      following activities.
      - Maintain Partners' calendars via MS Outlook and coordinate
      scheduling of meetings and conference calls (both internal and
      - Coordinate travel arrangements for Partners, as requested
      - Prepare expense reports for Partners, as requested
      - Perform general clerical duties (faxing, copying, collation of
      materials, filing, mailing)
      - Maintain hard copy and electronic filing systems for retrieval of
      - Assist with preparing correspondence, reports, and materials for
      publications and presentations (including proofreading, formatting,
      and checking facts and figures)
      - Create meeting agendas and minutes according to established formats
      - Conduct basic background research on people, organizations and
      - Work closely with the Executive Assistant on special projects and
      administrative overflow support, as needed, including production of
      materials for quarterly Board and Investment Partner meetings
      - Complete special projects, as needed, including web research,
      market research, etc.
      - Other duties as assigned

      Success in the position will require, but not be limited to, the
      following competencies:
      > Operating and Managing Skills:
      - Extremely well organized
      - Attention to detail and follow through with the ability to manage
      multiple tasks
      - Manages time effectively; delivers high-quality work on time and on
      - Deep competency in Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint; ability to
      perform Internet research
      > Building Relationships and Influencing Others:
      - A demonstrated ability to represent NewSchools in person, by phone
      and communicate effectively with a wide variety of people at all
      levels, internally and externally, from executives to educators to
      venture capitalists
      - Ability to work independently and as team player, build strong
      working relationships
      - Consistently demonstrates commitment and professionalism to all
      projects and relationships
      > Reasoning and Strategic Thinking:
      - Ability to think creatively, recommend innovative solutions and
      align own goals to the broader organization with tolerance and
      - Good understanding of the history, philosophy and entrepreneurial
      nature of NewSchools, familiar with commonly used education concepts
      and languages
      - Quantitative and qualitative analytic research skills
      - Use of good judgment and initiative to perform tasks while keeping
      the firm's overall mission and goals in mind

      A bachelor's degree (or equivalent) plus three to four years relevant
      work experience

      A competitive compensation package including base salary, performance
      bonus, and complete benefits is available.

      NewSchools Venture Fund is an equal opportunity employer. People of
      color are encouraged to apply. In your cover letter, please indicate
      how you heard of this opportunity.
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