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Administrative Assistant/Coordinator

Philanthropic Development | New York, NY | Full Time

Job Description

Sesame Workshop is looking for an Administrative Assistant/Coordinator to play a key role with our Philanthropic Development Team. We're looking for people with enthusiasm, strong communication skills, and a detail-oriented mentality. The candidate’s primary responsibility is to provide administrative and organizational support. By working as a member of the Philanthropic Development team, the candidate will attain hands-on experience and develop skills in the areas of fundraising, donor stewardship, and administration. They will gain exposure to how a Philanthropic Development department functions, and play an integral part of the Workshop's social impact initiatives. This is an excellent opportunity for an early-career candidate interested in learning about philanthropy.

Who You Are:

  • Have a B.A. or B.S. Degree
  • Two+ years professional experience
  • Possess excellent verbal, communication, and organizational skills
  • Experience with fundraising software desirable, e.g., Salesforce
  • Excellent MS Office skills
  • Ability to handle confidential matters appropriately
  • Can recognize group needs, and work to achieve solutions for better group communication and organization

Your Primary Responsibilities:

Some of the things you will be focusing on as a Coordinator for the Philanthropic Development department:

  • Provide administrative support including heavy calendar management, phone correspondence and organizational support
  • Interact extensively across all departments in person, as well as by phone/email
  • Assist in preparing materials for special projects, meetings, and presentations
  • Assist department with planning & preparation of various events, including heavy support in coordinating Sesame’s annual gala
  • Perform necessary tasks for department including file management, timesheets, orders, invoice trafficking, approvals and contract administration
  • Provide support to the other Vice Presidents in Philanthropic Development as needed, including scheduling, travel arrangements, meeting preparation, technology, and expense reports
  • Assist in department management of Salesforce CRM system
  • Help to recruit, train, and oversee department interns
  • Other tasks as assigned

Other Considerations:

We’re a small, tightly-knit team that embraces freedom and flexibility as a core value. Since our start on TV, we’ve become a multimedia pioneer, using everything from radio, books, and videos to the latest in interactive media and technology, efforts that are enhanced through collaborations with our colleagues at the ground-breaking research and innovation lab, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center. Lastly, we look at every opportunity as a chance to build the company we’ve all always wanted to work for and invite you to join us to help children grow Smarter, Stronger and Kinder.