Team Coordinator, US Jobs Initiative

The Rockefeller Foundation

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Reporting to the Managing Director - US Jobs, the Team Coordinator – US Jobs Initiative will provide direct operational and administrative support to two Directors and members of the US Jobs team, programmatic and back up administrative support to the Managing Director. The successful candidate must have significant experience managing administrative duties for a senior executive’s while juggling multiple tasks. The successful candidate will have demonstrated the highest discretion and diplomacy, integrity, excellent judgment, and respect in his or her relationships with colleagues and have excellent skills in communication and collaboration, as well as a high degree of detail orientation.

- Maintain complex calendars for the Directors and team, including scheduling and confirming meetings, reserving meeting rooms, organizing materials, identify key deadlines /milestones in team plans and flag for follow-up as necessary.
- Provide critical administrative support, including prioritizing incoming correspondence, attending meetings and taking notes, and tracking items requiring responses.
- Research and prepare background materials for critical meetings.
- Arrange complex domestic and international travel itineraries and travel visas if required.
- Prepare trip agendas and collect appropriate backup and briefing materials.
- Manage logistics for various projects and special events.
- Screen incoming calls and email correspondence.


- Undergraduate degree or relevant coursework required.
- A minimum of five years of professional experience with complex administrative and/or operational experience, and demonstrated commitment to administrative support.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, a patient, diplomatic disposition in interacting with senior management, co-workers and external partners.
- Experience in providing logistical support for travel, events and meetings.
- Experience supporting multiple managers and providing support to a larger team.
- Excellent written, verbal, organizational and analytical skills.
- High level of self-motivation and ease working independently.
- Proactive in setting priorities in a fast-moving environment and on a wide range of tasks and projects.
- Aptitude to work with flexibility, creative thinking, non-traditional approaches, entrepreneurship, and diplomacy, both individually and as part of a team.
- Excellent communication skills, sensitivity to cultural communication differences, and ability to interact with colleagues from diverse backgrounds in designing and improving administrative support systems.
- Demonstrated aptitude or proficiency with the office technology such as MS Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and a willingness to learn new proprietary software systems.

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