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Executive Assistant and Board Liaison, Women's Committee

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Job Summary:
The Executive Assistant and Board Liaison to the Women’s Committee is a key team member who will provide high-level administrative support to the Executive Director of the Women’s Committee, the Women’s Committee Team as well as the volunteer Women’s Committee Board of Directors. Essential duties will include department wide calendar management, general office management/clerical responsibilities as well as serving as the liaison to the Women’s Committee Board of Trustees. The Executive Assistant and Board Liaison will assist with gift processing, mailings, event registrations, meetings, and events logistics. Works in a team environment and must have superior communication, organization, and customer service skills.

Job Description:

Reports to: Executive Director, Women’s Committee

Department: Women’s Committee

Status: Full-time Regular

Schedule: Monday-Friday 9:00AM to 5:00PM, some weekends and evenings for events

Position Number: 3794

About Central Park and the Central Park Conservancy

The Central Park Conservancy is the principal steward of Central Park, one of the world’s most treasured cultural landmarks.  Over the last 40 years the Conservancy has overseen the restoration of this 843-acre historic landscape, and now, under a contract with the City of New York, has complete responsibility for managing and caring for the Park and for raising the resources necessary to support that commitment.  With the restoration of Central Park now largely complete, the Conservancy is committed to creating and executing a long-term plan for the stewardship of this vital urban resource into its next era.

Summary of Essential Job Functions:

1.   Assistant to Women’s Committee Executive Director:

  • Provide high level administrative support
  • Prepare correspondence, documents, presentations
  • Manage Executive Director’s Calendar
  • Answer Executive Director’s phone and take appropriate action
  • Handle all incoming and outgoing correspondence for Executive Director
  • Organize petty cash and receipts for Executive Director and Women’s Committee Department, and process through a web-based expense reporting system

2.   Women’s Committee Board Liaison:

  • Assist Women’s Committee Volunteer President as requested
  • Manage all aspects of Women’s Committee Board and subsidiary Committees, including Presidents’ Council, the Executive Committee, and the Nominating Committee. This individual will be responsible for sending meeting notices, drafting agendas, writing speaking points, compiling meeting packets, making follow up phone calls, tracking attendance, ordering food/drink, etc.
  • Distributes meeting minutes when appropriate and maintains historical meeting files
  • Prepare PowerPoint presentations on behalf of the Women’s Committee for the Board Trustee and Development Committee meetings

3.   Office & Event support:

  • Answer department general phone line and take appropriate action
  • Assist department with all events - set up, check-in, break-down, etc.
  • Sort and code donations as they are processed through the office electronically
  • Support Women’s Committee Department operations by opening purchase orders, data entry in Raiser’s Edge, pulling lists from data base, etc.
  • Update department financials monthly and circulate when necessary
  • Responsible for maintaining Women’s Committee Department by ordering stationery and supplies, keeping office space and kitchen organized and equipment running properly
  • Maintain Women’s Committee Department Calendars
  • Field requests from Board Members to appropriate Program Managers
  • Responsible for coordinating workflow with temporary and volunteer help on an as needed basis
  • Assists with mailings including: letter writing, management of solicitor lists, mail merges, stuffing, sealing, addressing, and stamping

4.    Other Responsibilities:

  • Maintain department vehicle and golf cart--coordinates usage, collects appropriate paperwork, keeps vehicle clean and fueled at all times
  • Keep conference room calendar
  • Performs other duties as required

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3-5 years of experience providing administrative support for senior management
  • Team player
  • Excellent computer skills required
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)
    • Experience with Raiser’s Edge is preferred
  • Valid driver’s license required
  • Confident to drive in New York City and Central Park
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Superior written and communications skills required
  • Ability to perform general clerical functions (business letter writing, filing, photocopying, electronic scheduling, record-keeping, faxing, and mailing)
  • Familiarity with the New York City philanthropic community a plus
  • Familiarity with Central Park a plus

Abilities Required:

  • Ability to lift boxes weighing up to 30 lbs.

About the Central Park Conservancy Women’s Committee

Behind some of the Conservancy’s most impactful work is a powerful team of fundraisers and Park ambassadors. The Women’s Committee raises an incredible $10 million of the Conservancy’s more than $85 million annual budget and has raised over $185 million to date. Notable successes have included raising funds for the reconstruction of the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, the renovation of Safari Playground (twice), the recreation of the Urns at Bow Bridge and most recently, the future restoration of Conservatory Garden.

The Women's Committee is proud to host four of New York's premier charitable events: the Frederick Law Olmsted Awards Luncheon, the Women’s Committee Fall Luncheon, Playground Partners Winter Luncheon, and the Annual Family Party in Heckscher Playground. The Committee is responsible for the management
of many Park-wide programs including: Adopt-A-Bench, Tree Trust, Playground Partners, Tulips & Daffodils, Perimeter Association, Conservancy Docents, and Olmsted Visionaries. This dynamic collective was founded in 1983 by four women with a passion for preserving and beautifying Central Park and is governed by its own Board of Directors. Now with a membership of 1,000 women strong, their programs enable anyone to make a personal investment in the Park. For more information about the Women’s Committee, visit centralparknyc.org/womenscommittee.

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CPC is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring, and dedicated to diversity in its work and on its staff. We strongly encourage candidates of all identities, experiences, orientations and communities to apply.

Safety Requirements
Establishment and maintenance of a safe work environment is the shared responsibility of this organization and employees at every level. The Conservancy will make every effort to assure a safe environment and be in compliance with federal, state, and local safety regulations.  Employees are expected to obey safety rules and to exercise caution in all their work activities.  Accordingly, employees should be aware of any hazards, which could cause an injury or accident (e.g., spills, obstacles in walkways).  If an employee discovers a potential dangerous condition, he/she should alert other employees and notify his/her supervisor immediately.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.  All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed