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Simons Foundation
Special Assistant to the President


About Simons Foundation 

Simons Foundation is a private foundation established in 1994 in New York City by Jim and Marilyn Simons. With an annual grants and programs budget of $300 million, the Foundation’s mission is to advance the frontiers of research in mathematics and the basic sciences. The Foundation pursues its mission through its grant-making division, comprising programs in Mathematics & Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, Education & Outreach and autism research, and through its internal research division, the Flatiron Institute. 


ABOUT THE ROLE - Special Assistant To The President 

The Special Assistant to the President will provide critical capacity to the Office of the President and will be responsible for liaising between several organizational leaders, including President Marilyn H. Simons, Vice President for Special Initiatives Patricia Weisenfeld, and other key leaders. The Special Assistant to the President is a communicator, first and foremost -- a clear and concise writer with a strong intuition for working with people. You have proven experience managing several projects simultaneously as well as handling a consistently heavy workload, often largely composed of administrative work. You are motivated by the mission and vision of our team and can connect your work “behind the scenes” with the bigger picture. Above all else, you are someone who remains organized and composed in complex environments, and who jumps at the opportunity to make an impact through your efforts. 

The Special Assistant to the President helps to prioritize activities, initiatives, meetings, and events for the President, allocating the President’s time in accordance with priorities. Working with the Senior Executive Assistant, you will facilitate the President’s team meetings, set the President’s meeting agendas, as well as research and prepare the President’s reports, presentations, and other formal communications. Working directly with Foundation leaders you will experience firsthand what it means to lead a well-run and fast growing organization. You will be exposed to an unusually wide range of people and issues in the scientific, mathematical, and philanthropic sectors while seeing what it takes to build the internal infrastructure and operations of an innovative organization. 


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Please complete the following very simple application. Priority will be given to those applications submitted by Wednesday, May 23rd; therefore we encourage you to submit yours soon!

Candidates that meet the minimum experience will be invited to complete a set of short answer questions.  

If you have any questions about the role, please feel free to email abe.taleb@rework.jobs. We look forward to learning about you!

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