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Unbound Philanthropy

Program and Operations Assistant

Finance & Operations · New York, New York
Department Finance & Operations
Employment Type Full-Time
Compensation $60,000

About the Organization:

Unbound Philanthropy is a private foundation that invests in leaders and organizations in the US and UK working to build a vibrant, welcoming society, and just immigration system. Unbound seeks to strengthen social, civic, and economic opportunities to promote mutual responsibility and respect across communities. Unbound is headquartered in New York and has offices London.


About the Position:

As part of a shared services team that handles a broad range of tasks across the organization, the Program and Operations Assistant will provide support to multiple departments. Unbound seeks a generalist who is eager to learn new skills and is comfortable working on different types of projects. The Program and Operations Assistant will report directly to the Chief Operating Officer and will work closely with members of the US Program Team, the Communications Team, the Grants Management Team, and the Finance & Operations Team. This is an ideal role for someone with little or no experience in philanthropy who is interested in broadening the scope of their work and skills and learning more about the field of migration.


Key Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the list provided below. Please note however that the Foundation does not expect significant experience or expertise around all of these responsibilities – rather, this list is intended to provide information about what the position will focus on. For preferred experience or requirements, please see the Candidate Qualifications section below.

- Respond to inquiries from grant seekers, grantees, and other stakeholders

- Perform research and assist with special projects upon request

- Assist with administrative support, such as scheduling appointments and coordinating logistics for meetings

- Assist with list and data cleanup and management

- Manage mailing and contact lists for Unbound’s external digital communications

- Help maintain Unbound’s website and update website content

- Help maintain grantmaking records in our Grants Management system

- Provide support to the Finance & Operations department on special projects as they come up

- Provide support in office and reception tasks when necessary


Candidate Qualifications:

Specific Skills:

- Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) 

- Comfortable with technology; capable of learning to work with Unbound’s grants management and accounting systems

- Excellent writing skills

- Flexibility and an ability to work simultaneously on a wide range of tasks and projects, from administrative to programmatic

Attributes and Interests:

- Interest in social justice, human rights and/or migration fields

- Curiosity, willingness to problem-solve, and desire to learn new skills and tasks

- Strong sense of customer service towards the coworkers and departments that our team supports

- Ability to work effectively as part of a close-knit, collaborative foundation


This is a full-time position, based at our offices in lower Manhattan in New York. 


To apply for this position please submit your resume, as well as a cover letter or statement of interest outlining why you are interested in this position.


Unbound Philanthropy is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from all backgrounds, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sexual orientation, genders, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, socio-economic status, marital or veteran status.

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  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Department
    Finance & Operations
  • Employment Type
  • Compensation