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NoVo Foundation
Executive Assistant



NoVo Foundation acts from the original meaning of philanthropy: the love of humanity.

The Foundation is a social justice foundation that is dedicated to catalyzing a global transformation away from a world based on domination and exploitation,  to one of partnership, collaboration, justice and equity.

NoVo envisions a balanced world that’s governed by principles of mutual respect, collaboration, and civic participation,  and believe that our contribution is to help create the conditions for that change to happen. We seek pivot points in society – such as adolescent girls rights and thriving local economies – where support and resources can have long-lasting and wide-ranging positive impact. We see violence against girls and women as a fundamental enforcer of oppression and work to eradicate its presence.

The scale of these ambitions guides our investment strategies. Ours is both risk capital and patient capital; experimentation and new thinking are critical paths forward. Seeing the world as it is, and as it could be, inspires our voice. Through all of our activities, we try to illuminate the possibility of a new paradigm, gather evidence of its existence, and establish pathways for its manifestation. We are humbled and honored to contribute to building a world based on compassion, justice, and love.

Jennifer and Peter Buffett are the co-presidents of the Foundation and have articulated the vision and values that guide its work.

For further details about the mission and vision of the NoVo Foundation please visit www.novofoundation.org.


About the Role - Executive Assistant

The Executive Assistant will play a critical role by providing high level administrative support to the Executive Director, Pamela Shifman, and will support the long-term efficiency and success of the team through strong coordination and management of projects and logistics. The Assistant reports to the Manager of the Executive Director’s Office and works closely with the Executive Director, engaging with the entire NoVo’s staff, Board and grantee partners to advance our work.

The Executive Assistant is key in supporting NoVo’s mission and the effective functioning of the Executive Director’s Office, and is responsible for a suite of administrative and technical duties in support of NoVo’s programmatic work.

You will be a trusted partner to the Executive Director and the Manager, with demonstrated organizational skills, strong communication skills, and highly attuned attention to detail. You will be proactive and consistent in your approach, and will create and maintain effective working relationships on NoVo’s behalf.


Your responsibilities will include:




What you’ll need:



Working directly with an extraordinary leader and manager, Pamela Shifman, you will experience first-hand what it means to lead a well-run, growing organization. You will be exposed to an unusually wide range of people and issues in the foundation and nonprofit sectors, the internal infrastructure and operations of an innovative foundation.

A successful candidate will develop a broad set of professional skills, honing them to the level of excellence in a demanding and supportive environment. You will work with an accomplished, diverse and passionate team in which each individual is committed to rapid development of themselves and others. This role has high potential to evolve based on the particular strengths that you bring to the team.



Please complete the following very simple application. Priority will be given to those applications submitted by July 14th; 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.  

The overall hiring process will look to follow this anticipated timeline:

If you have any questions about the role, please feel free to email us at talent@rework.jobs. We look forward to reading your application!

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