Proteus Fund currently has two opportunities available:
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT (Full time position)

The Proteus Fund seeks a full-time Human Resource Director to oversee Human Resources for a national staff of 50+ individuals. The position is based in in Amherst, Massachusetts.
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Proteus Fund works to advance justice through human rights, democracy and peace. Proteus believes that a just society depends on three fundamental tenets:

• Every human being must be treated equally and with respect and integrity;
• Our democratic system must protect and reinforce these human rights and vision;
• The environment must be free of violence and oppression so these core values can thrive.

Founded in 1996 as an intermediary public foundation, Proteus has made $167 million in grants towards the realization of this vision. To fulfill our mission we:

• Convene and facilitate Donor Collaboratives that strategically focus and maximize philanthropic resources and impact;
• Partner with other social justice initiatives through Fiscal Sponsorships;
• Offer Donor Advised Funds and manage Family Foundations aligned with the Proteus Fund’s vision and mission; and
• Provide further philanthropic support for social justice organizations and movements through Proteus Action League lobbying grants.


The Proteus Fund seeks a full-time Executive Assistant. The position is based in midtown Manhattan, NYC. This person will work in the Manhattan satellite office, directly with the President. The central office is based in Amherst, Massachusetts. Occasional domestic travel will be required.

The Executive Assistant reports to and provides a wide range of administrative support to the President, including interacting with all internal departments and members of the Proteus Fund and its affiliate Proteus Action League Boards. Essential functions for the role include but are not limited to the following:

Executive Support:

• Completes a broad variety of tasks for the President including: managing an extremely active calendar of appointments; composing and preparing correspondence; making transportation reservations; hotel accommodations; completing expense reports; and coordinating travel.
• Helps to provide a bridge for smooth communication between the CEO and COO as well as the Executive office and internal departments. Communicates directly, and on behalf of the President and COO with staff, Board members, current donors, and clients.
• Completes research on an as needed basis as requested by the President. This could range from small web-based research projects to larger research projects on both operational and programmatic matters sometimes in conjunction with other Proteus staff as well.
• Assists President with scheduling special organizational events and briefings, including coordinating on-site logistics such as meeting space, A/V needs, tracking and distribution of print materials, name tags and name tents, RSVP lists, and participants’ requests at the meeting.

Board Support:

• With the President and the COO, takes a lead role in the coordination of Proteus Fund and Proteus Action League Board and Board committee meetings and calls, including all material preparation and logistics.
• Assists in preparation of agendas, minutes and reports to various Board Committees of the Proteus Fund & Proteus Action League Boards.


• Commitment to the vision and mission of the Proteus Fund and Proteus Action League.
• College degree (Bachelor’s Degree in Office Administration or related certificate or degree preferred) and a minimum of four years of experience working with senior management and/or CEO, COO.
• Ability to manage a fast-paced heavy workload.
• Ability to work in a team approach and/or matrix reporting structure to get things done.
• Must be detail-oriented.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as interpersonal skills.
• Strong research and analytical skills.
• Ability to multi-task and adapt to a rapid, deadline driven environment.
• Efficient time management and personal organization skills a must.
• Self-starter, capable of working independently.
• Ability to effectively and independently manage special projects.
• Ability to prioritize conflicting needs; handle matters expeditiously and proactively; and follow-through on projects to completion, often with deadline pressures.
• Experience working in a non-profit environment is a strong plus.
• Experience working with a Board of Directors is a strong plus.


Proteus Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Proteus Fund believes that one of the great strengths of the community is the rich diversity of its residents and is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, physical or mental handicap, whistleblower status, or any other category protected by state or federal law. Proteus Fund’s policies and practices are to reflect Proteus Fund’s commitment to nondiscrimination in all areas of employment.

Interested candidates shall submit a letter of interest, a resume, salary requirements, and names and contact information for three references by Friday, August 18, 2017. Please submit materials electronically to: with subject line: Executive Assistant. Interviews for candidates will occur on a rolling basis.