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Executive Assistant - Philanthropy Administration

San Diego, California
Job ID 6971 Date posted 09/22/2021 Schedule Full-Time Shift Day Department Administration

Rady Children’s Hospital Foundation currently seeks an Executive Assistant to support our Deputy Director / Vice President of Foundation Fundraising and our Major Gifts Team, and who shares our vision to be a leader, recognized nationally and internationally, for excellence in patient care, education, research and advocacy. We believe in the power of philanthropy to transform lives, and in the power of the right team member to help transform our philanthropic potential.

The VP of Major Gifts and our team of development experts seeks a highly motivated, detailed-oriented team player to support our efforts. The Executive Assistant will coordinate and perform a variety of administrative tasks, but not limited to, managing calendars and scheduling meetings; coordinating meeting logistics (room reservations, catering, A/V, etc.); answering phones; drafting memos; and supporting the execution of a variety of communications and prospect/donor engagement strategies. This position is key to ensuring smooth operations for the leader and team, and will oversee the reimbursement and invoice process; help manage important donor cultivation meetings; effectively work with external, inter- and intra-departmental teams to support the VP of Major Gifts and the team; assist with database entry to help track fundraising activity; and plan and execute other projects as assigned within scope of responsibility.  

The ideal candidate will want to thrive in a fundraising setting; be an excellent ambassador and representative for Rady Children’s and the Foundation; work efficiently under pressure and be able to meet deadlines; demonstrate good decision-making; and be proactive and solutions focused. He/She should be articulate, poised, and possess good written and oral communication skills. An ability to work evenings and weekends as needed is a plus.


Schedule: Days, 8-hour shifts

FTE: Full-Time, Exempt

Location: Rady Children's Foundation - Plaza Campus


-  High School Diploma, GED or foreign equivalent

-  Three years of experience

-  Experience in a professional office environment with progressive reporting relationships

-  Sophisticated skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and/or Access (as needed)

-  Expert level communicator

-  Strategic Multi-tasker

-  Emotional Intelligence

-  Calm under pressure


-  Bachelor's Degree

-  Five years of experience

-  Certification as preferred by area of expertise (e.g., Event Planning, Certification in HRD)

-  Experience in area of support (e.g. HR, Finance, Clinical, etc.)

-  Advanced software skills (particularly graphic design and animation)


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