Administrative Assistant

Title: Administrative Assistant
Reports to: Executive Assistant
Supervisees: None
Status: Full-time
Posted Date: November 22, 2017
Start date: Position to be filled as soon as possible
Location: Chicago, Illinois

Irving Harris Foundation Overview

The Irving Harris Foundation (Foundation) enhances the quality of life for children, families and communities by advancing human potential, social justice and equity, and creative experience and expression. The Foundation is a strategic grantmaker, investing approximately $15 million annually in the fields of early childhood development, reproductive health and justice, arts and culture, violence prevention, environmental justice, civic engagement, and Jewish values in the U.S. and Israel. The Foundation’s grants aim to address root causes, leverage public and private resources, provide technical assistance and foster collaboration through public-private and funder partnerships.

Position Summary

The Foundation is currently seeking an Administrative Assistant to join a highly effective team and help advance our exciting work. This person will report directly to the Executive Assistant of the Foundation, but will work with the rest of the team as necessary on the full-range of administrative and operations support functions.

Position Responsibilities

Position Requirements and Qualifications


Salary is commensurate with experience.


Interested individuals should submit a cover letter and resume to gro.n1513587137dfsir1513587137rahgn1513587137ivri@1513587137sboj1513587137with email subject line: Application for Administrative Assistant.

The Irving Harris Foundation is committed to an inclusive, fair and equitable workplace where everyone is a respected and valued member of the team. The Foundation values and actively seeks diversity in its workplace. The Foundation’s inclusive and equitable practice is embedded in recruitment, hiring, training, promoting persons in all job classifications. The Foundation does not discriminate against any individual with respect to the terms and conditions of their employment based on that individual’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, pregnancy, childbirth, medical condition, marital status, military service or veteran status, sexuality or status in any other group protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, the Foundation administers all personnel decisions such as compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, returns from layoffs, etc. in accordance with the principles of equal employment opportunity.