Special Assistant to the President & CEO

Special Assistant to the President & CEO
Organization Name: 
Crimsonbridge Foundation
Job Description: 

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW: Founded in 2015, the Crimsonbridge Foundation is an entrepreneurial private operating foundation dedicated to promoting education, developing leadership, and investing in nonprofit capacity building to create positive, lasting social change. It is committed to working with other philanthropic and nonprofit organizations to develop innovative, transformative ways to address social problems and to work across sectors to maximize social impact. Crimsonbridge Foundation and its affiliate, Crimsonbridge Group, award more than $1 million in grants annually, in the Greater Washington region and across the United States.

JOB OVERVIEW: The Foundation is looking for an energetic, tech-savvy Special Assistant to the President & CEO (SA) with strong administrative experience to join its team. The SA will provide high-level administrative support to the President & CEO and leadership team. In addition, the SA will support program, grantmaking, and operations functions as needed. Crimsonbridge is a unique and dynamic philanthropic organization. We believe and thrive in a work environment guided by kindness, positivity, and collaboration. The ideal candidate has a passion for the work of the Foundation and is a professional who can excel when working independently and as a collaborative team member. Local candidates only.


  • Provide high-level administrative support and assistance to the President & CEO, including drafting communication pieces.
  • Assist with calendar management, scheduling meetings, note-taking, and follow-ups.
  • Prepare materials for meetings and presentations held by the President & CEO.
  • Support high-priority initiatives and projects for the leadership team.
  • Provide support with updating and maintaining the Foundation’s websites.
  • Collaborate on project-related work in support of program, grantmaking, and operations functions.
  • Conduct research.
  • Take initiative in establishing and executing work plans and be flexible in managing a range of priorities supporting multiple people and projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty. The qualifications below represent the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required unless stated otherwise.

  • Bachelor’s degree (Master's degree welcomed) with five or more years of full-time work experience supporting executive leaders, ideally with nonprofits, foundations/philanthropy, associations, or other community-based institutions.
  • Must have a passion for and belief in nonprofit community-driven work. Knowledge of the Greater Washington region and nonprofit community is preferred.
  • Experiential knowledge and understanding of immigrant communities, education sector, leadership development, and/or nonprofit capacity building preferred.
  • Very strong interpersonal skills.
  • Expertise in using Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Superior writing and editing skills.
  • Experience with updating websites is a plus.
  • Self-starting and self-sufficient.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, and an ability to be flexible and manage multiple priorities.
  • Respect privacy, maintain confidentiality, and exercise the highest level of discretion.
  • Exercise grace, tact, and diplomacy in both internal and external settings. 
  • Ability to successfully work independently and within a dynamic team.  

This is a full-time position (36-40 hours per week) in a hybrid work environment. The Crimsonbridge team works several days per week from the Foundation’s private office (located in Chevy Chase, MD – not Metro accessible) and at approved remote locations. The Foundation offers a generous benefits package and a competitive starting salary commensurate with experience ($55,000-$65,000). Complete COVID-19 vaccination is required.

TO APPLY: Please email a cover letter explaining how your skills and background fit this position and a resume to office@crimsonbridge.org. Please refer to “SA position” in the subject line. No phone inquiries, please. Local candidates only.


     The Crimsonbridge Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All correspondences will remain confidential.