The executive coordinator is responsible for providing strategic administrative and project management support to optimize the effectiveness of the president, the Winston-Salem Foundation Committee and the Leadership Team. This position requires development of a thorough understanding of the Foundation and its priorities, operations and culture. Sound communication skills, judgement, initiative, diplomacy and discretion are vital to this role that works with internal and external stakeholders. The position reports to the president, supports the Winston-Salem Foundation Committee and Leadership Team, and supervises the office manager/Burress Center coordinator.
ABOUT THE WINSTON-SALEM FOUNDATION
We are a nonprofit community foundation, comprised of over 1,600 funds, that assists people and organizations with their charitable giving, provides financial aid to college students, and makes community grants to nonprofit organizations in Forsyth County. We are the oldest foundation in North Carolina, and we are one of the oldest community foundations in the country. Since 2018, the Foundation has been on a journey to deepen its understanding of and commitment to racial equity as both a priority in our work in the community and as a hallmark of our organizational culture.
A generous and trusting community where everyone is thriving.
We inspire giving and link resources to action, strengthening Forsyth County—now and forever.
- Inclusion – we practice and champion inclusion, honoring the strengths and experiences of all in our community.
- Accountability – we honor the intentions of our donors and partners and hold ourselves to the highest standards of ethics, service and stewardship.
- Continuous Learning – we are committed to learning and evolving with our community and our partners.
All staff work together to live out the Foundation's mission, values, and equity commitment. Each person actively participates in education sessions, work groups, and other formal and informal opportunities to learn about and operationalize our shared commitment to racial equity.
Support for the President
Support for The Winston-Salem Foundation Committee
- Research, prioritize and follow up on incoming issues, concerns and requests addressed to the president, including those of a sensitive or confidential nature; determine appropriate course of action, referral or response
- Supervise the office manager/Burress Center coordinator
Project Management for the Leadership Team
- Staff The Winston-Salem Foundation Committee: coordinate communication, meeting materials and logistics; record minutes
- Organize nominations process, subcommittee assignments and orientation of new Committee members
- Retain, maintain, and manage the Committee’s information, both historical and current; follow governance requirements for accurate record-keeping
- Staff the leadership team and facilitate cross-team coordination of major projects; manage project teams to achieve strategic goals
- Coordinate Foundation events and staff meetings
- Coordinate community sponsorships and staff attendance at community event
Other duties as assigned.
HYBRID WORK SCHEDULE
- Commitment to the Foundation’s values
- Commitment to and understanding of racial equity
- Time spent working with leadership or boards in a nonprofit organization required, work in philanthropy a plus
- Success in a project coordination role; experience in events management and logistics
- Highly collaborative; skilled connector and communicator
- Highly detail-oriented, with superb organization and follow-through skills; proven ability to multi-task, strategize, problem solve and prioritize responsibilities
- Ability to exercise sound judgement and maintain highly-confidential information
- Flexibility and adaptability in dealing with a variety of assignments, people and resources
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and online form applications like Microsoft Forms, JotForm or SurveyMonkey; general comfort with technology and ability to learn and adopt new computer programs
- Knowledge of and engagement in Forsyth County and surrounding communities is an added advantage
The Foundation offers a hybrid work schedule where most staff work on site for part of the week and have the option to work remotely on other days. Due to the nature of this role, the Executive Coordinator works on site daily. Our office is in downtown Winston-Salem.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salary range starts at $60,000, commensurate with experience. Benefits include generous paid time off (PTO) and holidays. Health insurance, life insurance, dental insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, and parental leave begin the first of the month following 30 days of employment. Eligibility for the defined benefit retirement plan begins after one year of service. Other optional benefits include a flexible benefit plan, supplemental insurance with AFLAC, employee supplemental retirement plan, charitable match program and tuition and fee reimbursement.
The Winston-Salem Foundation is committed to building a staff that reflects the community served by the Foundation’s mission and strategic priorities and we invite applicants that represent our diverse community.
To apply please visit: wsfoundation.org/careers
Salary range starts at $60,000
To apply please visit: wsfoundation.org/careers