Special Projects Associate

The Special Projects Associate will play a critical role in supporting both the CEO and the WITF Executive Team in many of the big-picture aspects of the organization, helping operationalize the new strategic plan by assisting with project activities, and reporting out on progress. The Associate will also support data collection, project management for ad hoc needs, assist with coordinating committee meetings and presentations, calendar management, and other duties as assigned including:


  • Conduct research and operational activities related to WITF’s new Strategic Plan, working with the CEO and Executive Team on new projects, defining and tracking operating plan activities, and reporting-out on progress. 
  • Support Executive Team in the drafting of proposals, position papers, and other briefing documents as needed. 
  • Assist Executive Team with Governance-related activities including preparation of documents and slide decks for Board meetings. 
  • Assist with events-management planning and execution as needed; help to provide impact analysis for decision-making and outcomes tracking on events. 
  • Provide support for fundraising operational activities when and as needed, including CRM maintenance, data analysis (financial and otherwise), grant tracking, and donor research. 
  • Participate as needed in meetings and events with Executive Team members, taking notes and assisting with next steps as helpful. 
  • Assist with managing contracted vendor and consulting agreements as needed. 
  • Carry out other duties and responsibilities related to administration, scheduling, expenses reconciliation, financial planning, fundraising, strategic planning, and operations as assigned. 
  • 5-10 years of relevant work experience. 
  • Experience conducting data analysis and producing reports of results and learnings. Commitment to using data for learning. 
  • Excellent writing, note taking, and analytical skills; attentive to detail. 
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and facilitation skills, including presentations. 
  • Highly organized, able to manage competing priorities and meet deadlines. 
  • Demonstrated initiative and flexibility working both independently and as a member of a team; an accountable self-starter. 
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and tact. 
  • Strong commitment to WITF’s mission, vision, values, and beliefs. 
  • Experience and/or knowledge of the non-profit and philanthropy sector is advantageous, as is experience working with high-net-worth individuals/donors.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required; experience with data visualization, and project management software.
Salary Description
$75,000 - 80,000/year