Schmidt Futures is a philanthropic initiative, founded by Eric and Wendy Schmidt, that seeks to improve societal outcomes through the thoughtful development of emerging science and technologies that can benefit humanity.
As a venture facility for public benefit, we invest risk capital in the most promising ideas and most exceptional people across disciplines.
The Team Assistant, Tech & Society, will work directly with other members of the Schmidt Futures team to assist in the management, operations, and activities of the Tech and Society portfolio. The Team Assistant will also help with all administrative duties, including for personnel, grantees, and other broader Schmidt Futures activities, as needed.
- Manage all administrative activities for the Tech and Society team
- Provide program support, contract management, and record keeping for all Tech and Society initiatives
- Review, cross-reference, format and assemble team documents for meetings and grants
- Maintain and update team data and contact information for our internal database
- Provide calendar management of internal and external meetings, conferences, and calls
- Assemble and print meeting agendas and handouts, and take meeting minutes as necessary
- Process expense reports, manage travel, and track all team spending
- Assist with event and conference coordination, booking catering and restaurant reservations
- Plan team events and assist in coordinating team activities
Administrative, Strategic and Operational Support
- Participate in the administration, strategy and operational planning for Schmidt Futures
- Recommend potential strategies, methods, partnerships, and other resources that Schmidt Futures or beneficiaries could use to strengthen their work and its impact
- Assist in the management, organization, and administration of Schmidt Futures’ office
- Organize team events to facilitate team bonding and culture-building
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Some of the desired capabilities include:
- Demonstrated excellence in organizational, administrative, and management skill
- Ability to manage large databases of information and track existing programs and initiatives
- Experience in modern office procedures and technology
- Thorough knowledge of record keeping, expense management, and other administrative procedures
- Demonstrated teamwork ability and record of impact in high-intensity, team-based environments
- Values-based, collaborative working style with demonstrated commitment to the highest standards of ethics and confidentiality
- Strong written and verbal communication skills, with reasonable ability to use common software tools for word processing, presentation, and spreadsheets (especially Google Docs and Sheets).
Team Assistant will:
- Have at least four years of work experience in business, government, philanthropy, or the military
- Have a high school degree or equivalent from an accredited institution
- Be based at the Schmidt Futures offices in New York and be able to travel within the U.S. and internationally on a regular basis as needed.