CAREER OPPORTUNITY – Executive Assistant

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume to careers@jbmcclatchyfoundation.org with “Executive Assistant” in the subject line.

Deadline to Apply:  August 15th | Part-time Exempt

We plan to host screening interviews for qualified candidates as we receive applications.


Candidate Profile

The Executive Assistant is a nimble, collaborative and resourceful individual who is interested in joining a small, compassionate, multicultural and driven team with a big mission. This is a unique opportunity to work for a sunsetting foundation that plans to spend its assets in the service of meeting its mission, which is to stand with the people of California’s Central Valley by investing in education and active civic participation in our democracy.

The JBMF Board of Directors plans to invest all its assets in the next eight years, and as such, the Foundation is entering an exciting time in its life-cycle and is looking for dedicated and qualified people with integrity to honor this vision and join the Foundation on this journey.

JBMF is seeking an Executive Assistant (EA) to support the CEO. The EA is an administrative professional with previous experience supporting senior or executive staff. The ideal candidate understands the big picture while executing on important details, exercising propriety, diplomacy, and care with Foundation partners and staff. In addition to the CEO, the EA also serves as liaison and staff support for the Foundation’s Board of Directors, Board Chair and Vice Chair. They will possess sound business judgment and communication skills to interact with a diverse range of Foundation constituents. The EA is also a multitasker, able to take on necessary duties while sharpening skills to be resourceful and responsive as needs arise. Overall, the EA is a collaborative team player, understanding how their unique role is part of many to help the Foundation thrive and be in service to the communities it serves.

Title: Executive Assistant

Reports to: CEO

Classification: Exempt; Part-time 30 hours/week

Compensation and Benefits

JBMF is an equal opportunity employer and fosters a workplace without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, or any other characteristic. JBMF also follows and adheres to the latest COVID safety measure per federal, state, and local county guidelines.

JBMF is in a unique position as a sunsetting Foundation planning to spend down our corpus by 2030 and close as an organization. We are committed to investing in our staff’s growth and professional development as they join us on this sunsetting journey.

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The James B. McClatchy Foundation

Founded by Susan and the late James B. McClatchy in 1994, the James B. McClatchy Foundation (JBMF) has a noble mission:

We stand with the people of the Central Valley by investing in education and active civic participation in our democracy.

Toward this end, the Foundation (JBMF) is organized to advance Multilingual Learner students, promote First Amendment speech and expression, and the protection of a free press, and to improve life in one of the country’s most diverse, culturally rich, and economically viable regions, California’s Central Valley.

Despite these assets, the Central Valley faces many critical challenges requiring significant resources. The pressing nature of these challenges is compelling: they should be addressed sooner rather than later. In response to this reality, the Board of Directors has decided to increase its annual grantmaking, with plans to invest all JBMF’s assets in the next decade or so. This decision reflects a commitment to Multilingual Learners in our communities and to the First Amendment. As such, the Foundation is entering an exciting time in its life-cycle and is looking for dedicated and qualified people with integrity to honor this vision and join the Foundation on this journey.

Through its work, JBMF lifts community voices by honoring diversity, equity, and inclusion, improves education access, and ensures all people, especially children, have pathways to a fulfilling life in California’s Central Valley – these institutional qualities are core to the Foundation’s values.

JBMF is an equal opportunity employer and fosters a workplace without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, or any other characteristic. JBMF also follows and adheres to the latest COVID safety measure per federal, state, and local county guidelines. We are currently operating in a hybrid workplace model where staff work both in the office and at home, until further notice.