Administrative Assistant

WFN is seeking a full time Administrative Assistant. This position provides an opportunity for an individual with superior organizational and relationship-building skills to gain an in-depth understanding of philanthropy, the gender equity landscape, and to play a role in supporting our mission.

Department: Operations

Supervisor: Deputy Director

Job Title:  Administrative Assistant

Status: Non-Exempt, Full-time, Regular

Compensation: $55,000 – $65,000 health/dental/vision/long-term disability/FSA, generous paid time off and flexible work schedule.

Location: Remote/telecommute. WFN is headquartered in San Francisco; frequent travel may be required post-pandemic restrictions.

How to apply: Submit a cover letter, resume and the contact information for three professional references to with Administrative Assistant in the subject line. Applications received before Nov. 1, 2020 will be given preference; applications accepted until position filled. 

Women’s Funding Network is 501(c)(3) organization and an equal employment opportunity employer. We are committed to creating and evolving a work environment that attracts the full spectrum of races, ethnicities, national origins, ages, sexual orientations, gender identities, beliefs, religions, faiths and ideologies, cultures, socio-economic backgrounds, levels of physical ability, parents and caregivers.


We believe that when philanthropy invests in women’s foundations and gender justice funders, we empower a deeply intersectional movement that fights for policies and standards across lines of race, class, and gender. WFN is the largest philanthropic alliance in the world dedicated to advancing the essential role of these funders in the unwavering fight for gender equality and justice. Our mission as a global alliance is to provide strategies, research, and resources that support the critical agency and influence of women’s foundations and gender justice funders in the movement for equality, justice, and power for all. Our guiding values include relationships, solidarity, integrity, impact, abundance, gratitude, and courage.


WFN is seeking a full time Administrative Assistant (AA) who strives for excellence and attention to detail in all tasks whether big or small. The AA will join a hard-working team and play a critical role supporting our mission by leading with integrity as they perform a wide range of complex and confidential tasks. External-facing, the AA must possess superior organizational and relationship-building skills, sound judgement and the ability to follow-through, problem solve, and propose and implement operations process improvements. While previous experience in philanthropy is not required, the AA must be excited to learn about the sector and be passionate about gender and racial equity and justice. 


Support the President & CEO, Board of Directors 

The AA is responsible for initiating and completing a variety of clerical tasks for the President & CEO including supporting their activities with the Board of Directors. The AA is accountable for the timeliness, quality, and accuracy of these tasks, as well as providing a client-oriented attitude resulting in an excellent experience for WFN’s leadership. 

General Administrative Support

A key collaborative role, the AA is responsible for building a rapport with senior management as a trusted and highly competent staff member. Tasks will include bookkeeping support, grantmaking clerical tasks, database management, maintaining official documentation, contracts, and assisting with event and meeting logistics. The AA will also assist with preparation and editing of WFN documents and correspondences as needed, calendaring, reply to external requests, order office supplies, books, manage subscriptions, and implement special projects as requested. AA is accountable for acquiring information needed to complete tasks, managing large workload with grace and acumen, appropriate and timely communication among staff, maintaining deadlines and tasks in Asana (WFN’s project management software), and proposing and executing continuous improvement to office work flow.