Full Time

Content Assistant

Combined Jewish Philanthropies 126 High Street, Boston MA

Passion. Purpose. Impact.  CJP is at the heart of Greater Boston's Jewish community, but our reach is felt around the world. We bring together the resources, volunteers, leadership, and expertise to care for people in need, advocate for Israel, and ensure a vibrant Jewish future. Together, we're helping struggling families find financial stability, making Jewish learning relevant and inclusive, connecting the next generation to Jewish life, and so much more.  Our greatest resource is our people — the staff, volunteers, partners and leaders who help make Greater Boston’s Jewish community a welcoming home. It’s this energy and commitment that drive CJP’s mission. We are one of Boston's oldest and most respected philanthropic organizations and we are currently seeking a Content Assistant.


The Content Assistant will support the Senior Director, Learning and Education, the Director, Caring and Social Justice and the Director, Arts and Culture. The Assistant will engage in dedicated independent as well as directed administrative duties and general clerical support and is responsible for coordinating project and strategy meetings and convenings with stakeholders in these and other content areas.  This individual will manage data collection and communications, format charts and presentations, handle scheduling and manage and coordinate grant oversight.


The position requires a high level of professionalism and confidentiality in interactions with staff, outside agencies and volunteer leadership. 




  • Provides administrative support for internal operations, including expense and mileage reports, budgeting, processing vendor and consultant invoices and generating check requests for payment.
  • Answers telephones; coordinates requests for information; and provides general office support.
  • Provides support for external reporting including grant organization and reporting, data collection/analysis relationship building.
  • Provides administrative support including preparing meeting materials, meeting coordination and scheduling, editing of data reports, and support as needed.
  • In keeping with the assigned time for each project:
    • Provides strong administrative support, as described above, as well as:   copying and faxing; minute taking; onsite coordination of meetings; preparing personalized grant letters; other administrative duties, including stakeholder correspondence.
    • Responds promptly to the lay leaders involved in all forms of communication and for tracking interactions accordingly.
    • Designs PowerPoint presentations, materials, and reports.
    • Provides administrative support for project research.
    • Maintains spreadsheets and conducts data review with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Provides occasional coverage of the CJP main switchboard in operator’s absence.
  • Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation.




  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience


  • 1-3 years of administrative assistant experience or equivalent, with experience performing independent projects


  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Familiarity working with database systems
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Effective interpersonal skills, verbal and written communication skills
  • Aptitude for detail and commitment to accuracy and follow through
  • Ability to author, accurately edit, and proofread documents and correspondence
  • Ability to work on independent projects, manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Ability to exercise initiative and sound judgment, maintain confidentiality and, respond resourcefully under varying conditions
  • Superior customer service and telephone etiquette
  • Efficient, productive and proactive in a fast-paced environment
  • Basic math/accounting skills are a must
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable to changes and shifting priorities


CJP offers that rare opportunity to tap your skills, talents, and experience to benefit a greater good while you grow professionally. You will work in a dynamic environment, with a diverse group of individuals who share your commitment and enthusiasm. Together, you will make a difference for Jews and non-Jews in Greater Boston and worldwide. We offer competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits and a collegial, family-friendly work and team environment.


For more information about CJP, go to www.cjp.org.


Please use this link to apply:  https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=2557124    


CJP conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.


CJP is an equal opportunity employer.People with disabilities, women, veterans, people of color, and LGBTQ people are encouraged to apply.  Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.