Board Liaison and Executive Assistant

UpStart | Oakland, California


UpStart inspires and empowers leaders to dream, build, and grow bold initiatives that enhance the vitality of Jewish life. Over the last ten years, UpStart has been a leading engine of Jewish innovation, empowering organizations to take risks, develop creative engagement strategies, and maximize the potential of their community-changing ideas. 

Job Summary

UpStart is seeking a Board Liaison and Executive Assistant to support our executive office, board members and UpStart innovators. Reporting to the CEO, this person will be part of a dynamic and growing organization.  

Reports To



Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide administrative support to the Chief Executive Officer including scheduling, calendar management, expense report management, invitation coordination, and travel coordination
  • Organize logistics for, and communications with, the Board of Directors
  • Prepare materials and support for Board and relevant committee meetings
  • Manage ongoing relationships with Board members
  • Coordinate meetings, including attendee management, materials preparation, room set-up, and resolution of issues
  • Maintain filing systems
  • Support preparation for CEO’s meetings with key stakeholders
  • Assists with special projects and other general office tasks as needed


Skills and experience: 

  • A Bachelor's degree preferred
  • 3-5 years of experience in Executive Admin roles in a Jewish, nonprofit, or entrepreneurial setting
  • Proficient in Google suite
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Knowledge of the Jewish communal landscape, Jewish issues, and/or the larger field of entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Experience managing and coordinating multiple projects
  • Qualities:
  • Credibility and integrity
  • Positive attitude, high degree of professionalism, diplomacy and tact
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Self-starter with the ability to manage multiple projects, and to work both within teams and independently
  • High standards of excellence, including extraordinary organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Flexibility and comfort working in a fast-paced environment with unanticipated opportunities
  • Adaptable to change, both organizational and technological
  • Passionate about UpStart’s mission and the work of our innovators
  • Committed to UpStart’s values of empathy, optimism, collaboration, and risk-taking


Compensation is commensurate with experience. 

How to Apply

Please send the following to with the subject: UpStart Board Liaison and Executive Assistant. Include: Resume and a cover letter that communicates why you would be a "fit" for the position.



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