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Our client is the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding  www.ffeu.org

They seek a Chief of Staff, to work closely with the organizations founder, Rabbi Marc Schneier.

The Chief of Staff serves as a key member of the organization, responsible for the central coordination of activities (operations and planning) and ensuring timely flow of information. He will oversee and liaison with the local & overseas staff.


  • Anticipate the needs of the Founder
  • Ensure information flow to and from the executive office, via all types of venues (forums, correspondence, speeches, conferences, retreats, etc.)
  • Facilitate communication and work closely with the leadership and executive management team.
  • Understand organizational policies and procedures necessary to ensure appropriate decision-making protocols are followed
  • Act as the Founder’s representative and ambassador to external constituents as directed
  • Oversee the Office and Global Program staff.
  • Assist in relationship building with various Board members
  • Track, monitor and follow the progress of projects, action items, strategies that emanate from the executive’s cabinet, executive committee, etc.
  • Develop memos, communiqués, and correspondence.
  • Prepare agendas, identify meeting participants,
  • Collect, prepare, and distribute appropriate briefing materials
  • Ensure that appropriate follow-up actions are taken
  • Initiate subsequent follow-up meetings and communication for key stakeholders as directed
  • Work with the Administrator to ensure accuracy, coordination, and prioritization of the calendar
  • Review correspondence and draft responses for the Founder as appropriate, or forward to the appropriate person for response and/or reply
  • Off Hour availability & some travel
  • Perform other duties as assigned



  • Relevant Bachelor’s degree required;
  • Master’s in Public Administration, Business Administration, International Relations, preferred.


  • Minimum of 8 years in a relevant Organization, International Relations, Consulate, Embassy, State or National Congressional or Senate Office.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and strong managerial ability. Ability to interact and influence at the most senior levels and to work collaboratively across functions, levels and departments toward shared objectives.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and strategically in a Global team environment with all levels of professional, technical and administrative staff and to integrate resources on a timely and organized basis.
  • Sound management skills, ability to think strategically while balancing several complex agendas.
Willie Hochman
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