Feb 08, 2021


$28.00 - $37.00 hourly
  • Margulf Foundation
  • At the moment, the Margulf team is working remotely from home but may transition back to a central office location in the Denver area after COVID-19 restrictions are no longer in place.
Full-time Administrative

Job Description

Organization: Margulf Foundation

Reports to: Liz Aybar Conti, Executive Director

Location: Denver, CO

Start Date: Flexible, as early as March 2021

Current Staff: 3 full time staff (expanding to 5 full time staff in 2021)

About the Margulf Foundation

The Margulf Foundation has been dedicated to supporting innovative approaches to education in Colorado and beyond since 1977. Our current strategic focus areas, in place for the last several years, ground Margulf’s work  in the understanding that the American education system wasn’t designed to meet the needs of all students when it was formed 150 years ago. Today’s students live in a world that looks dramatically different: our country is more racially diverse, technology is reshaping almost every aspect of our lives, and we’ve learned an enormous amount about how kids learn. The education system, with few exceptions, hasn’t caught up to these realities. If all children are going to reach their full potential in this rapidly changing world, the landscape of education must change. 

Margulf believes that through working with community-based leaders who are tapped into the assets and needs of students and families, we can truly provide the educational opportunities necessary for all kids to be successful. Through their direct impact on students and on the people who are creating and redefining learning spaces, Margulf’s grantees are collectively transforming the educational experience for students, families, and educators throughout Colorado and beyond.


The Coordinator will have a range of responsibilities, including administrative support to the Executive Director and staff, project management, meeting and event coordination, and office support. We are looking for a highly competent professional who will treat this role as an opportunity to invest in their growth and facilitate a broader positive impact on students, families, and communities. The role is ideal for someone who is eager to be part of a high-functioning, mission-driven organization and to gain exposure to current opportunities and challenges related to education innovation and philanthropy locally and nationally.

The Person

You are a "details person." Your inbox and hard drive are well organized, and you can find documents in just a few seconds. You also thrive on organizing others by creating and implementing systems to ensure every moment is well spent. You make sure things don't fall through the cracks. You would be embarrassed to send your manager or teammate into a meeting without all the information they need. You think five steps ahead, anticipating others’ needs.

You are a relentless prioritizer. You are adept at managing your own and others’ time well. You are driven by helping those you serve to maximize their time and talent and you aren’t afraid of asking questions that will help surface that. You are clear about how long high impact work will take to complete well; can juggle multiple, competing requests; and manage the details of complex, high stakes projects. You enjoy checking things off of your to-do list and making progress towards a clear goal.

You are committed to high quality. You set an absolute high bar for quality for yourself and others. You ask questions to get a clear understanding of what’s needed and make sure your work product meets those standards. You care as much about substance as you do about form. You are strongly committed to and able to deliver high-quality work on a consistent basis.

You are an excellent communicator. You use clear and concise language, whether via phone, email, or in-person. Your writing is concrete and actionable. You use examples to back up your claims. You understand the context in which you are communicating and can respond to emails, calls, and requests professionally and effectively, tailoring your message depending on the audience. You fluently read, write, and speak English, and — while certainly not required — you may have skills in other languages as well.

You learn quickly. You are able to quickly understand the basic facts and nuances of a new situation and feel confident and knowledgeable enough to act on your understanding. You are agile enough to be self-reflective in motion and to incorporate your learnings into your next action. 

You embody professionalism and integrity. You deeply understand the confidential and complex nature of the work and approach relationships through this lens. You are a model of professionalism and discretion and hold yourself to the highest ethical standards. You check your ego and your title at the door. People like being around you. You work to create an inspiring, enjoyable environment wherever you are.

The Role 

The Coordinator will focus their time on internal project coordination (40%), administrative support (35%), and team communications (25%). This is a full time, non-exempt, at-will position. The Coordinator’s responsibilities will include:

  • Coordinate key meetings and manage internal projects, such as Margulf events, communications, and continuous improvement processes
  • Support Executive Director with scheduling and task management and coordinate scheduling of multiple team members’ engagements with current and potential grantees, community members, and other funders
  • Support systems needs, data entry, and other tasks related to accounting and, as appropriate, grantmaking
  • Maintain the Foundation office space, including ordering supplies and food and communicating with building managers 
  • Maintain files and records, assist with internal controls, and provide support for Board meetings
  • Participate in and facilitate effective internal communication across the team and with external partners
  • Suggest more efficient ways to run the team and office and troubleshoot issues as they arise


  • Previous experience as an executive assistant strongly preferred
  • Familiarity with office equipment, tools, and office and accounting software, including MS Office, online calendar, cloud systems, and printers required
  • Experience in education, education innovation, or philanthropy a plus
  • Passion for the Margulf Foundation’s vision and mission and alignment to its values
  • Strong written and oral communication skills required

Working Environment

Margulf Foundation strives for a working environment that honors the unique assets and needs of every member of the team. 

At the moment, the Margulf team is working remotely from home but may transition back to a central office location in the Denver area after COVID-19 restrictions are no longer in place. We are highly flexible on set business hours in order to meet the needs of our team members, but the role does require a daily (Monday to Friday) presence at predictable times. While not a frequent occurrence, there will be occasional evening, weekend, and holiday obligations for this role.

Compensation and Benefits

Margulf Foundation offers a competitive compensation package commensurate with experience. This role pays a regular rate of  $28—$37 per hour (or $58,240—$76,960 annual regular pay excluding overtime) and includes health insurance (medical, dental, and vision), paid time off, short-term disability, long-term disability and a 403(b) plan. Life insurance, a wellness benefit, and a parking benefit are also provided, but are taxable to the employee. An annual bonus may be paid at the discretion of Margulf’s Board of Directors.

Commitment to Diversity

Margulf Foundation does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff and contractors, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, partners, contractors, and vendors. 

To Apply 

Please submit a resume and cover letter describing your interest and qualifications by emailing [email protected].

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