Special Assistant to the CEO


Date Posted: April 22, 2024 | Application Deadline: May 17, 2024

Camber Foundation is seeking a Special Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer, a critical role as this developing foundation experiences significant growth and establishes its place in North Carolina’s philanthropic landscape. This position serves as right-hand to the President and CEO, bolstering executive leadership functions and organizational operations and advancing the achievement of Foundation goals and priorities in all areas of Camber’s mission.  The start-up nature of this Foundation means that all team members must be energized by an opportunity to create and implement new processes to further the growth of the Foundation.

About Camber Foundation

At Camber Foundation, we know that solutions come from within community, and we are committed to cultivating a philanthropic strategy that reflects this value. The Foundation’s resources have roots in Eastern North Carolina, so our investments prioritize the nonprofits, communities, and people of this region of the state. Camber Foundation grants support nonprofit organizations serving community-driven solutions in the areas of Health and Wellness, Education, and Economic Development.

Position Summary

The role of Special Assistant is vital to ensuring that the CEO, and therefore the organization, is operating at optimal levels of capacity and efficiency towards the achievement of day-to-day priorities and overall strategic goals. The Special Assistant will function as an extension of the CEO in executing organizational and philanthropic vision, as well as leading special projects that advance the Foundation’s mission and operations.

On this small but mighty team, all positions hold a broad range of responsibilities within their areas of expertise. This position requires the flexibility to fulfill key administrative tasks and also to meet expectations for leadership of special initiatives, thoughtful decision-making to carry out the CEO’s vision, development and management of partnerships, and external affairs. 

The role of Special Assistant also spans a wide variety of subject matter and activities – both planned and unplanned – for which the Special Assistant is responsible to follow through completion. This position requires an innate motivation to be relied upon for the handling of assignments with minimal oversight while maintaining alignment with the CEO’s vision, Foundation goals, and organizational needs.

The position is based in the headquarters office in Raleigh, NC, and while some remote work is permissible, presence in the office is required Tuesday-Thursday, with some variation dependent upon daily/weekly activities, office needs, and the schedule of the CEO. Occasional travel within Eastern North Carolina is also required.


The following are intended to reflect the primary responsibilities of the position and the qualifications of the ideal candidate, not an exhaustive list. The scope of work may evolve over time and other duties may be assigned as needed. 





Required Experience & Qualifications

Required experience and qualifications are listed below.

Priority qualifications include: a level of detail orientation that inspires reliability; keen project management experience that brings vision to life; ability to anticipate and respond to the needs of an organization and its executive leader; high-level standards for customer service; a natural planner.

Additional preferred qualifications include: experience supporting an executive; experience working with boards of directors; understanding of the philanthropic sector.

Humility, curiosity, kindness, good humor, and love for North Carolina’s people and places are preferred.

Salary Range

For this position, we offer a competitive salary range of $85,000 – $95,000, commensurate with experience. Our comprehensive benefits package includes: generous paid time off and holidays; health insurance; life insurance; dental insurance; vision insurance; sick leave and short-term disability; long-term disability insurance; 401(K) retirement plan, with employer matching.

Application Process

Qualified candidates may apply only by submitting a résumé and a brief statement of interest via email at careers@camberfoundation.org. Be sure to include “Special Assistant to the CEO” in the subject line of the email. No phone calls please. The application deadline is May 17, 2024.

Camber Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from individuals of all cultures, backgrounds, and experiences. We value diversity among our staff and base employment decisions on individual capabilities and qualifications, without regard to race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic as defined by law.

cam·ber | \ ˈkam-bər \ A positive, upward curve built into the beam of a bridge intended to distribute the load.