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Temporary Project Assistant

Simons Foundation


Temporary Project Assistant

Hiring Organization: 
Simons Foundation
City and State: 
New York, NY


The Temporary Project Assistant is responsible for providing support to the grants system implementation team. This is a temporary position, to be completed once the full system has been deployed (July 31, 2024). This position involves administrative support, basic platform configuration and system testing so attention to detail is critical.

This position is based on-site in the Simons Foundation offices in New York City.


Assists with implementation of a new grants management system, including, but not limited to

  • Document key decisions during team meetings
  • Assist with meeting logistics and scheduling
  • Conduct system testing. Responsibilities include,
    • System testing after new configuration is released  
    • Testing to after system upgrades
    • Organization of remediation requests
  • Assist in the implementation of basic configuration (creation of fields, transferring copy edited content into the system, and creation of tool tips, instructions, etc.)
  • Assist project team with stakeholder training. Responsibilities include,
    • Support of training workshops
    • Assist in the development of training materials and standard operating procedures
    • Maintain electronic manuals and training videos
  • Assist System Administrator in the configuration of WalkMe solutions
  • Provide customer service support and troubleshooting assistance for internal and external system users through Zendesk
  • Assist with data migration efforts, including, but not limited to:
    • Data cleansing
    • Post migration testing and validation



  • Bachelor’s degree


  • Grants management or administrative experience appreciated
  • Knowledge of proposalCENTRAL and/or SmartSimple award management system a plus
  • Knowledge of WalkMe a plus
  • Knowledge of product and software development techniques and agile methodologies a strong bonus

Related Skills & Other Requirements

  • Remarkable attention to detail and task follow-through
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to proactively anticipate needs
  • Superb interpersonal skills — must be able to work well with and adapt to diverse personalities and communications styles
  • Ability to complete multiple tasks with competing deadlines and priorities
  • Team player with respect for others and ability to work independently
  • Interest in new technologies and new media
  • Enthusiasm for and the ability to easily adapt to change
  • Exceptional Excel and PowerPoint skills


  • Please submit a résumé and cover letter stating your interest in the position.


  • The compensation range for this position is an hourly rate of $26.44 – $28.84 per hour, depending on experience.


Many of the greatest ideas and discoveries come from a diverse mix of minds, backgrounds and experiences, and we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment. The Simons Foundation actively seeks a diverse applicant pool and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply. We provide equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic disposition, neurodiversity, disability, veteran status, or any other protected category under federal, state and local law.

Job Category: 
Grants Management
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