Executive Assistant/Foundation Relations Officer


William F. Buckley Jr. founded National Review (NR) magazine in 1955. It was, and remains today, America’s foremost conservative publication. National Review “stands athwart history, yelling Stop.” National Review Institute (NRI) was founded by Buckley in 1991, 36 years after he founded National Review magazine. The Institute is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), charitable organization, established to support the mission of its sister organization by engaging in policy development, public education, and advocacy. NRI advances the conservative principles for which Buckley advocated throughout his life. NRI’s mission is to preserve and promote the legacy of William F. Buckley Jr. and advance the conservative principles he championed.

These two vital components of American conservatism have joined forces so that the entire National Review enterprise—encompassing both the magazine’s venerated editorial activities and the Institute’s impactful educational programs—is assured of having an even greater consequence, both now and for years to come. All aspects of the National Review family will be combined within one entity. Under the leadership of editor Rich Lowry, NR will remain America’s largest circulation and measurably influential magazine for conservative news, commentary, and opinion, while NRI will continue to live up to its reputation as a provider of high-quality conservative programming complementing NR’s mission.

Executive Assistant/Foundation Relations Officer

The Executive Assistant will be responsible for assisting with NR and NRI’s office operations and offering executive assistance to the President of National Review Institute. The Executive Assistant will work within the operations department and closely with the Accounting Manager and will report directly to NRI’s President.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Provide assistant to NRI’s President;
  • Co-ordinate schedules, appointments, and travel for NRI President and employees;
  • Provide reception assistance and professional communication;
  • Assist with coordination NRI’s foundation solicitation program, including maintaining the grants and reporting calendar, task list, and mail schedule;
  • Oversee and report on the progress of foundation grant projects
  • Manage production of donor acknowledgement letters and appropriate record keeping;
  • Ensure filing systems are maintained and current;
  • Sort incoming mail for appropriate recipient;
  • Monitoring and maintaining office supplies inventory;
  • Aid in-house mailings and printings;
  • Assist with the performance of various executive, managerial, and administrative tasks.

The Executive Assistant will work from NRI’s headquarters in New York City.

QUALIFICATIONS: The Executive Assistant would ideally have experience working in an office setting and be comfortable working in a support role. The role requires strong professional communication and presentation skills, excellent attention to detail, organizational skills, and professionalism with fellow staff members. The Executive Assistant must have facility with basic computer software programs including Microsoft Word and Excel and be able to adjust to changing priorities and handle multiple projects at once. The Executive Assistant must be organized and professional communication with others. Knowledge of Salesforce, QuickBooks, and WordPress is a plus.

COMPENSATION: Competitive salary commensurate with experience.

APPLY: Applicants should send a resume and cover letter to info@nrinstitute.org and list “Executive Assistant” in the subject line. The cover letter should explain how the applicant’s skills, experience, and future goals relate to National Review Institute. Argue the question: why you and why National Review Institute?


The National Review Institute is a non-profit organization designated under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and contributions to it are deductible for income, gift, and estate tax purposes.