Special Assistant to the President


President's Office


The New York Academy of Medicine advances solutions that promote the health and well-being of people in cities worldwide.

Established in 1847, The New York Academy of Medicine continues to address the health challenges facing New York City and the world’s rapidly growing urban populations. We accomplish this through our Institute for Urban Health, home of interdisciplinary research, evaluation, policy and program initiatives; our world class historical medical library and its public programming in history, the humanities and the arts; and our Fellows program, a network of more than 2,000 experts elected by their peers from across the professions affecting health. Our current priorities are healthy aging, disease prevention, and eliminating health disparities.

Summary and Description

The New York Academy of Medicine seeks a Special Assistant to the President to coordinate all activities with the Board of Trustees, and its subcommittees, as well as other special activities and events as assigned. Excellent writing and research skills are needed along with the ability to assist with developing presentations and speeches for the Office of the President. Successful candidate will attend key meetings to provide documentation and follow-up on action items. Successful candidates will also be highly intelligent with a desire to learn, a strong sense of personal initiative and self-direction, and the ability to produce results. An interest in health is helpful.


  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite programs including Excel and Power Point
  • At least 1 - 2 years of experience preferred
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills essential


Bachelor’s degree required

To Apply

Please forward cover letter and resume to hr@nyam.org. Please include Special Assistant to the President in the subject line of the email.

The New York Academy of Medicine is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.