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Executive Assistant

SchooLinks

SchooLinks

Administration
Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Friday, June 30, 2023

Context: as our startup scales, we are looking to hire an Executive Assistant to assist our founder and CEO (a Forbes 30 Under 30 Honoree and 30U30 board member) with a range of different initiatives. This opportunity is for someone with big ambitions, who is really looking for a role that will challenge them and force them to grow. You have the unique opportunity to work alongside the founder of a fast-growing SaaS startup and learn the ropes.

The ideal candidate should be startup-minded, outcome-driven, and be able to work in a fast-paced high-pressure environment. She/he will be the right hand of the CEO and execute on high priority projects. Our goal for this hire is that they will be able to either grow to be able to take on the Chief of Staff role or to take on a managerial role within one of our departments

Qualities and abilities we are looking for

  • Be a team player and understand that your success is based on how much you can take off the plate of our CEO to enable her to be as effective as possible. You'll need to embrace that fact that you will not have a clearly-defined scope of responsibility and will need to take up any and all tasks that come up
  • Ability to learn quickly - there is no specific background we're looking for other than demonstrated ability to make sense of a barrage of information
  • Ability to navigate ambiguity - the more you demonstrate effective judgement and autonomy the more complex projects you will be able to take on
  • Diplomacy - you must know how to communicate externally with potential recruits, customers, prospects.
  • Writing ability - you must be able to quickly write professional communications and content directed at education leaders such as superintendents, chief academic officers, and state department of education staff, proposals
  • Extreme attention to detail - in order to take on more important projects, you must prove that you are able to be responsible for the quality of your work
  • Project management skills - not just using tools like Asana, Jira, Trello, etc, but your ability to think clearly about how breakdown complex projects into tractable steps and ensure that they get done
  • Administrative assistance - know how to make things easier for leaders, be able to handle things like scheduling important meetings, coordinating travel, managing a calendar

Requirements

  • You must be detail-oriented
  • Willingness to learn
  • Enjoy fast paced, high pressure environments
  • A clear and effective communicator
  • Eager to contribute and love startups

Benefits

  • 100% health care coverage
  • 401K with matching
  • Dental & Vision
  • Paid maternity leave
  • Gym membership
  • Annual team offsite
  • Unlimited snacks, coffee, tea (in-house only)