Here comes a rare opportunity for someone interested in getting a foot in the door at a mission-driven organization working globally — with the full-backing of a Fortune 100 brand. It’s an executive assistant job, so it requires above-average organizational skills, but if you’ve got that plus some hunger to make an impression, this could be your ticket.
The Nitty Gritty
We’re not going to surprise you by describing this role in some way you never would have imagined; if you know what an executive assistant does, you know what the job will entail. Answering phones, keeping calendars, running interference, making connections, setting up meetings, being a kind of social director sometimes, sometimes a bit of a roadie, sometimes a clerk – whatever is needed.
What differentiates this job is the environment in which you’ll be working. You’ll be supporting a charismatic leader who is passionate about her mission and cares deeply about her team — while supporting multi-national organizations doing great work in a variety of different communities. You’ll be surrounded by very smart people who are very good at their jobs and, while no one will expect you to start out as an expert, you will learn a ton about what the world is like at the top of the digital food-chain in a fine-tuned 21st century company that’s firing on all cylinders. Someone with the right kind of hustle could easily take that kind of on-the-ground education in any of several career directions.
Hired Gun Proﬁle
Maybe you’ve worked as a PA or a research assistant in the past, or perhaps you simply believe in your heart that you would be very good at this kind of work. You enjoy meeting all different kinds of people. You thrive on structure, on imposing order over chaos, on keeping a clean desktop. Maybe you window-shop wistfully in office-supply stores. Maybe you log every single appointment into your personal calendar the minute it’s made. Maybe you cherish the protocols and interactions of office life. Certainly you’re highly personable yet firm, equally comfortable in the roles of interpersonal conduit and gatekeeper.
And of course you’ve got a good handle on the tools of the modern office. You adapt quickly to new technologies. If everyone in the office was issued a brand-new, newfangled, complicated smartphone, say, they’d all naturally come to you for guidance on how to use it.
Play up your organizational and interpersonal skills, of course, but don’t hesitate to effuse on your enthusiasms for the kind of work this company does. They really would rather hire someone who shares their passions than a nine-to-fiver who just wants to answer the phone.
For a Gun with the right combination of organizational prowess and eagerness to get involved in the field, this is, no doubt about it, a rare opportunity.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, creed, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law.