Below please find the profile from our client. We seek someone who likes to work from a home office and is kid friendly. No room to grow. Salary range is 65K-100K (DOE) + health insurance.
Extraordinary Executive and Personal Assistant to entrepreneur, Chairman, and investor in multiple businesses
Creative and focused entrepreneur, member of a husband and wife team, seeks an extraordinary assistant willing to embrace a wide–ranging role in support of the entrepreneurʼs creative process. This unique position blends aspects of the highest-powered executive assistant jobs in the finance industry with the informality and flexibility of a personal assistant working in a family-centric environment in Burbank, CA.
The successful candidate is trustworthy and competent, combining extraordinary analytical intelligence and emotional intuition with a level of attention to detail that could be described as obsessive. The candidate must be willing to learn the entrepreneurʼs unique style and work closely with the entrepreneurʼs wife/business partner to create a team dynamic that functions at the highest level. The entrepreneur is an ivy-league educated, hard-driving perfectionist balanced by self-awareness, integrity, and loyalty. The husband and wife together manage investment vehicles, high technology and media start-ups, international and publicly listed companies, as well as artistic creative endeavors.
The job requires a high degree of self-motivation and independent judgment. The supervisory environment ranges from periods of minimal direction to periods of fast-paced intensity characterized by maximum detailed involvement. The right candidate will anticipate the needs of the entrepreneur and his wife/business partner. The husband and wife team work from a small, informal home office in close proximity to their small children; as a result the job offers some location flexibility, with the candidate expected to shift seamlessly from working inside the home to working successfully from external locations. Results are more important than “face time” or hours worked, and occasional work on nights, weekends, and across international time zones is required.
The job requires a willingness to perform any reasonable task which leverages the entrepreneurʼs time – ranging from running errands and planning personal travel to preparing detailed investor reports and interfacing with lawyers and accountants. This includes serving as the entrepreneurʼs interface to the world and managing outside relationships with superior skill and finesse. The ability to read people is essential, as is the ability to communicate at the highest levels both verbally and in writing. Knowledge of business culture and context is important to effectively communicate with a range of external constituencies. The job also involves internal management of the entrepreneurʼs task list and schedule, requiring a high degree of multi-tasking, a near-perfect ability to track tasks and todos, and an ease with basic technology including Blackberry, Outlook, MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), Skype, IM, and social networking sites.
Importantly, the job requires the ability to manage and prioritize complex initiatives in parallel, including such diverse projects as the administration of multiple investment entities, business and creative research, recruiting and hiring, and the completion of various business agreements. The successful candidate must be effective, organized, and execute a mammoth number of tasks and projects with a high degree of autonomy and without allowing any task to slip through the cracks. Many projects will require management of multiple external relationships in an iterative and persistent process.
Basic familiarity with legal agreements and accounting software, the ability to effectively interface with investors, lawyers and accountants, and a comfort with international interaction are assets for success in this role. A knowledge and interest in the music or other creative industries is a plus but not required.
The pay is salaried, with health insurance provided. A confidentiality agreement is required. All compensation ranges will be considered, commensurate with experience and commitment level. Experience ranging from 5 years to 10+ years is preferred, but not an absolute requirement. A degree from a top-tier university and/or an MBA is a plus. Native skill, temperament and fit are the most important criteria for the successful candidate – training is offered for any specific knowledge areas which require augmentation. The candidate will work primarily from the entrepreneur’s base in Burbank, California.
If interested please email both Rachel@thegrapevinela.com and Lori@thegrapevinela.com