Chief of Staff/Executive Assistant- Chicago or LA (with TRAVEL)

Chief of Staff/ Career Executive Assistant WITH Travel is needed immediately.

Must have 10 years minimum experience in high level demanding position assisting a C level executive.

The role can be based in Chicago or Los Angeles  (CA homes are in Palm Springs and Montecito—client is here often, and potentially will be here 60% of the time shortly).

If reside in LA must be OK to travel 2 days a week.  This is not a 100% of the time remote role.

125K – 150K plus bonus depending on experience.

CEO/ Founder of a very prestigious and busy architecture/design firm with multiple projects and homes around the country.

The EA’s responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

Managing all confidential day to day responsibilities. Providing over-site and guidance to all internal matters. Advising the CEO on all pending affairs and decisions. Responsible for all staff and HR duties. Writing proposals and drafts of letter, etc. for the CEO.  May act was a proxy under certain circumstances for the CEO. Ability to manage varied projects with a high degree of business acumen. Excel at organizational management and understand how to delegate to others within the structure.

Ideal qualities:

Will be a true problem solver, deal with issues before being brought to the CEO.  Will always be the ultimate “gate keeper.” Must have excellent correspondence skills with articulate and gracious communication ability.

Will have a 4 year degree and advanced degree(s) preferred.

Ideally the person we are recruiting for works efficiently and effectively and is highly organized. They must be people oriented,  objective and communicate well with different personality types. It is also helpful to have the ability to think ahead and catch problems before they arise. Above all else a EA/Chief of Staff must be willing to use their power and influence to lead from behind. They must be passionate about their role and the mission of the organization.