Executive Assistant

  • Administration
  • Washington DC, United States

Executive Assistant

Job description

Great Minds, a rapidly growing challenger brand in the PK–12 instructional materials space, seeks an Executive Assistant to support two C-Level executives.

COMPANY PROFILE

Great Minds, a mission driven Public Benefit Corporation, brings teachers and scholars together to craft exemplary instructional materials that inspire joy in teaching and learning. Our English curriculum, Wit & Wisdom®, Eureka Math™ and PhD Science™, all support teachers as they take students beyond rote learning to provide a deeper, more complete understanding of the humanities, mathematics, and the sciences. Founded in 2007, Great Minds now employs more than 1,000 people.

For additional information please visit: www.greatminds.org

OUR MARKET POSITION

Great Minds’ Eureka Math is the most widely used curriculum in the history of American education. It enjoys an unrivaled 40+ net promoter score. Eureka and its sister products, Wit & Wisdom English and PhD Science, embrace much higher expectations for all students and all teachers. In a market dominated by scripted, procedural materials that drive expectations down, Great Minds produces curricula that celebrate knowledge, respect the craft of teaching, and acknowledge the true capabilities of students.


ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY

Great Minds is seeking a self-motivated and highly organized Executive Assistant to be responsible for supporting the day-to-day agenda items for two C-Level executive leaders.

Ideally you will grow in this position and be able to contribute to presentations, meetings, and project management at a high level. We are based in Washington DC and Richmond and do not yet have a solidified date for a returning to the office regularly. We expect when we return, this role will be in the office two to three days per week.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support the two C-Level executives in managing complex calendars, planning and organizing events and meetings, assisting teams in staying connected, and supporting various projects.
  • Ensure that all meetings and correspondences involving the team run smoothly and professionally, including taking meeting minutes and following up on action items.
  • Create and edit presentations, documents, spreadsheets and reports
  • Develop and nurture relationships with key internal stakeholders.
  • Project management of mission critical initiatives.
  • Drive team activities (e.g meeting agendas, off-site events).

Requirements

CORE COMPETENCIES:

  • Passion for the Great Minds mission®
  • Superior organizational skills with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong work ethic, coachable attitude, and commitment to high standards
  • Energetic and enthusiastic, with an aptitude for creating a warm team culture and community by demonstrating grace under pressure
  • An entrepreneurial drive, with a growth- and solutions-oriented mindset, comfortable in ambiguity and excited about innovation
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including limited evenings and weekends as needed for organizational requirements
  • Capacity to maintain the confidentiality of Great Minds®-related information
  • Ability to manage multiple and often conflicting priorities

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor's degree preferred or equivalent work experience.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

DETAILS

  • Full-time position
  • Location: Washington DC or Richmond area with two/three days in office per week.
  • Occasional travel in between Richmond and DC
  • Excellent benefits package


This role can be performed anywhere in the US with the exception of Colorado

A cover letter and resume are required to be considered for this position.

If selected a background check will be required.

New employees will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, subject to potential accommodation as required by law or otherwise permitted by the Company.


Great Minds is an equal opportunity employer. We will extend equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), national origin, disability, age, genetic information, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws. Our policy reflects and affirms the organization’s commitment to the principles of fair employment and the elimination of all discriminatory practices.