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Robert Half Executive Assistant to CEO // Start Up Experience is a Must! in Hawthorne, California


The Executive Assistant (EA) supports the CEO in managing the calendar, travel arrangements, and all CEO-hosted and attended meetings.

The ideal candidate will be highly organized, display a high-level of emotional intelligence, is calm in a storm and will have experience in interfacing effectively with staff of different disciplines and levels to produce results in a timely manner.

Key objectives:

● Provide sophisticated calendar management for the CEO. Prioritize inquiries and requests while troubleshooting conflicts; make judgements and recommendations to ensure smooth day-to-day engagements

● Act as a liaison and provide support for CEO activity pertaining to the Board of Directors. Arrange and handle all logistics for Board meetings and events: schedule meetings

● Complete a broad variety of administrative tasks that facilitate the CEO’s ability to effectively lead the organization, which may include: assisting with special projects; designing and producing complex documents, reports, and presentations; collecting and preparing information for meetings with staff and outside parties; composing and preparing correspondence; maintaining contact lists; making travel arrangements; and completing expense and mileage reports

● Serve as the primary point of contact for internal and external constituencies on all matters pertaining to the CEO, including those of a highly confidential or critical nature. Prioritize and determine appropriate course of action, referral, or response, exercising judgement to reflect CEO’s style and organization policy

● Work closely with the CEO to keep them well informed of upcoming commitments and responsibilities, following up appropriately. Act as a "barometer," having a sense for the issues taking place in the environment and keeping the CEO updated. Anticipate the CEO's needs in advance of meetings, conferences, etc.

● Coordinate daily lunch (and dinner, as needed) for the office

● Assist Facility Manager in replenishing office materials such as snacks, printer supplies, paper, office supplies, etc.

● Provide event management support as requested

● Provide hospitality to all guests and help to create a welcoming environment

● Process and distribute daily mail

● Invest in building long-lasting relationships both externally and internally

● Other projects/duties as assigned for the overall benefit of the organization


Strong ability to execute work with a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens.

● Significant executive support experience, including supporting C-level executives.

● Strong proficiency with Google Suite tools

● Strong verbal and written communication skills.

● Exceptional organizational skills and impeccable attention to detail.

● High degree of professionalism in dealing with diverse groups of people, including Board members, senior executives, staff, and partners.

● Make appropriate, informed decisions regarding priorities and available time.

● Ability to complete a high volume of tasks and projects with little or no guidance.

● Ability to react with appropriate levels of urgency to situations and events that require quick response or turnaround.

● Able to maintain a high level of integrity and discretion in handling confidential information.

● Excellent judgment is essential.

● Ability to switch gears at a moment’s notice.

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