Executive Assistant to the CEO
The Executive Assistant will support the needs and special projects of our CEO, including Board Decks, Executive Offsites, and Weekly Executive Team Meetings. Your goal is to find ongoing improvements that will free the CEO to be more productive and the people around him to be highly effective. You will engage directly with internal and external stakeholders, and communicate on behalf of the CEO (this includes managing emails to ensure efficient and effective organization and references).
Why You’ll Love this Role
This is an incredible opportunity to lead an executive support function at a fast-paced, high growth edtech company. Reporting to the CEO, you will be a key member in the development of all administrative projects at Newsela. Your work will enable a company that’s helping shape the future of K-12 education and make learning more accessible and engaging.
Why We’ll Love You
You have 5+ years experience supporting Executives at a high-growth startup. You have the confidence to take on any project, and are proactive in your daily work. You welcome change and have the ability to anticipate the needs of the CEO. We are looking for someone who has a commitment to continuous improvement and is excited to add value each and everyday. You use your phenomenal project and time management skills to flawlessly juggle several moving pieces at once, and can seamlessly prioritize tasks in order of importance. You are extremely competent in Google Suite, Microsoft Office, Slack, and other productivity tools. You are an excellent communicator, and maintain discretion and confidentiality in relationships. You are highly responsive, flexible, and adaptable. You only have a high level of emotional intelligence (meaning you can read and manage a wide range of personalities and situations to great outcomes), are incredibly effective through verbal and written communications, and want to make an impact on the education industry.
Newsela is an Instructional Content Platform that combines engaging, leveled content with integrated formative assessments and insights to supercharge engagement and learning in every subject. Students and teachers use Newsela to find digital content from 100+ of the best sources—from National Geographic to NASA, Biography.com to Encyclopedia Britannica, the Washington Post to the Wichita Eagle. Content is instructionalized to meet students where they are, with interactive tools and analytics to take them where they want to go. Newsela has become an essential solution for schools and districts, with a presence in over 90% of U.S. K-12 schools. Newsela is the content platform for the connected classroom.