We’re thrilled to announce Handshake’s $80M Series E funding round. From the start, we’ve made it our mission to break down barriers and create equitable access to great jobs. We’re expanding our mission to build a platform students love, that helps early talent of all backgrounds receive access to opportunities – no matter who they know or where they go to school. 

Handshake is the number one site for college students to find a job. Today, the Handshake community includes 18 million students and young alumni at over 1,000 colleges and universities. We connect up-and-coming talent across all 50 states with nearly 500,000 employers recruiting on Handshake — from every Fortune 500 company to thousands of small businesses, nonprofits, startups, and more. Handshake is democratizing opportunity and ensuring college students have the support they need to find a great job and kick-off a meaningful career.

Everyone is welcome at Handshake. We know diverse teams build better products and we are committed to creating an inclusive culture built on a foundation of respect for all individuals. We strongly encourage candidates from non-traditional backgrounds, historically marginalized or underrepresented groups to apply.

If you are not sure that you’re 100% qualified, but up for the challenge – we want you to apply. We believe skills are transferable and passion for our mission goes a long way.

Your Impact:

Handshake is hiring a Senior Executive Assistant to the CEO. In this role, you will be a true EA business partner to our CEO, not only through managing his core calendar, but also playing a leading role managing the coordination and logistics of our executive team meetings, board meetings, company-wide planning processes etc. You will partner closely with our Chief of Staff to ensure our CEO is always set up for success. This is a rare opportunity to meaningfully contribute to the executive operations and overall growth of one of the country’s fastest-growing technology companies. This role will be ideal for someone who enjoys navigating ambiguity, runs towards challenges, and enjoys the dynamic nature of a fast-moving company.

Your Role:

● Proactively manage, assess and predict the day-to-day needs of the CEO to ensure he is prepared and organized for all internal and external meetings and events.

● Seamlessly manage email coordination, calendar scheduling, travel, expense reporting, and a wide variety of priorities for the CEO

● Coordinates across our EA team to ensure critical company-wide meetings and processes are effectively implemented

● Completely manage the coordination and logistics of our CEO’s board and executive-level searches

● Project manage a variety of professional and personal initiatives through self-motivation, clear communication and complete follow through

● Assist the Chief of Staff with ad hoc projects as needed, including the organization of Executive Team retreats, board meetings, and other leadership-level activities

Your Experience:

● Deep experience supporting a CEO, COO, President or senior C-level executive at a technology company through significant growth

● Stellar verbal and written communication skills, with demonstrated ability to communicate strategically with senior executives

● Exceptional organizational skills coupled with impeccable attention to detail

● “Can do” positive attitude - you have a great attitude and are willing to do whatever it takes to make our CEO successful

● Highly organized project manager - you are exceptionally organized and excel at managing multiple projects through successful completion

● Strong bias to action and ability to work both quickly and to a high quality in a fast-paced environment

● You are a team player and collaborate well with EAs and other colleagues at all levels

● Bachelor's degree preferred

Benefits:

● Stock: Ownership in a fast-growing company.

● 401k: We care about your ability to save for your future. ● Family Focus: Parental leave and flexibility for families.

● Time Off: Flexible vacation policy to encourage people to rest and recharge.

● Healthcare: World-class medical, dental, and vision policies.

● Goodies: Whatever hardware and software you need to get the job done.

● Team Fun: Regularly scheduled events, movie nights, and book clubs.

● Learning: Learning & Development stipend for you to grow your skills and career. ● Great team: Working with driven, fun, and kind people who are committed to making a difference!

● ...And much more!

We value diversity of all kinds, and are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome people of all different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives.

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