Executive Assistant

K12 Herndon , VA 20171

Posted 3 weeks ago

Executive Assistant

K12 is a technology-based education company that offers proprietary curriculum and instructional support services to students in kindergarten through 12th grade. As the leader in K-12 online education for more than a decade, the company uses virtual public and private schooling methods to provide families with alternatives to traditional "brick and mortar" classrooms, giving children access to a high-quality education no matter where they are in the world.

We pride ourselves on maintaining the highest level of integrity. We have the same high expectations for our employees as we do for the students who are in our programs. These are just a few of the values that make K12 a great place to work.

The Executive Assistant to K12's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and other C-Level Executives, is a key partner to the leadership team responsible for performing/overseeing administrative matters as they broadly relate to communications, event and meeting planning, scheduling, travel, expense management, Board material preparation and other projects that may be assigned. The person in this position has direct interface with senior level leaders and K12's Board and conducts his/herself in a highly professional manner at all times and focuses on activities that optimize the CEO's time, which may therefore include functioning as a personal assistant and working outside of standard business hours.

AS an Executive Assistant, YOU WILL..

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required; other duties may be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

  • Keeps the CEO and other C-Level Executives supported on schedule; Oversees all scheduling requests and maintains executive calendars;

  • Acts as "gatekeeper" between the CEO and most of the company as well as outside requests;

  • Manages approval process for all items requiring CEO authorization;

  • Works with Public Affairs to manage media requests and press inquiries;

  • Works with Finance to plan and register for investor conferences;

  • Assists the CEO in assembling presentations for internal and external meetings and conferences;

  • Manages efforts to prepare and brief the CEO for all meetings and events;

  • Collaborates with other departments and staff members to complete projects and initiatives of the CEO;

  • Leads planning for high profile events:

  • Corporate Board meetings including overseeing assembly and distribution of materials, assisting Board members with travel arrangements, coordinating meeting space, catering and other logistics, and generally anticipating and providing any other support needed to ensure the smooth and successful operation of the event;

  • Executive Management Group offsite meetings;

  • Serves on larger team to plan and execute various company-wide events (All Hands Meeting, Analyst Day, Bring Your Child to Work Day, Golf Tournament, etc.)

  • Plans and makes arrangements for all domestic and international travel;

  • Completes and submits CEO expense reports;

  • Responds to a wide variety of unpredictable requests.


  • Do you communicate well?
  • Can you build customer confidence?
  • Are you able to tackle problems and take independent action?
  • Is your manner honest and straightforward?
  • Are you able to prioritize and meet deadlines?
  • Do you value others' opinions?

Requirements Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree AND

  • Five (5) years experience supporting C-level executives OR

  • Equivalent combination of education and experience


  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office suite

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills

  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines

  • Self-directed, able to work effectively with very limited supervision

  • Ability to work with a variety of people

  • Flexibility to work outside of standard business hours

  • Ability to pass required background check

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • This is an office based position. The noise level in the office is usually moderate (computers, printers, light foot traffic).

The above job is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor. All employment is "at-will" as governed by the law of the state where the employee works. It is further understood that the "at-will" nature of employment is one aspect of employment that cannot be changed except in writing and signed by an authorized officer. By signing below the incumbent acknowledges that she/he has reviewed and is familiar with the contents of this job description.


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  • K12 Produces Results

  • Kudos and Honors

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K12 is a Federal Contractor, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.

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