Executive Assistant, People

Chan Zuckerberg Redwood City , CA 94063

Posted 1 week ago

Founded by Dr. Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg in 2015, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) is a new kind of philanthropy that's leveraging technology to help solve some of the world's toughest challenges from eradicating disease, to improving education, to reforming the criminal justice system. Across three core Initiative focus areas of Science, Education and Justice and Opportunity, we're pairing engineering with grant-making, impact investing, policy work, and movement building, to help build an inclusive, just and healthy future for everyone.

Our Values

We believe we can help build a future for everyone.

  • We aim to be daring, but humble: We look for bold ideas regardless of structure and stage and help them scale by pairing engineers with subject matter experts to build tools that accelerate the pace of social progress.

  • We want to learn fast, but build for the long-term: We want to iterate fast and help bring new solutions to the table, but we also realize that important breakthroughs often take decades, or even centuries.

  • Stay close to the real problems: We engage directly in the communities we serve because no one understands our society's challenges like those who live them every day.

Our success is dependent on building teams that include people from different backgrounds and experiences who can challenge each other's assumptions with fresh perspectives. To that end, we look for a diverse pool of applicants including those from historically marginalized groups women, people with disabilities, people of color, formerly incarcerated people, people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or gender nonconforming, first and second generation immigrants, veterans, and people from different socioeconomic backgrounds.

The Opportunity

As an Executive Assistant for our People team, this person will support one to two senior leaders. The Executive Assistant acts as a liaison and representative for the team and the organization. The ideal person must have strong communication skills, incredible attention to detail, be able to work independently and always be one step ahead. The person in this role will need to be a masterful problem-solver and an organizational whiz given complex cross-functionality of the team.

You will

  • Manage an extensive array of administrative tasks for the senior leader that requires you to organize logistics both in advance and with last-minute changes: wrangle hectic calendars and prioritize time, book travel, plan events, etc.

  • Leverage the team's time and energy to maximize efficiency and effectiveness

  • Juggle an array of projects and events in support of the team

  • Build and develop cross-functional relationships internally and with partner organizations

  • Other tasks as requested, including but not limited to event planning and project support work

You have

  • 5+ years professional experience with related administrative, operations or project management work in a fast-paced environment

  • Great organizational skills: a self-starter with strong foresight and time management skills; reliable, strong attention to detail

  • Excellent communicator and interpersonal skills

  • Passion for our mission and desire to contribute to an innovative organization

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