Executive Administrative Assistant

Project Wayfinder

Project Wayfinder

Administration
Bend, OR, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 22, 2024

The Organization

What if K-12 education were designed to help all students develop lives of meaning and purpose? Wayfinder was founded at the Stanford d.school to answer this question. Our goal is to double our impact each year for the coming years. Our vision is to become the preeminent SEL curriculum company in the world — leading the global movement of purpose, meaning, and belonging-based education worldwide.

What We Value

You’ll be joining a team of incredibly motivated and dedicated staff members committed to living our organization's values. We work collaboratively across teams, and we feel and act like a purpose-driven organization. To the best of our abilities, each person’s role aligns with their own sense of purpose, which feeds into Wayfinder’s larger sense of purpose.

Read this article about our workplace culture in Conscious Company.

We value access, equity, diversity, and belonging, and these values are represented in our product, our team, and our school partners.

Product: We develop our learning tools using human-centered design principles. We work with grade-level experts to ensure our curriculum is developmentally appropriate and engaging at all levels. Every Wayfinder lesson is supported by relevant research, prototyped in classrooms, and vetted by teachers over rounds of feedback and iteration. We use Universal Design for Learning principles to give every student an equal opportunity to succeed.

Team: Our team is composed of people from all different backgrounds and walks of life. We intentionally recruit, hire, and work with people of diverse identities + experiences. We focus on belonging: being connected, accepted, and valued by the people around us.

School Partners: We intentionally target a wide array of educational partners, from traditional to non-traditional, that work with a range of students from different socioeconomic groups. We’ve taught our curriculum in high-need schools in the Bronx, independent schools in Silicon Valley, and after-school programs in San Antonio.

The Role

We are seeking a skilled Executive Administrative Assistant to deliver efficient administrative support to our CEO and company. This role involves working closely with executives, handling various tasks to streamline their work and communications. As an individual contributor, you will provide personalized assistance, ensuring smooth operations and effective communication.

In this role, you should expect to spend roughly 50% of your time working in an executive assistant capacity to the CEO and roughly 50% of your time supporting the company as a whole with administrative and operational tasks as a (virtual) office administrator.

We strongly encourage people from traditionally underrepresented populations in tech — such as women, People of Color, People with Disabilities, and LGBTQ+ individuals — to apply!

Responsibilities

  • Provide comprehensive administrative support to the CEO, including calendar management, travel coordination, email correspondence and other administrative tasks
  • Manage day-to-day office tasks for a virtual team, ensuring efficient workflow and communication
  • Handle confidential information with discretion and maintain organized electronic records
  • Assist with project management tasks, including tracking deadlines, updating status reports, and ensuring timely completion of deliverables
  • Support HR functions such as onboarding new contractors and employees, maintaining employee records, and coordinating training sessions.