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Gusto (formerly ZenPayroll)
Administrative Assistant, Engineering & Product Design

Are you eager to learn from our executive team, passionate about helping others, highly organized, and excited to take on operational responsibilities within our organization? If so, you might be a fit for the Executive Assistant, Engineering and Product Design role. We need a passionate and organized self-starter who can be nimble in the wild west world of startups and technology -- someone who can multitask while keeping waters calm and maintain order in a sometimes chaotic (yet always exciting) environment. Excellent communication skills, general friendliness, and superb organization and communication skills are mandatory.

What you’ll do day-to-day:

  • Time keeper: strategically prioritize and coordinate schedules
    • Time genie: executive calendar leadership for internal and external meetings
    • Travel planner: flights, hotels, transportation, dining
  • Project manager: Work on special projects as requested by the team which may include research, analysis, and presentation preparation
  • Executor extraordinaire: keep multiple teams and projects on track in parallel
    • Meeting master: organize, attend, and track minutes/action items with an eye on making every interaction productive and enjoyable
    • Expense ninja: be great with a budget and disciplined in submitting and tracking expenses
  • Gifted communicator: represent executives through phone, email, and chat with various internal and external stakeholders
    • Polished internal communicator: create team-wide emails, all-hands decks, off-site materials
  • Culture carrier and steward: Plan team off-sites and team-building events

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • 3+ years of administrative experience supporting one or more executives, or relevant experience
  • Complete confidentiality on all business matters
  • Strong scheduling and travel coordination skills
  • Incredibly organized and detail-oriented, able to prioritize multiple assignments
  • Proficiency with Google Apps (Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sheets, etc.)
  • Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with a diverse range of people and job functions
  • Knowledgeable about organizing team events
  • Experience serving as a project lead from conception to completion
    • Bonus: Knowledge of process, project, and program management theory and practices

About Gusto

Our customers come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger. If you share our values and our enthusiasm for small businesses, you will find a home at Gusto.

Gusto’s mission is to create a world where work empowers a better life. By making complicated, impersonal business tasks simple and personal, Gusto is reimagining HR, payroll, and benefits for over 60,000 companies nationwide. Gusto has offices in San Francisco and Denver and the company’s investors include Google Capital, General Catalyst, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, as well as the founders of Instagram, Stripe, Nest, PayPal, Yelp, Dropbox, and Eventbrite, among others.

Job Location(s):
San Francisco, CA, US
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