We are looking for an exceptional right hand Executive Assistant for our CEO who manages a portfolio of businesses focused on dog lovers. We’re poised for exponential growth in the coming year, and our CEO James Jacobson needs help, pronto.
Note: since we’re focused on improving the quality of life of dogs and the people who love them, being a dog lover with a capital D and capital L is really important.
As the CEO’s Right Hand, you will:
A Critical Member of Our Team
Your diligence and competence can help our CEO focus on growing the enterprise without worrying about whether other tasks may be falling through the cracks. The goal is to contribute to the efficiency of the overall business by ensuring all assigned administrative duties are carried out in a timely and efficient manner. To be successful in this role, you should be proactive, meet deadlines and communicate effectively.
Ultimately–after an extensive training period–you should be able to identify, anticipate and address the needs of the CEO and perform administrative tasks to ensure our company’s workflow runs smoothly.
Our ideal candidate also has previous experience as an Executive Assistant and Project Manager and is familiar with office management technologies.
The Ideal Right Hand will:
About Our CEO
James Jacobson is a dyed-in-the wool entrepreneur who has been recognized as a “visionary who is always thinking at least five years ahead.” In his early years, he grew up in the Washington, DC-area, worked as a US Senate page starting at age 12 and hosted a radio talk show at 16. He started his first business while an undergraduate at the University of Virginia. Since graduating in 1988, he has built several multi-million dollar companies in the media and e-commerce space. He co-founded Functional Nutriments in 2008.
James is looking for a Right Hand who can grow with the company. If you are the successful candidate, he’s eager to mentor you and cultivate your strengths.
Long Term Potential
At first, there will be a wide-range of responsibilities and tasks to orient you to the overall business. Then, as you gain familiarity with the responsibilities of the job and document them in our standard operating procedures system, you will train others and delegate the responsibilities you don’t adore to new hires, and you will focus on what you do best. This is a great position for someone who has been looking for their own place to settle in and grow into their strengths.
Our portfolio of businesses is making a real difference in the lives of dogs all over the world. We are about to do that for people, too. This is a chance to come on board a fast-growing company with amazing potential to do some real good.
Compensation for this position is above market and based on your experience. It will include valuable stock options. As the company grows there is a significant potential financial upside for you.
This is a full time 40+ hours/week job. The desired hours of coverage are Monday-Friday from 8AM to 5PM Hawaii (GMT-10). That said, the hours are somewhat flexible, depending upon your time zone. The CEO lives in Hawaii and a good chunk of your working hours should be spent interfacing with him. On most days there will be a morning check in call around 9AM Hawaii.
This position does not require travel. Working hours and scheduling is negotiable.
What is not negotiable is your commitment, focus, and desire to help grow this enterprise. You’ll be working closely with an experienced entrepreneur, and this is an ideal opportunity for the right candidate.
Your Work Environment:
Since this is a remote position, you will probably be working from your own home. You should have a dedicated, well-equipped home office free from noise and distractions of any kind.
You will need:
One Last Thing…
Your skill with words and your ability to present a coherent, polished message to your audience (in this case, us) are critical to this position. Put time and effort into the application, and let us know who you really are. A guideline we follow here is to not show anyone else our work until we are “proud of it.” This ensures that everyone works to their own highest standards, and builds trust between team members. We are looking for the right fit for James Jacobson, and we will wait for our ideal Right Hand.
We hope that’s you, and we’re looking forward to hearing from you.