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Executive Assistant to Chief People Officer

REI

REI

Administration, People & HR
Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024
Overview

This job contributes to REI’s success by providing highly complex administrative assistance for a Senior Vice President (SVP), our Chief People Officer. Ensures that the daily and ongoing administrative tasks are accomplished in a way that supports the Company’s business initiatives and objectives. Models and acts in accordance with REI’s guiding values and mission.


Responsibilities and Qualifications

  • Provides administrative support of a highly complex and responsible nature.
  • Acts as an extension of the executive in the operation of the daily affairs of the executive’s business.
  • Responds to internal and external company contacts regarding the executive, the company’s operations, and its financial results as if they were acting in the stead of the executive.
  • Reflects the executive’s style and company culture when carrying out activities.
  • Schedules meetings, arranges appointments and manages executive’s calendar. Manages requests for an executive’s time and attention to internal and external issues while ensuring executive schedules are met while key issues and matters are effectively addressed.
  • Maintains a high level of service even when directing inquiries away from the executive to help better manage their calendar and activities.
  • Prepares and researches presentations, emails, announcements and other and correspondence and reflects executive’s style and professionalism when doing so.
  • Carries out assignments relating to civic or committee activities of the executive. May at times assist with personal activities as well.
  • Coordinates travel, itineraries, meeting space and meeting materials.
  • Answers telephone calls, email requests and written correspondence.
  • Accountable for the delivery of complete, timely and accurate work products.
  • Acts as an extension of the executive in the operation of the daily affairs of the executive’s business.

Required Skills and Experience

  • 5+ years of administrative and clerical support experience, including previous experience supporting corporate managers and/or executives.
  • Ability to operate office equipment including multi-line phone, photocopier, and fax machine.
  • Ability to draft, proofread and edit documents for spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Ability to operate a personal computer using MS Office suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to manage an executive’s calendar and make travel arrangements.
  • Ability to use discretion when dealing with information of a sensitive or confidential nature.
  • Actively participates and collaborates with others on one's own team and across REI for the achievement of business goals.
  • Flexible in one's viewpoints and positions in order to support the direction taken by others at REI.
  • Uses business knowledge, innovative thinking, and sound judgment in the solution of problems or the pursuit of business opportunities.
  • Consolidates information from various sources including feedback from others to reach sound decisions.
  • Considers the ultimate impact of decisions and actions on internal and external customers.
  • Works smart by setting effective work goals, establishing priorities, and planning well in order to produce quality work.
  • Executes effectively by using resources efficiently, meeting deadlines, and keeping others informed of work plans and progress toward goals.
  • Clearly conveys and accurately receives information by a variety of methods and in various situations.
  • Builds rapport with all kinds of people inside and outside the organization.
  • Acts upon opportunities and involves and influences others in the accomplishment of worthwhile organizational goals.
  • Challenges the status quo, champions change and influences others to change.
  • Willing and able to work in the Issaquah, WA office as needed.

Closing

At REI, we believe the outdoors is for all. We are committed to becoming a fully inclusive, anti-racist, multicultural organization. We know that there's strength in our diversity – that each employee brings unique skills, experiences, and perspectives. Every day you are driving change, fostering a culture of respect, and knowing you're backed by benefits that support your whole life. To work towards this commitment and fulfill our brand promise of inspiring and enabling a life outside for everyone, we seek employees who demonstrate different ways of working, create a sense of belonging, and actively listen and learn.

Pay Transparency

We are committed to practices that promote pay equity and transparency. As required by applicable Pay Transparency laws, REI provides a range of compensation for roles that may be hired in locations under these requirements. Factors that may be used to determine your actual salary may include a wide array of factors, including: your specific skills and experience, geographic location or other relevant factors.

REI offers all regular employees a generous employee discount, access to health benefits, a retirement savings plan and accrued time off. Click here for a detailed overview of benefits plans by employee profile.


Pay Range

$63,300.00 - $101,500.00 per year