Executive Assistant at Airspace
San Leandro, CA, US

Overview

Airspace Systems, an advanced technology company committed to the safe emergence of the drone economy, is addressing a new dimension in the world of security. Drones have a wide range of life-saving and mission-critical uses, including disaster response, firefighting, supply and medicine delivery, and locating missing persons, to name a few. In order for the drone industry to realize its full economic and social potential, airspace security and safety of critical infrastructure must be assured. 

Airspace Systems, in conjunction with the military, has developed a leading airspace security solution with tremendous potential to do real and meaningful good in the commercial and civilian sectors. As of February 2019, the company has been cleared to sell and deploy the solution for commercial use. The Airspace Galaxy security platform uses AI and advanced robotics to provide immediate detection and identification of all drones present in a large airspace, enabling a quick response. The company plans to include drone mitigation – the capture and safe removal of unauthorized drones – as part of a comprehensive solution in the near future. 

Today, users for the detection and identification of drone traffic include airports, corporate and academic campuses, entertainment facilities and franchises, utilities, large commercial real estate operators and civil safety providers. To capitalize on a window of opportunity to become the leading provider of airspace security in these commercial and civil sectors, venture and strategic investors have just provided substantial additional funding to Airspace Systems. The company is seeking to quickly build a top-notch management team to execute on a succinct vision in a rapidly emerging market.

 

Role

The Executive Assistant will play an integral part of the CEO’s day-to-day activities. The ideal candidate can navigate and dynamic, complex entrepreneurial environment, prioritizing incoming requests, driving projects and managing administrative duties. As a trusted partner to the CEO, you will be a confidante on all topics related to company strategy, operations and staffing. You will manage all administrative duties including email, calendar and travel management as well as strategic projects and tasks to support the CEO. You will regularly communicate with stakeholders internally and externally. You will work with the CEO closely to maximize efficiency and time utilization. This is an opportunity be an integral part of a dynamic, fast-paced environment in a high-growth, mission-driven company. 

Responsibilities

  •     Own the CEO’s administration needs end-to-end
  •     Support the CEO in all aspects of day-to-day execution
  •     Act as an effective intermediary for the CEO with staff, Board and external stakeholders 
  •     Prioritize all incoming requests for the CEO; make decisions to process them efficiently
  •     Manage a complex, dynamic schedule and calendar with efficiency and confidentiality
  •     Review, organic and track incoming mail, email, phone messages and event invitations
  •     Manage domestic and international travel; communicate itineraries with stakeholders
  •     Prepare and organize materials, facilities and logistics for meetings and events
  •     Build relationships with key stakeholders internally and externally
  •     Operate with a high level of confidentiality and discretion

Requirements

  •      8+ years relevant experience, including 4+ years supporting a CEO or C-level executive
  •      Flexible – Thrives in a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment 
  •      Articulate – Exhibits exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  •      Proactive -- Anticipates the needs of the CEO and creates systems and processes necessary to accomplish them
  •      Organized -- Outstanding planning, organizing and time management skills
  •      Detail-oriented -- Effective at tracking, delegation and management of tasks and projects
  •      High EQ -- Able to interact with others with empathy and candor
  •      Independent -- Excellent independent judgment and decision-making skills, with an ability to offer alternative viewpoints in a productive, team-oriented manner
  •     Proficiency in office productivity and collaboration tools and applications

Working Environment: 

You will be working from our San Leandro office daily around a friendly and diverse set of staff.  You will have access to a fully stocked kitchen, catered lunches and you can participate as a team member in Company events and outings. We will assign you a computer workstation and tools as needed and necessary to complete the job. 

Working at Airspace Systems means working with a team of makers, mechanical and software engineers, designers and entrepreneurs that live for completing ambitious projects. Get inspired to build, design and dream up new solutions in our state-of-the-art workspace.  

We have all the perks you would expect from a great startup: an amazing industry, incredible office space, a smart multidisciplinary team, a flexible workplace, plenty of food in the kitchen, and a pure mission that binds us all together.

 

Compensation: TBD, which will be paid semi-monthly in accordance with the Company’s normal payroll procedures. Obviously: medical, dental, vision, vacation, health and wellness, and stock options are part of the package. 

Thank you for your time and consideration. If you are not interested or available and know of someone that may be, please feel free to pass along this opportunity.