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Better makes getting a mortgage fast, simple & totally better.
New York    Posted: Wednesday, February 06, 2019
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About Better:

Were one of the fastest growing homeownership companies in America. Why? Because were building a better way to get home & our customers love it. By combining the technology people expect with a seamless customer service experience, were making homeownership so simple it feels magical.

In 2018 alone, weve helped over 10,000 families get home, saving them on average $3,500 in upfront fees & days of stress-filled time.

Our backers have helped build some of most transformative tech & finance companies in history. Kleiner Perkins, Goldman Sachs, IA Ventures, Ally Bank & others have invested over $85MM in Better & our vision of making homeownership magical.

A Better opportunity:

Better is on the lookout for a Personal Assistant & Child Care Expert to assist our executive team. We need someone who can make sure everything is running smoothly, whether that involves running to the post office to get a package shipped or watching children so our team can attend an extremely important work event, this person will be integral in making others lives easier. This person should be extremely organized, proactive, quick on their feet & enjoy working with children.

This role will entail a weekday schedule of 8:30am-6:30pm regularly with the ability to work late as needed if there is something that needs to get taken care of. This person will also function as back up childcare when other nannies are sick or on vacation (2 weeks per year). The ideal candidate enjoys children & would be happy to help watch the kids for even a week or two if, for example, the CEOs nanny had a personal emergency & needed to take a leave. This person may also be asked to assist with back up childcare for a few other executives during critical times.

About you:

The ideal candidate will be a highly-organized, outgoing communicator capable of delivering best-in-class service, while maintaining composure in a fast-paced environment.

  • At least 2 years experience working successfully in a personal assistant or customer-facing role of some kind
  • Prior experience in teaching or child care with a genuine love for children, as the assistant will be highly involved in helping the CEO optimize his personal calendar, including assisting with making arrangements with the familys childcare & school commitments & serving as backup childcare when needed.
  • Excellent communication skills & not afraid to ask questions when you need help
  • Enjoys learning & can quickly get up to speed on any topic
  • Extremely organized, strong attention to detail
  • Ability to think outside of the box in difficult situations
  • Bachelor's degree required with strong academic performance (ideally 3.5+ GPA & above)
  • Looking for a minimum 2-year commitment & ideally a long-term role
  • Fluency in Spanish a plus

Things we value:

  • Curiosity.Why? How? Repeat.
  • Nerdiness.Financial news & trends are fascinating. Seriously.
  • Relentlessness.No one here gives up. We try. We fail. We try again.
  • Passion.If you dont get excited about homeownership, mortgages, & real estate, it simply wont work.
  • Smarts: book & street.We have to use all the tools at our disposal to build Better.
  • Empathy & Compassion.You understand that people's biggest dreams are in your hands.
  • Communication.Can you ask for help or put your hand up when you dont understand?
  • Building. Doing. Making.Yes, we have to do a lot of thinking & talking to figure this stuff out, but you cant wait to leave the conversation & build it.
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