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About Purpose

Purpose builds & supports movements to advance the fight for an open, just, & habitable world. We use public mobilization & storytelling to help leading organizations, activists, businesses, & philanthropies engaged in this fight, & we create campaigning labs & new initiatives that can shift policies & change public narratives when it matters most.

To do this, Purpose brings together world-class talent from the world of creatives, content development, storytelling, campaigning, grassroots organizing, & political strategy to build new creative campaigning models.

Guided by smart strategy & powered by participation, our work reframes issues, engages new audiences, shifts public discourse, & ultimately drives targeted action & creates lasting impact. Join the team that made all this work!

About the Role

Purpose is seeking an Executive Assistant who will work closely with the Managing Director & Head of Office, Europe & team & provide daily support to the Managing Director & Head of Office, Europe. Our ideal candidate is extremely detail-oriented & organized & thrives in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. The Executive Assistant will be proactive in corresponding with external contacts & internal team members alike to schedule & coordinate meetings & calls. In addition, the Executive Assistant will help streamline tasks for the Managing Director & Head of Office, Europe by exhibiting consistent inbox management, flagging & prioritizing responses to emails & coordinating with global senior leaders on upcoming priorities. Your day-to-day work will also include arranging travel logistics, handling assorted personal tasks, & other requests as necessary to ensure the day runs smoothly. 

This full time staff position is based in Purposes London office in the Farringdon district. Interested candidates should include a cover letter with their application, highlighting their relevant experience & explaining their interest in the role. This role is offered with a salary band of 35,000 - 46,000, commensurate with experience, with possible room for negotiation for the right candidate.

We're looking for someone truly passionate about a joining a team that works everyday to create real world impact on a vast number of pressing global issues, someone who is excited to learn from & support leaders operating at a high level. We'd like to hear from you in your cover letter about why you think you think this person could be you

Responsibilities:

  • Provide timely, efficient administrative support to the Managing Director & Head of Office, Europe
  • Maintain regular daily communication with the Managing Director & Head of Office, Europe, ensuring close adherence to a rapidly changing calendar
  • Manage the Managing Director & Head of Office, Europes inbox, including filtering, maintaining a daily update of all incoming emails, & flagging the most urgent or time sensitive needs
  • Manage the Managing Director & Head of Office, Europes calendar, including heavy scheduling, on a daily, weekly, & monthly basis
  • Screen & prioritize the Managing Director & Head of Office, Europes incoming internal & external inquiries
  • Liaise with our Partnerships team to ensure external meetings are effectively staffed
  • Coordinate onsite & offsite meetings, including catering needs, briefing the Managing Director & Head of Office, Europe, material & room preparations
  • Coordinate an extensive speaking engagement schedule in conjunction with speakers bureau
  • Coordinate domestic & international travel arrangements
  • Prepare & update contact lists & relevant information on contacts
  • Complete business & personal errands for Managing Director & Head of Office, Europe & family
  • Work with the Purpose team to ensure appropriate briefs, notes, & clear follow-up from meetings
  • Track Managing Director & Head of Office, Europes expenses & submit monthly expense reports 
  • Other administrative & personal duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • 4+ years previous experience as an executive or personal assistant to a senior staff member or equivalent relevant experience
  • A keen eye for detail & meticulous organization skills
  • Exceptional written & verbal communication skills
  • Proactive & able to anticipate needs
  • Responds well to new challenges & able to adapt priorities accordingly
  • Remains calm & focused in a fast-paced & deadline-driven environment
  • Proven ability to maintain confidentiality on sensitive company information & high level of integrity
  • Comfortable working with all levels of clients, visitors & employees, including senior executives
  • Experience with Google Suite, including Gmail & Google Calendar
  • Proficient with Mac systems & software, including Word, Excel, & PowerPoint
  • Flexibility on work hours
  • You are excited to support global teams & work with people from diverse backgrounds
  • You are dedicated to building a diverse, equitable & inclusive work environment
  • Eligible to work in the UK

If these are the things that get you up in the morning, we want to hear from you! Please submit your resume & a cover letter that gives us insight into your passion & qualifications for the role.

Purpose takes on some of the biggest challenges in the world, which affect people of different identities & backgrounds in different ways. We are stronger & most effective with a diverse team leading the charge & are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, & skills. As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome the unique contributions that individuals bring in terms of their education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity & expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veterans status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation & beliefs.

 
 
 
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