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Executive Assistant, SVP (AfroTech & Live Events)

Blavity, Inc.

Blavity, Inc.

Administration
Remote
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

Blavity, Inc. is a venture-funded media and technology company, founded in 2014 around a simple idea: enable Black millennials to tell their own stories. Today, we are home to the largest network of platforms and lifestyle brands serving the multifaceted lives of Black millennials & Gen Z through original content, video, unique experiences, and product solutions. Blavity Inc. has evolved into a market leader for Black media, reaching 250 million users per month through our growing brand portfolio, including Blavity, Blavity360º, AfroTech, Talent Infusion, 21Ninety, Travel Noire, Home & Texture, and Blavity House Party. Our Blavity, Inc. employee community is composed of passionate, energetic, and culturally conscious individuals working together to deliver value to each other, the company, and our clients. We are always searching for new additions to our community that will help us continue to scale, contribute meaningfully to our culture, and advance our strategic direction.

Job Summary:
Blavity Inc. seeks an Executive Assistant who will provide executive-level project management and administrative support to the SVP of Afrotech & Live Events. This role will manage the SVP's daily workflow, prioritize various projects, and support broader initiatives across the Live Events organization.

The ideal candidate will be proactive, anticipating the SVP and team's needs with excellent judgment. They must have strong communication, administrative, and organizational skills to balance multiple priorities. Extreme organization and attention to detail are critical. This is an excellent opportunity for someone seeking to gain experience in media, content, live events, or DE&I talent solutions.

This role will report directly to the SVP, AfroTech & Live Events and will support the broader goals of the Live Events organization as needed.

Responsibilities:

  • Establish effective processes and systems, track deadlines, and follow up on executive approvals
  • Draft correspondence, agenda items, reports, presentations, and other documents for the SVP in a proactive manner
  • Manage all meetings for the SVP, including preparation, detailed note taking, disseminating action items and summaries, and tracking completion of meeting outcomes
  • Independently research issues and provide data-driven recommendations to support special planning projects
  • Take full ownership from project inception through completion, ensuring all deliverables are met on time and within scope
  • Capture key contact information and relationship details
  • Coordinate all Live Events hosted internal events to include leadership retreats and executive team meetings
  • Manage hiring process for Live Events organization open roles
  • Develop project plans, define milestones, and coordinate resources
  • Monitor the progress of projects to identify and mitigate potential risks and ensure successful execution
  • Communicate project updates to stakeholders, ensuring alignment with organizational goals

Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelors degree
  • Required Experience:
    • 2+ years supporting a senior-level executive at a high-growth company or start-up
  • Preferred Experience:
    • Experience with the Airtable platform
    • Fluent in Asana and/or comparable project management suite
  • Technologies:
    • Advanced proficiency in Google Suite
  • Additional Qualifications:
    • Extraordinarily organized with high attention to detail
    • Demonstrated written communication and verbal presentation skills, with an ability to synthesize and express concepts efficiently and effectively to a wide range of audiences
    • Ability to thrive in an accelerated environment, think creatively, and produce innovative solutions
    • Demonstrated success collaborating with internal and external teams
    • A healthy appreciation of GIFs and Black culture

Details:

  • This is a fully remote, U.S.- based role. Occasional travel may be required.
  • Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Candidates must be available to work at least 50% in alignment with the Pacific Time Zone.
  • The annual salary range for this role is $80,000 - $95,000.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter online at BlavityInc.com/Careers.

Blavity is committed to creating a diverse environment free of discrimination and harassment, and building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. Blavity is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, HIV Status, veteran status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.

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The Executive Assistant, SVP (AfroTech & Live Events) is responsible for providing project management and admin support to the SVP of Afrotech & Live Events, to include managing workflows, prioritizing projects, and supporting Live Events initiatives.