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Watson Consulting Group

Executive Assistant

Employment type
Full-Time
Posted
about 1 month ago
Location
Remote / Los Angeles
Description

Watson Consulting Group (WCG) is a mission-driven for-profit consulting firm focused on organizational change, leadership initiatives, and systems realignment for the benefit of vulnerable communities. WCG clients are leaders within government, philanthropy, and nonprofit organizations that face complex challenges and seek impactful solutions.
WCG positions client's projects for organizational success by developing strategies that meet needs within dynamic sectors. The role of WCG is to support county-wide system operations alongside nonprofit providers, primarily through working within the field of coaching and leadership development in the affordable housing sector, with a focus on emergent techniques of service delivery built through an equity lens.  WCG clients are leaders tasked to drive action within the sector and must meet demand for continuous performance improvement, responsible strategy, demonstrable value, and a total commitment to people. Understanding these drivers for change and embracing a design philosophy that maximizes output requires a deep understanding of our client's priorities and the environments in which they operate. WCG helps clients to achieve efficiency and effectiveness in achieving their desired outcomes. By recognizing the value of change founded in equitable access to quality supportive services and the strength of evidence-based policy and practice, our Project Operations Consultants focus on facilitating and assisting sustainable solutions supported by best-practice research and community building while prioritizing investment in equity and inclusion.

About the Position
Under the direct supervision of the Principal, the Administrative Assistant will report to and work closely with the Principal to handle clerical duties for the WCG team. This person will be responsible for administrative duties including managing the Principal’s calendar, inbox, appointments, calls, and supporting the Principal in all efforts. This position will experience first-hand how ethical nonprofit consulting can be achieved. Lisa Watson, Principal, is well-known as a community leader who believes in supporting young leadership. This position will also be responsible for substantive and creative duties including providing research and writing and accomplishing editorial and design tasks on reports based on client’s deliverables. This is a position in a small team that has room for growth for a committed individual. 
 
The ideal candidate is a confident self-starter and team player with extraordinarily strong written communication skills who is comfortable working in an organization where initiative, fresh ideas, and work ethic are valued and rewarded.

Responsibilities of Administrative Assistant   

  • Compose and type correspondences for the Principal 
  • Manage the Principal’s calendar, including making appointments for the Principal and firm members
  • Maintain comprehensive and accurate records, documents, and reports for the entire firm 
  • Conduct research on specific topics and prepare information for assigned special projects
  • Use various software, including word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software to prepare reports and/or special projects 
  • Compose meeting agendas, take minutes, and assign and complete follow-up tasks
  • Provide support on Zoom: breakout rooms, jam boards, etc. 
  • Update the WCG webpage and manage limited, work-related social media for the Principal 
  • Provide general support on all projects as assigned

 

Qualifications:

Required: 

  • Strong technical and analytical skills with exceptional attention to detail
  • Extraordinarily strong written and verbal communication skills with technical writing skills
  • Good time-management habits, ability to multi-task and work independently and manage time efficiently
  • Ability to communicate thoughts and ideas in an accessible manner
  • Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision Strong interpersonal skills 
  • Ability to treat confidential information with appropriate discretion 
  • Minimum two (2) years comparable job experience

 

Preferred:

  • Experience carrying out projects that involve policy and/or systems change with operations, program planning, and/or evaluation projects centered on services benefitting youth
  • Experience within a consulting firm or relevant Los Angeles County agency
  • Portfolio that includes sample presentations and technical writing
  • Experience working with indigenous populations is a plus
  • Bilingual in Spanish (oral and written) is a plus

 

WCG Approach 
Watson Consulting Group (WCG) is a mission-driven for-profit consulting firm that works with government, philanthropy, and nonprofit organizations that have complex organizational change needs, leadership initiatives, or systems realignment work that benefits vulnerable communities. WCG is committed to making a social impact and supporting organizations in their pursuit to create a more just and equitable world. We approach our work based on three key values: integrity, transparency, and equity. By leveraging data and asking the right questions, we gather quality insights to help clients meet their project goals. We customize all our work with the belief that there are many best practices, but each organization and community is unique. Finally, we believe less talk and more action assists you in discovering solutions to your challenges. 


Contract Term

  • FTE Exempt: salary Range $44,000 - $50,000 Annual 
  • Benefits: Two weeks paid vacation annually (employer-sponsored health plan not available)
  • Hybrid work model: combined remote and in-office hours (office located in Pasadena area) 
  • Must have ability to travel, position may be required attend meetings in various parts of Los Angeles County (this expectation will increase as safety conditions regarding COVID-19 are increasingly met) 
To apply

Please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to: [email protected].
Letters may be addressed to Lisa Watson, Principal. 
http://www.consultingwatson.com/jobs