Executive Assistant, CEO & COO at BenchPrep
We deliver the most advanced and flexible learning experience for certification, credentialing, test prep, continuing education, and training. Our cloud-based learning platform is designed to help education and training organizations deliver a highly engaging and effective learning experience for users who are trying to advance their careers. With almost 1M active users last year, we incorporate the latest in learner-centered technology, including personalization, gamification, data science, usability and omni-channel delivery.
We’re sitting in a pivotal time in the BenchPrep history. After just closing a $20 million series C round of funding, we’re fueled for growth. We’re ready to enhance our product offering, extend our position in the education and training industry, and scale our (humble) team.
We’re committed to helping students learn better, and that starts in our own office.
About the role:
As an Executive Assistant, you’ll be in charge of managing our CEO and COO’s day to day schedules, emails, travel, expenses and countless other tasks. Your role will change on the regular as demands with our clients and needs of our employees change. It will be critical to be ready to react quickly, shift gears as needed, and work with a high level of detail and confidentiality. As our CEO does a lot of client presentations, it’ll be great if you are able to proofread writing and presentations (but not required). While your role would be primarily focused on their BenchPrep work, you may be asked to do personal tasks (up to 40% of your time) from your desk at work.
About the team:
You will join our small team but contribute in a big way. You’ll directly support our CEO and COO but interact regularly with our People Team (HR, Recruiting and Office Management). Our CEO and COO (our original founders) are focused on building and scaling our business, all while growing an amazing team here at the office. Realizing how quickly our company is growing, and that the demands of their roles are increasing, they need a go-to right hand person to help manage it all! This is where you come in.
- Have 1+ years of professional experience as an EA supporting a CEO plus other C-level executives concurrently
- Have impeccable attention to detail, project management skills, and ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
- Have experience coordinating travel logistics for executives
- Be willing to join an always changing startup with ever changing demands
Life at BenchPrep:
We work at BenchPrep because we’re dedicated to the mission and each day have an opportunity to be challenged and learn. We work hard, eat well, and have lots of fun. Culture is our lifeline at BenchPrep. We tend to eat our (free) lunch together - not because we have to, but because we want to. We celebrate our people, both professionally and personally. We focus on flexibility - both in work/life balance, but also everyday in operating with agility. We care about professional development so much that we offer employees $1,200 annually to build their skills. And of course, we have all the La Croix and snacks that you’d expect to keep you moving. It’s no wonder we were selected in Built in Chicago’s 50 Best Small Companies to Work For in 2019, and Crain’s 2019 Best Places to Work in Chicago lists.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
We are looking for high performing and motivated professionals who are excited about the chance to leverage technology to impact the lives of millions of learners.