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Executive Assistant

Axiom AI

Axiom AI

San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, May 20, 2024

Y Combinator is the leading startup accelerator for entrepreneurs. Since 2005, YC has invested in over 4,500 companies, including Airbnb, Dropbox, Stripe, Reddit, DoorDash, Coinbase and Instacart. Today, YC has built the most powerful startup community in the world alongside the products and programs to support founders for the life of their company.

Job Description

Y Combinator is looking for an experienced Executive Assistant to work directly with one of our Group Partners and one of our Managing Directors. You’ll be responsible for helping manage their calendar, organizing events, and using internal YC software to manage communications with our founders and portfolio companies.

The ideal candidate is a self-starter, who’s comfortable working independently based out of our San Francisco headquarters. This is an amazing opportunity if you’re curious about startups and enjoy learning about how they get started and would find it interesting to meet the kinds of people who start them.

This is also a unique opportunity to get many of the perks of working for a successful company – competitive salary and excellent benefits, including fully paid health care benefits and a flexible paid time off policy – while working on a small, fast-moving, and high-impact team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Administrative tasks including scheduling and calendar management. You’ll help schedule internal and external meetings, preventing conflicts and helping our Group Partners use their time efficiently.

  • Plan, execute, and attend events. You’ll be responsible for helping with the logistics of events organized at the YC office and other locations, ranging from 50 people to 250 people. You must be available to work one or two evenings per week and the occasional weekend. That said, hours are flexible to accommodate time spent outside of standard office hours.

  • Coordinating travel, and generally able to process ad hoc tasks expeditiously and proactively including some personal to-dos.

  • Work cross-functionally with other YC team members as needed.

Skills & Experience:

  • You have at least 3 years of experience as an Executive Assistant or working in an operations/support position.

  • Comfortable supporting two executives with direct leadership styles.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Evidence of strong writing ability will be valued especially highly.

  • Strong organizational, project management, problem-solving skills, and multitasking abilities.

  • Friendly demeanor

  • Bonus points: You are familiar with startups.

Every employee at YC has a lot of individual responsibility and access to sensitive information, so we need to hire people we can trust. Your ability to make good trade-offs and exercise good judgment is particularly important to us.

Location: YC is headquartered in the SF Bay Area. Candidates must live in the SF Bay Area or be willing to relocate. Our Executive Assistants must be comfortable working from our San Francisco office in the Dogpatch at least 3 days per week.

Compensation: $140,000 - $160,000 + bonus (depending on skills and experience).

Benefits: Our full benefits package includes medical, vision, and dental plans, infertility benefit, STD/LTD, life insurance, commuter benefits, flexible spending account, health savings account, 401(k) + 4% matching, generous parental leave, paid holidays and flexible paid time off policy.

Work Authorization: This position does not support work authorization/visa sponsorship.

Y Combinator considers qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state, and local law including San Francisco’s Fair Chance Ordinance. Y Combinator is committed to protecting the privacy of the personal information of job applicants and complying with the California Consumer Privacy Act. The privacy policy of Ashby, Inc., the hiring platform used by Y Combinator, governs the collection of such data and can be found here.