The EA’s primary responsibility will be to provide administrative support to one or two dedicated executive search consultant(s) and assist other members of the office staff to balance the workload of the office. Additional responsibilities include:
As measured by year-end performance appraisal and ongoing client, consultant and peer feedback.
Communicate clearly and interact with others in a manner that demonstrates and inspires confidence. Establish and sustain relationships in order to build and strengthen a network of individuals who work cooperatively with each other, including the ability to interact with very senior-level clients and candidates with the highest degree of professionalism at all times. Demonstrate a team approach to and reinforce collaboration in all internal/external interactions to support work balance among the search team and within the office. Exhibit a client-focused attitude in the work environment.
Proactively manage projects to ensure smooth and high-quality outcomes while working on multiple assignments with differing priorities and abbreviated timelines that involve team members with varying communication and execution styles. Take the lead in the timely and efficient scheduling of candidate/client meetings, ensuring that all parties are kept informed, and all details are confirmed and communicated. Identify the varied resources needed and available to deal with multi-dimensional tasks and putting together a realistic and achievable work plan. Leverage technology such as Outlook, the Microsoft suite of products, and a relational database to their fullest potential in a fast-paced environment.
The ideal candidate will do this by:
Demonstrate ethical, sound professional practices and personal accountability. Act in a manner that is consistent with the Firm’s values. Hold others accountable to standards of performance. Display a curiosity and desire for knowledge and staying current with colleagues, the Firm and its systems. Regularly invest time in encouraging the team to innovate, continuously improve processes and share knowledge. Gain an understanding of and follow the Firm’s policies, procedures and brand standards. Advocate high-quality work by ensuring that client deliverables are thoroughly reviewed and edited. Embrace and actively participate in training opportunities and proactively seek guidance and coaching from peers or corporate trainers to augment or improve skills. Proactively share best practices with the search team by communicating the benefits of improved efficiencies. This could be in the form of informal, on-the-job opportunities or in formal, structured learning opportunities with colleagues.