Executive Assistant at Square Root

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Square Root is growing! To help support our leadership and culture teams, we’re looking for an assistant to infuse some organizational magic to the group. This role reports to Courtney, our Head of Culture + People, so you’ll be assisting with all things HR and Recruiting as well as supporting our executive team. You’ll tackle scheduling, travel booking, expense reports, and event planning. As the first impression for Square Root, you should bring a positive attitude, genuine interest in startup culture, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a strong desire to learn. Our ideal assistant will anticipate our executives’ needs, portray a stellar image of Square Root internally and externally, + be resourceful and meticulous about details. Each day here presents a new challenge, so, we need a go-getter, willing to jump into any task.

Sound like you? Keep reading!

The Gig

  • Be the voice to our candidates including scheduling interviews and giving office tours
  • Plan events ranging from intimate happy hours to community-wide recruiting events
  • Schedule client off-site meetings and order client gifts
  • Run our executives’ calendars including protecting their time and representing them well to the world
  • Book executive travel and submit expense reports through Expensify
  • Handle personal tasks such as running the occasional errand + researching and booking personal travel
  • There is no shortage of opportunities - The right person will grow and evolve this role!

About You

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • You’re interested in Executive Assistance, HR or Recruiting
  • You're willing to work non-standard hours, including weekends and evenings
  • You’ve got an eye for details and inclination for quick execution
  • You’re comfortable working in ambiguity and able to solve problems on the fly
  • You possess honesty, integrity, and a strong respect for confidentiality
  • Your communication skills are top-notch - balancing warmth and professionalism
  • You’re not afraid to pipe up with your feedback
  • You're comfortable learning new processes, tools, and software
  • You’re innately curious and fanatical about learning
  • You’re optimistic, self-motivated, and always ready to pitch in and help
  • Most importantly you bring gumption, strong work ethic, and kindness to everything you do

    We’re always looking for people to add to and evolve our culture + company. We want you to bring your unique experience and perspective, so don’t worry about checking all the boxes. If our values and mission resonate with you, please apply!

    Our Radical Culture

    Our culture is at the core of everything we do. As we grow, we’re not only looking to hire the best and brightest, but we’re also looking for people that share our values. Here's the code we live by:

    • Think big. Do bigger. We think big ideas are meant to be pursued. So, we think critically and have a bias for action and impact. We continually iterate to deliver smarter direction and better software.
    • Be customer-inspired. We aim to over-deliver and delight by doing what’s best, not just what’s expected. That’s why we make it a priority to understand how our customers operate and the challenges that they face.
    • Partner. We build strong relationships by having a partnership mindset – internally and externally. We go above and beyond to help our customers, and one another succeed.
    • Thrive. We set our internal bar high so that we can bring enthusiasm, speed, and innovation. We revere personal drive, growth, and balance. We celebrate successes, and, sometimes, we just celebrate.

    The Good Stuff

    Founded in Austin, Texas, we’ve been bootstrapped and profitable since our start in 2006. Along the way, we’ve added a slew of benefits and perks inspired by our team of Radicals. Here’s a sample:

    • Flexibility: no dress code, office hours, or vacation policy
    • Competitive benefits and compensation
    • A cozy campus of five 1920’s craftsman homes in downtown
    • Radicals get $3,000 a year to learn anything (seriously!)
    • Team lunches, stocked kitchen + bar, coffee-snob compliant coffee machines

    Square Root is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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    Technology we use

    • Engineering
    • Product
    • Sales & Marketing
      • JavascriptLanguages
      • PythonLanguages
      • RubyLanguages
      • AngularJSFrameworks
      • ExpressFrameworks
      • FlaskFrameworks
      • Node.jsFrameworks
      • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
      • MySQLDatabases
      • Neo4jDatabases
      • PostgreSQLDatabases
      • RedisDatabases
      • Survey MonkeyAnalytics
      • IllustratorDesign
      • InVisionDesign
      • PhotoshopDesign
      • SketchDesign
      • HTMLDesign
      • CSSDesign
      • ConfluenceManagement
      • JIRAManagement
      • TrelloManagement
      • WordpressCMS
      • IntercomCRM
      • SalesforceCRM
      • Campaign MonitorEmail
      • SendGridEmail
      • MarketoLead Gen


    We have a cozy campus of three 1920’s craftsman-style homes in the historic district of Clarksville, just a few blocks away from downtown Austin.

    An Insider's view of Square Root

    What projects are you most excited about?

    I find our Move a Metric projects really exciting at Square Root. We work with clients to identify a key metric to improve. Using a combination of data science and technology we formulate a plan to help the client move that metric in a positive direction. Through this program, we’re able to show strong business value.


    Customer Success Director

    What are some things you learned at the company?

    Since joining Square Root, I've been able to use my annual Learn Anything to understand more about photography, attended workshops + classes around HR best practices, and plan to get my certification next. Square Root believes in providing opportunities for every team member + continuously pushes me forward.


    HR + Recruiting Coordinator

    What are some social events your company does?

    Square Root invests in work/life balance. They take care to include my family regularly in events like holiday parties, the family picnic, happy hour invites, and much more. When they do, the attention to detail and care to make the moment special for us really makes an impact. It isn’t just checking a box.


    Sales Director

    What are Square Root Perks + Benefits

    Volunteer in local community
    Partners with Nonprofits
    Eat lunch together
    Daily stand up
    Open door policy
    Open office floor plan
    Documented equal pay policy
    Highly diverse management team
    Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
    Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
    Dental Benefits
    Vision Benefits
    Health Insurance Benefits
    Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
    Company Equity
    Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
    Generous Parental Leave
    Flexible Work Schedule
    Vacation & Time Off Benefits
    Unlimited Vacation Policy
    Paid Volunteer Time
    Paid Holidays
    Perks & Discounts
    Beer on Tap
    Casual Dress
    Company Outings
    Stocked Kitchen
    Some Meals Provided
    Happy Hours
    Pet Friendly
    Professional Development Benefits
    Job Training & Conferences
    Tuition Reimbursement
    Promote from within
    Time allotted for learning

    Additional Perks + Benefits

    Our perks are inspired by our values and team. For example, in 2015 we added a $3,000 annual budget for each Radical to Learn Anything. Our Thrive value and the team’s passion for personal + professional growth inspired this perk. Through feedback surveys and 1-on-1 conversations, we continue to learn what matters most to our team. Each thing we add is meaningful, not just a box to check.

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