Senior Executive Assistant at Amherst

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Amherst is revolutionizing the way U.S. real estate is priced, managed and financed in order to unlock opportunities for all market participants. Driven by data, analytics, and technology, Amherst has a 20-year history of anticipating where the next risks and opportunities are likely to emerge and designing actionable strategies for investors to capitalize on opportunities across residential real estate, commercial real estate and public securities. Amherst, along with its affiliates and subsidiaries, has more than 900 employees, $5 billion under management and approximately $15 billion under advisement and oversight.


Amherst seeks an experienced Senior Executive Assistant to support Amherst’s CEO, based at our Austin headquarters. This role will provide high level administrative management of CEO office activities, including liaising in a professional manner with prospective and existing investors, shareholders, and employees to assist in fortifying relationships.  Responsibilities also involve dedicated personal assistance in managing travel and catering needs, scheduling of internal and external appointments and meetings, and coordination with external commitments to avoid conflicts.  Success in this position requires a strong track record with C-level executives, and the ability to quickly add value through utilizing advanced administrative, organizational, technical and communication skills. The current incumbent is relocating within the Company.





  • Gatekeeper for the CEO: schedule, confirm, and follow‐up on meetings with investors, clients, internal executives and business partners.  Coordination with the office of the President of our Single Family Residential (SFR) business. 
  • Manage CEO contacts for follow ups, and assist in developing and maximizing relationships
  • Manage and execute all CEO travel including coordination with personal calendar and expenses
  • Coordinate activities of other administrative staff to ensure complex calendars, travel, meetings and conference calls are effectively maintained for the CEO
  • Collaborate with other EAs to ensure cohesive coverage across the C-Suite at all times
  • Greet investors, clients, visitors and CEO guests in a professional manner and ensure their visit runs seamlessly
  • Efficient and expeditious completion of all assigned activities
  • Manage the CEO’s schedule, remediate conflicts, and follow-through on projects to ensure successful completion
  • Work closely with, and act as a "barometer" to help the CEO stay tuned into office tone and employee morale
  • Provide background, meeting summaries and/or supporting documents in preparation for scheduled appointments
  • Manage logistics and oversee all travel coordination, including expenses, for executive meetings including board and client meetings
  • Prepare and edit a variety of correspondences, reports and presentations
  • Maintain a high degree of confidentiality


Experience and skills:

  • Fifteen to twenty years of experience, including minimum of five years executive C-Level administrative support level; preferably within a financial services firm or similar environment
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university or equivalent work experience
  • Strong organizational and problem solving skills with the ability to recognize and appropriately handle highly sensitive and confidential material and information
  • Ability to manage access to the CEO with diplomacy and discretion
  • Proactive with a strong sense of urgency
  • Able to multitask and prioritize workload with minimal direction
  • Advanced level skills with Microsoft Office Suite including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Polished and poised demeanor with professional presentation
  • The ability to build immediate credibility
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to work a flexible schedule as needed and comfortable in an “always on” environment


What we offer:

  • A competitive compensation package, annual bonus, 401k match
  • Flexible PTO, 8 paid holidays
  • Employer-paid benefits (medical, dental, vision, health savings account)
  • Professional career development and reimbursement
  • Relaxed casual environment and weekly/quarterly office events!


Amherst is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or veteran status, and encourage all applicants to apply.

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Two offices around Austin at our HQ with beautiful views of Lake Austin in a modern office and our tech co-working space near Lady Bird Lake

An Insider's view of Amherst

What are some social events your company does?

Amherst is always participating in exciting events. From Dell Match Play to SXSW, Amherst engages in a variety of local events. We also host smaller events for employees such as summer BBQ's and happy hours. Nothing tops our holiday party, a true family celebration!


Director of Talent Programs

What projects are you most excited about?

I'm most excited about our Budget Revision Project! We were tasked with the challenge of moving a tedious process into a more user and mobile friendly system. This will allow the field teams to submit budget revisions from MSR Properties and have one system to manage the majority of their work. This excitement is why I love being a part of the team


Business Analyst

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

“At Amherst, I am able to work collaboratively with peers who have had years of experience similar to mine. The technology is current and evolving as the company grows. Therefore, my skills stay current and always improve.”


Senior Systems Engineer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

My team is expected to create new IP (Intellectual Property) through innovation in software, hardware, workflow process and data. Our goal is to build franchise value/shareholder value, solve difficult problems through creative solutions, and improve over-all efficiency that in turn makes life easier for all of Amherst


Chief Technology Innovation Officer

What are some things you learned at the company?

Within my first year, I have acquired solid enterprise-level knowledge in developing .NET applications by using Angular 4+, ASP.NET MVC, WPF, Entity Framework, and advanced SQL. We’re transitioning into ‘React’ apps that I'm excited about as it will add to my tech skills. I like that we have autonomy regarding the tech decisions in development


Software Engineer

What are Amherst Perks + Benefits

Amherst Benefits Overview

Competitive salaries
Choice of Mac or Windows hardware
Flexible vacation days, paid holidays, and work from home options
Medical, Dental, Vision, LTD, Life, EAP, and 401K with matching benefits
Stellar colleagues with proven track records
Free sodas, kombucha, cold brew, beer and healthy and unhealthy snacks at our Barton Springs WeWork location
Free lunch every day and breakfast tacos on Thursdays!

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Highly diverse management team
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Amherst provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Our coworking space near Ladybird Lake is pet-friendly!
Relocation Assistance
We offer relocation assistance depending on location and position.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Acme Co. offers employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings weekly.
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Amherst. allows employes to set aside 50% of working hours for learning.
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

Competitive compensation and bonus program. Flexible PTO. Health, vision, dental and long term disability coverage. Paid maternity/paternity leave. Attractive office space. Training certifications assistance. Daily catered lunch and stocked kitchens. Monthly birthday celebrations. Casual work environment with regular team-building outings. Breakfast Taco Thursday.

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