Executive Assistant

Vernon, California, United States Full-time

Local Roots’ mission is to improve global health by building a better food system. We design, build, deploy, and operate cutting-edge indoor farming projects. Our controlled environment farms yield the highest quality, locally-grown produce using breakthrough technologies that allow us to grow with 99% less water, pesticide and herbicide free, and with perfect consistency in production. Every day we work on innovating agriculture in ways that others think impossible. Our goals are audacious and we are committed to positively impacting the future of humanity. To accomplish our mission, we need the most talented people on the planet.

Role – As the Executive Assistant at Local Roots, you will execute complex and sensitive projects on behalf of Local Roots’ two founders, the CEO and the COO. You will organize and schedule the workday while flawlessly managing communications on their behalf with team members, partners, and media personnel and seeing specific projects through from end to end. You will be expected to support high level decisions and assess what matters need their immediate personal attention and what you can handle directly. You will be continually striving to maximize the productivity, effectiveness, and overall health of the founders.

Responsibilities –  You should be confident making significant contributions in the following categories:

  • Gracefully serve as an ambassador for the founders both internally and externally
  • Manage communications for the founders in a timely and professional manner
  • Maintain the founders’ calendars and book all travel and logistics
  • Prepare, review, and organize agreements, reports, contracts, and other documents
  • Execute a diversity of tasks, projects, and initiatives across the company, executive team, and external stakeholders on behalf of the founders
  • Maintain communication and reporting between the founders and the rest of the organization as necessary
  • Facilitate opportunities for the continued development of both founders as industry thought leaders and the external face of the company
  • Assist with personal accounting and business management
  • Meticulously maintain files and records

Requirements – Your background should include the following:

  • 3+ years of assisting C-level executives
  • Be dynamic, relentless, and able to match the energy and enthusiasm of both founders
  • Be honest and trustworthy with superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Be familiar with business administration and common legal structures and contracts
  • Be confident managing high-pressure situations with timeliness and tact
  • Handle confidential financial and personal information with sensitivity and integrity
  • Be exceptionally organized and have an unwavering attention to detail
  • Be able to work independently and in a team and prioritize competing requests
  • Be proficient with Word, Excel, Gmail and Calendar, MS 365, MS CRM, and MS Project
  • Share our passion for the Local Roots’ mission!

If this describes you and you are interested working with a brilliant team of designers, passionate foodies, and technology junkies, apply today!