IDEO San Francisco is in search of an Administrative Assistant (aka Leadership Coordinator) to join our Design for Learning Studio. If you are curious as to what is the Design for Learning Studio at IDEO, we share more information a little further down.
We are looking for someone to be part of a dynamic and creative team who relies on you for organizational guidance. You will be assisting a Managing Director in their day-to-day activities, such as calendaring and travel, while occasionally juggling client workshops, office management and team events. Additionally, you will take on special projects from time-to-time.
The Coordinator role demands an entrepreneurial individual with a high level of discretion, empathy, and self-motivation. Our pace is fast, our processes fluid, and our environment less than traditional. We are a highly networked organization that thrives on relationships, trust, collaboration, and credibility. We are looking for someone who is quick, brave, detail-oriented, and organized to the extreme. He/she will represent IDEO in a spirited and professional manner, both internally and externally. No two days are alike, and this individual will help our studio navigate its way through initiatives and challenges with confidence, problem-solving, polish, and a sense of humor. Finally, flexibility, curiosity, and multitasking are key given the ever-evolving nature of the role.
Coordinators can come from traditional and non-traditional backgrounds: executive assistants, theater, music, hospitality. Yet coordinators have a shared set of core skills from years of experience in roles that enable and support others:
IDEO is a place unlike any other. It’s a place where you can solve diverse, complex challenges for our clients or the organization, alongside thoughtful, intelligent individuals who lead with curiosity, empathy, and optimism. Sure we work hard, but we also intentionally craft moments that allow our community to pause, create, and connect. We encourage our community to bring their whole selves to work, respect the need for work-life balance, and allow for autonomy in the design process and your career.
As a Coordinator with our Design for Learning Studio in San Francisco we provide the opportunity for you to:
Tell us about a time when you were in charge of something and it all went horribly wrong. What did you do to get it back on track?
What's your super power, when it comes to making others successful?
Please apply online by uploading your resume and cover letter including your pop quiz question answer.
IDEO is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all roles without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.