Executive Assistant to the CEO

San Jose, CA
Full Time
BD & Operations
Mid Level

Organization

ZeroAvia is a leader in zero-emission aviation, flying the world's largest hydrogen-electric aircraft since September 2020. Its focus is the design and commercialization of hydrogen-powered aviation solutions to address a variety of markets, initially targeting short-haul, sub-regional commercial flights up to 500 miles. To date, ZeroAvia has secured the UK CAA and FAA experimental permit to fly its 6-seat aircraft powered by a hydrogen-electric powertrain, passed significant flight tests, and is on track for commercial deliveries by 2023. Its achievements to date were rewarded by the UK prime minister by inviting ZeroAvia as a member of the UK Jet Zero Council. 

ZeroAvia’s powertrain development focuses on integrating hydrogen storage tanks, fuel cell systems, and electric motors, delivering a solution that will be not only without carbon emissions but also cheaper to operate. Commercializing the solution requires the establishment of a new clean aviation ecosystem, encompassing hydrogen production from renewable energy sources and tackling public perception of safety.

Role

The Executive Assistant to the CEO will provide support to the CEO and executive team in the following areas:

  1. Calendar management/scheduling
  2. Travel arrangements
  3. Events and meetings planning
  4. Wide range of administrative responsibilities

Responsibilities

  • Provide administrative support and manage the CEO’s and executives’ calendar, balance competing priorities, and make appropriately informed decisions
  • Act as a liaison for the CEO internally and externally
  • Schedule internal, board of directors, and external meetings, coordinate all logistics and details, and provide relevant preparation materials
  • Own end-to-end preparation and execution of all-hands meetings, including assembling presentation decks
  • Coordinate travel arrangements for the CEO and executive team, including flights and accommodations
  • Plan and organize leadership and company events internationally
  • Lead special projects as required

Knowledge, experience, and qualifications

Essential

  • Experience supporting a CEO in a tech company
  • Experience supporting a growing team that functions at a fast pace
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential data
  • An enthusiastic attitude and eagerness to help
  • High sense of urgency and responsibility
  • Outstanding organizational skills with extreme attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • A genuine passion for clean technology and the future of electric aviation

Preferred

  • 5+ years experience supporting a C-Suite level executive
  • 10+ years of experience as an Executive Assistant and/or Administrative Business Partner at a scaling tech company

 

Diversity and Inclusion 

ZeroAvia is an equal opportunity employer and as a young company in the aviation industry, we value diversity and need people of different backgrounds that bring a plethora of skills, perspectives, and mindsets to the table that can spur originality, imagination, and creativity. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

 

 

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