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Executive Assistant

Company: Khan Academy
Location: Mountain View
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Job Description:


Khan Academy is a nonprofit organization on a mission to provide a free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere. We already reach millions of students every month and are growing rapidly, and right now we're hard at work helping learners address any unfinished learning that the COVID-19 pandemic may have caused. We also know that not all communities have been impacted equally by this pandemic, which makes our work focusing on providing equitable solutions to historically under-resourced communities even more important.


Our students, teachers, and parents come from all walks of life and so do we. We are fun, diverse, quirky people that come from a variety of backgrounds. Our team includes people from academia and from high tech companies and tiny startups. We hire great people from diverse backgrounds and experiences, not just because it's the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger. Valuing diversity, equity and inclusion is necessary for us to actualize our mission and truly impact the communities we serve. We believe that the best way to provide impactful education is to create a diverse team of people from different backgrounds, races, religions, genders, sexual orientations, ages, and experiences. We're a hardworking team that's passionate about helping learners and teachers around the globe! We strive to be world class in investing in our people and commit to developing you as a professional.


The Executive Assistant will manage administrative and operational tasks and projects for the Senior Leadership Team (SLT). In this role, you will consistently provide input and counsel to SLT. You will act as a trusted partner for senior leadership team, team members, and external parties. In addition, you will partner with People Operations (POPs) and other members of the administrative team.

* Manages complex calendars for one or more SLT
* Maintains files (both print and digital) for SLT
* Prepares expense reports for SLT
* Books domestic and international travel for SLT
* Leads event planning for SLT in collaboration with POPs team (e.g., board meetings, team off-sites, celebrations, board meetings etc.)
* Manages external relations on behalf of SLT (e.g., speaking events, press interviews, etc.)
* Regularly takes on additional projects from the SLT


Breadth and depth of knowledge and experiences necessary to do the job.

* 3-5+ years of managing administrative needs for VP level or above
* Has handled confidential/sensitive information with expert discretion
* Experience working on projects of strategic importance with organizational leaders
* Deep skills in time management and prioritization for SLT
* Resolves a variety of issues using company policies and procedures
* Project management skills
* Strong written and oral communication skills
* Analytic ability
* Results oriented
* High level of integrity
* Proven ability to optimize the time, energy, and mindshare of SLT


We may be a non-profit, but we reward our talented team extremely well!

* Competitive salaries and annual bonuses
* Ample paid time off as needed - we are about getting things done, not face time
* Generous parental leave
* A fun, high-caliber team that trusts you and gives you the freedom to be brilliant
* The ability to put your talents towards a deeply meaningful mission and the opportunity to work on high-impact products that are already defining the future of education
* Affinity groups where Parents, Black and Hispanic/Latino, Women and Gender Minorities, and LGBTQIA+ identified folks come together
* And we offer all those other typical benefits as well: 401(k) + 4% matching & comprehensive insurance including medical, dental, vision, and life


* Sal's TED talk from 2011
* Sal's TED talk from 2015
* Our team:


Live & breathe learners

We deeply understand and empathize with our users. We leverage user insights, research, and experience to build content, products, services, and experiences that our users trust and love. Our success is defined by the success of our learners and educators.

Take a stand

As a company, we have conviction in our aspirational point of view of how education will evolve. The work we do is in service to moving towards that point of view. However, we also listen, learn and flex in the face of new data, and commit to evolving this point of view as the industry and our users evolve.

Embrace diverse perspectives

We are a diverse community. We seek out and embrace a diversity of voices, perspectives and life experiences leading to stronger, more inclusive teams and better outcomes. As individuals, we are committed to bringing up tough topics and leaning into different points of view with curiosity. We actively listen, learn and collaborate to gain a shared understanding. When a decision is made, we commit to moving forward as a united team.

Work responsibly and sustainably

We understand that achieving our audacious mission is a marathon, so we set realistic timelines and we focus on delivery that also links to the bigger picture. As a non-profit, we are supported by the generosity of donors as well as strategic partners, and understand our responsibility to our finite resources. We spend every dollar as though it were our own. We are responsible for the impact we have on the world and to each other. We ensure our team and company stay healthy and financially sustainable.

Bring out the joy

We are committed to making learning a joyful process. This informs what we build for our users and the culture we co-create with our teammates, partners and donors.

Cultivate learning mindset

We believe in the power of growth for learners and for ourselves. We constantly learn and teach to improve our offerings, ourselves, and our organization. We learn from our mistakes and aren't afraid to fail. We don't let past failures or successes stop us from taking future bold action and achieving our goals.

Deliver wow

We insist on high standards and deliver delightful, effective end-to-end experiences that our users can rely on. We choose to focus on fewer things - each of which aligns to our ambitious vision - so we can deliver high-quality experiences that accelerate positive measurable learning with our strategic partners.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or Veteran status. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

Keywords: Khan Academy, Mountain View , Executive Assistant, Other , Mountain View, California

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