Are you looking for an opportunity to join a vibrant, dedicated, and supportive team as we scale a world-changing dynamic start-up and create a national brand? Pearl Certification seeks an enthusiastic, dedicated and supremely organized executive assistant to support its CEO.

Position Overview

Pearl Certification is hiring for a full-time Executive Assistant who will be responsible for managing the CEO’s calendar, travel and/or event booking, meeting coordination and follow up, research on and submissions for speaking opportunities, and other duties as assigned by the CEO.

Once Pearl secures office space in the Boulder/Denver area, this position will also take on duties associated with office administrator.

Because this person will work closely with the CEO, confidentiality and discretion are a must.

The successful applicant will have both project management and people management skills, along with administrative experience.

About Pearl Certification

Pearl is a national firm that provides third-party certification of high-performing homes: homes that are healthy, comfortable, resilient, and energy efficient. Pearl’s certification drives demand for these improvements by capturing their value for resale and appraisal. Pearl will transform the residential market by certifying 10% of the U.S. housing stock by 2030.

Pearl qualifies a network of contractors that improve homes’ performance, and real estate professionals that ensure these homes are properly marketed and valued when sold. When marketed correctly, Pearl Certified homes can add 5% or more to a home’s sale price.

Executive Assistant Duties:

  • Meeting scheduling, travel planning and booking
  • Attend meetings and generate official meeting notes and action items
  • Assignment of follow-up in project management software
  • Draft correspondence to a wide range of partners
  • Assist in preparation of materials for board meetings
  • Take the lead in coordination corporate All Hands meetings and other special functions
  • Assist in the drafting, preparation and organization of fundraising and other documentation
  • Updating and creating accounts in Salesforce
  • Editing CEO PowerPoint presentation decks
  • Researching speaking and presentation opportunities
  • Submitting presentations and papers on behalf of CEO
  • Assisting with investor relation activities (e.g., newsletter)
  • Other duties as assigned by the CEO

Skills needed for success:

  • Excellent writing skills – grammatically correct, clear and concise prose written in a tone and with a vocabulary appropriate to the audience
  • Excellent listening skills – ability to distill conversation and action steps via notetaking or short synopses
  • Adept at people management – ability to read body language, discern implications in tone of voice; a good sense of humor; comfortable with a bystander/gatekeeper role
  • Excels at being both self-directed and at following instructions
  • Strong internet research skills
  • Comfortable working in the following software programs: Word, PowerPoint, Gmail and Calendar, and Salesforce; fluid typer

Some things to know about Pearl’s CEO:

  • Passionate about fighting climate change
  • Has run construction crews and started three businesses serving the residential built environment
  • Avid hiker, yoga and meditation practitioner
  • Lifelong learner of natural science, earth history, and outer space
  • Happy mother of two 20-something men
  • Frequent flyer
  • Vegetarian and loves to cook
  • Was once a drummer in rock bands
  • Personal characteristics: driven, honest, hard-working, no drama, no BS; a compassionate, fierce, and (mostly) aware leader with a sense of humor

Position location: Denver/Boulder, CO area.

Salary commensurate with experience. Full health, dental, and vision benefits offered.

Pearl Certification is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity of thought and perspective as a core tenet. Candidates from all quarters are encouraged to apply.