Work with Harris

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Want to do purpose-driven work as part of a world-class team, focused on building a better future for our world?

Current Opening

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Job Title: Executive Assistant


Reports To :
Harris III

Role Summary:

Harris III is currently seeking a right-hand person to help position his business for its next chapter of growth. As a successful candidate, you will be equally comfortable leading in conference room or virtual meetings as you would be rolling up your sleeves and getting in the weeds to solve problems and execute solutions at a high level.

You will be a sounding board for ideas and a true strategic partner. Your focus will be on executing results, yet understand it takes a village to deliver them, and will be responsible for motivating and managing that village. You must be ready to work with a high-performing visionary leader with big ideas and high expectations, and capable of managing the people and processes required to bring those visions to fruition.

This role will begin in a full-time Executive Assistant-style role with the intention to rapidly accelerate into an Integrator/Chief-of-Staff over the course of 6-18 months, depending on pre-existing leadership experience and on-the-job performance.

Key Qualities

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We're looking for a leader who embodies these essential qualities:

  • Know how to marshal support for your plans, and your follow through is key to who you are.
  • Be driven by independent thinking and have a growth mindset.
  • Know how to effectively convert vision to strategy to tactical plans.
  • Be able to communicate clearly and directly with a high-level of emotional intelligence.
  • Lead through hands-on action.
  • Manage by teaching and being teachable.
  • Be highly organized and capable of proactively building systems and work flows.
  • Motivated by a quick paced and high-achieving work environment, even when working remotely.
  • Understand how to build a business with an execution focus.
  • Be comfortable in a number two role, literally the “glue” holding a company together.
  • Be highly task-oriented with the mindset that no task is “below them.”
  • Ensure the business is getting the very best out of the team.
  • Be able to perform under pressure without being overwhelmed by the scale of vision that can often accompany working for a creative leader with a lot of ideas.

The Impact You'll Make

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We're mission-minded and purpose-driven.

The eventual Chief of Staff role is a new role for Harris and his company, where you’ll have the opportunity to shape, lead, and collaborate with him on a burgeoning, multi-faceted business.

You'll have an impact on the world through the creation and execution of multiple live experiences each year, presented both in-person and online. From curating conference-style events owned by our company, to creative consulting for special projects for amazing clients, to life-changing coaching programs and online communities, you'll be an integral part of Harris's transformative work.

This work is experienced by a very diverse audience. You'll be part of inspiring artists, creators, freelancers and all other types of storytellers to do their best, most creative work. You'll help creative entrepreneurs and solopreneurs build the future by building their businesses through purpose-driven work. You'll help us serve leaders from global brands like Apple, Disney, Google, and so many more, alongside some of the coolest non-profits in the world, and even government agencies like NASA.

This role will require a unique set of skills that are imperative to growing and scaling this business and everything that resides under its umbrella. There will be actions made by you that will directly impact the future growth and vision of the company.

Essential Responsibilities

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Other responsibilities may be assigned.

  • Partner with the CEO on short and long-term planning.
  • Execute the business plan and strategy, achieving or exceeding planned objectives.
  • Integrate, oversee and help accomplish all major operating functions of the business, including but not limited to tasks such as assisting with email, managing calendars and schedules, coordinating event and travel details and arrangements, overseeing financial reports and project budgets, and other administrative tasks as assigned.
  • Lead, manage, and hold the team accountable for achieving agreed-upon commitments.
  • Model the way, always working toward the greater good of the business.
  • Resolve issues quickly and effectively - seeing real problems, being comfortable with conflict, calling out problems, and solving the problems in a practical and healthy manner.
  • Ensure the leadership team is healthy, functional, and cohesive.
  • Demonstrate effective project management and continuous improvement skills.
  • Demonstrate a relentless obsession with values alignment, focus, simplicity, and clarity.
  • Effectively collaborate with the CEO to remain aligned at all times.
  • Recognize the unique contributions and ideas of the CEO and possess an ability to filter and translate those ideas into functional plans for the company.
  • Confirm all key messages are properly and consistently cascaded across company. Verify that a high level of effective communication exists throughout the company.

Qualifications

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  • Collaborative nature as demonstrated by management experience in multiple departments and disciplines.
  • Analytical; able to make data-driven decisions and establish effective metrics.
  • A “player-coach” who can both manage teams and get in the weeds when necessary.
  • Strong communication skills and a competent level of both emotional and narrative intelligence.
  • Pro-active, task-oriented and highly organized.
  • Tech savvy, and unintimidated by learning software solutions ranging from Active Campaign to Asana to WordPress to Google Suite.
  • GED, high school diploma or equivalent required, Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Available full-time, starting no later than November 2021.
  • Preferably based in Nashville, TN and comfortable with regular travel both domestically and worldwide.

Apply by Sending Your Resume

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To immediately apply for this role or increase the chances of a faster response, please send a cover letter and resume, along with any questions, by emailing Harris directly at: [email protected].

Thanks for reviewing the information above carefully, and for reaching out with your interest in this role. We look forward to hearing from you!

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