Administrative Assistant Administrative Assistant …

Bridgewater Associates
in Westport, CT, United States
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 26 Feb 20
Bridgewater Associates
in Westport, CT, United States
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 26 Feb 20
Administrative Assistant
IET Assistants set managers free to focus on solving Bridgewater's biggest problems by providing excellent day to day administrative and operational support. Assistants may be positioned to support one or more managers, a team of individual contributors, or may provide support to various teams within the cohort on a rotational basis to ensure all needs are met. We are building a team of A players who work together seamlessly to keep our Managers focused on what matters most. Successful candidates will thrive in fast paced, results oriented, high stakes environments and are excellent facilitators, communicators, and proactive partners.

You'll spend your time:

  • Building strong, trusting relationships with Managers to enable easy and efficient workflow

  • Organizing, prioritizing and managing high volume, frequently changing calendars

  • Acting as a gatekeeper for a Manager, serving as first point of contact on her/his behalf

  • Capturing and tracking Manager to do's and follow up tasks to completion 

  • Facilitating meetings, including note taking, follow ups, technical setup and materials preparation

  • Running routine functions and operational processes, including onboarding new employees, managing office moves, and preparing newsletters 

  • Researching special projects to support Manager priorities 

  • Providing coverage for other Assistants on our team

A few boxes to tick:

  • Highly organized, can juggle multiple balls without dropping any

  • Flexible, able to adapt to changes or rapidly evolving situations without becoming overwhelmed

  • Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills

  • Able to absorb new information and apply it quickly 

  • Proactive and goal-oriented

  • Availability to work 50 hour work week

Preferred Experience

  • Prior experience supporting an entrepreneur, technology manager/executive, in a hedge fund, high growth startup or similar preferred

  • Some degree of fluency with Microsoft operating systems and/or tools (MS Office 365, especially Excel, Word, Outlook preferred)

Bridgewater offers a competitive suite of benefits including:
  • Health insurance with 100% premium covered and access to additional concierge medical services
  • 401(k) plan with generous employer match
  • Fully paid parental leave
  • Competitive PTO package and workplace flexibility
  • Access to back up childcare, financial assistance for family building support, including adoption and egg freezing
  • Daily transportation from and to NYC
  • Workplace wellness including on-site gyms, free meals, healthy snacks, and meditation rooms
  • An engaged and active community that includes company events, affinity networks and extracurricular interest groups