Assistant to the CEO

Venture for America is a nonprofit startup that recruits, selects, and trains highly talented recent college grads, places them at startups in emerging US cities for two years of hands-on experience, and provides them with access to the network and resources to become company builders and job creators. The Fellowship is highly selective, as is our team, and we’re looking for people who can jump in and make a huge impact.

We’re currently looking for someone to support our CEO and Founder Andrew Yang in all things.  From scheduling and emailing to helping Andrew prioritize and optimize his efforts by focusing on the highest-value meeting and activities, there’s a lot to get done, and a lot of opportunity to grow within the role and organization. The Assistant to the CEO will be integrated into the Development Team and will support all aspects of fundraising. This is a great opportunity for a high-achieving early career professional to work alongside an entrepreneurship thought leader and the founder of a national organization.


  • Are intuitive and possess a high processing speed
  • Only need to ask how to do something once (maybe twice)Are extremely organized and feel there is no task too small
  • Are naturally detail-oriented and live to spot issues/gaps and fix them
  • Look to the future so that you are always over-prepared
  • Can laugh at yourself from time to time and have thick skin
  • Aren’t afraid to admit when you mess up (we ALL do) because it means you won’t make the same mistake again
  • Give everything 10% more than it requires
  • Work easily with diverse groups of people and exercise good judgment interpersonally
  • Have a B.A./B.S. and 2-5 years of experience

What you'll do

  • Manage Andrew’s calendar and activities, scheduling meetings and calls and keeping him apprised of what’s on the radar
  • Handle travel planning and logistics for everything from speaking engagements to press events
  • Get to know and build relationships with VFA supporters
  • Serve as a filter, helping handle some of the communications and tasks that can take things off Andrew’s plate
  • Serve as a liaison between Andrew and the various departments at VFA, effectively balancing the needs of multiple groups of stakeholders
  • Travel occasionally to VFA cities and accompany Andrew to meetings
  • Write and speak with passion and purpose, projecting confidence and doing a great job of representing VFA
  • Contribute to/pitch in all aspects of VFA as needed, from selection to training to office logistics

The good stuff

  • High performers at VFA are given substantial opportunity to grow and develop
  • You’ll earn a competitive salary, commensurate with experience
  • We offer a great benefits package including health, dental, vision, 401(k), commuter benefits, flexible spending account, and a professional development stipend
  • We have a generous vacation policy, plenty of paid holidays, and regular work from home Fridays
  • VFA is a dynamic startup environment with varied responsibilities and a different challenge each day (we mean it – always plenty of interesting problems to work on!)
  • You’ll work alongside a team of crazy motivated, high-caliber people
  • You’ll suddenly have less trouble getting out of bed and going to work in the morning

Meet Some of Venture For America's Employees

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Michael M.

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