Assistant (Temp-to-Hire)

Zest is looking for a proactive, upbeat, and highly organized assistant for our Hollywood headquarters.  The assistant will support the CEOs senior assistant with a variety of administrative duties to help ensure top executives can work as effectively as possible and the company runs smoothly. We pride ourselves on our culture, and the assistant will be directly responsible for attending to and anticipating the details that help make Zest one of the best workplaces in town. The right candidate is a natural self-starter with strong administrative skills who thrives in a dynamic environment. S/he will also balance a team-player attitude with a decisive presence.   This is a great opportunity to join a fast-growing tech start-up that promotes career development and celebrates accomplishments.

Key responsibilities:

  • Scheduling and general administrative support for two Zest executives as 2nd Assistant.

  • Maintain and manage calendars, make reservations as needed, manage complex travel itineraries and run extensive errands.

  • Greet and direct all guests, volunteers, and new hires.

Required qualifications:

  • Proactive, can-do attitude

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times

  • Own transportation

  • Flexible schedule

Desired Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years experience as an administrative or personal assistant.

  • Experience with the Google Apps suite of applications (Gmail, GCal, Docs, Spreadsheets, etc).

  • Strong communication (both written and verbal) and interpersonal skills; good listener.

  • Excellent organizational skills with focus on accuracy and attention to detail.

  • Good judgment, tact and initiative to make independent decisions when necessary.

  • Resourceful and able to maintain grace under pressure.

  • Proven ability to succeed in a demanding, fast-paced environment.

  • Top-tier problem-solving, critical thinking, communication and relationship-building skills.

About Us:

ZestFinance is a technology startup that uses machine learning and large-scale data analysis to transform credit availability for millions of Americans. Over the past 5 years, ZestFinance has built a big data underwriting technology that more accurately predicts likelihood of repayment. ZestFinance uses this technology to make loans to customer that banks typically overlook. ZestFinance also licenses its technology to other companies, including JD.com in China.

ZestFinance was founded in September, 2009, by founder and CEO Douglas Merrill, an accomplished technology executive who previously served as CIO of Google.

We are committed to diversity in hiring, professional development, and everyday discussion.  Zest is determined to hire crazy smart people who are different from each other to create broad thinking, lots of different ideas, and by extension, the best team possible.

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