Executive Assistant

San Francisco, CA
Oct 18, 2021
Administration, Clerical
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
About Us

Mission Barns is where some of the world’s smartest, most passionate people are pioneering the future of food. We are scaling up and optimizing our process to provide sustainable, safe, and humane meat products to the world. 

We are a venture-backed startup with decades of experience in cell biology, tissue engineering, media development, food science, bioreactor design, and more. We’re united by our collective drive to solve difficult problems, ask tough questions, and apply cutting-edge science and engineering. At Mission Barns, you’ll have the freedom to dream big and do the best work of your life.

The Executive Assistant will be responsible for providing administrative support to the Chief Executive Officer. More than that, the Executive Assistant will become the right hand of the Executive, taking away as many tasks from them as possible to ensure efficiency and productivity.

In addition, this position will be responsible for performing a number of administrative duties including, but not limited to, coordinating schedules, meetings, travel, expenses, etc. The Executive Assistant will possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, exercise mature and professional judgment, and have outstanding time management skills.

  • Full-time, exempt
  • Onsite in San Francisco, CA
  • Full time employees enjoy medical, dental and vision coverage, flexible holiday and vacation time, stock options, 401k, and ample opportunity for career advancement as the company grows.

  • Handles all administrative and clerical duties to ensure the smooth operation of the CEO’s schedule.
  • Manage and maintain multiple calendars, including recurring meetings, prioritizing appropriately and using good judgment in offering solutions to complex scheduling and meeting planning needs.
  • Proactively manage communication, and respond to urgent inquiries from internal / external stakeholders on the CEO’s behalf.
  • Operate with exceptional attention to detail. Anticipate potential changes or shifts in priorities amidst simultaneous demands for attention.
  • Prepare materials to support the CEO, such as topic briefs, presentation materials, and meeting notes.
  • Collaborate closely with the leadership team and external stakeholders, including investors. 
  • Carrying out other duties as necessary, which may include tasks such as meeting notes, research, and making phone calls.

About You
  • Passionate about the mission to create high-quality meat products in a better way
  • 5+ years of experience in an administrative role (preferably supporting senior leaders in a high growth, dynamic startup environment)
  • Strong computer skills, with an ability to become familiar with Company and/or task specific programs and software
  • Strong organizational, project management and problem-solving skills with impeccable multi-tasking abilities
  • Highly organized and strong command for both the fine details and the big picture, keeping priorities in constant shuffle
  • Positive attitude and strong business acumen
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment and anticipate last minute changes
  • Maintains strict level of complete confidentiality with a high volume of confidential information.

Full time employees enjoy medical, dental and vision coverage, flexible holiday and vacation time, stock options, and ample opportunity for career advancement as the company grows.

Mission Barns is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.