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Ever Wanted to Work for the Pope?

No, not the guy in Vatican City…THE Pope, GEN Stan McChrystal (USA, Ret). DC-based McChrystal Group is seeking an Executive Assistant.

The Executive Assistant (EA) will be responsible for handling a wide area of executive driven tasks. They must be able to operate with limited or no supervision, be well organized, possess strong computer skills and remain flexible at all times. This individual must be able to communicate directly with clients and senior executives, prioritize tasks and be comfortable in a dynamic and high-energy work environment.

– Executive time management to include managing the CEO’s calendar, meetings and outside contacts
– Coordinate travel for the executive team
– Welcome guests to the office and manage phones
– Entry level public relations assistance to include the management of social media and press inquiries
– Note taking
– Prepare and edit outgoing correspondence
– Maintain flexibility and perform other assigned tasks

– Work primarily in the corporate office
– Work closely with the CEO
– Be prepared to travel as required
– Maintain professionalism at all times
– Flexible work hours to include weekends
– Skilled in Microsoft Office applications to include Word and Excel
– Comfortable with Apple products
– Excellent organizational management and writing skills
– Client relations

One interesting facet of McChrystal Group is that they have leveraged their combined experience assembling and leading ad-hoc multi-agency organizations to develop what they refer to as, “a transformational leadership system called CrossLead.” One of teh most difficult things is “leading” by email. Here, GEN McChrystal gives us a few thoughts.

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