Senior Executive Assistant, Communications & Marketing

Cruise

  • Full Time

We're Cruise, a self-driving service designed for the cities we love.

We’re building the world’s most advanced, self-driving vehicles to safely connect people to the places, things, and experiences they care about. We believe self-driving vehicles will help save lives, reshape cities, give back time in transit, and restore freedom of movement for many.

Cruisers have the opportunity to grow and develop while learning from leaders at the forefront of their fields. With a culture of internal mobility, there's an opportunity to thrive in a variety of disciplines. This is a place for dreamers and doers to succeed.

If you are looking to play a part in making a positive impact in the world by advancing the revolutionary work of self-driving cars, join us.

About the Role

We are hiring a Senior Executive Assistant to support our Chief Communications Officer and their senior leadership team. Our ideal candidate will succeed in our innovative, fast-paced, and growing organization, expanding their skills and abilities at pace with the company. You could be a great fit if you are someone who enjoys helping to cultivate connectivity across the department, driving cross-functional efficiency and productivity, and has a love for high-impact, clear communications.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Understand and integrate Communications + Marketing team priorities and objectives
  • Act as gatekeeper, time-advocate, and liaison for executives
  • Arrange travel, schedule transit, and make reservations
  • Lead preparation and formatting of presentation materials and documents, including regular performance and metrics reporting
  • Help plan and coordinate various meetings, functions, and events including quarterly retreats and team-building offsites for leadership team
  • Be a team leader: own team requests inside and outside your organization, problem-solve, and assist with keeping the team on-track and organized
  • Be a culture-contributor: coordinate department initiatives, supervise, highlight, and celebrate essential team cultural/career moments. Expand these skills cross-functionally and be an advocate and mentor outside your team
  • Find balance for your executives and their teams while managing various team systems like agendas for meetings, team calendars, and team Slack channels
  • Develop new processes for growing teams that prepare us for extensive scale, and design systems and processes that create efficiency, impact and time among leaders
  • Show impeccable judgment when it comes to high-visibility or sensitive issues
  • Able to act with urgency and calm even in high-stress situations

What you must have:

  • BA/BS or equivalent experience
  • 6-8 years of related work experience
  • Very strong communication, interpersonal skills and ability to navigate various professional dynamics
  • Be a true leader who can take a task, run with it and learn new systems and tools quickly
  • Creative problem-solving skills with strong attention to detail and experience managing complex projects
  • Ability to balance setting boundaries for leads with being appreciative to the needs of your team
  • Utmost integrity and discretion with the ability to think ahead and be proactive while maintaining high levels of confidentiality

Bonus points!

  • Experience working on communications and marketing teams, including working with media, influencers and/or VIPs
  • Love of the novel, innovative and creative when it comes to content, storytelling and writing
  • Have worked in a fast-paced startup and helped scale teams

Why Cruise?

  • Our benefits are here to support the whole you:
    • Competitive salary and benefits 
    • 401(k) Cruise matching program 
    • Medical / dental / vision, AD+D and Life
    • One Medical membership
    • Subsidized mental health benefits
    • Flexible vacation and company paid holidays
    • Healthy meals and snacks provided for non-remote employees
    • Paid parental, jury duty, bereavement, family care and medical leave
    • Fertility Benefits
    • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, subsidized by Cruise
    • Flexible Spending Account 
    • Monthly wellness stipend
    • Pre-tax Commuter Benefit Plan for non-remote employees
    • CruiseFlex – a working policy for US-Based Cruisers that lets you and your manager find what working style is best for you, whether it’s primarily in-person, primarily at home or a combination of home and in-office time.
  • We’re Integrated
    • Through our partnerships with General Motors and Honda, we are the only self-driving company with fully integrated manufacturing at scale.
  • We’re Funded
    • GM, Honda, Microsoft, T. Rowe Price & Walmart have invested billions in Cruise. Their backing for our technology demonstrates their confidence in our progress, team, and vision and makes us one of the leading autonomous vehicle organizations in the industry. Our deep resources greatly accelerate our operating speed.
  • We’re Independent
    • We have our own governance, board of directors, equity, and investors. Our independence allows us to not just work on the edge of technology, but also define it.
  • We’re Vested
    • You won’t just own your work here, you’ll have the potential to own equity in Cruise, too. We are competing in a market that is projected to grow exponentially, which gives our company valuation room to grow.
    • Recurring Liquidity Opportunity (RLO) – a unique equity program where employees, both current and former, have the option to sell any amount of their vested equity on a recurring basis, currently quarterly.

Cruise LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a supportive and inclusive workplace where contributions are valued and celebrated, and our employees thrive by being themselves and are inspired to do the best work of their lives. 

We seek applicants of all backgrounds and identities, across race, color, ethnicity, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or parental status, or disability. Applicants will not be discriminated against based on these or other protected categories or social identities. Cruise will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, in accordance with applicable laws.

Cruise is committed to the full inclusion of all applicants. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process please let our recruiting team know or email HR@getcruise.com.

We proactively work to design hiring processes that promote equity and inclusion while mitigating bias. To help us track the effectiveness and inclusivity of our recruiting efforts, please consider answering the following demographic questions. Answering these questions is entirely voluntary. Your answers to these questions will not be shared with the hiring decision makers and will not impact the hiring decision in any way. Instead, Cruise will use this information not only to comply with any government reporting obligations but also to track our progress toward meeting our diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging objectives.

Vaccine Mandate. 

At Cruise, we’re tasked with leading in the communities we serve — and doing our part to help keep our communities and our teams safe. Our #StaySafe culture transcends and informs all we do, and because of this, as of October 31, 2021 Cruise will be mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for all US-based Cruisers who need or want to access any of our US Cruise facilities and engage in any business travel — including attending any in-person Company-sponsored event. 

If you are unable to get a vaccine due to a medical condition, disability, or a strongly-held religious belief, Cruise will consider requests for an accommodation.

Note to Recruitment Agencies: Cruise does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Furthermore, Cruise does not pay placement fees for candidates submitted by any agency other than its approved partners.