Executive Assistant, Marketing

Posted Date: Aug-10-2021

Job ID: 20924

Job Type: Full Time

Job Function: Marketing

City: Seattle

State: Washington

Store: Seattle HQ

Remote Eligible: No

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What's cool about this job

The Executive Assistant contributes to REI’s success by providing highly complex administrative support on the executive team/leader and working collaboratively across the leadership and administrative support teams. Ensures daily and ongoing activities of the executive team are managed efficiently and effectively in support of business initiatives and immediate and long-term objectives. Responds fluidly and can flex in a dynamic environment, successfully manages an array of tasks and projects. Sought out partner in the administrative team for mentoring and training.  Models and acts in accordance with REI’s guiding values and mission.

  • Provides administrative support of a highly complex and responsible nature to Executive / executive team. Strong attention to detail, can manage competing priorities, is resourceful and pro-active, and effectively engage with a wide range of individuals. 
  • Owns and drives the executives’ communications and calendar. Optimizes executive’s time internally and externally. Is responsive to requests, able to arrange and adjust schedules with knowledge of what is relevant and important. Ensures the executive schedule matches business priorities. 
  • Prepares and researches presentations, emails, announcements and other and correspondence, reflects executive’s style and professionalism when doing so.
  • Carries out assignments relating to internal and external activities of the executive such as Board meetings, off-sites, leadership events and other major events requiring significant coordination and management. May at times assist with personal activities. 
  • Collaborates effectively with the administrative team and other key points of contact for the executive and their office. Main point of contact for all communications coming to the executive office.

Bring your passion and expertise

  • 5+ years of administrative support experience, including previous experience supporting sr. level leaders and/or executives.
  • Technical skill set includes ability to operate office equipment, AV equipment. Able to troubleshoot systems when minor errors or issues arise.
  • Highly skilled with MS Office products; social media, communication avenues such as slack and skype, other company applications and tools like Concur and SharePoint
  • Ability to draft, proofread and edit documents for spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Strong business acumen, can interpret at a high level financial and business information
  • Adept at managing an executive’s calendar, make travel arrangements.
  • Consistently uses discretion when dealing with information of a sensitive or confidential nature. Has excellent judgment when working with highly confidential information.
  • Actively leads collaboration efforts with others on one's own team and across REI for the achievement of business goals.
  • Flexible in one's viewpoints and positions in order to support the direction taken by others at REI.
  • Uses business knowledge, innovative thinking, and sound judgment in the solution of problems or the pursuit of business opportunities.
  • Consolidates information that comes in a variety of ways and sources; can aggregate and reach sound decisions.
  • Considers the ultimate impact of decisions and actions on internal and external customers.
  • Works smart by setting effective work goals, establishing priorities, and planning well in order to produce quality work.
  • Executes effectively by using resources efficiently, meeting deadlines, and keeping others informed of work plans and progress toward goals.
  • Clearly conveys and accurately receives information by a variety of methods and in various situations with grace and candor
  • Builds rapport with all kinds of people inside and outside the organization.
  • Acts upon opportunities and involves and influences others in the accomplishment of worthwhile organizational goals.


At REI we offer an enviable work environment that Fortune Magazine has recognized on the "100 Best Places to Work" list since the award's inception – 23 years in a row! Sure, we work hard, but it’s balanced with time off to play—a strategy that works for us as we continue to grow and thrive. Want to enjoy a workplace where you can be yourself, be heard and be respected while having a job that challenges you? This is the place.

With more than 160 retail locations (and growing), REI offers unique competitive benefits to its more than 15,000 employees, including healthcare, gear and apparel discounts, free equipment rentals and challenge grants to help employees reach personal outdoor goals, generous retirement plan contributions, public transit subsidy, adoptions assistance, paid sabbaticals, and more.

REI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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