Assistant to the CEO (Entry Level)

Corporate - Office of the CEO

[Location - Huntsville, Alabama] - Posted October 1, 2019

Position Summary

Aevum provides comprehensive space logistics services to enable government and commercial customers to reliably launch small spacecraft to space in a time frame as short as hours. Aevum provides these comprehensive services by designing, developing, and operating advanced logistics networks, autonomous technologies and launch vehicles.

The company was founded in 2016 to directly enable space-based assets that can help save millions of lives and connect those who were left behind by the digital revolution. We believe that the right technologies deployed in space can help make the world better and transcend the unity of humankind.

What FedEx did for package delivery, Aevum is doing for space access. When a business sends a parcel with FedEx, they don’t want to have to worry about the minute details of how it gets to its destination. The only considerations should be simplicity, reliability, speed, and cost. The same should be true for sending a payload to space. With Aevum, it is. Our team has created an end to end solution for government and commercial customers to deploy payloads to low Earth orbit. Unlike other solutions, Aevum provides not just the ride to space, but all the ancillary services and infrastructure required to get a payload to a specific orbit reliably, on schedule, and in a cost effective manner.

– Jay Skylus, Founder & CEO of Aevum

Organization

Office of the CEO
The Office of the CEO is made up of technical and business professionals that assist the CEO in leading the corporate functions and divisions of the company, including, but not limited to, Business Development, Marketing, Sales, HR, Finance, Investments, Legal, Contracts, and Operations. The members of the Office of the CEO report directly to the CEO.

Description

The company is seeking an Assistant to the CEO (entry level) to assist the CEO in his daily business and personal tasks.

The candidate must be passionate about space/technologies and very hard working. The ideal candidate is exceptionally professional, organized, reliable, and resourceful with strong interpersonal skills. This is a fast-paced, entry-level career position. Prior experience is not essential. All necessary training, resources, and mentorship will be provided by the company. The candidate will serve as the CEO’s first point of contact with people from outside the organization - occasionally even with people inside of the company. You must be motivated to succeed and take initiative. Demonstrated success will lead to rapid promotional opportunities.

Aevum’s development timlines are aggressive and you’ll be asked to work hard as necessary. Our ideal candidate is passionate about making the world better, is a self-starter, and is hungry to do work that matters.

Aevum is a global company and this position requires frequent traveling and high flexibility in work hours.

This position may require relocation outside of Huntsville, Alabama in the near-term.

Responsibilities

  • Screen phone calls, inquiries and requests, and handle them when appropriate. Deal with incoming email and correspond on behalf of the CEO.

  • Meet and greet visitors at all levels of seniority

  • Arrange travel, visas and accommodation and, occasionally, travel with the CEO to take notes or dictation at meetings or to provide general assistance during presentations, conferences, working groups, and important meetings. Arrange complex and detailed travel plans, itineraries, and agendas and ensure that all relevant documents available for travel related activities.

  • Organize and maintain the CEO’s calendar, appointments, action items and support the CEO by informing him of all commitments and responsibilities. Follow up on behalf of the CEO when appropriate

  • Maintain a realisitic balance of priorities

  • Independently complete projects

    • Perform market research and analysis

    • Perform background research and present key points of findings through highly effective communication methods to ensure that the CEO is well prepared for important meetings

    • Planning and coordinating important corporate events and activities

  • Solve problems and overcome challenges proactively with minimal oversight

  • Use strong interpersonal skills to build relationships with stakeholders (investors, customers, colleagues etc.)

  • Produce documents, briefing papers, reports, and presentations

  • Interface with clients, suppliers, and other staff on behalf of the CEO when necessary

  • Assist in the processing of important documents, contracts, and legal agreements

    • Devise and maintain office systems, including data management and filing

  • Generally assist the CEO manage his personal life by scheduling and managing personal appointments, running errands, finance (paying bills, buying things, keeping track of important dates, shopping for special occasions like birthdays)

Travel

  • 20%-30% travel time required for this position

  • Mostly domestic travel to Aevum’s offices in San Francisco, California; Denver, Colorado; Portland, Oregon; and Washington DC. Domestic travel to Aevum’s launch site in Jacksonville, Florida.

  • International travel to London, Paris, and other european destinations to meet with key spacecraft customers

  • Due to Huntsville’s limited travel options, out-of-state travel is frequently overnight. Trips to Jacksonville, Florida are often roadtrips in company vehicles.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in business or related field

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) or Mac equivalent software

  • Passionate and dedicated to his or her career as well as space and technology industry

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Critical problem solving skills

  • Proactive and highly resourceful

  • High emotional intelligence and maturity with a positive attitude

  • Very trustworthy and demonstrated ability to be trusted with proprietary and/or Government classified information

Preferred QUalifications

  • MS Project experience is a plus

  • Skills associated with strategic marketing of products and services is a plus

  • Ability to manage branding and promotional campaigns is a plus

Additional Requirements

  • Ability to work in a high pressure, high stress environment

  • Ability to adapt to dynamic and changing responsibilities. Ability to learn quickly.

  • Deep desire to contribute to the success of a highly motivated, world class team

  • Willingness to work significantly longer hours for success as necessary

ITAR Requirement

Must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident (green card holder)

Equal Opportunity Employer

Employment with Aevum is governed by qualifications, competence, and merit.  Employment will not be influenced by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

Benefits

Aevum offers a meaningful work environment with competitive compensation and benefits.


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