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Executive Assistant in Austin at PayPal

Date Posted: 11/27/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Fueled by a fundamental belief that having access to financial services creates opportunity, PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) is committed to democratizing financial services and empowering people and businesses to join and thrive in the global economy. Our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s 305 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways, whether they are online, on a mobile device, in an app, or in person. Through a combination of technological innovation and strategic partnerships, PayPal creates better ways to manage and move money, and offers choice and flexibility when sending payments, paying or getting paid. Available in more than 200 markets around the world, the PayPal platform, including Braintree, Venmo and Xoom enables consumers and merchants to receive money in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds in 56 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 25 currencies.

This Executive Assistant position in our Austin office will support PayPal’s Vice President of Global Communications and one or two Senior Directors on the Corporate Affairs team. The position will also work with the Austin office manager to support employee engagement activities.

Experience and Qualifications

  • The successful candidate should have tangible experience in secretarial or administrative support for executives or senior leaders, including but not limited to scheduling, travel and logistics organization, contract and PO processing and management, and budget tracking support.
  • A professional qualification in administrative support would be desirable.
  • Experience with administrative items for a small office would be beneficial.
  • Familiarity with PayPal’s services would be desirable.

Skills and Competencies

The candidate will be able to demonstrate a strong track record in the following areas:

  • Excellent verbal, written and editing skills.
  • Ability to build and maintain positive and productive relationships with internal and external partners.
  • Ability to work with minimal direct supervision, but also know when to seek help or support from a supervisor or colleagues.  
  • Ability to anticipate challenges or roadblocks before they happen and mitigate independently.
  • Excellent collaborative problem-solving capabilities with a high level of maturity and judgment.
  • Strong abilities with Microsoft Office software and an ability to use team-collaboration software tools are important.
  • Able to work effectively under time sensitive situations.
  • Help to create an environment that enables talented people to thrive.
  • Drive sharing of best practices, improvements, ideas and feedback.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Highly qualified in successfully initiating and completing projects. Must be skilled in driving projects to the finish line.

Personal Qualities:

  • Energized, creative, proactive and enthusiastic - willing to take initiative with confidence.
  • Professional style and manner – gravitas, authority, credibility.
  • A team player with a strong sense of humor, who thrives in a collaborative setting.
  • Ability to thrive in and enjoy a fast-paced environment.
  • Talent for careful time management and excellent attention to detail.
  • Resilient, with the ability to work to deadlines and maintain high levels of professionalism under pressure.

We're a purpose-driven company whose beliefs are the foundation for how we conduct business every day. We hold ourselves to our One Team Behaviors which demand that we hold the highest ethical standards, to empower an open and diverse workplace, and strive to treat everyone who is touched by our business with dignity and respect. Our employees challenge the status quo, ask questions, and find solutions. We want to break down barriers to financial empowerment. Join us as we change the way the world defines financial freedom.

PayPal provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, PayPal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at