Office Assistant

Location: Madison, WI

Department: Administration

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Do you love fast-paced, fun, and ever-changing environments? Are you passionate about finding new efficiencies in old processes and procedures? Do you enjoy creating solutions to novel challenges? Are you thrilled at the prospect of supporting team efforts, as well as working independently?


If so, we have a career for you!


Working as Understory's Office Assistant, you will leverage your ability to handle complex situations, multiple responsibilities, and large-scale projects with finesse, urgency, and positivity. While you rock this role, you will work alongside incredibly talented, driven team members who deliver disruptive products that bring together custom-built hardware, unique data analytics, and user-friendly cloud platforms.


Your main role responsibilities will include…

  • planning and scheduling discussions, meetings, and events;
  • maintaining appointment calendars and travel arrangements;
  • answering, screening, and prioritizing phone calls and emails in a timely and professional manner;
  • proofreading correspondence, presentations, reports, and other company material;
  • maintaining CRM-like databases and lists;
  • handling basic bookkeeping and HR duties; 
  • performing office management duties as needed;
  • designing, planning, and executing administrative projects and initiatives in collaboration with the leadership team; and
  • planning, scheduling, tracking, and occasionally completing projec-related tasks.

If you have at least two years of experience as an administrative or office assistant and are eager to work in an agile and highly collaborative organization that works to bring the most advanced weather data and technology to the market, you're a great fit for our team!


You're exactly what we're looking for if you...

  • have a degree in business administration, human resources, or finance;
  • have significant experience solving real-world problems and thinking on your feet;
  • are an excellent communicator with an incredible eye for detail;
  • are comfortable working with and in remote working environments;
  • are enthusiastic, organized, disciplined, and focused with strong interpersonal skills;
  • are comfortable learning and adopting new technologies;
  • have an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to work in an early-stage company, and
  • maintain a calm disposition and a creative and flexible problem-solving capability in high-stress situations.


We’ll be even more excited if you...

  • have project management experience
  • have editing or proofreading experience 
  • have supported C-level executives


Compensation includes:

  • Base salary commensurate with experience
  • Full-time benefits


Company details:

Understory detects rain, hail, wind, and other weather events where the risk to life and property is the greatest – directly at the earth’s surface. Understory's ground-truth detection provides weather data that leads the industry in resolution and fidelity, which has tremendous potential value and application throughout the country as $485 billion of the U.S. economy fluctuates with weather, touching industries such as insurance, agriculture, and broadcast.


Currently, Understory is an early-stage start-up consisting of twelve awesome team members and is venture backed. Our team works hard, but also makes time for team and family fun!


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