We’re hiring an

Operations & Finance Administrative Assistant

Columbus, Ohio, United States

Location: Columbus, OH Preferred 

Reports to: Executive Assistant Supervisor

The position.

We’re looking for somebody who can work closely with our Executive Assistant (EA) Supervisor to support the financial and operations leadership team. In the Operations & Finance Administrative Assistant role you will have the opportunity to be integrated into a highly collaborative, and passionate team. 

Sometimes our space is ambiguous, and we tackle new and exciting challenges every day – and that means you get to learn at a rapid pace and contribute to meaningful outcomes to impact our employees and our customers. You will apply your curiosity, business acumen, and judgment to effectively prioritize work and react with appropriate urgency to emerging situations. Bias for action, willingness to roll up your sleeves, and the ability to effectively communicate and collaborate across all levels of the organization will support your success in this role.

This role will require the following skills and abilities: 

  • Manage multiple requests and priorities simultaneously, meet deadlines, and show flexibility to change direction when needed. 
  • Exhibit a high level of responsibility and responsiveness to drive tasks through to completion.
  • Trustworthiness and high-quality written communications 
  • A high level of integrity and discretion in handling confidential information. 

What you’ll be doing.

  • Manage calendars: reserve conference rooms, resolve conflicts, handle reschedules, ensure invites contain dial-in information etc.
  • Handle email communication. We use Google's services: Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Sheets.
  • Regularly handle sensitive data and communication 
  • Coordinate travel in compliance with existing policies and procedures, ensuring effective use of time and resources
  • Anticipate challenges and plan accordingly ahead of need
  • Keep track of outstanding requests and schedule reminders.
  • Handle invoice processing and expense reports
  • Help manage area budgets 
  • Assist with assembling PowerPoint presentations for a wide variety of audiences, from executive management to the board
  • Help with some small personal tasks, such as making appointments
  • Proofread PowerPoint presentations for grammar, crisp presentation and voice consistency

What we’re looking for.

  • Bachelor’s degree or 2+ years of relevant work experience
  • A ‘do-what-it-takes’ attitude toward driving results in a fast-paced work environment
  • Excellent time-management skills
  • A love of learning & the ability to keep up with a constantly changing environment
  • The ability to learn multiple internal systems & processes quickly is a must; general tech-savviness will help as well
  • High attention to detail with superior problem-solving skills; comfortable independently multitasking and prioritizing projects in a fast-paced work environment
  • A relentlessly positive and optimistic attitude
  • Ohio notary public preferred or the ability to meet notary requirements to obtain
  • Analytical mindset with a proficiency for numbers, spreadsheets, and impeccable grammar
  • Preferred: based in Columbus, OH

Get In Touch

Finding the right people to help us build Root is a top priority. Whether you would like to explore the possibility of working together or simply learn more about the position, we’d love to hear from you!

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Join us

At Root, we judge people based on the merit of their work, not who they are. If you are passionate about what this role entails and solving real problems, we encourage you to apply. We want to learn about you and what you can add to our team.

Who we are

We’re harnessing the power of technology to revolutionize insurance. Using machine learning and mobile telematic platforms, we’ve built one of the most innovative FinTech companies in the world. And we’re just getting started.

What draws people to Root

Our success is in large part due to our unwavering standards in hiring. We recognize that our products are only as good as the people building and promoting them. We want individuals who find solutions by going through the cycle of ideation to implementation with curiosity, rigor, and an analytical lens. Ask anyone who works here and you’ll hear similar reasons for why they joined:

Autonomy—for assertive self-starters, the opportunities to contribute are limitless. Impact—by challenging the way it’s always been done, we solve problems that have a big impact on our business. Collaboration—we encourage rich discussion and civil debate at every turn. People—we are inspired by the collection of crazy-smart people around us.

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