Becoming a Town + Country Executive Assistant
If you have significant experience as an Executive Assistant we’d love to hear from you! Town + Country represents the best Executive Assistants in the business. We will take the time to understand you and your unique strengths so we can present you in your best light to our clients.
Town + Country is the Bay Area’s most established and largest staffing agency. Most of our clients are repeat customers or referrals from their family and friends. Because of these long-standing relationships we are able to provide you with access to the best jobs in the Bay Area.
Our clients come to us seeking the best Executive Assistants in the Bay Area, and we deliver. Most of our clients want Executive Assistants with several years of professional experience. For most assignments, qualified candidates will have been in a similar position for at least two to three years, although we do occasionally have unique positions with varying requirements for experience or education. In any case, it’s best if your experience is recent.
We always contact every previous employer to check your references and make sure that all previous employers are able to provide an excellent reference before recommending you to our clients. Also, we conduct thorough background checks prior to our final placements to make sure that everyone feels safe as they enter into a very important relationship.
Finally, Town + Country is here to make the right match. Every employer is different and each Executive Assistant brings a unique combination of strengths, skills and experiences. We’re here to make sure that every match we make is rewarding for both our clients and our Executive Assistants.
For executives and others with demanding professional and personal lives, a top-notch Executive Assistant is priceless. In addition to excellent administrative and computer skills, the best Executive Assistants have superb judgment, anticipate needs and can get tasks done with minimal supervision. The ability to delegate a wide variety of important activities to an Executive Assistant and have them performed to a high standard and on time enables our clients to be more productive and more successful.
Most of our clients have very specific needs so finding the right match is essential for success, both for the employer and the Executive Assistant. We have significant experience providing C-level executive assistants to discerning employers and we understand the subtleties of ensuring the right fit on both sides.
An Executive Assistant must be flexible, have excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work well with all levels of management and staff as well as outside clients and vendors. Executive Assistants have excellent computer skills and are savvy with Internet research applications relevant to their employers such as word processing, spreadsheets, database management, presentation and accounting.
Duties of an Executive Assistant typically include:
- Administration and managing an employer’s office
- Project management
- Handling phone calls and emails appropriately
- Coordinating work and household calendars
- Arranging travel
- Preparing financial reports
- Tracking investments
- Assisting with philanthropic activities
- Recruiting, training and supervising other support staff
- Research projects
- Event Planning
- Running Errands
Compensation for an Executive Assistant is usually based on two factors: the amount of experience the candidate brings to the position and the duties included in the Executive Assistant job description.
Full-time Executive Assistants typically earn $60,000 to $100,000 per year.
Most Executive Assistants receive benefits that may include:
- Paid sick days
- Paid holidays
- Paid vacation
- Medical insurance
- Dental and vision benefits
- 401(k) plan
What candidates, clients and staff are saying
“Nancy, Anne has been with us almost 2 months and in every respect she has exceeded our expectations. She is very polished and anticipatory of our habits and needs already. You did an outstanding job of offering us a very qualified list of candidates and we chose the best one!” —Samuel
“A great Executive Assistant will definitely improve your life. You’ll delegate the tasks you need to get done but don’t need to do yourself, freeing up your time. From our work in Estate Staffing, we understand what it takes to find the right match between a high level Executive Assistant and employer. Please contact me to explore what you need.” —Nancy McIlvaine, Town + Country Resources