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 excellent judgment, often anticipate your needs and can get tasks done with minimal supervision. They are resourceful, and solution-oriented. 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:
- Medical, dental & vision insurance
- 401(k) plan
- Paid vacation
- Paid holidays
- Paid sick days
What 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
How does Town + Country ensure that you hire the right Executive Assistant?
First and foremost, the candidates represented by our agency must have recent and long-term professional experience with strong references. We are especially proud to work with Executive Assistant candidates who have completed long-term assignments through us and have returned to us for further placement.
The candidates you meet through us will have completed a detailed and lengthy in-person interview process with our Placement Counselors. We then speak to each reference at length and write up a detailed summary for your review. We encourage you to speak with these references as well. We conduct several background checks including driving record check, Social Security scan, education verification and a criminal background check. All of our background checks are documented and provided to you for your review.
You can feel confident that the Executive Assistant you hire through Town + Country will maintain the safety and security of your office as well as safeguarding your personal information.