Current Opportunities in the Washington DC Area

Executive Assistant, Reston, VA | $80-$90K

Award-winning tech company seeks a business-savvy Executive Assistant for one of its beloved leaders. This highly-visible role in the corporate office of a publicly-traded firm is vacant due to a promotion and a unique opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment where curiosity, initiative, and efficiency are rewarded. Complex calendar management, meeting/logistics coordination, confidential information dissemination, expense reporting and a varied day of meaty projects and tactical to-dos are typical. Proficiency in MS Office, 5+ years of executive-level administration and favorable professional references required.

Recruiting Coordinator (Contract to Hire), Northern Virginia | $24/hour

Unique opportunity to learn recruiting from one of the area’s largest employers in the “apprenticeship” role. Candidates must have natural strengths in organization, communication, follow-through, and detail-orientation. Initial job centers around the candidate experience, scheduling interviews, initiating background checks and drug screens, generating offer letters, onboarding support and ad hoc projects as needed. Requirements include MS Office proficiency (Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint), solid professional references, and ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment. Successful Recruiting Coordinators will be trained/mentored in best practices for sourcing, screening and interviewing candidates with the goal of moving into a full lifecycle recruiting role within 6-12 months.

Executive Assistant/Chief of Staff, Bethesda, MD |$100K+

Newly-created role to support one of the most exciting investment professionals in the world. High-performing startup environment in need of day-to-day tactical and substantive support for its Founder and CEO. Shift seamlessly between personal and professional life coordination, scheduling dinners, events, and travel. Heavy calendar coordination, process improvement and acting as an ambassador for the company and the CEO. Interface externally with high-profile clients; anticipate problems and opportunities to remain “one step ahead”; troubleshoot computer issues, video conferencing and other last-minute hiccups with a cool head. Work collaboratively with two other administrative professionals, delegating and mentoring where necessary. Show genuine curiosity in the business to maximize involvement and understand the “big picture” and the supporting details.

Please reach out to Lori to learn more.

Lori’s Podcast Picks for the Holidays (and beyond)

As we approach the season of road trips (traffic) and flights (delays), consider picking up a podcast. They are quick, easy and free to download and they will surely arm you with interesting conversation nuggets at the holiday table. Here are my top 5 right now:

1.      Hidden Brain—NPR’s thought-provoking episodes center around human behavior and will change the way you see yourself and the world around you. Host Shaker Vedantam’s smooth storytelling arms you with interesting topics that encourage conversation and debate.

My husband and I spent half of our Valentine’s Day lunch discussing “You 2.0: When Did Marriage Become So Hard”.

2.      Serial (Season One) – This American Life’s award-winning podcast was my first love and changed the way I felt about rush hour in D.C. It chronicles the gruesome murder of a high-achieving high schooler and the ex-boyfriend who was convicted on questionable evidence. If I could invite one person to dinner this holiday season, it would be Sarah Koenig, the brilliant investigative journalist who narrates each episode.

3.      The Happiness Lab – My latest obsession is from Yale Psychology professor, Dr. Laurie Santos. She explores the human mind, our emotions and how an understanding of both can help us in the age-old pursuit of happiness. I have forwarded Episode 10. Making the Grade to several mom friends and hope it lands in the hands of FCPS or even better, U.S. Department of Education.

4.      Up First My car radio rarely leaves NPR so it’s no surprise that their daily digest is my preference for unbiased news from around the world. Most podcasts are under 15 minutes, perfect for that doughnut run or the guilt-ridden trip to the gym that follows.  When you return to work in January, you might even keep it around for your daily commute.

5.      The GaryVee Audio Experience – Best-selling author of business bibles Crush It, and Jab, Jab, Jab, Right HookGary Vaynerchuk shares valuable advice for entrepreneurs who want to build their brand on social media platforms. Enthusiasts find so much more than business advice in Gary’s podcasts. They find philosophy, comedy, inspiration and trend spotting. His clairvoyance with the Adidas brand and his candor turned my 16-year old son into a fan.

Like recipes, podcasts are easy and fun to share. Please reply with your own favorites and let me know if you love or hate any of mine.  Happy holidays!

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Stefanie Ryan starts October with a new job and finishes with a wedding

Congratulations to Stefanie Ryan on her new job and her wedding, both in October! Stefanie’s LinkedIn connection liked our Schechter Reed social media post and Stefanie was inspired enough to reach out. We are so glad she did because our client, Technology Executive Group, was looking for someone with her unique skill set. Stefanie’s role as Recruiting Associate provides in-depth research and project management support for TEG’s busy executive recruiting team. It is a new industry for Stefanie and we think it’s a great fit for her new life!

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Candidate Testimonial: Jade Belcher

“I was in contact with two different recruiters before Lori. The first did not take the time to fully understand the type of career I wanted to go into, instead he just found me some entry level positions that met my most basic requirements. The second stopped contacting me after I turned down four different positions.  

Lori asked me lots of questions and took the time to understand exactly what I was looking for, not only in a job, but in my future career. She found a couple of openings for me in different companies, and upon my dismissal of those positions, she did not stop looking for other options. When she found a position that I was interested in we met for coffee and talked in detail about the company, the position, and research I could do independently to be better equipped for my interview. She arranged the interview with the company, answered all of my questions, and made sure I felt comfortable and prepared. She was happy to ask the association I now work for any logistical questions on my behalf. Lori still checks in occasionally, is very accommodating if I have conflicts turning in my time sheets, and has made me feel well taken care of.”

-Jade Belcher

Development Manager at SHEA 

Job Postings–Business Administration

Financial Advisory Company (Vienna, VA) is looking for a Client Service Assistant!

Financial Advisory company in Vienna, VA is looking for a Client Service Assistant. Candidate will provide excellent customer service and Advisor support. Candidate will maintain client relationships and help resolve issues and concerns. Professionalism and excellent telephone skills are a must. 4+ years of relevant experience and proficiency with MS Office required. Bachelor’s degree and Active Series 65 and/or 7 are a plus.

Business Consulting Firm (McLean, VA) is looking for a Recruiting Coordinator (temp-to-hire)!

McLean, VA Business Consulting Firm is looking for a temp-to-hire Recruiting Coordinator. This candidate will provide support for a dynamic Recruiting Team. Candidate will be conducting reference checks, maintaining the Applicant Tracking System, organizing recruiting events, and coordinating and maintaining the recruiting calendar. Must have strong customer service orientation and interpersonal skills. Must be tech savvy and have prior experience supporting a recruiting or HR function. Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent military service, required. 

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Placed Candidates

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Congratulations to Claire Garbak, who broke into the corporate world and began her new job at Girard Engineering this week! Claire was previously employed with Vineyard Vines, but was placed as an Administrative Assistant by Schechter Reed. Claire left the retail world just before the busy holiday season and we think she is going to love her new role and her free December nights and weekends! Best of luck, Claire!

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Congratulations to Jillian Cimino on her new role with oncology solutions firm, Perthera. Schechter Reed placed Jillian as an Executive Assistant & Office Manager. With Jillian’s varied responsibilities, appreciative new boss and employee-focused culture, she feels like a new person. Congratulations Jillian!

Karyn Ousley

“Lori placed me at Perot Systems, which then became Dell Services Federal Government (and most recently has been acquired by NTT Data Services).  I was a 3 month contractor with Schechter Reed and then was hired on permanently with Perot in 2006.  I spent almost 9 1/2 years with Perot/Dell Services in the field of Recruiting/Talent Acquisition.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Lori for working with me!  We’ve kept in touch throughout the years and I regard her as a valuable resource.”

Karyn Ousley
Ernst and Young

 

Executive Assistant/Office Manager

D.C. investment advisory firm is currently seeking an Executive Assistant/Office Manager. This individual will be responsible for coordinating all office operations, assisting with onboarding of new employees, and event planning. Must have verbal communication skills and be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. This candidate should have excellent problem solving and project management skills. 1+ years of executive/administrative experience and an undergraduate degree are a must.