EA – Senior Director of People and Community


We’re supporting our good friends at 99designs to help them during this exciting period of growth and scale.  For this Senior Director in particular, it means she is busy, really busy and needs to find that one person that she can trust implicitly to handle information with discretion and confidentiality. 

A little bit about 99designs
99designs is the world’s global creative platform that makes it easy for clients and designers to work together to create designs they love. Its mission is to champion creativity to create opportunities for people around the world. Founded in 2008, 99designs has grown from a small, online forum into a worldwide community of talented designers that is now the go-to solution for businesses, agencies, and individuals.

So what is the role about I hear you ask?
As an EA, what are the things you love? Is it being a trusted partner who can be a sounding board? Is it managing schedules and correspondence so things run efficiently? Or is it simply making life easier for your Executive Leader?  Well in this role all of these things are important. Working alongside the Senior Director for People and Community (who is an absolutely gorgeous human) you will be instrumental in enabling this function to operate to its full capacity. 

To be successful in this role you need to be highly organised, have an attention to detail like no other but most of all be able to approach everything you do with a level of calm, maturity and confidentiality. You will thrive in a busy and creative environment where two days are never the same. 

On a day to day basis you will be responsible for all of the things you would expect as an EA –  managing all forms of correspondence – email and other messaging platforms, calendar management, booking travel, setting agendas and taking minutes as well as reporting and pulling together presentations and workshops.

A little about you
You need to be unflappable and have the ability to manage conflicting priorities and enable your boss to be ahead of the game. You really need to be interested and understand what is going on in the business to be able to action items on her behalf.

Experience supporting a Chief People Officer is ideal, however, it’s more about being a confidential advisor and brilliant organiser, with good business nous, maturity, and someone that can have a laugh along the way.  You’ll have experience using Mac or Microsoft suite of products, G suite, Trello and Slack.  If you don’t have all of these things, that’s ok too! You just need to demonstrate an ability and willingness to pick up new tech quickly. 

If this sounds like you please reach out or apply below.

Sara Bienias
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Why 99designs?
99designs is committed to building an inclusive and diverse team – they want people to feel like they belong and can bring their whole selves to work. Below are just some of the things they do to support their people:

  • Career development and learning in whatever way suits you! Think paid R&D days, courses in technology, formal and informal mentoring, conferences… however you learn best they’ve got you covered.
  • Culture of workplace flexibility and wellness. Study? Parent juggling? Everyone has different needs and the business will support you in the best way they can. Some people work remotely, some with flex start and finish times…the common thread is it’s all about your individual needs. 
  • Support for working parents. Paid parental leave policy for both primary and secondary carers, which can be accessed part time and is in addition to government payments.
  • Support for the community. In addition to 99nonprofits, 99designs provide one paid volunteer day a year for you to support a charity and the community as you see fit! Proud Code Like a Girl internship partner, host of Girl Geek Academy hack days, & maintain popular open source projects like https://github.com/99designs/gqlgen and https://github.com/99designs/aws-vault, + support a range of other community groups. It’s in their DNA.
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Permanent / Full Time