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Executive Assistant

Bonaventure Realty Group (Bonaventure) is a real estate private equity company headquartered in Arlington, VA which was founded in 1999.  Bonaventure specializes in multifamily asset management, development, and redevelopment, primarily in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern US.  Bonaventure is fully integrated to oversee every phase of the acquisition, management, and disposition of our properties.

Job Summary:

Are you tired of being the same Executive Assistant?  The same assistant who spends 90% of their day in a calendar or running for coffee without gaining an understanding of the business?  Do you want different?  Look no further.  Bonaventure is seeking a well-rounded, emotionally and technically mature individual to serve as an Executive Assistant to our Owner/CEO.  In this position, you will have the opportunity to learn the business directly from our CEO, make a positive impact to the future success of our business, and work for a company that truly values its teammates. 

  • Assist with managing output, workflow, and office deadlines.  
  • Handle email and business messages and meetings.
  • Draft and dispatch correspondence.  
  • Liaise with relevant individuals, external organizations, etc. to arrange meetings and/or prepare agendas,
  • Arrange and co-ordinate travel as needed.
  • Works closely and effectively to keep him well informed of upcoming commitments and responsibilities, following up appropriately.
  • Acts as a "barometer," having a sense for the issues taking place in the environment and keeping the CEO updated 
  • Provides leadership to build relationships crucial to the success of the organization, and manages a variety of special projects, some of which may have organizational impact. 
  • Successfully completes critical aspects of deliverables with a hands-on approach, including drafting letters, personal correspondence, and other tasks that facilitate the CEO’s ability to effectively lead the company.  

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree preferred
  • 2-3 years of general administration experience
  • Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail
  • Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders, including staff, board members, external partners and donors 
  • Expert level written and verbal communication skills 
  • Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability 
  • Emotional maturity 
  • Highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to also be extremely effective independently 
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of customer/client service and response 
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment 
  • Forward looking thinker, who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions 
  • Wants to learn our business for further personal success

We are seeking highly motivated, career oriented, individuals who function well in a team environment. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, passionate and accountable for achieving results. Working hard is an integral part of every successful Bonaventure employee.

We provide a comprehensive benefits package. It includes a very generous contribution to our group health plan, dental coverage, short and long term disability, life insurance, and most importantly, we match 50% of the first 6% on our 401(k) plan. We offer 20 vacation/PTO days.

Candidates will be required to pass a criminal background investigation, credit check and drug screening. 

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