PEar deck Careers

Office Assistant

An energetic assistant who can figure things out, get things done, and make a welcoming office environment.  

As Office Assistant, you will be helping our team with a variety of projects from managing daily errands to scheduling job applicant interviews, from managing files and inventory to helping with data projects.  We are an edtech startup that’s growing quickly; with that comes a new work and new challenges to figure out. We are looking for someone with a flexible and energetic personality, ready to jump at a new problem and figure it out. This is a part-time position: approximately 20-30 hours a week.

Here are different projects you might work on in a given day:

Hiring

  • Post job ads

  • Reply to applicants explaining the next step in the hiring process

  • Schedule interviews coordinating across several calendars

Office Management

  • Maintain office inventory

  • Run errands in downtown Iowa City

  • Help organize and set up for meetings, parties, and events

  • Invent and maintain organizational systems

  • Book Travel

  • Make the office a fun, pleasant place to be

General Administrative

  • Process Purchase Orders, bills, deposit checks

  • Take care of incoming and outgoing mail

  • File paperwork and maintain confidentiality

  • Data entry and proofreading

What we’re looking for:

  • Great organizational skills
    You’ll need to manage many different applicants for many different positions

  • Attention to detail
    You’ll need to make sure the right messages are being sent to the right people

  • Awareness of good security practices
    You’ll be dealing with sensitive information

  • Joyful and flexible
    There will be a lot of different things going on and you’ll need to go with the flow

  • Proficient with GSuite applications, particularly Sheets (or Excel)

  • High level of accountability

  • Excellent verbal and written communication

  • Honesty, Determination, and Humility

Qualities that might make you a good fit for this role:

  • Enjoy working on different problems every day

  • Enjoy improving and acting on daily tasks

  • Enjoy solving a problem with little guidance

  • Have a welcoming, extroverted personality -  comfortable talking to exec team, officemates, customers, investors

  • Motivated to find helpful things to do even when there is not an explicit task list.

About Working at Pear Deck

Pear Deck is a four year-old, funded startup headquartered in Iowa City, IA, focused on ensuring teachers can deliver powerful learning moments to every student, every day. If you like the idea of working on a small crew as we face the challenges of scaling both our customers and our team, this will be a fun opportunity to gain experience.

This is a part-time position: approximately 20-30 hours a week.


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About Working at Pear Deck

Pear Deck is an early-stage, funded startup headquartered in Iowa City, Iowa. We're focused on delivering powerful learning moments to every student, every day. By joining Pear Deck at this stage in our growth, you will be getting in during an exciting time as we expand our team while maintaining our humanity.  So, if you like the idea of working on a close-knit crew as we face the challenges of scaling both our customers and our team, this is the perfect time to jump in.