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Executive Assistant – Hiring Immediately

Our fast-paced Personal Injury Law Firm in Columbia, SC is rapidly growing, and we are looking to hire an experienced, high-caliber, full-time Strategic Assistant/ Project Manager.

The Jeffcoat Firm is committed to helping everyday people in crisis, and CEO Michael Jeffcoat’s mission is to provide unmatched legal services to people in South Carolina. The employees of The Jeffcoat Firm are ambitious, resilient, self-starters with a passion for taking excellent care of clients and each other.

The Executive Assistant role will have a primary responsibility of supporting and reporting to the CEO to help implement the CEO’s long-term and short-term objectives. An ideal Strategic Assistant/ Project Manager candidate will ensure compliance, efficiency, and excellent time management. We are looking for someone who understands the goal to improve processes and ease for the visionary of our firm.

Are you an absolute PRO at following through and seeing to it that goals are accomplished? Have you worked with very busy people before and know what it takes to keep their priorities at the forefront? Are you comfortable with protecting the time of an executive?

As Mr. Jeffcoat’s Executive Assistant, you will:

Manage and help ensure implementation of the CEO’s key objectives
Manage commitments as well as administrative and office support to ensure the CEO’s priorities are met
Be detail oriented in areas where the CEO is not
Anticipate needs based on known priorities
Manage the CEO’s inbox and email correspondence
Take charge of additional duties as assigned

Your Expectations:

  • Immediately:

Maintain confidentiality and professionalism, exercising discretion when dealing with sensitive and high-level client and business matters
Be a welcome part of a lively office environment with teammates who genuinely care for one another

  • Within 30 days:

Relish being the barrier between the CEO and the rest of the company
Manage professional and personal calendaring for the CEO, including agendas, mail, email, calls, travel arrangements, client management, and other company logistics

Manage Meeting Cadence

Organize events and meetings, internally and offsite

You won’t:

  • Use phrases like, “That’s not my job,”, “I don’t know” or “That’s Unreasonable”
  • Take urgency or emphasis personally
  • Use social media at your desk or be distracted by outside forces during working hours
  • Be passive or unwilling to accept responsibility
  • Wait for instructions or feel uncomfortable taking initiative
  • Pick up dry cleaning or fetch coffee

You possess:

  • Experience in an administrative role reporting directly to upper management in an office
  • Superb written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong time-management skills
  • Enthusiasm for organizing and the coordination of multiple projects at once
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Flexibility and a willingness to problem solve

Pay: $20.00 – $25.00 an hour. Salary renegotiation after 3 months tenure pending establishment of key performance indicators.
Benefits: 401K, 401K matching, dental insurance, disability insurance, health insurance, life insurance, paid time off, parental leave, retirement plan, vision insurance
Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:30AM—5:30PM
Work Location: In-person full-time, 1333 Main Street, Suite 501, Columbia, SC 29201

Who We Are

The Jeffcoat Firm cares about continually enhancing our Employee Benefits Program, our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts, providing excellent legal services, and investing in the community we are a part of. From the very beginning, and throughout every phase, The Jeffcoat Firm has prioritized taking care of our clients and our team. We are determined to be the best law firm and employer out there. We always get better, work hard, refuse to allow roadblocks to get in our way, and are committed to our past, current, and future clients.

We value all backgrounds and experiences and take pride in our being an Equal Opportunity employer. Our employees come from different professional networks, and we do not discriminate on race, age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, religion, or any other part of an individual’s identity. We know that diversity makes us better and choose to embrace and prioritize its impact. We want all our conversations to include voices from different fields of thought, different perspectives, and different opinions.

We provide supportive leadership, expect accountability and transparency, and focus on outreach. Our Firm believes in being a tenant of the community and paying all successes forward. We offer a Volunteering Time Off program for all full-time employees, encouraging each to invest in philanthropic efforts that matter to them. The Jeffcoat Gives Back program supports firm wide initiatives to give back to our neighbors. We know South Carolina. We are Carolinians. We give back because this is our home.

We root ourselves in our core values and mission each day and hire empathetic, passionate individuals to drive us to our goals. Words can never fully capture a company’s goals or mission, but these are a start:

We believe that our team is stronger together than any single member would be independently.

Our hiring decisions are about where The Jeffcoat Firm has been, is today, and where and who the Firm will be in the future.

We do not take that or any responsibility lightly.

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