We’re a small real estate investment and construction firm in Seattle looking for a human dynamo! Help us grow our business while advancing your career at the same time.
Bookkeeper, Executive Assistant, and Office Manager – all in one!
Who You Are:
Executive Assistant — You will be an indispensable assistant to the principals in the firm, providing every kind of administrative support: Calendar management, phone and email management, arranging schedules, making appointments, calling clients and prospects, running errands—basically, everything that can be delegated, so we can focus on the business. You are able to collaborate, take instructions, anticipate our needs, and work independently. You will develop relationships with our clients and affiliates, as well as engage with local government agencies. You are good at conducting research and effectively compiling and presenting your findings.
Bookkeeper — You’re a trained bookkeeper, preferably with experience in the construction trades. Expert with QuickBooks on Mac or PC. The complete bookkeeping skill set is listed below.
Office Manager — You have the ability to create an organized and orderly work environment. You should be technologically savvy and able to learn new applications, able to troubleshoot common issues in a Mac-centric office. You are client-focused with excellent communication skills, and will serve as gatekeeper and the first point of contact in handling customer inquiries or complaints. This will include connecting with people of all kinds, both verbally and in writing. Excellent communication and client service skills are a must—you are articulate and good at writing (and grammar!).
Interested in Real Estate:
You are interested in the world of real estate investment, and want to learn more about it for your personal and professional development by reading assigned books, recordings, videos, articles, etc.
This is a biggie. We’re looking for someone with a positive, can-do, “no job too small” attitude who’s enthusiastic to learn all aspects of the business. You’re self-motivated, a problem solver, with exceptional attention to detail and you enjoy delivering results, not just performing tasks. You appreciate being valued, and being held to high standards. You’re open to feedback and comfortable with asking questions. You’re amiable and outgoing with a pleasant personality. You genuinely like helping others and take pride in your work. You can be flexible with your time—while we try to keep normal office hours, stuff happens. You are loyal, dependable, creative, honest, and accountable. You like being part of the team and helping to keep up morale. You’re proactive in seeking ways to improve any situation.
How to Apply:
If this position is a perfect fit for you, we would love to hear from you. Here's how to apply; please follow the instructions carefully.
1) Send an email to "careers at buildwithstyle dot com" using the subject line "I Am Your New Executive Assistant!"
2) In the body of your email, please write a paragraph describing why this specific position and posting resonates with you.
3) Attach your resume as a PDF file to the email
4) Optional: Include a link to a quick selfie video introducing yourself and why you’d be a good fit.
Please note, we are swamped with work and can respond only to those inquiries that seem to be a good fit for the position.
Here are some of the skills and duties required:
Other skills a plus to have:
We buy real estate in the wonderful neighborhoods in and around Seattle.
Whenever possible, we hold onto the properties we buy, renovating them, and caring about them for the long haul. Sometimes we buy single-family homes, remodel them, and then sell them to a new family to enjoy. We also develop under-used lots into row-houses or mixed-use buildings. As local residents who care deeply about our community, we invest a lot of time and effort into our properties.
Whether it’s a small home or commercial property, you’ll find that we’re hands-on and hard-working. We manage our own construction sites and do our own property management.