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Amazon Executive Assistant, Global Public Policy in Seattle, Washington


The AWS Global Public Policy (GPP) organization is looking for an experienced, inquisitive, and motivated Executive Assistant with a proven history of high performance and the ability to operate under pressure, to support our Vice President of AWS GPP in Seattle, WA. The candidate wants to work in a fast-paced and exciting team.

This role requires the ability to complete high volumes of complex tasks and projects quickly with little to no guidance. The candidate must have a relentless bias for action, a strong ability to effectively communicate at all levels, have strong prioritization skills, be detail oriented, highly efficient, and very organized. A high level of integrity and discretion in handling confidential information and professionalism in dealing with senior executives inside and outside the company is a must. The candidate must have a demonstrated ability to manage complex calendars, coordinate domestic as well as international travel, process expense reports, organize government delegation visits to Amazon HQ and HQ2, update organizational charts, support budget management, and act as a general liaison for the VP and larger GPP organization.

Key job responsibilities

Experience working on a global team is an asset. Ultimately, this role is the first-person individuals from a far-flung global teams encounter when engaging with headquarters. They are a resource and liaison, showcasing soft diplomacy. In this role, you will:

  • Have an exceptional ability for anticipating the needs and preferences of the VP. Be able to independently resolve escalations and not rely heavily on the leader's direction for daily decisions.

  • Cultivate the potential for empathy, critical thinking, and a desire to understand others.

  • Document processes as you learn them for future reference.

  • Possess impeccable scheduling skills in order to strategically organize meetings, events, and tasks to optimize the VP's time and keep productivity at high levels. Demonstrate strong prioritization skills and be able to juggle multiple tasks or projects.

  • Proactively coordinate with leadership and the GPP HQ Support team in planning events, team offsites and/or summits, activities, and calendars.

  • Support government delegation visits to Amazon HQ and/or HQ2.

  • Oversee GPP-wide Diversity, Equity & Inclusion initiatives.

  • Track and help drive completion of key deliverables and follow up on outstanding items.

  • Partner with other assistants throughout the team and across the rest of the company, and work in a dynamic and multi-cultural environment.

A day in the life

Team Culture

Here at Amazon, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have ten employee-led affinity groups in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and we host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences. Amazon’s culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 16 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.

Work/Life Balance

Our team also puts a high value on work-life balance. Striking a healthy balance between your personal and professional life is crucial to your happiness and success here, which is why we aren’t focused on how many hours you spend at work or online. Instead, we’re happy to offer a flexible schedule so you can have a more productive and well-balanced life—both in and outside of work.

Mentorship and Career Growth

Our team is dedicated to supporting new members. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and we’re building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded professional and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Seattle, WA, USA

Basic Qualifications

  • 8+ years of executive assistant experience

  • Experience with domestic or international travel coordination

  • Experience with Microsoft Office products and applications

  • Experience with C-level executive calendar management

  • Experience as an Executive Assistant

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience managing teams

  • Experience working in a matrixed organization

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $79,000/year in our lowest geographic market up to $176,000/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit https://www.aboutamazon.com/workplace/employee-benefits. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.