The Grow Network is Still Growing Position Available: Executive Assistant Who Loves Homesteading & Permaculture

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About TGN – The Grow Network Inc. 

The Grow Network is the online home of a global network of people who
are producing their own food and medicine. “Home Grown Food On Every
Table” is our catalyzing statement. The purpose of the organization is
to stop the destruction of the Earth. We offer information via our
online blog, information products (physical and digital), and a
membership area.  http://TheGrowNetwork.com

We are looking for a dynamic A+ player to join our crew as we create the most useful, simple, and fun resource on the web for producing, preparing, and preserving your own food and medicine.

TGN is currently composed of about 150,000 members and we are scaling up our systems to handle 2 million.

Our company culture is of a team of rugged adventurers out to make a difference in the world. We are a distributed company but several of us are in Central Texas.  Those with a life-attitude of being on an expedition in the back-country will like working in this environment. This is a full-time work from home position where you determine your own hours and have your own equipment.  The ideal candidate for this position lives within 45 miles of Red Rock, TX because our one founder lives there and you’ll occasionally need to drive or run errands.

You are a person that knows you can work anywhere, but choose to work with us.

You are a detail-oriented and tireless perfectionist with meaningful professional experience supporting C-Suite level executives. You enjoy your role as the founders’ right hand and go to person. You thrive in a dynamic work environment which presents you with exciting challenges and opportunities to learn. You appreciate the routine of day-to-day, but are excited to tackle various projects for the founders of our company. You’re willing to roll up your sleeves to do whatever it takes to get the job done. There’s no task too small and too large! You’re equally happy to represent our founders in board meetings, liaise and work directly with partners, pick-up dry cleaning or schedule the kids for summer classes. You are flexible and resourceful enough to adapt to changing circumstances and able to hold a diverse group of stakeholders accountable. You’re highly organized, technologically savvy, and creative in your approach. Most importantly, you’re ready for a huge and exciting challenge and you can make an already strong team even better.

About the role

Work closely with our top executives in performing a variety of duties and responsibilities including, but not limited to:

  • Effectively and accurately manage calendars including scheduling and coordinating meetings, appointments and travel arrangements including planning family vacations
  • Manage correspondence including reading, printing, prioritizing, copying, annotating, distributing and developing appropriate responses with minimal supervision in an extremely efficient manner
  • Prepare concise meeting agenda and take accurate minutes, understanding important takeaways and action items
  • Strategically filter information and quickly assess (often changing) priorities
  • Effectively and professionally represent the executive to internal and external channels through appropriate and timely responses
  • Handle personal items for the founders, including bill pay, monitoring and reconciling finances, tax preparation, coordinating household service team, etc.
  • Planning networking events for the founders and team builders for the management team as needed
  • Assist in identifying and implementing methods to best utilize time and resources

Minimum requirements

  • A passion for homegrown food and good health (you have a garden, and/or chickens, or you are growing some of your own food in some way).
  • 5 years of experience in an administration/executive assistant/personal assistant role in a highly pressurized and results-driven environment
  • Ability to effectively work with senior management and a variety of personalities
  • Exceptional writing, editing, organizational, multi-tasking and prioritization skills
  • Knowledge of and experience with Office365, Outlook email and calendaring, HighRise, BaseCamp, WordPress, Quickbooks, PayPal, and other web technology,


Compensation and Benefits

 

Starting at $4,000/month ~ for contract (1099)

This a full-time, work-from-home (or anywhere), contract (w-9) position where you determine your own hours, and complete work using your own equipment.  Note there are no health benefits with this position (althouhg we are considering adding it in the future).

Though we utilize a “contract” form of engagement (rather than W-2 employment), please note that we are looking for a full-time, long-term committed teammate and friend who wants to be part of our innovative and growing organization for many years to come.

Compensation includes a steady monthly base pay (of $4,000/mo) plus bonuses for achieving personal and team objectives. We also are working toward annual company profit sharing and long-term service rewards.

As a team of independent contractors, The Grow Network currently does not offer health insurance, though we are looking for ways to do this in the future.

Other benefits of working at The Grow Network include the following:

·         Being surrounded on a daily basis by like-minded super-cool teammates who are passionate and creative about solving the world’s environmental and health crises by growing our own food, and teaching others how to do the same.

·         Access to cutting edge information about sustainable food production via our published information and our partnerships with thought-leaders in sustainable small-scale food production.

·         One-hour per day of working in your personal garden is considered legitimate company work.

·         You’ll have access to free testing of great gardening, homesteading and health management tools and products, as part of our team review of products we sell.

·         You’ll travel a few times per year (possibly more) to fun locations for team meetings, parties and training workshops for personal and professional development.
To apply, send us your resume in word docx format attached to an email to hr@thegrownetwork.com.  In your email use the subject line of “EA Application – {your name inserted here}”.  The Grow Network is accepting resumes until mid to late April.  There will be a series of phone interviews and then in-person interviews and you’ll be starting mid-May or June 2017.

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Michael Ford


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Michael has been the resident editor at The [Grow] Network since January 2015. Michael grew up in St. Louis, where he became a lover of nature - hiking and fishing his way through the Ozark hills in Missouri. He attended Baylor University in Waco, TX, and he currently lives in Austin. Michael has background experience in small-scale farming, commercial growing, vegetable gardening, landscaping, marketing, and software development. He received his Permaculture Design Certification from the Austin Permaculture Guild in 2013.


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  • Julia Mangan

    I meet most of the qualifications but I have to say that I have reached the “Peter Principle” when it comes to computers and tech. That is such a big deal now for success that I do not meet your needs. I really like your site and am spreading the word about you and all that you offer for small land owners like us. We have a great community in Northern Idaho. Good luck – Julia Mangan

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