Being a Personal Assistant

Personal Assistants operate from a variety of different environments and encompass a wide range of roles. Whether working from a private residence or within a family office, Personal Assistants manage the daily scheduling, errand running, and ad hoc projects for and on behalf of a principal directly. Personal assistants may work independently or as part of a larger team. They may also report to a higher level domestic manager such as a House Manager or Chief of Staff, while some Personal assistants report directly to the principal.

Core Responsibilities

  • Assisting with calendar planning, scheduling, travel coordination, and meeting logistics
  • Coordinating various private functions and events
  • Answering calls and responding to emails from vendors, contractors, staff members, and coworkers on various issues
  • Working in tandem with various other domestic staff
  • Preparing and tracking expenses, inventories, gifting, schedules, etc.

Skillset Required

  • Impeccable attention to detail, meticulous in coordination and scheduling
  • Ability to exercise quick and accurate judgement on behalf of principal
  • Technologically savvy, able to manage and troubleshoot various communication and organizational platforms

Hospitality, professionalism, and integrity are the pillars of Hire Society’s business model.