Executive Assistant, Legal

  • Cruise
  • San Francisco, CA
  • May 11, 2021

Job Description

We're Cruise, a self-driving service designed for the cities we love.

We’re building the world’s most advanced, self-driving vehicles to safely connect people to the places, things, and experiences they care about. We believe self-driving vehicles will help save lives, reshape cities, give back time in transit, and restore freedom of movement for many.

Cruisers have the opportunity to grow and develop while learning from leaders at the forefront of their fields. With a culture of internal mobility, there's an opportunity to thrive in a variety of disciplines. This is a place for dreamers and doers to succeed.

If you are looking to play a part in making a positive impact in the world by advancing the revolutionary work of self-driving cars, join us.

About the Cruise Legal Organization:

In the midst of a complex regulatory environment where the one constant is change, the Legal team is charged with guiding Cruise as it navigates novel legal issues and risk considerations to help Cruise unlock the future. We’re a collegial group in which every role matters, and you will have a big impact on high-stakes decisions. Our team works with technical, development, and business teams to solve some of the hardest engineering challenges of our generation and pave the way for launch.

About the role:

We are seeking a talented and motivated individual to join Cruise’s Product, Corporate, Commercial and Tech Transactions Team within the Legal Department (the “PCT Team”).  In this role, you will support a wide variety of administrative needs for the attorneys and paralegals on the PCT Team. The ideal candidate is a highly collaborative and experienced administrative assistant who has worked in a high-growth technology company or law firm.  While technical skills, experience, a strong work ethic, and knowledge are vital requisites of this role, the best candidates are also personable and organized, and demonstrate the ability to act with efficiency, accuracy, flexibility, and creativity. This position will be based at Cruise’s headquarters in San Francisco.

Day-to-day responsibilities Include:

  • Assist with the administration of G-Suite, SpringCM and DocuSign. 
  • Upload signed contracts to SpringCM, and track various contract provisions and meta data, such as contract termination/renewal dates.   
  • Retrieve contracts upon request and communicate information about contracts to internal stakeholders.
  • Identify opportunities to improve contract life-cycle management processes and devise plans to implement these changes. 
  • Data entry and organization of physical and cloud-based files.
  • Follow and suggest improvements to file naming conventions and folder taxonomies.
  • Assist with the preparation, distribution and maintenance of meeting materials for the Board of Directors and any Board committees.
  • Prioritize conflicting needs; handle matters expeditiously, proactively, and follow through on projects to successful completion.
  • Other general support functions, including printing, binder preparation and arranging travel.
  • Follow confidentiality and Company policies to safeguard data and information.
  • Perform other duties/projects as assigned.

You should apply for this role if you have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5+ years of relevant experience as an administrative assistant
  • Strong knowledge of GSuite, DocuSign and Slack
  • Exceptional writing and communications skills and a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively 
  • Self-motivated with the ability to both self-manage to achieve project objectives
  • Experience working in tech, especially for a large or scaling organization
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize issues under time pressure

Bonus points!

  • In-house experience
  • Start-up experience
  • Understanding of autonomous vehicle technology
  • Experience working with SpringCM or similar contract lifecycle management tools
  • A sense of humor!

Why Cruise?

  • Our benefits are here to support the whole you:
    • Competitive salary and benefits 
    • 401(k) Cruise matching program 
    • Medical / dental / vision, AD+D and Life
    • One Medical membership
    • Flexible vacation and company paid holidays
    • Healthy meals and snacks provided for non-remote employees
    • Paid parental leave
    • Fertility Benefits 
    • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, subsidized by Cruise
    • Flexible Spending Account 
    • Monthly wellness stipend
    • Pre-tax Commuter Benefit Plan for non-remote employees
  • We’re Remote Friendly
    • We believe that your value to the team can be provided at a Cruise office or from the comfort of your home. Depending on your function, enjoy the flexibility of remote work and join our growing community of remote employees in the continental United States.
  • We’re Integrated
    • Through our partnerships with General Motors and Honda, we are the only self-driving company with fully integrated manufacturing at scale.
  • We’re Funded
    • GM, Honda, Microsoft, SoftBank, & T. Rowe Price, have invested billions in Cruise. Their backing for our technology demonstrates their confidence in our progress, team, and vision and makes us one of the leading autonomous vehicle organizations in the industry. Our deep resources greatly accelerate our operating speed.
  • We’re Independent
    • We have our own governance, board of directors, equity, and investors. Our independence allows us to not just work on the edge of technology, but also define it.
  • We’re Vested
    • You won’t just own your work here, you’ll have the potential to own equity in Cruise, too. We are competing in a market that is projected to grow exponentially, which gives our company valuation room to grow.

Cruise LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a supportive and inclusive workplace where contributions are valued and celebrated, and our employees thrive by being themselves and are inspired to do the best work of their lives. 

We seek applicants of all backgrounds and identities, across race, color, ethnicity, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or parental status, or disability. Applicants will not be discriminated against based on these or other protected categories or social identities. Cruise will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, in accordance with applicable laws.

Cruise is committed to the full inclusion of all applicants. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process please let our recruiting team know or email HR@getcruise.com.

We proactively work to design hiring processes that promote equity and inclusion while mitigating bias. To help us track the effectiveness and inclusivity of our recruiting efforts, please consider answering the following demographic questions. Answering these questions is entirely voluntary. Your answers to these questions will not be shared with the hiring decision makers and will not impact the hiring decision in any way. Instead, Cruise will use this information not only to comply with any government reporting obligations but also to track our progress toward meeting our diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging objectives.

Note to Recruitment Agencies: Cruise does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Furthermore, Cruise does not pay placement fees for candidates submitted by any agency other than its approved partners.

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