Executive Assistant

Remote-US /
Executive /
About Tala

Tala is a global technology company building the world’s most accessible financial services. With more than $350 million raised from visionary investors, we are serving millions of customers around the world who have been overlooked by traditional financial institutions – and our plan is to serve millions more, and have been named by the Fortune Impact 20 list, CNBC’s Disruptor 50, and Forbes’ Fintech 50 list for four years running. We are expanding across product offerings, countries and crypto and are looking for people who have an entrepreneurial spirit and are passionate about the mission.

By creating a unique platform that enables lending and other financial services around the globe, people in emerging markets are able to start and expand small businesses, manage day-to-day needs, and pursue their financial goals with confidence. Currently, more than 6 million people across Kenya, the Philippines, Mexico, and India have used Tala products. Due to our global team, we have a remote-first approach, and also have offices in Santa Monica, CA (HQ); Nairobi, Kenya; Mexico City, Mexico; Manila, the Philippines; and Bangalore, India. 

Most Talazens join us because they connect with our mission of enabling financial agency for underbanked people around the world. If you are energized by the impact you can make at Tala, we’d love to hear from you!

We are seeking a thoughtful and motivated Executive Assistant to be the supportive force behind key executive leaders at Tala, reporting directly to Tala’s Chief Product Officer. Ideal candidates will have extensive experience supporting executives and interfacing with internal and external stakeholders. You will intuitively manage challenging calendars and work closely with our executives and EAs to accommodate commitments and maximize impact. The ideal candidate has extensive experience in anticipating needs, possesses deep critical thinking skills, and is a natural problem solver. You must be proactive, reliable, and extremely detail-oriented.

What you’ll do

    • Directly manage a small number of executive calendars, ensure alignment with priorities, and take a proactive approach toward managing time and efficiency for those executives
    • Organize key virtual and onsite meetings across the executive team, including support with travel and meeting logistics as needed
    • Act as a point of contact for external partners, candidates, and vendors to gatekeep executive time and focus as appropriate
    • Support preparation of key meeting agendas, documents, and presentations, gathering and organizing content from relevant stakeholders
    • Contribute to team and office culture through periodic support with event coordination, celebrations, and other projects as assigned
    • Support department or company-wide offsites
    • You will need to be onsite in our Santa Monica office approximately 10-25% of the time

What you’ll need

    • Direct experience supporting C-level executives
    • Phenomenal organizational skills and attention to detail 
    • Interest in Tala’s mission and business
    • Ability to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously
    • Proactive mindset, able to work independently to complete tasks 
    • Exceptional judgment and strong verbal/written communication skills
    • Solid proficiency with G-Suite, Slack, MS Office tools
    • Execute work with a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens 
    • Experience coordinating across teams in multiple time zones is a plus
    • The ability to create and edit slides in Google Slides, Powerpoint, and/or Keynote is a plus
Our vision is to build a new financial ecosystem where everyone can participate on equal footing and access the tools they need to be financially healthy. We strongly believe that inclusion fosters innovation and we’re proud to have a diverse global team that represents a multitude of backgrounds, cultures, and experience. We hire talented people regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.