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Executive Assistant at SurfDurt

SurfDurt, San Diego, CA

Hybrid (Remote & In-Person)

Full-Time · Mid-Senior level

Consumer Goods

Actively recruiting

Job starts in the second week of February.

About Us:

At SurfDurt, new ideas for building a sustainable planet have a way of becoming extraordinary consumer products: starting with the most environmentally-minded sunscreen solution on the market. If you bring a passion for your job, a willingness to learn and dedication to our mission, there's no telling how large of an impact our small team can make together.

About The Role:

We’re searching for an Executive Assistant to be the “right-hand” to our Founder & CEO. Someone who is a great multitasker with amazing organizational and communication skills.

This role will have a the following main components: social media marketing, content creation organizational admin and research.

Must be adept at self-learning, extremely organized and must have a go-with-the-flow attitude that matches the sometimes chaotic start-up pace. We are also looking for someone who has a great eye for design and aesthetics, a passion for the environment and you must enjoy working in a small and scrappy startup environment. This position does require someone who can be confident in representing the company on camera and in person.

Who You Are:

  • You are a strategic thinker.

  • You are detail-oriented and very organized.

  • You have the ability to keep track of lots of things at once.

  • You enjoy engaging in and learning about all aspects of the business.

  • You take pride in both your work and our mission to better protect the environment.

  • You have a self-starter attitude: no one pushes you to excel, it’s just who you are.

  • You’re a “Manager of One” who can manage projects independently from beginning to end no matter where you are.

  • You are excited about the entrepreneurial/start-up stage and you’re excited by the opportunity to take a grassroots, growing company to the next level.

What You’ll Do:

  • Marketing: This role will have a heavy dose of marketing. You’ll be managing our social media channels like TikTok, Instagram and Youtube. Engaging on all three platforms with our audience; preparing content calendars and creating reels. Will require your own comfortability on camera and a great eye for design and aesthetics.

  • Sales support: Visiting local shop retailers, making sure they have all the materials they need and helping to represent the company to our current stockists. Also, warming up leads for the founder, sending out samples, merchandising and nurturing our B2B relationships as a brand representative.

  • Research: Thoroughly researching the available landscape for potential partnerships and company developments. Research will often involve product development, supply chain, manufacturing and shipping. Will need to keep tidy, accurate notes and engage in initial conversations while acting as the first touchpoint into the company, using your trusted discernment to decide what may or may not be a fit. *Crucial that your judgement can be trusted and that you speak up when you feel uncertain. There will never be any penalty for questions!

  • Customer Service: Regularly overseeing all our website inquiries and crafting sustainable systems for customer service: including building scripts and templates for FAQ’s and uploading them to our website.

  • Writing: Grant writing, accelerator applications and sometimes writing important and confidential draft correspondences. Will also be doing PR requests and outreach, including writing blogs and occasionally, co-authoring articles together with the CEO.

  • Trusted Advisor: Advise and assist the CEO on top priorities. With the appropriate combination of information and good judgment you can help guide carefully considered decisions with the CEO. You will be an integral touchpoint in the strategic roadmap of the company. You will also be the first touch point for new services and hires: acting as the first filter into the company. Your discernment must be trustworthy. Constantly be on the lookout for organizational inefficiencies. You will help build lasting SOP’s and systems out of tasks that you see reoccurring and you must be unafraid to speak up about your opinion, it will always be valued here.

  • Brand and Culture Alignment: Regularly scanning for on-brand partnerships that align with our company ethos and mission. Initial outreach to secure those partnerships. Take pride in being active in the intersecting culture, of outdoor ocean adventure sports and sustainability.

  • Miscellaneous Tasks: Start-up life! There is plenty unforeseen on this road. Be down for the adventure. Sometimes we are all both executives and janitors. Must have a positive attitude, where no task is too big or small.


Required Experience:

Self-taught learning.

Preferred Experience:

*Prior Experience as an Executive Assistant in a fast-paced start-up setting is preferred but not required.

Programs used include but not limited to: Trello, Notion, Airtable, Excel, Klaviyo, TikTok, Youtube, Instagram, Facebook Marketplace and Shopify.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive compensation up to $60,000 depending on experience.

  • Unlimited ability to grow to your highest desired ambition: even to an executive-level

    role. We want this to be your fast-tracked starting role.

  • Opportunity to earn long-vested equity in a rapidly growing company. We prefer

    employee owners here.

  • Flexible work hours and opportunity for partially remote work.

  • Dog-friendly office by the beach, with surfboards and sunshine breaks :)

    To Apply:

    Please submit a brief 1-3 minute video introducing yourself, your professional values and your personal interests. Please explain what appeals to you most about this role and finally, please cover all the relevant skills and experience you have. Please upload this video to YouTube. You can publish it as “Unlisted” if you prefer, so that only those who personally receive the link can view it. Please send that link to with your resume. Thank you so much for your interest in joining us in our mission for better products in a cleaner world!

    Please note: We may not be able to get back to every applicant but someone will reach out to in the upcoming weeks if you are being considered for the next step of the application process!

    SurfDurt is an Equal Opportunity Employer:

    Our company is committed to the fair utilization of our human resources and to a policy of equal opportunity. We will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis including, but not limited to: veteran status, race, color, religion, sex, gender, marital status, national origin, medical condition, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation or age.

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