Executive Assistant

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Illumen Capital
Oakland, CA
Published 15 days ago

ILLUMEN CAPITAL: Executive Assistant Oakland, CA



Illumen Capital is the world’s first private equity firm focused on reducing implicit bias. Our fund of funds approachapplies pioneering research through our partnership with Stanford University to help the fund managers in whom we invest see past bias to achieve greater impact and financial returns. We target investments spanning a range of impact sectors, including: education technology, health and wellness, renewable energy, sustainability, financialinclusion, and opportunity communities.


Illumen Capital is led by Daryn Dodson, Founder and Managing Director. Previously, Daryn led impact private equity investing at the Calvert Funds as a special consultant to the Board of Directors. Calvert is a $12 billion family of mutual funds that pioneered the socially responsible investing field and has a private equity portfolio of over forty impact funds and forty direct impact investments. Daryn also serves on the Board of Directors of Ben & Jerry’s. Daryn has an      MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he is a member of the Dean’sManagement Board, and an AB in Public Policy from Duke University.



Working with every member of the team, this position will be pivotal in coordinating the day to day activities of the office. As a part of a tight-knit team, this individual will work closely with all team members in order to facilitate smooth internal operations. Our ideal candidate is a creative, dynamic, professional team player with a good sense of humor who handles pressure and excels at maintaining order and making progress on multiple fronts. 


This is a full time position based in Oakland, CA.




●      Assist with meeting scheduling, primarily for Managing Director, Daryn Dodson

●      Maintain contacts and Illumen Capital’s CRM

●      Arrange travel for all team members

●      Advise executives of time sensitive and priority issues

●      Prepare expense reports

●      Manage office supply inventory

●      Assist with company functions such as internal events, annual Limited Partner meetings, and fundraisingevents

●      Liaise with professional service providers




You are mission driven, action-oriented, and a team player. You’re looking for a role where you can use those traits to make a real difference in the world by helping to revolutionize investment practices that will change the waycapital is allocated. If that sounds like you, the Illumen Capital team is eager to meet you.


●      Experience. You have a minimum of 1-3 years working as an executive assistant or in a significant operational role. You may have experience working with Copper or another CRM, which would be valuablebut is not required.

●      Action-Oriented. You are excited to take ownership of doing whatever it takes to help build a world class impact investing firm. You are self-motivated and comfortable taking on new tasks or projects with littledirection and adjusting course quickly under tight deadlines.

●      Shared Values. You are passionate about making a positive impact in the world, especially as itrelates to racial and gender equity.

●      Adaptive Communicator. You communicate in written and oral forms with clarity and conciseness. You’re comfortable communicating with people at all levels of a firm, both internally and externally.




Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and relevant writing sample to We look forward to reviewing your application!


We are an equal opportunity employer.


Illumen Capital is committed to equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Illumen Capital are based onbusiness needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Illumen Capital will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

ILLUMEN CAPITAL: Executive Assistant Oakland, CA



Illumen Capital is the world’s first private equity firm focused on reducing implicit bias. Our fund of funds approachapplies pioneering research through our partnership…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    June 1, 2021


Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Oakland, CA
Associated Location
Oakland, CA, USA

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