So you want to be our new Project Assistant?!
Responsible for creating action plans and delegating project needs throughout the team and/or assisting when necessary. Our Project Manager ensures that everyone else in the Outlaw family is working together to meet deadlines, and that, above all, we are all taking the best possible care of our customers.
This position is right for you if:
YOU'RE SOMEONE THAT HAS GENUINE ENTHUSIASM AND PASSION FOR WHAT WE ARE DOING AT OUTLAW CREATIVE!
Outlaw Creative is small supportive, dynamic, creative, and innovative team. We not only take care of each other, but we are bullish about addressing the needs of our clients. We are eager to make a difference - in our lives, in our clients lives, and in the world!
We have big dreams and we have the drive in takes to make them happen. Sound like a good fit?
YOU'RE OUR BFF AND SOUL MATE
We're looking for our soul mate... No, but seriously! It’s important that you not only understand the personality and voice of Outlaw Creative but that you can easily see yourself being an evangelist for our brand!
And just like a great date - To hang with us, you need to be able to work hard, have fun, learn from others, collaborate as a team, and more than anything have an underlying passion for what you do.
YOU LOVE THE DETAILS
As the Project Assistant, you will be working with Sasha to define a project’s objectives, create actionable steps, set schedules and help oversee each project.
YOU'RE A (SWEET) BULLDOG
As a Project Assistant you'll be responsible for managing both inquiry emails and client emails for Outlaw Creative. And although you will have a team backing you - it will be your duty to make a plan, reinforce timelines and ultimately deliver.
ORGANIZATION IS YOUR MIDDLE NAME
Business management is in your blood. You love organization, planning, and taking action.
We use a program management system called, Asana. You will be responsible for creating new project boards, specific task lists, scheduling alerts, and so on, to keep the team on target.
YOU LIKE TO COMMUNICATE AND FIND SOLUTIONS
As Sasha's right hand person you're the one I will process aloud with, talk overall (project and business) strategy, revenue streams, high-touch marketing, and much more. I need someone to be able to take my big dreams and help define goals, and implement action plans.
YOU DON'T LIKE SITTING STILL
Now, don't get me wrong - this is a virtual job posting and you could be lounging by the pool, or curled up in your pajamas at 3pm for all I care, but this job is filled with a lot of different tasks that will keep you "on your feet." And each day could look a little different.
This position is NOT right for you if:
IT'S JUST ANOTHER JOB
If you're just looking for a job. Period. Then this might not be the best fit. We're looking for someone to join our family, to be a part of our team and the bigger picture of Outlaw Creative. Someone that l-o-v-e-s what they are doing so much that it doesn't feel like work! And someone that can celebrate with us when we reach goals - because they are every bit a part of getting us there!
YOU DON'T DO "DIRECT"
We play from the heart, but to be honest things can get a lot more emotional this way - but so much more worth it. Regardless, the team is encouraged at all times to be respectful, supportive, and direct. If you ever come across anything concerning to Outlaw; whether it's a better creative approach, a refinement to a process, etc., you are asked to speak up immediately. Open-communication is imperative.
YOU DON'T WORK WELL WITH OTHERS
If you haven't picked up on it yet, we're a tight knit crew! We're like family - and you'll be treated as such. We have independent tasks and goals but ultimately we're all working together to take Outlaw Creative to the next level.
YOU NEED CONSTANT DIRECTION OR YOU CAN'T HANDLE DEADLINES
We are a rapidly growing team - Yay! But, this means all hands are on deck all the time! After the training period you'll be let loose to do what you do best. After presenting strategies and ideas to the team you will receive independent tasks for the week/month/quarter... And it will be your responsibility to envision a plan of action, ask for (other team members) help or collaborative, and hold to a specific timeline. Production quality and the ability to meet deadlines are extremely important here.
Other Important information that you should know before applying
SALARY AND BENEFITS
If you are looking for a full-time position with a plethora of benefits, we have those big dreams too (think health insurance, company retreats, retirement plans...)!! But, unfortunately we're not there, yet.
This is a virtual part-time "as needed" position that we currently estimate starting at about 5+ hours/week and growing into part time. Hours are flexible, but set/consistent.
Estimated hourly rate is determined by experience. And will be negotiated in the last round of the application process.
We are looking for someone with a semi-flexible schedule. Although we would ideally like this person to be able to work during the morning hours somewhere between 9am - 2pm (CT) we are flexible in seeing what might work best for you. It is important to note that this position will have regular meetings with Sasha to review weekly objectives, goals, and what projects lay on the horizon.
Are you still with me?
If the above sounds like you and you're ready to apply please answer the following questions and send to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Project Manager"
1. Why does the idea of working with Outlaw Creative and the Project Manager position specifically make your heart sing? Or why do you believe you are the perfect person for the job? (This may include your past work experience if applicable, but you could have been a clown in the circus for a decade and be killer at this job, so a formal resume is not needed.)
2. Where do you excel? What are your best skills sets? (Sell us on why your talents/skills would benefit Outlaw Creative.)
3. What is your current work scenario. How soon would you be available to begin working for Outlaw? Do you have another job, if so what are the hours and do you foresee any time conflicts? We would also love to know what your ideal work scenario would be with Outlaw Creative.
4. Where you'd like to be in 2 years with your life and career?
5. Please answer the following emails for Outlaw Creative (this is just to get a feel for your gut instincts and writing style);
Email 1: Prospect
I was given your name from a past client (who's branding turned out ah-mazing!) I am in need of rebranding my business and wanted to see what you could do for me. I am on a tight budget, because let's face it being a start-up is financially straining! So I am hoping that we could work out some type of pro-rated package or something? I also would really like this completed in the next couple weeks if that's possible?
Email 2: Current Client
I know that you needed my content for my site build no later than tomorrow, but I haven't had the time to really sit down and finish it. Is there any way that I can get it to you next week? Maybe you can just add it to the site after your finished building it or something? I know I should have done this weeks ago, I just left it until the last minute and now I am stuck.
Email 3: Past Client
After finishing my project I feel like you guys have completely left me stranded. I have no idea how to navigate the "back-end" if that's what it's called and even though I feel like I have been handed a perfect site (I seriously love it!) I am really starting to get frustrated that I cannot seem to manage the content myself. I spent the entire weekend trying to update one thing and still feel like I have messed it up!!! Please help!
I'm so honored that you want to join in this story and adventure, and hope you're the next to join our team!