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Administrative Assistant

Root Insurance

Root Insurance

Administration, Education
Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024

CURRENT ROOT EMPLOYEES - Please apply using the career page in Workday. This career site is for external applicants only.


The position.

Root is looking for an Administrative Assistant. The Administrative Assistant will quickly and effectively drive tasks through to completion. This role would assist our team and their leaders with their day-to-day logistics and making sure that everything is going according to plan. There’s a lot of behind-the-scenes planning and organization required to ensure our success as a team. Your trustworthiness, attention to detail, and high-quality written communication are essential, as you’ll regularly handle sensitive data and communicate with key stakeholders via email, on calendars, and in spreadsheets. In addition to routine tasks, every week at Root is full of new challenges and projects that you’ll help support. You’ll have a wide variety in what you do if you’re willing to figure things out and take on anything.

Reports to: SVP, Business Development

Candidates for this role should be located in Columbus, OH or Chicago, IL.

Salary Range: $66,000 to $82,800

How You Will Make an Impact

  • Handle email communication (we use Google's G Suite)
  • Manage calendars: reserve conference rooms, resolve conflicts, handle reschedules, ensure invites contain dial-in information, etc.
  • Arrange travel
  • Keep track of outstanding requests and schedule reminders
  • Handle invoice processing and expense reports
  • Help manage area budgets
  • Assemble PowerPoint and spreadsheet presentations for a wide variety of audiences, from executive management to the board
  • Organize monthly virtual team dinners

What You Will Need to Succeed:

  • Bachelor’s degree or 3+ years of relevant work experience, preferably with G-Suite
  • A ‘do-what-it-takes’ attitude toward driving results in a fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to navigate through ambiguity, direct and coordinate multiple assignments simultaneously, accept ownership, and deliver on commitments
  • Excellent time-management skills
  • A love of learning and the ability to keep up with a constantly changing environment
  • The ability to learn multiple internal systems & processes quickly is a must; general tech-savviness will help as well
  • High attention to detail with superior problem-solving skills; comfortable independently multitasking and prioritizing projects in a fast-paced work environment
  • A relentlessly positive and optimistic attitude
  • Analytical mindset with a proficiency for numbers, spreadsheets, and impeccable grammar


Don’t meet every single requirement?

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Root, Inc., we are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway!

Join us

At Root, we judge people based on the merit of their work, not who they are. If you are passionate about what this role entails and solving real problems, we encourage you to apply. We want to learn about you and what you can add to our team.

Who we are

We’re harnessing the power of technology to revolutionize insurance. Using machine learning and mobile telematic platforms, we’ve built one of the most innovative FinTech companies in the world. And we’re just getting started.

What draws people to Root

Our success is in large part due to our unwavering standards in hiring. We recognize that our products are only as good as the people building and promoting them. We want individuals who find solutions by going through the cycle of ideation to implementation with curiosity, rigor, and an analytical lens. Ask anyone who works here and you’ll hear similar reasons for why they joined:

Autonomy—for assertive self-starters, the opportunities to contribute are limitless.

Impact—by challenging the way it’s always been done, we solve problems that have a big impact on our business.

Collaboration—we encourage rich discussion and civil debate at every turn.

People—we are inspired by the collection of crazy-smart people around us.