ACCELERATION PARTNERS HR Assistant/Executive Assistant Salary in the United States

How much does a HR Assistant/Executive Assistant make at companies like ACCELERATION PARTNERS in the United States? The average salary for HR Assistant/Executive Assistant at companies like ACCELERATION PARTNERS in the United States is $175,800 as of October 25, 2023, but the range typically falls between $151,251 and $200,349. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities2


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What does a HR Assistant/Executive Assistant do at companies like ACCELERATION PARTNERS?

Why Acceleration Partners?

We are a leading performance marketing agency that is raising the bar on innovation every day and is trusted by top brands such as adidas, Target, LinkedIn, Uber, and Airbnb. We believe that a great work experience comes from a shared vision, challenging work, autonomy, accountability, and an unwavering commitment to finding like-minded colleagues that share our core values. We are a market leader, but we are equally passionate about the hours we spend away from work with friends and family and pursuing our individual passions. We believe you can have it all and should not have to compromise.

As an organization, we’ve worked thoughtfully and strategically over the years to create core values and operating principles that reflect who we are as a company and who we strive to be. We’ve done a lot in our relatively short time, including making the Inc 500 list of fastest growing private companies three years in a row, being the 3rd fastest growing company in Massachusetts two years in a row, and getting honored as the 4th Best Place to Work in Advertising and Marketing and the 8th Most Flexible Workplace in the United States by Fortune Magazine and Great Places to Work. We are also in the top 1% of all companies on Glassdoor. Learn more at

 The Role:

The HR Assistant / Executive Assistant will provide administrative support to our VP, Talent and Culture, who oversees our global people operations in Talent Acquisition, Training, Human Resources, and Culture. The Assistant will be accountable for effective execution of core administrative processes for our VP, Talent and Culture, including calendar management, employee experience, meeting/event logistics, and various administrative HR tasks. This role will require an ability to juggle multiple work streams with competing priorities, a high level of attention to detail, and a cheerful, energetic, and professional voice within and outside the firm, on email as well as orally.  Things change rapidly in a high growth company and this is an exciting role for someone with a passion for organization who wants to gain experience in a fast-paced agency environment and exposure to many facets of people operations. 

At Acceleration Partners, we have three core values that we apply to everything we do: Own It, Embrace Relationships, and Excel & Improve. The ideal candidate will have at least two years of work experience that aligns to all of these values. This person will have a history of owning it, assuming personal responsibility for the success of all projects she/he participates in, and proactivity in problem-solving and moving processes forward. She/he will also have a history of embracing relationships; working well with multiple supervisors within a firm and projecting a warm and vibrant face of the firm externally. And this person will have demonstrated the desire to Excel & Improve by seeking and acting on feedback. 

Your Top 5 Job Responsibilities:

  1. Calendar Support: Coordinate schedules, meetings, and travel for the VP, Talent & Culture. Communicate with internal and external parties as needed in a polished, professional manner, supporting the development of strong relationships while scheduling and/or moving meetings.
  2. General Administrative Support: Support as needed with various tasks such as maintaining lists/databases, expense reconciliation, ordering supplies, pulling reports, etc.
  3. HR Administrative Duties: Support as needed with tasks such as employee notifications, filing and document organization, supporting the maintenance of HR tools and platforms, etc.
  4. Employee Experience: Support as needed with logistical support and tasks related to onboarding, offboarding and culture initiatives and meetings/events. Assist in answering employee questions in a helpful and timely manner.
  5. Event and Content Planning: Work with VP, Talent and Culture and other stakeholders to coordinate team meetings. Support event planning and content organization as needed, including hub meetings, AP Summit, and various Training meetings.

You are great for this role if you:

  • Enjoy working in a fast paced, high performing environment and bringing order to chaos
  • Truly enjoy supporting another person’s needs
  • Have superior organization and time management skills, and are capable of coordinating/prioritizing several projects at once
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, and have a consistent attention to detail
  • Are a natural relationship builder, able to build trust and rapport quickly
  • Have a strong internal motivation to get the job done, with a high bar for excellence
  • Display accountability, always meeting deadlines and keeping commitments
  • Independent thinker, like to figure things out and able to use good judgement to make decisions
  • People have often described you as someone that, “just gets it”
  • Know how to collaborate with team members in a remote environment while also working independently with minimal supervision
  • Value the opportunity to be involved in high-level discussions and planning as it relates to people operations and desire a career in the field of HR or People Operations.

Minimum Qualifications and Skills:

  • 2+ years in Administrative/Executive Assistant capacity in a business setting
  • High level of personal integrity and standards, and proven ability to manage confidential information
  • Professional and customer focused – maintain a customer focused, friendly, and professional disposition at all times
  • High level of emotional intelligence and natural relationship builder
  • Superior communication and organization skills
  • Advanced problem-solving skills
  • Microsoft Office experience, specifically Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint knowledge required
  • Calendar management experience
  • Event/Meeting Planning experience a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Preference given to candidates located in the Greater Boston Area

What Success Looks Like:

By Three Months: You have ramped up to full day-to-day ownership of the routine tasks that are assigned to you, integrated with the VP, Talent and Culture, and managing 75%+ of calendar logistics and knowing when to ask for help with the occasional surprise and unusual request.  You are able to independently and successfully communicate with key stakeholders, internally and externally, on behalf of the VP, Talent and Culture. You have taken a level of ownership that has allowed our VP, Talent and Culture to become 75%+ removed from administrative tasks and are providing support with a high level of excellence on directly assigned tasks. You have begun to develop positive relationships and trust with the key stakeholders you interact with on a daily basis. 

First Six Months: You have a full understanding of the VP, Talent and Culture’s preferences, commitments, and needs, and the best ways to support her administratively. You have developed the processes necessary to be able to work independently and make judgment calls where required that align with the VP Talent and Culture’s preferred approach. You are supporting and adding value on all projects and tasks you have been assigned to and taken a level of ownership that opened up capacity for others as you have taken over these tasks in full. You have solidified positive relationships and trust with the key stakeholders you interact with on a daily basis, having their full confidence in your ability to execute your responsibilities. 

First Twelve Months: You have mastered the art of keeping all of your processes running smoothly with timely updates. You are a role model for representing the AP brand. Employees turn to you for day-to-day matters regarding onboarding, logistics, and HR.  You have suggested a number of improvements to the processes you manage, and you enjoy learning more about HR and people operations via the various tasks that support the group.


The HR Assistant / Executive Assistant is a work from home position, as are all positions at Acceleration Partners. This structure is central to our culture and our vision to change the work/life paradigm. While preference will be given to candidates living in the Greater Boston Area, ideal candidates must reside within a reasonable driving distance of one of our key hub regions: Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Chicago, Denver or LA/Santa Barbara.

Some travel is required for internal meetings, conferences, etc.

Acceleration Partners is committed to a diverse workforce and we are an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate applicants regardless of an individual’s age, race, color, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. 

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