Regular Hours - Personal Assistant to Landscape Designer Needed
I am hiring a VA assistant to a landscape designer. This job posting is probably unlike most projects on oDesk as it incorporates projects that will be physically installed on my clients' properties. Seeing your work pay off and being able to view pictures of the lovely landscapes we create together will be incredibly satisfying!
I am looking to hire someone between for 3-4hrs per day (PST) Monday-Friday.
Guaranteed hours means you can bill me for the time we've agreed upon every day, even if I don't have any work for you (although I will likely always have work for you). The exact time block during PST hours, and the length of the guaranteed time block is negotiable.
There may be the opportunity to further increase the hours to full-time or near full-time in the future if desired.
I am looking for someone I can work with permanently.
I run a successful business, and am researching and starting others. You will learn a great deal about entrepreneurship, running a business, online marketing, design, customer service, presentation, sales and more.
Duties will include:
- Regular liaison with myself over skype and email
- Scheduling meetings
- Sending emails on my behalf
- Filling out excel spread sheets
- Typing proposals
- Using Google earth to measure sq footage
- Assembling PowerPoint presentations for my clients
- Creating estimate sheets with labor rates I supply you (I will train you!:))
- Creative/design background a plus
- Any botanical or horticultural knowledge is excellent
- Other duties
**** SPECIAL ATTENTION GIVEN TO APPLICANTS WITH SOME FORM OF DRAFTING SKILLS, SKETCHING, LANDCAD, AUTOCAD, OR OTHER FORM OF ONLINE DRAFTINg *******
I provide very specific written instructions for all tasks.
If you do not have excellent written and spoken English, and are not comfortable making phone calls (over Skype or similar) then you should not apply for this position. I will provide skype credit.
To apply for this position, please start your application with the words "Entire description read", and provide a description of my requirements in your own words. Please also include a recording of yourself speaking in English of 30 second length or longer (this can be you talking about yourself or something you are interested in, it doesn't really matter - I just want to hear your level of spoken English). You can very easily (and for free) record a short clip of yourself speaking at http://vocaroo.com/ (100% free, no setup or sign up required), and send me the mp3 in your application. Or you could also use a phone call you've completed for another client.
If you have any questions please include them in your application and I will answer them