Admin Associate

People Ops · remote, -
Department People Ops
Employment Type Full-Time

About us
Good Business Lab is an independent, non-profit labor innovation company. We use rigorous academic research to prove that worker wellbeing programs have business impacts. We develop market-ready, scalable interventions capable of providing dual benefits to workers and businesses. Our goal is to disrupt the traditional notion of business and show that worker wellbeing can be a part of core business strategy, or in other words, a good business practice.


The founders of the lab are Ach Adhvaryu - assistant professor of business economics and public policy at the University of Michigan (www.achadhvaryu.com/), Anant Ahuja – head of Organization Development at Shahi Exports Pvt. Ltd. and Anant Nyshadham – also assistant professor assistant professor of business economics and public policy at the University of Michigan (www.anantnyshadham.com/).


We've been incubated at Shahi Exports - India's biggest apparel export house, and have conducted several studies in their sixty plus factories in the past six years. In one study we found that the net return to the firm from training women workers in life skills (such as financial literacy, communication, and problem solving) is 250%, 8 months after program completion. This program, called P.A.C.E. (Personal Advancement and Career Enhancement), co-created by Gap Inc., Shahi, ICRW, and Swasthi has been scaled at a global level to reach over 45,000 female garment workers in 12 countries. Some of our other partners include the Harvard Business School, University of Pennsylvania, and Humanity United.


Going forward, projects include looking at the migration experience and mental health of workers and how this is affected by pairing them with experienced workers from their region (through a novel ‘buddy system’), unlocking female labor through rural training centers, and how an effective grievance redressal system for workers affects their job outcomes. 


What we are looking for

To ensure the smooth implementation of all projects by meeting the administration needs of a growing organization, we are looking for an Admin Associate, details of which are given below. 


The Admin Associate will sit within GBL’s People Operations vertical. They will collaborate with other verticals such as research and funding. They will also work directly with the founders and the CEO on their engagements. This is the first time we are hiring for this role. In the long run, we envision this role to grow within the People Operations vertical (as part of Human Resources Management and other related areas of work). We are a fast growing company and are committed to the long term career growth of all employees.

Location: Delhi or Bangalore in the long run; remote for now


Length of commitment: at least one year


Remuneration: INR 3-6 Lac / year (depending on experience, qualifications, and skills)

Start Date: ASAP, applications being accepted on a rolling basis


Who are you?

Ideally you have:

  • A Bachelor's Degree 
  • Proficiency in computer skills; excellent MS office knowledge
  • Project management and strong communication skills 
  • The ability to multitask and prioritize 
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong documentation skills
  • Basic IT knowledge


Additionally: 

  • PA diploma or certification is a plus but not required as this is not a typical assistant role
  • Work experience as an Executive Assistant, Personal Assistant or similar role is preferred but not required


What will you do?

  • Provide administrative assistance to the Founders, such as organizing meetings and managing calendars
  • Produce reports and presentations in collaboration with other verticals, where needed
  • Provide administrative support to the organization where needed
  • Coordinate with the IT team to manage GBL tech requirements: device management, account security, online subscriptions
  • Facilitate Hiring and other day to day HR management work such as reviews, promotions, exit reviews and training & development and maintain necessary documentation 
  • Manage and support better use of zoom accounts and support staff to book meetings and taking notes
  • Keep legal templates updated and liaise with our legal team to create new templates. Support managers use these templates and keep a central register of signed official documents.
  • Assist in other areas of HR work related to payroll and tax
  • Other related work as required



What should you be comfortable with?

  • A dynamic environment with competing priorities.
  • Working in a team with shared responsibilities.
  • Independently coordinating with coworkers to accomplish goals.
  • Being resourceful in new environments and scenarios.
  • Problem-solving in hi-pressure environments.


Why work with us
As an Admin Associate with the People Ops team, you will be a part of a small team of smart, purpose driven, and motivated people, which will give you a chance to try new things, take initiatives, make mistakes, and grow. Be prepared to try and work on multiple things at a time. Each employee at GBL, if willing, gets to work across verticals and different aspects of the organization.

Perks of working with us
There are plenty of benefits at GBL, here are some examples:

  • Flexible leave policy: Time away from work can be extremely helpful for maintaining a healthy work/life balance. GBL encourages managers and leadership to set the example by taking time off when needed and ensuring their team members do the same. We don't have a strict limit on paid leaves, only suggested ( extremely liberal) averages. 
  • Flexible working hours: We recognize that a better work life balance can improve employee motivation, performance, productivity, and reduce stress. The basis of our norms pertaining to this is a system of trust in each other and our common goals.
  • Training and Development: GBL team members can set aside 10% of their work time / around 4 hours a week to improve their skills / knowledge on a subject that they think will help them perform their job better. We encourage all employees to focus both on technical and soft skills. We also facilitate employee mentorship programs.
  • GBL Care Systems: As an organization, we are committed to ensuring the wellbeing of our team members and creating a thriving work environment- because that gives us, together, the best chance at achieving our shared mission and sparking joy at work. We do this by partnering with organizations such The Mindclan, Therapize among others for workshops and other wellbeing related initiatives. 
  • Growth oriented review policy: To foster collaboration, we have adopted regular reviews and check-ins among team members. We see a manager's role beyond what is expected from them by conventional management thinkers. Apart from delivering high quality work, managers are responsible for the holistic development of their team members. This can be achieved through practices inspired from coaching philosophy.


Recent projects and blog posts
To acclimatize yourself with some of our work, you can read our blog posts on Medium, and also go through our LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


The process

We are glad you’re interested in applying for this role!
After each step we decide whether to invite you to the next one. The entire process may be a bit delayed due to COVID, given this context - it could take 6-8 weeks.
Our interview process for this role has the following steps:

  1. CV and cover letter screening
  2. Introductory First-Round Interview
  3. Take home assignment
  4. Fit Interview 
  5. Interview with the founders 


Our commitment to diversity

GBL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, physical disability, or length of time spent unemployed. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We offer traditional monetary workplace benefits such as insurance and travel allowance. We are a young and growing company making us the ideal ground for team members to experiment, take on dynamic roles, and grow with us. We focus on happiness, output, and quality of work.

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  • Location
    remote, -
  • Department
    People Ops
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time