• Open
  • Closing date: 03 May 2020


The mission of The Ocean Cleanup is to develop technology to rid the world’s oceans of plastic. You will be responsible for supporting and helping to structure the workload of our Management Team so they can fully focus on our mission. 

 “After 2+ years of assisting the Management Team of this incredibly inspiring and unstoppable group of master problem solvers, I am excited to find a talented and dedicated Executive Assistant who is equally passionate about joining our mission” – Hanna Beumer, Executive Assistant to the CEO


The Executive Assistant will provide support to the Managing Director, CFO and Director of Operations and act as back up to the Executive Assistant to the CEO. This is an exciting opportunity to support our Management Team who is leading our crew to achieve the impossible: ridding the world’s oceans of plastic. 

Responsibilities include:

  • First point of contact for both crew and external stakeholders
  • Planning and scheduling (external) meetings and teleconferences across different time zones
  • Travel arrangements and related expenses
  • Maintaining email inboxes and agenda management
  • Filtering and responding to speaking engagements and events requests
  • Data entry and CRM database maintenance in Salesforce
  • Coordinate monthly team meetings
  • Involved in event planning
  • General administrative support and any other ad hoc support


  • At least 3 years of working experience as an Executive Assistant 
  • Work experience in an international organization 
  • Ability to organize daily workload by priorities
  • Able to meet deadlines in a fast-paced changing environment
  • Fluent in English
  • Experienced user of MS Office and Sharepoint 


  • Getting things done and energetic
  • Accuracy and savviness
  • At ease with high level contacts
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Highly organized, well grounded
  • Result-driven and self-motivated, also in the face of adversity and setbacks
  • Strong personal integrity
  • Intrinsic motivation to work on our ambitious and meaningful goal 

Starting from:
Work permit needed:
European Union