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Executive Assistant to the CCO 

About the Organization Brownells, A 2nd Adventure Group Company
At Brownells, we Empower the Spirit of Independence and Adventure. Our passion is connecting gunsmiths, firearm enthusiasts, collectors, hunters, competitors, and protectors with products that outfit and enhance their spirit of independence and adventure.

Brownells is the preeminent all-things-firearms company in the world. Founded in 1939 in Montezuma, IA, Brownells' storied history of connecting firearm and firearm accessory manufacturers with freedom-loving customers is unrivaled.

We believe the spirit of independence and adventure is a mindset - in the office, on the range, in the field or with your family. It is the foundation - and reason - for everything we do.

Our values:
• R.I.C.H. (Respect, Integrity, Courage, Honesty)
• Power of the Platform (collectively leveraging our unique brands)
• Purpose Driven Performance
• Relentless Creativity & Innovation
By joining Brownells, you will help us inspire, educate, and outfit adventure-minded, freedom-lovers across the world with products that outfit their passion.

Why Adventure With Us
Put simply, our adventure is fun! If working in a fast-paced, hobby-based business where growth and exploring new frontiers every day excites you, then WE WANT YOU!

Our team is diverse, inclusive, and obsessed with new ideas. We put our customers and employees and their families at the forefront. As a third-generation, family-owned business, we understand the need for a great benefits package, professional develop opportunities, adventure incentives and most importantly, flexibility in schedules to allow for the most time possible with your loved ones.
Division Brownells  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  

Adventure Summary

The purpose of the position is to perform senior level administrative and general office duties for the Chief Customer Officer. Manages schedule, arranges appointments, travel, meetings, conference calls, etc. Work requires some analysis and use of initiative and independent judgment. Requires extensive knowledge to perform a variety of non-routine duties and resolve problems that vary in nature and complexity. May assist in projects of moderate complexity. May compose routine correspondence, standard and ad hoc reports, and other materials. Maintains professional demeanor and uses tact, discretion and confidentiality at all times. Recognized as an advanced individual contributor. Works with limited supervision with some latitude for independent judgment. May assist less experienced peers.

What You Will Do

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for managing all facets of CCO schedule, including commitments to internal and external organization, to ensure optimal use of time including but not limited to:
    • Schedule set up and schedule adherence
    • Organization of all routine and non-routine activities
    • Preparation of materials
    • Preparation of communications and technology requirements
    • Coordinating venue, facilities and other accommodations
    • Ensuring CCO is in the right place, at the right time, with the right materials and information, and is briefed on the purpose and intentions of all meetings prior to meeting times, and may include preparing executive summaries.
  • Responsible for ensuring the accurate and on-time execution of secretarial and administrative duties such as transcription, file and document management, answering phone calls, screening calls, responding to requests from third parties that do not require CCO intervention and are role appropriate, processing outgoing mail, etc., whether performed by self or others.
  • Works with family officer including family members to provide confidential administrative services.
  • Prepares reports as needed
  • Compiles, stores and retrieves management data
  • Reviews and directs invoices for approval and signature
  • Gathers relevant information and uses it to provide a fact-based rationale for decisions and actions
  • Maintains knowledge of processes and procedures
  • Arranges appointments for CCO with internal and external personnel
  • Responsible for making and managing all travel details to ensure travel runs according to plan, meets quality standards, and is error free.
  • Travels with CCO as needed to coordinate activities
  • Manages Resources and Projects
  • Plans, schedules and coordinates the work of self and others
  • Organizes materials and activities to accomplish goals efficiently and effectively
  • Makes progress on multiple tasks without letting any 'slip through the cracks'
  • Uses planning materials such as day planners or computer programs to keep track of and plan ahead for deadlines and obligations
  • Responsible for planning, budgeting, implementing, directing, evaluating and revising company events related to employee relations activities
  • Interviews, selects, and manages third party services and ensures adherence to budget and terms of contract within the scope of the event
  • Works on a variety of projects as assigned
  • Understands and demonstrates behaviors that reflect Brownells' culture and values to all internal and external contacts.
  • Applies an understanding of the organization's formal structure, policies, regulation and products/services to accomplish work tasks efficiently
  • Reinforces values of CCO's high standards of ethical behaviors, acting with honesty and integrity, and through diplomatic and respectful communications.
  • Maintains an understanding of the core values of the organization and acts in ways that are consistent with it.
  • Makes a good impression by presenting an image and personality that quickly gain the respect and good-will of others by:
    • Understanding the needs and concerns of others
    • Exhibiting a polished presence
    • Exuding confidence and encouraging it in others
    • Using active listening and assertive speaking techniques
    • Conveying a sense of concern for the well-being of others
  • Builds and sustains positive professional relationships that are helpful in the pursuit of achieving goals
  • Gains the trust of all stakeholders by being honest, ethical and accountable:
    • Behaves consistently and predictably
    • Proves dependability by always following through on commitments
    • Demonstrates a high standard of ethical behavior
    • Keeps sensitive information confidential
  • Works collaboratively with others
  • Understands and meets the requirements, expectations and needs of both internal and external customers
  • May mentor and assist less experienced peers and display leadership as needed
  • Performs secretarial and administrative duties such as transcription, file and document management, screening calls, responding to requests from third parties that do not require CCO intervention and are role appropriate
  • Reviews and answers correspondence
  • Coordinates all postal records and services
  • Collects and organizes information via e-mail and distributes to appropriate party
  • Handles requests for administrative services such as mailing, bindings, and data-entry
  • Coordinates and notifies others of meetings and distributes minutes
  • Coordinates collection and preparation of operating reports
  • Directs service, such as maintenance, repair, supplies, mail and files
  • Performs special projects and assignments as needed
  • Manages and processes personal administrative activities for CCO
  • Maintains knowledge of the technology required for success in the role
Position Requirements

What You Will Need

Education and Experience

  • Relevant experience preferred
  • BA/BS degree in related field preferred
  • Meeting coordination
  • Procedural knowledge
  • High School Dimploma/GED or equivalent

Knowledge & Skills

  • Excellent Organizational skill
  • Effective communication
  • Project Time Management
  • Active listening skills
  • Gathering and using information
  • Microsoft Office Software
  • Excellent telephone skills
  • Prioritizing
  • Teamwork / collaboration
  • Decision making
  • Business writing
  • Time management
  • Skilled in diplomacy and tact

Leadership Competencies

  • Customer Focus (L4)
  • Creativity and Innovation (L4)
  • Teamwork and Collaboration (L4)
  • Communication and Interpersonal Effectiveness (L4)
  • Drive for Results (L4)

Physical Demands

Light work. Light work involves lifting no more than 20 pounds at a time with frequent lifting or carrying of objects weighing up to 10 pounds. Even though the weight lifted may be very little, a job is in this category when it requires a good deal of walking or standing, or when it involves sitting most of the time with some pushing and pulling of arm or leg controls. To be considered capable of performing a full or wide range of light work, you must have the ability to do substantially all of these activities.

Physical Hazards – Health and Safety Concerns

  • General office environments
  • Ergonomics
  • Driving

Where You’ll Be Located

Grinnell, Iowa

Live Your Adventure!

Brownells is a subsidiary of 2nd Adventure Group. At 2nd Adventure Group, our mission is to provide a platform to connect people with their passions. Our brands are aligned to empower people to be inspired, educated, and outfitted for a lifetime of enjoying and sharing the spirit of adventure. Our sister companies include: Crow Shooting Supply, Sinclair International,, W.L. Baumler Co. and Big Springs Range Complex.

DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. In addition, the employer may consider whether the individual applying for or holding the position is qualified. There are two steps involved in this determination. The first concerns whether the applicant or current employee satisfies the prerequisites for the position. The second step involves whether or not the person can perform the essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation.

EOE Statement Brownells, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic or status protected by law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.

For more information, view the EEO is the Law Poster and Pay Transparency Statement.  

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