Duties and Responsibilities:
The Administrative Assistant’s job is to perform a variety of secretarial/clerical tasks. Is accountable for ensuring accuracy and completeness of all documents. Tasks may include transcribing correspondence/documents; maintaining calendars; scheduling meetings; making travel arrangements; answering telephones and providing related follow-through; creating and maintaining web pages and databases/spreadsheets; supporting departmental projects/activities as assigned; preparing reports, meeting agendas and minutes, and presentation materials; processing reimbursement for travel and other professional expenses; and maintaining electronic files and records. Routinely serves as a resource and mentor to others as opportunities arise. Demonstrates initiative, proficiency, and good judgment to optimize the time of those supported. Strong organizational and communication skills and a commitment to quality and excellence in service are important components of the role.
Requires excellent application of grammar, punctuation, and English usage. Must have computer experience and possess proficiency on technical office equipment (computer, printer, dictation equipment, phone system, copier/fax machine, etc.). Must possess high-level skill in organization, professional/customer service focus, interpersonal relations, excellent written and oral communication skills, and have the ability to prioritize and handle a variety of tasks simultaneously, including standard office practices and independent composition of letters. Must demonstrate good decision-making and judgment as well as attention to detail and follow-through. Must be able to adapt to a rapidly changing environment. Typing skill of 60 WPM and experience with secretarial/clerical software is preferred.