Administrative / Executive Assistant

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Description/Job Summary

The Administrative Assistant will provide timely, proactive, and thoughtful support to executives and other members of the staff.   S/he promotes integrity, respectful communication, a can-do attitude and continuous improvement. This position requires independent judgment with speed and a high degree of accuracy.  This role is extremely organized, detail oriented, able to confidentially handle multiple priorities on short timelines and will be flexible and adaptable to dynamic situations with changing priorities.   This role provides expertise and specialist skills in the area of administration and operations.  This role supports the firm through a variety of day-to-day essential administrative tasks and is located in our Hamilton, NJ office.

Work may require occasional travel to our Philadelphia office and other sites.

Responsibilities/Duties

Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare and submit expense reports for multiple users into web-based record system, including reconciling credit cards on a timely basis
  • Coordinate scheduling requests for meetings and telephone calls across multiple time zones
  • Coordinate and book travel including flights and hotels with firm travel agent
  • Create and modify documents and presentations using Microsoft Office Suite
  • Keep detailed notes from meetings and calls and submit when requested
  • Coordinate and manage non-work related activities as required, including some personal errands
  • Answer office telephone lines and transfer calls
  • Perform general clerical duties to include photocopying, faxing, mailing and filing
  • Provide various other administrative functions as needed
  • Work productively in conjunction with other staff in an effort to increase overall efficiency in the firm

Required Qualifications

Education and Work Experience
  • Three to five years’ experience as an administrative or executive assistant successfully managing similar responsibilities as those listed above
  • Bachelor's degree preferred but not required
Education and Work Experience
  • Mastery of Microsoft Office Suite.  Experience with Office 365 preferred.
  • Excellent calendar management skills, including the coordination of complex executive meetings
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently and creatively with strong organizational and task management skills
  • Ability to multi task and deliver services on several projects simultaneously
  • Proactive in nature with the ability to think one step ahead
  • Ability to work well with all levels of internal management and staff, as well as outside clients
  • The ability to work effectively independently or in teams
  • Personable and even tempered; capable of handling a high stress environment
  • Adjustable to a fast paced, demanding work environment where priorities frequently change
  • Ability to set priorities, multi-task and meet multiple daily deadlines
  • Positive attitude and resilient, relentless and resourceful
  • Strong delivery and communication skills both written and verbal
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information and be trustworthy
  • Willingness to learn

Details

Physical and Mental Demands:
  • Stand/sit at a desk for extended periods of time
  • Lift files and documents, bend, access file cabinets
  • Use hands and fingers, type on keyboard extensively
  • Apply common sense and problem solve
  • Able to manage deadlines and multiple tasks
Work Environment
  • Environment is a business casual office with moderate noise, frequent interruptions and multiple demands  
Core Behaviors and Competencies:
  • Build positive relationships within and outside the Firm
  • Treat clients, strategic partners and fellow employees with respect and professionalism in all interactions
  • Take ownership for one’s professional development by increasing knowledge, skills and abilities in areas that are critical to the Firm’s success
  • Collaborate and share knowledge with other Firm staff
  • Demonstrate formal and ad hoc team leadership in projects, issues or organizations that are critical to achieving the Firm’s strategic goals
  • Be self-motivated, and be an advocate for one’s abilities and talents, both internally and externally

Key Performance Metrics/Expectations:

  • Individual performance goals
  • Successful completion of deliverables, tasks, projects
  • Professional development
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