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Administrative Assistant job description

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Job brief

We are searching for an Administrative Assistant to provide support to the administration department to ensure smooth day-to-day operations. This includes cross-communication between departments, clerical work, and assistant duties.

Responsibilities

  • Managing office tasks such as crafting reports, filing, reordering supplies, presentations, and setting up for meetings.
  • Attend meetings to record minutes.
  • Maintain professional and polite communication via email, mail, and over the phone.
  • Answering phone calls and rerouting callers to the appropriate person.
  • Anticipate any needs in order to ensure a positive and seamless experience.
  • Providing real-time support by making appointments and staving off conflicts.
  • Perform general office duties such as ordering supplies, maintaining records management database systems, and performing basic bookkeeping work.
  • Greet visitors or callers and determine whether they should be given access to specific individuals. 
  • Handle travel arrangements such as booking flights and cars, and making restaurant and hotel reservations.
  • Use computers to generate documents, reordering supplies, make notes from meetings, and create presentations.
  • Conduct research, compile data, and prepare papers for consideration and presentation by executives, committees, and boards of directors.
  • Prepare invoices, reports, memos, letters, financial statements and other documents, using word processing, spreadsheet, database or presentation software.
  • Read and analyze incoming memos, submissions, and reports to determine their significance and plan their distribution.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Requirements

  • High School graduate or its equivalent
  • Additional qualifications are a plus
  • 1+ year of administrative experience
  • Literate in Microsoft Office
  • Good organizational skills
  • Good interpersonal skills, desire to be proactive, and approachable personality
  • Ability to give full attention to what other people are saying and to actively find ways to help them
  • Ability to adjust actions in relation to others’ activities and manage one own’s time and others’ time

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