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Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant

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What We're Looking For

The Administrative Assistant will provide support to the senior leadership of our University Partnerships and Programs team by managing schedules, travel, assisting with project needs and managing other administrative tasks.

Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To

  • Manage the complexity of calendars and travel schedules. S/he will work with the Staff Executive to ensure that meeting objectives are realistic, that preparation is appropriate, and that the senior leadership is well-prepared
  • Professionally communicate, and maintain the company’s positive image through all forms of internal and external interaction – in writing, on the phone, and in person
  • Coordinate domestic and international travel plans with elaborate agendas end-to-end, including the management of all logistics and itineraries
  • Assist with meeting logistics for university partner meetings
  • Handle general administrative duties for the executives, including being responsible for developing power point and managing the timely expense report reconciliation within Workday
  • Be available/”on call” to help resolve unexpected issues or delays that may arise during travel or events

Things That Should Be in Your Background


  • 3+ years experience serving in an executive administrator role for the senior leadership at a high growth company
  • Should be adaptable, resourceful, and able to work autonomously
  • Can maintain a positive and professional attitude while managing a changing work environment with agility and enthusiasm

Other Attributes That Will Help You in This Role

  • Strong work ethic with a “can do” positive attitude
  • Solid organizational skills with a laser-focused eye for detail
  • Impeccable written and oral communication skills
  • Poised demeanor when dealing with other executives, academic leaders and board members
  • Flexible and able to multitask, switch priorities as needed within a collaborative environment
  • A desire to remain and grow in this role over a number of years