• Executive Assistant

    Job Locations US-VA-Arlington
    Job Post Information* : Posted Date 4 weeks ago(4 weeks ago)
    ID
    2018-2637
    Category
    Administrative
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    In Pursuit Of is seeking an Executive Assistant to support executive leadership and provide overall operational help for the communications team. The successful candidate will be detail-oriented, entrepreneurial, and able to shift seamlessly between various tasks during the course of the day.

     

    ABOUT US

    In Pursuit Of is a full-service communications and marketing capability that drives ideas and shapes debates in pursuit of a free and open society. Our mission-driven partnerships advance policy, political, and cultural change that enable people to improve their lives.We are looking for colleagues committed to advancing our mission with energy, commitment, and passion for what they do.

    OUR VALUES

    Working at In Pursuit Of is different from many other organizations. We have a relentless commitment to culture based on a business philosophy called Market Based Management® (MBM®). MBM® prepares individuals to innovate, improve, and transform while fostering a healthy, growing organization that creates long-term value for its clients and supporters and fulfillment for its employees. Ten Guiding Principles that encourage principled thought and action form the MBM® culture: Integrity, Compliance, Value Creation, Principled Entrepreneurship, Customer Focus, Knowledge, Change, Humility, Respect, and Fulfillment.

    Responsibilities

    • Provide high-level administrative support to the executive leaders of In Pursuit Of communications team.
    • Manage rapidly shifting priorities in a professional and respectful manner.
    • Handle administrative tasks, including expense reports, accounts payable items, timekeeping, correspondence, calendar scheduling, and travel arrangements.
    • Partner with administrative staff from partner organizations to schedule meetings and coordinate events.
    • Manage communications between internal departments and clients on special, nonrecurring, and ongoing projects.
    • Manage communication contracts and invoices ensuring payment is timely and consistent with contracts and work orders.
    • Assist with other special projects to include planning and coordinating presentations, disseminating information, and/or organizing events.

    Qualifications

    • 2-3 years of relevant experience
    • Ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment with many competing priorities
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Skilled in Microsoft Office
    • Self-motivated and organized team player
    • Outstanding communication skills, both written and oral
    • Ability to handle sensitive/confidential information while upholding a strict level of confidentiality
    • Possess a friendly, professional demeanor, and positive phone presence
    • Ability to manage time effectively and efficiently while prioritizing on behalf of the executive
    • Develop and sustain a level of professionalism among staff and clients to drive a positive office culture
    • Familiarity with and commitment to free-market principles

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