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Sr. Administrative Assistant - Seattle

Location: Seattle, Washington
Date Posted: 07-06-2017
The Senior Administrative Assistant provides office management support for the Northwest office as well as administrative support to The Northwest Director.
  • General office management support for the Northwest/Seattle office including the following:
  • Provide the central point of contact for communication with property management and security related to office repairs, maintenance, and renovation activities;
  • Manage the Seattle office phone system, photocopier, printers, meter machine, plotter, and other office equipment;
  • Manage relationships with vendors related to telecommunication, internet, photocopier, and other office equipment;
  • Act as a liaison to IS Support and provide troubleshoot assistance for onsite issues.
  • Provide in-person visitor reception and back-up phone reception;
  • Process Northwest accounts payable for Washington and Oregon, that include preparation and proper coding of invoices and check requests, obtaining necessary approvals, and managing billing discrepancies with vendors;
  • Sort incoming mail, prepare outgoing mail, and maintain all mailing supplies, including postage, meter, and mailing labels;
  • Handle transmission of documents via fax, e-mail, courier and overnight services;
  • Maintain Northwest directory, extension lists, completed projects list and kitchen duty roster (if applicable);
  • Order and maintain office and kitchen supply levels;
  • Help coordinate and plan office events such as the annual holiday party;
  • Provide office support to Wenatchee, Portland and Bend field offices when necessary
  • Administrative support to the Northwest Director including the following:
  • Manage the Northwest Director’s calendar;
  • Provide the central point of contact for the Director’s schedule availability, and coordinate meetings as directed;
  • Coordinate Director’s participation on four partner boards;
  • Compose correspondence (letters, memos, e-mail) on behalf of the Director;
  • Compile and submit expense reports;
  • Conduct internet research and create PowerPoint presentations when necessary; and
  • Collaborate with the Northwest Philanthropy Associate with scheduling of meetings related to Strategic Planning and Parks for People initiatives; and Draft agendas and minutes for the Northwest staff meetings.
  • Other duties as needed, including assistance to Philanthropy, Marketing, and Project teams.
  • High school diploma and AS or AA (2 year college degree).
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience in administrative and office management support, at least 2 of those years supporting upper management.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work well with others, including different functional areas within region as well as national departments.
  • Excellent organizational abilities, attention to detail, promptness and dependability.
  • Ability to work with a high degree of self-direction and flexibility, especially with respect to taking initiative, prioritizing multiple tasks, and using good judgment to resolve problems.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint is required, plus proficiency in web research tools.
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