What does it mean to be an Administrative Assistant?


Job summary

Performs varied secretarial and administrative duties for an administrative department.


general accountabilities

  • Oversees office operations.  
  • Manage and maintain executives' schedules. Makes sure that CEO arrives.
  • Schedule and assist project teams and CEO with executive meetings and travel plans.
  • Open, sort, and distribute incoming correspondence, including faxes and email. Maintain all business office files.  
  • Prepare agendas and make arrangements, such as coordinating catering for luncheons, for committee, board, company holiday dinner, and other meetings.
  • Attend phone calls from prospective and current clients and also respond to the emails received from clients and concerned party members.
  • Prepare and mail all U.S./UPS/FedEx packages.
  • Procure office & project supplies.
  • Researches information, as requested, such as prospective client industry, current job role, etc. to support marketing related activities.
  • Records and summarizes minutes for typing and distribution.
  • Attends functions to ensure satisfactory outcome.
  • Ensures confidentiality and controls access to sensitive information, such as staff personnel files.
  • Reviews CEO emails when requested for grammar, tone, etc.
  • Schedule CEO personal appointments (e.g. doctor visits, eye exams, car maintenance, etc.)
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.


Job Qualifications

  • Minimum Education: Some College
  • Minimum Experience: Minimum 2 years of verifiable experience in administrative and clerical procedures.
  • Preferred Education: Associate’s degree
  • Preferred Experience: 3 Years, or equivalent combination of education and experience.



  • Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems time efficiently; Gathers and analyzes information; Develops solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason.
  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively; Listens and gets clarification when necessary; Responds informatively to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and concisely; Edits work; Varies writing style to meet specific needs; Able to read and interpret written information.
  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Multi-tasking - Ability to manage multiple projects and work assignments simultaneously.
  • Troubleshooting - Be proactive and exhibit the ability to troubleshoot and to provide solutions.
  • Professionalism -  Exhibits adherence to courtesy, honesty and responsibility when dealing with individuals or other companies in the business environment.
  • Time Management - Provides updates and learns how to manage deadlines.



  • Clerical
    • Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • Customer Service
    • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • English Language
    • Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.


Physical Demands

  • Required to sit.
  • Required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel.
  • Required to reach with hands and arms.
  • Required to talk or hear.
  • Occasionally required to walk.
  • Occasionally required to bend, lift or climb.
  • Occasionally required to lift light weights (less than 25 pounds).
  • Occasionally required to lift moderate weights (25-50 pounds).
  • Occasionally required to lift heavy weights (50 pounds or greater).
  • Finger dexterity required.
  • Hand coordination required.
  • Specific vision abilities required for this job include: close vision, distance vision, ability to adjust or focus.

Work Environment

  • Possible risk of electrical shock.
  • The noise level in the work environment usually is under 85 dBA, however may be exposed to higher levels while traveling at an airport.

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