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Executive Assistant – Senior and Vice President Level at Highmark

Do you have organizational skills? Do you possess the utmost integrity in the discreet handling of confidential information?

Highmark is seeking an executive administrative to join their team. This role provides administrative support to more than one Vice President and/or Senior Vice President. Incumbents will rely on experience and judgment to complete responsibilities, plan, accomplish goals and meet deadlines, and are required to be a consummate professional with a demonstrated record of enabling executives to carry out their duties with high effectiveness and efficiency. This job will have latitude in work projects and requires a highly self-motivated with a strong work ethic, diplomacy, political awareness, multitasking capabilities, and the ability to execute their work by prioritizing tasks in a fast-paced environment.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Communicate effectively both in-person and virtually to all levels in the organization. Display effective communication skills while interacting and responding, both written and verbally, with internal and external entities on behalf of assigned management. Maintain a communication flow by receiving and distributing correspondence via mail services or online communication networks.
  • Provide secretarial services support to assigned Executives (Vice President and above). Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: (a) maintaining calendars for the Executive including scheduling meetings, making conference room reservations, meeting arrangements, and arranging audio/visual equipment as needed. Prepare for meetings by creating, organizing, and distributing meeting materials; (b) performing typing, word processing, transcribing and proofreading activities concerning correspondence, memoranda, schedules, reports, presentation materials and statistical information; (c) using Microsoft products to create and revise files including but not limited to spreadsheets and executive presentations; (d) attending selected meetings in a non-participatory manner to take appropriate notes and conserve time while assuring familiarity with meeting developments; (e) Scheduling travel and managing the executive’s itinerary, and processing expenses for reimbursement; (f) compiling various information and performing minor calculations as required for departmental reports; (g) Maintain a communication flow by receiving and distributing correspondence via mail services or on-line communication networks; (h) Scheduling reservations, meeting arrangements, conference rooms and audio/visual equipment as needed; (i) Receiving visitors and telephone calls in a courteous and efficient manner and direct inquires to the appropriate staff based on an overall knowledge of departmental policies and procedures and/or (j) Maintaining hardcopy and on-line correspondence and administrative files.
  • Serves as the point of contact for department organization by working with the Executive to schedule and organize team events, coordinate new employee onboarding, and ensure the team has access to necessary supplies. Works with IT for technology and system requests as needed.
  • Works closely and effectively with the executive to keep him/her well informed of upcoming commitments and responsibilities; following up appropriately.
  • Review and prioritize information and inquiries received for the consideration of the Executives, make high-level contacts from both inside and outside the organization, and address and answer inquiries and solicitations paying constant attention to formal clearance, procedural controls, and organizational sensitivity.
  • Other duties as assigned or requested.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School / GED
  • 5 years in a secretarial, administrative or executive assistant role
  • To Include
    • 3 years with Microsoft Office, Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat

Preferred

  • Associate’s Degree OR Bachelor’s Degree

SKILLS

  • Excellent typing, word processing, and/or typing and proofreading skills as well as a working knowledge of PC word processing, spreadsheet, and graphic applications
  • Organizational Skills
  • Possess the utmost of integrity in the discreet handling of confidential information
  • Knowledge of corporate programs, policies, procedures, and protocols
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

Disclaimer: The job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this job title. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to do this job.

Compliance Requirement: This job adheres to the ethical and legal standards and behavioral expectations as set forth in the code of business conduct and company policies.

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