Executive Assistant to the Executive Director

Pennsylvania, United States
09 May 2019
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09 Jul 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

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The Executive Assistant to the Executive Director of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) assists, advises, and represents the Executive Director by performing administrative duties of substantial scope and complexity on a day-to-day operational basis. Communicates on behalf of LDI through independently composed correspondence, announcements, and reports as well as through interpersonal communication with the steady stream of visitors to LDI. Coordinates executive calendar, independently prioritizing and adjusting commitments based on shifting priorities and operational objectives. Manage research seminar series, budgets, all LDI events, travel plans, itineraries, and agendas. Takes initiative in execution and implementation

A Bachelor’s Degree and 3 years to 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Competitive candidates will demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with diverse groups; excellent communication skills including demonstrated advanced writing skills; ability to function independently and operate effectively within a complex, high volume environment; excellent organizational and problem solving skills and superior skills in attending to details; commitment to participate in and contribute to the team effort; must have demonstrated skills and abilities to be able to address highly complex and confidential issues with tact and sensitivity to confidentiality. Required skills include the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, to effectively supervise people of diverse backgrounds and experience levels. Must have direct experience working for a senior level executive. Must have conference and event planning experience.

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