Senior Administrative Assistant, Policy and Advocacy

Alexandria, VA
Sep 26, 2017
Oct 04, 2017
Full Time
Job Title: Senior Administrative Assistant, Policy and Advocacy Job Type: Full-Time Location: Alexandria, VA   Job Description:

Are you a high-performing career administrative professional looking for a new challenge and a rewarding opportunity within a premier and growing education and medical non-profit organization?

Who we are:
ASCO is a stable, forward-thinking, growing membership organization that operates in a results-focused work environment in which employees’ evaluation emphasizes performance outcomes. This is an Alexandria, Virginia-based position that offers an excellent benefits package, subsidized parking or Metro benefits, and opportunities to participate in professional development programs. To learn more about ASCO, please visit

Who we are looking for:

The selected candidate will join the growing Cancer Policy and Advocacy Department and will comprehensively support the department Vice President, directors, and assist with programs, special projects, and initiatives. If you possess excellent administrative skills, proficiency in technical programs, a meticulous focus on detail, and bring a commitment to your work, we want to hear from you!

What you will do:
  • Provide top-notch administrative support to the department Vice President and directors including scheduling and calendar management, coordinating travel arrangements and itineraries, preparing and processing expense reports, and responding to telephone and email inquiries
  • Have a key role in department budget development, data entry, monthly expense monitoring, and invoice coding and processing
  • Coordinate cross-team calendar maintenance; and schedule and prepare arrangements for department, team, and leadership meetings, and take and compose meeting minutes as requested
  • Serve as department onboarding coordinator and coordinate workflows, schedules/meetings, and activities for hires while serving as a resource
  • Support logistics and arrangements for department committee and related meetings; communicate necessary plans, invitations, and meeting information with invitees; and staff meetings as requested
  • Provide department support such as recommending and implementing improved work processes, serving as department liaison for routine website updates, assisting with special projects and initiatives, and overseeing department supply needs 
Qualifications you will contribute:
  • Associate degree or equivalent training or related work experience
  • Minimum 5 years of progressive experience supporting senior level staff members
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook); and an openness to embracing and learning new technology
  • Enthusiasm, good judgment, and excellent communication skills (listening, verbal, and written)
  • Self-managed with proven skills to use initiative and time management to prioritize work to deliver results with a strong attention to detail
  • Professional demeanor and presence including the ability to handle confidential information
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills; team-oriented approach
Ideal qualifications to contribute:
  • Previous administrative support experience in a member-based association, medical non-profit, or government affairs
ASCO is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

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