Williams & Connolly LLP has an immediate opening for an Administrative Assistant. This position assists a prominent senior partner and a legal secretary working with a wide range of clientele, including famous personalities such as politicians, authors, celebrities, media and news figures, and the like. The successful candidate will possess the ability to maintain a high level of confidential information, one year of prior administrative experience, preferably in a law firm or a similar setting, strong administrative and organizational skills, a good memory with attention to detail, an excellent telephone manner, the ability to prioritize, and to work well under pressure. Strong Microsoft Word skills are required. The ability to type 50 words per minute is required. Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:
· Answering the telephone and taking messages;
· Making travel arrangements;
· Scheduling meetings and conference rooms, including room set up;
· Time and expense entry;
· Preparing correspondence, including mail and overnight packages;
· Photocopying; and
· Handling various administrative tasks.
The hours are 10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Occasional overtime is required. The ability to lift and carry up to 20 pounds is required.