Executive Assistant

Gaithersburg, Maryland
Jun 05, 2019
Jul 10, 2019
Full Time

EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) headquartered in Englewood, CO, with additional locations world-wide, is a premier global provider of satellite solutions and technology services. Together with its major subsidiaries—EchoStar Satellite Services and Hughes Network Systems— EchoStar offers employees the opportunity to explore the boundaries of what’s possible in the fields of engineering and the business functions transforming this engineering into revenue.

Hughes has an exciting opportunity for an Executive Assistant to support the Vice President of Defense and Intelligence Systems as well has his team. This position will be located at our Lakeforest facility in Gaithersburg, MD.

     * Work with VP to manage schedule
     * Support the VP and team in setting up meetings and coordinating calls with customers
     * Arrange travel for team and process expense reports
     * Support Program Managers in program reporting
     * Support Business Development Team in opportunity reporting and lead tracking
     * Support Contracts and Finance team with DCAA reporting, order booking and invoicing
     * Enter requisitions and purchase orders for supplies and other equipment used by the Division
     * Follow proper procedures for international visitors and others entering limited access areas
     * Support sales personnel in the Government Solutions Group as required
     * Keep business area organized and act as director of first impressions with visitors

Basic Requirements
     * Must be capable of obtaining and holding a U.S. government security clearance
     * 2 years of experience using Outlook for scheduling
     * 2 years of administrative support of a team
     * 2 years of experience in Microsoft suites (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
     * 2 years of experience arranging travel (both domestic and international)

Preferred Qualifications:
     * 2 year degree from a local community college
     * Well-rounded in office applications including Microsoft Office 10, SAP and SalesForce, Hubspot
     * Excellent written and oral communication—interact daily with customers and visitors
     * Perform well under pressure
     * Experience in proper VISAs for international travel
     * Ability to prioritize and complete concurrent responsibilities
     * Ability to adapt and learn quickly and work independently or as part of a team
     * Must be a team player and demonstrate flexibility in responding to changing circumstances
     * Must demonstrate the ability to work without supervision and initiate tasks without requiring explicit direction
     * Demonstrate willingness to work as required to meet the goals and priorities of the division
     * Knowledgeable in Trade Compliance practices - ITAR
     * Experienced in working with international transactions
     * DoD SECRET clearance

EchoStar and its Affiliated Companies are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. U.S. Citizenship is required for certain positions. EEO is the law.

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