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Executive Assistant to the President (Reston, VA)
Ref No.: 17-05032
Location: Reston, Virginia
Position Type:Right to Hire
Start Date / End Date: 12/18/2017 to 03/16/2018
Paladin Consulting is currently hiring an Executive Assistant to the President to join our team working onsite at our client's office located in Reston, VA.

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Job Title: Executive Assistant to the President
Work Location: Reston, VA
Duration: 3-6 month contract with option to hire (possible direct hire)
Education/Experience Required: High school diploma required, post high school/college coursework preferred and 10 years of related work experience.


Job Description:
  • Reporting directly to the President, the Executive Assistant provides executive support in a one-on-one working relationship.
  • The Executive Assistant serves as the primary point of contact for internal and external constituencies on all matters, many confidential, pertaining to the Office of the President.
  • The Executive Assistant also serves as a liaison to senior management teams; organizes and coordinates executive outreach and external relations efforts; and oversees special projects.
  • Completes a broad variety of administrative tasks for the President including: managing an extremely active calendar of appointments; completing expense reports; composing and preparing correspondence that is sometimes confidential; arranging complex and detailed travel plans, itineraries, and agendas; and compiling documents for travel-related meetings.
Responsibilities:
  • Plans, coordinates and ensures the President's schedule is followed and respected. Provides " gatekeeper " and "gateway " role, creating win-win situations for direct access to the President's time and office.
  • Communicates directly, and on behalf of the President's staff, and others
  • Researches, prioritizes, and follows up on incoming issues and concerns addressed to the President, including those of a sensitive or confidential nature. Determines appropriate course of action, referral, or response.
  • Provides a bridge for smooth communication between the President's office and internal departments; demonstrating leadership to maintain credibility, trust and support with senior management staff.
  • Works closely and effectively with the President to keep him well informed of upcoming commitments and responsibilities, following up appropriately. Acts as a "barometer, " having a sense for the issues taking place in the environment and keeping the President updated.
  • Provides leadership to build relationships crucial to the success of the organization, and manages a variety of special projects for the President,
  • Successfully completes critical aspects of deliverables with a hands-on approach, including drafting acknowledgement emails, correspondence, and other tasks that facilitate the President's ability to effectively lead the Federal Systems organization.
  • Prioritizes conflicting needs; handles matters proactively, follows through on projects to successful completion, with deadline pressure.
  • Maintains a high level of discretion and confidentiality
Skills & Qualifications:
  • Executive Assistant experience supporting senior executives, the President or Senior Vice Presidents in a fast paced Corporate environment.
  • Experience in a government contracting environment, with a mid size publicly traded company
  • High school diploma required, post high school/college coursework preferred and 10 years of related work experience.
  • High level of proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office programs, especially MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint. Advanced computer skills; ability to train others
  • The Executive Assistant must be creative and enjoy working in an environment that is mission-driven, results-driven and community oriented.
  • The ideal individual will have the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, with strong written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills, and the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities.
  • The Executive Assistant will have the ability to work independently on projects, from conception to completion, and must be able to work under pressure at times to handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion.
  • Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail
  • Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders, including staff, Senior Staffmembers, external partners
  • Expert level written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability
  • Emotional maturity with a polished presence at all times
  • Highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to also be extremely effective independently
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of customer/client service and response
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast paced Environment
Forward looking thinker, who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions, high initiative, able to multi task and works well under pressure.

For more information or to view other opportunities, visit us at www.paladininc.com.

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