Junior Executive Assistant

The Advisory Board Company:
The Advisory Board Company (NASDAQ: ABCO) is a global research, consulting, and technology firm helping hospital and university executives to better serve patients and students. We provide strategic guidance, actionable insights, web-based software solutions, and comprehensive implementation and management services. We combine the analytical, managerial, and technological expertise of our 1,600+ employees around the world with insights from the on-the-ground experience of our network of 125,000 leaders at 3,200 health care and higher education member organizations to find solutions to our partners’ most pressing challenges. We deeply appreciate the trust that our members place in us, and we seek to serve them with generosity—and beyond expectation—in all that we do.

The Executive office currently seeks applicants for the position of assistant/coordinator to several senior executives. The successful candidate will ensure the executives are well served and assist in operating their offices effectively. Interactions with all business and personal contacts must be graciously and cordially stewarded. Excellent organizational skills, strong communication skills (both verbal and written) and a great sense of flexibility are required. Our current opportunity is based in Washington, DC.

The Role in Brief:
-Coordinate schedules and travel
-Prepare, manage and proof documents and correspondence
-Prepare and maintain files and accounts
-Assist in arranging special events, functions, meetings, lunches and projects the coordination of all logistics
-Perform administrative tasks such as filing, photocopying and telephone coverage
-Conduct research, primarily on-line and telephone exchanges
-Act as host to guests of the executives
-Special projects as necessary and appropriate

Basic Qualifications:
-Bachelors Degree
-Excellent academic record
-Must possess at least two of the following
-Experience working in a team environment
-Experience in an office setting
-Experience communicating by e-mail, phone and in person with Senior Leaders

Ideal Qualifications:
-1 year experience supporting an executive in an office setting
-Experience developing personal organization tactics to meet business goals
-Proven experience managing multiple, competing priorities
-Ability to take initiative on projects
-Effective written communication
-Ability to provide objective upward feedback to managers
-Proven experience handling confidential information
-Attention to detail
-Discretion with sensitive materials
-Ability to work and make decisions independently and autonomously
-Ability to successfully overcome challenges or obstacles

Culture & Values:
We think Forbes said it best: “Making the world a better place is what The Advisory Board Company is all about.” We have a unique culture where employees are told to avoid after work emails, encouraged to take 10 hours per month of paid leave for community service, and are asked to add surplus value in every interaction with a member or colleague.

Over the past thirty years, we have developed a distinctive corporate culture based our values and principles. Eavesdrop on a conversation among Advisory Board teammates–or a performance review, or a planning session – and you’re likely to hear phrases such as “running toward criticism” and “the power of language” used with sincerity and even passion. We function on a meritocracy – we award, promote, and praise based on individual performance, capabilities, and ambition. We provide ways for staff to share their time, talent, and passions in the community. We reward innovation and foster a collaborative environment. We have a high bar for talent, a performance-driven staff, and peers that constantly challenge one another in the workplace. And we want free-thinkers, agile speakers, witty writers, and team players to join the firm – and make an impact in industries that matter to everyone.

Consistent with our belief that our employees are our most valuable resource, The Advisory Board Company offers a competitive benefits package.
– Medical, dental, and vision insurance, dependents eligible
– 401(k) retirement plan with company match
– 20+ days paid time off and 14+ paid company holidays
– Daytime leave policy for community service or fitness activities (up to 10 hours a month each)
– Wellness programs including gym discounts and incentives to promote healthy living
– Dynamic growth opportunities with merit-based promotion philosophy
– Benefits kick in day one

The Advisory Board Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability.

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