Alternate Titles: EA, President’s Assistant, Executive Secretary, Administrative Assistant, Secretary, Personal Assistant, Office Manager, Office Assistant
A truly professional and experienced Executive Assistant can be priceless…
The search for just the right person can be a time-consuming distraction for the executive or even their human resource department. A search for an Executive Assistant with “just the right personal fit” takes a great deal of recruiting time. Most of J. Kent’s C-level executives look for their Executive Assistant to be someone that understands how to exercise authority, have the ability to make decisions, but most importantly, have the ability and judgment required to direct the executives’ time and attention while at the same moment, exercise discretion when dealing with confidential business matters.
Today’s Executive Assistant is responsible for supporting high-level executives with administrative duties that will relieve the executive from mundane day-to-day office operational tasks and make their decision making and management time more productive. Generally, Executive Assistants perform fewer clerical tasks than do Administrative Assistants as their job requires more information management. Day-to-day responsibilities are more complex such as reviewing incoming memos, submissions, and reports to determine their significance and to plan for their distribution. These positions are usually found in large organizations such as Fortune 500 companies, mid-sized firms, small, entrepreneurial companies, and may also be found in high wealth, family offices.
The position requires flexibility, excellent verbal and written communication skills, project coordination experience, and the ability to prioritize and work well with all levels of management and staff, as well as outside clients and vendors. Executive Assistants also prepare agendas and make arrangements for meetings of committees and executive boards. They may also conduct research and prepare statistical reports
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