Executive Assistant
Job Description

Sample executive assistant job description to adapt for your own use.

Executive assistants typically function as support to high level executives and managers. They undertake a wide variety of tasks and responsibilities in a number of different industries.

The key tasks and competencies of an executive assistant or executive administrative assistant job are clearly outlined in this sample job description.


EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT      JOB DESCRIPTION   

General Purpose

Provide personal administrative support and assistance to executive staff.

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities

  • prepare and edit correspondence, communications, presentations and other documents
  • design and maintain databases
  • file and retrieve documents and reference materials
  • conduct research, collect and analyse data to prepare reports and documents
  • manage and maintain executives' schedules, appointments and travel arrangements
  • arrange and co-ordinate meetings and events
  • record, transcribe and distribute minutes of meetings
  • monitor, screen, respond to and distribute incoming communications
  • answer and manage incoming calls
  • receive and interact with incoming visitors
  • liaise with internal staff at all levels
  • interact with external clients
  • co-ordinate project-based work
  • review operating practices and implement improvements where necessary
  • supervise, coach and train lower level staff

Education and Experience

  • usually at least 3 years experience providing support at a high level
  • proficient computer skills and in-depth knowledge of relevant software such as MS Office Suite
  • knowledge of standard office administrative practices and procedures
  • Bachelors degree an advantage

Key Competencies

  • organizational and planning skills
  • communication skills
  • information gathering and monitoring skills
  • problem analysis and problem solving skills
  • judgment and decision-making ability
  • initiative
  • confidentiality
  • team member
  • attention to detail and accuracy
  • adaptability

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Latest Update - Salary Executive Assistant

Indeed.com reports that as of September 2016 the average salary for executive assistant job postings in the United States is $40,000.

Job postings for the title Senior Executive Assistant averaged a salary of $48,000 while Administrative Executive Assistant job postings showed an average salary of $36,000.

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