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Position Title: Administrative Assistant Requisition Number: 8931
Employment Status: FT N-Exempt
Division: Human Resources Division – 10007254
Location: New York City
State: New York
Job Description: Position Summary:

Performs administrative duties for Vice President, Human Resources and Vice President, Global Talent Management, in addition to day-to-day departmental support for both teams.


1. Assists both Vice President’s with daily administrative tasks and is primary contact for administrative needs of the team.
2. Schedules appointments, maintains and updates supervisor’s daily calendar. Answers telephone, screens calls, routes callers, takes messages, responds to internal and external inquiries, and provides routine information within scope of authority.
3. Types and composes memorandums, policies, minutes, manuals, letters, forms, procedures, proposals, and other documents and correspondence as appropriate. Coordinates and prepares meeting materials, presentations, agendas, notes, handouts, etc. Formats presentations, tables and spreadsheets.
4. Assists in expense reporting, budget preparation and tracking.
5. Schedules, organizes and coordinates meetings and facilities. Arranges presentations and conferences; prepares charts and timetables. Arrange travel itineraries including transportation and hotel arrangements, and prepare travel and expense reports.
6. Open, review, route and disseminate interoffice and external mail, distribute correspondence and other material to the team.
7. Develops procedures to ensure functional office operations including establishment and maintenance of departmental records and files and coordinates departmental supplies and initiates order for supplies and materials as needed.
8. Researches information, compiles data, and provides reports and statistics. Provides data entry and clerical support as necessary.
9. Support VP, Human Resources with Discovery’s succession planning process.
10. Provides back-up assistance to other HR staff members. Functions as administrative liaison to departmental staff, other departments, external vendors and consultants.
11. Performs other related duties as assigned.


* 3+ years related administrative experience.
* High skill level of MS PowerPoint and Excel.
*Ability to perform administrative and clerical operations with accuracy and confidentiality.
*Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with peers, employees, managers, and clients, to maintain confidentiality in daily operations and to conduct daily duties in a professional manner.
*Excellent computer skills, including database and reporting management expertise, preferably with an HRIS system. Proficiency in MS Office applications and Lotus Notes.
*Must be extremely detail orientated.
*Must have the legal right to work in the United States.



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