Executive Assistant -Full-time

Aug. 5, 2019

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM), headquartered in Washington, DC, is seeking a full-time Executive Assistant in the Chief Executive Office. This position provides high level administrative support to the Chief Executive Officer. Responsibilities include managing an extremely active calendar of appointments that requires understanding and prioritization of the subject matter; researching, prioritizing and following up on incoming issues and concerns expeditiously, often with deadline pressures and ensuring communication has been undertaken and represents the CEO and the Executive Office.

ASM is part of one of science’s most exciting fields. ASM is looking for a bright, enthusiastic, energetic individual who is looking for a great opportunity.

•    Bachelor’s degree
•    5-7 years of experience supporting c-level executives
•    Outstanding customer care skills, white-glove, high touch approach to internal and external audiences
•    Highly professional demeanor
•    Courteous and professional at all times  
•    Highly organized and detail oriented
•    Can work effectively and efficiently on tight deadlines and under pressure
•    Capable of working independently with minimal supervision on a daily basis
•    Team player
•    Meeting planning experience
•    Strong oral and written communication skills
•    Ability to compose clear, correct, highly professional, and effective correspondence
•    Proofing and editing experience
•    Strong proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
•    Intuitive
•    Ability to maintain confidentiality, given he/she will have access to sensitive information
•    Quick and responsive; ability to meet deadlines
•    Minimal travel required

Please submit salary requirements, cover letter and resume to: ASM, Attn: HR, 1752 N Street, NW, Washington, DC  20036 or email to HR@asmusa.org. EOE.