• Executive Administrative Assistant

    Posted Date 1 week ago(9/10/2019 4:42 PM)
    Job Location
    Required Clearance
    No clearance
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics SATCOM
  • Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of 2 years administrative, business, and/or technical support experience, or a minimum 8 years of Administrative Assistant experience with at least 2 years supporting senior level management. The best candidates will have a bachelor's degree in management or business and 6 years relevant experience.


    Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

    Responsibilities for this Position

    General Dynamics Mission Systems SATCOM Technologies has an immediate opening for an Executive Administrative Assistant.  The position provides an opportunity to enhance the performance and profitability of an organization that supports some of our nation’s fundamental defense services.  SATCOM Technologies employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.


    This position is responsible for providing a full-range of executive administrative (EA) support to a Business/Division Vice President. Alternatively, may provide executive administrative support to two or more staff Vice Presidents, or one or more staff Vice Presidents and also provide support to at least 25 senior level staff members (Directors/Sr. Managers). The EA will manage their calendars, meeting and travel schedule and associated arrangements, expense and time reporting, and other responsibilities so the Vice President and staff can focus on successfully running a business enterprise. The EA will organize and manage senior staff meetings, business meetings, strategy sessions, and special assignments as needed. As a result, the EA must be flexible to work overtime and/or outside of normal business hours when necessary and must demonstrate maturity, high initiative, trustworthiness, timeliness, precision, and adherence to confidentiality at all times.


    Responsible for the critical organization, prioritization, and scheduling for a Vice President(s)
    Prioritizes and coordinates the Vice President's calendar and meeting schedules in Microsoft Outlook, to include internal and external meetings with clients and staff
    Manages frequently-changing schedules and appointments as well as coordination of projects and tasks
    Prepares meeting agendas and compiles materials for use in meetings, discussions, and presentations
    Composes correspondence, captures meeting notes and action items, monitors external/internal communications, and addresses communications in an expeditious manner, bringing critical issues to the executive's attention
    Drafts, proofreads, and finalizes high-level written correspondence that is consistently error-free
    Schedules and ensures full support for meetings, coordinates video teleconferences, conference calls, All Hands and Town Hall meetings to include reserving rooms, preparing for the event, coordinating with on-site facilities and information technology experts, and facilitating events as needed
    Organizes local, domestic, and international travel arrangements maintaining awareness of any security processes for international travel
    Prepares expense reports for travel reimbursements to ensure timely filing
    Discretely accepts and screens calls, connects callers with appropriate staff, and follows up as needed
    Greets internal and external customers; handles inquires and refers more complex inquiries to appropriate offices
    Obtains data from various sources, analyzes data and information, and prepares reports as needed
    Updates and maintains organizational charts, electronic and manual records, and confidential files
    Enters, formats, and proofreads inputs into Excel Spreadsheets, PowerPoint and Word documents
    Fosters an environment of trust and teamwork: builds collaborative relationships, internally and externally
    Communicates effectively with executives to keep them informed of upcoming commitments and responsibilities
    Communicates professionally and effectively with staff and customers
    Works on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment dealing with confidential/sensitive information
    Handles sensitive and confidential information in an appropriate manner without exception
    Collaborates to improve processes and procedures
    Maintains strict confidentiality in all matters

    Involvement in community and related activities campus wide.


    Complete understanding of the general and technical aspects of the job and the company
    Works independently and as a team in a complex and dynamic office environment
    Excellent organization and time management skills, attention to detail, and ability to multi-task high priorities
    Ability to convey effectual presence through high-level, professional written and oral communications
    Strong interpersonal skills and a professional demeanor in interacting with a wide variety of people
    Works effectively with a geographically dispersed and frequently virtual team
    Cultivates customer and staff confidence at a senior level
    Effectively and efficiently works within time constraints and adjust to changing circumstances
    Self-starter who can work independently, with or without established procedures
    Develops procedures to ensure consistent work performance
    Ability to correct course, sometimes at the last minute, in order to improve outcomes
    Provides constructive guidance and feedback, and openly receives the same
    Applies discretion when dealing with sensitive information/situations
    Must be proficient with Microsoft Office, to include Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    Must have strong attention to detail and a penchant for producing error-free work
    Must have excellent writing and editing skills, vocabulary and grammar
    Must have experience in managing information and tasks easily
    Must have current information technology skills and experience
    Contact with internal and external co-workers, managers, directors, and executives, executive staff, employees, and administrative staff; Department of Defense and other federal agencies and departments; and other professional organizations

    Company Overview

    General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation.  With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas.  Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency.  We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose.  You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.  If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!


    General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.  EOE/Disability/Veteran


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