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Administrative Assistant

Title:                 Administrative Assistant

Reports to:      Director, B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics

Job Summary:  The Administrative Assistant to the Director is responsible for all administrative, programmatic, and clerical support of the B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics (CPP).  This includes (1) managing the Director’s schedule, organizing travel, and handling expense reports; (2) assisting with the planning and execution of CPP programs and events; (3) and ensuring that the entire office is well organized, adequately resourced, and prepared to carry out its daily tasks. 

Job Duties:

  • Administrative support for Director: travel arrangements, scheduling, correspondence, expense report, keeping calendars, quarterly reports, and special projects.
  • Planning and execution of CPP sponsored events: arranging venues, invitations, mailing lists, menus etc.
  • General support for CPP: subscription maintenance, maintaining department files and lists, ordering office supplies.
  • Manage the budget and track all CPP expenditures.
  • Work with Policy Services in executing educational programs on the Hill.
  • Assist CPP Research Assistant in managing department interns.

Skill Factors:

Education:             Bachelor’s Degree

Experience:           4 - 5 years of relevant experience

Communication:    Mastery of English language and composition.  Excellent writing and editing skills.

Computers:            Microsoft Office; internet skills; good understanding of Outlook or other scheduling and planning software; excellent typing and word processing skills; database experience helpful

Special Skills/Requirements:  

  • Attention to detail and dependability required
  • Excellent organizational, planning and interpersonal skills
  • Basic knowledge and interest in American politics and conservatism
  • Mature and professional
  • Willingness to take direction and to work with others in a team
  • Understand and support the Heritage mission and vision for America, and CPP’s goals and objectives.
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