Great people in a great environment
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE CEO (Current Employee) – Louisville, KY – July 21, 2016
My typical day at Sullivan revolves heavily around my email. Most communication is done through Outlook and I handle calendar requests and help from my supervisors, fellow staff, students, and external constituents.
I enjoy being in the administrative office because there is a lot of traffic flow and I have the opportunity to see a lot of my coworkers and know them on a first name basis. I think it is important to greet everyone with a smile and know their names, from the CEO to the janitorial staff. Everyone wants to be respected, to feel that they matter and it helps them do a better job and take pride in their work.
I've learned to look ahead to what's coming up next, to anticipate what needs to be done and when. My personal management comes down to doing things quickly but thoroughly, to proofread before sending things out, and to prioritize tasks. I keep a running list of what needs to be done and categorize it by what is most important, what can wait, and what can be delegated.
The most enjoyable part of the job getting to know all the people at Sullivan. The culture there is focused on the employee with being voted one of the Best Places to Work for 3 years in a row.