Southwest Research Institute - San Antonio, TX

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This position serves as the department’s initial point of contact for SwRI staff members, as well as members of the media and other guests. Responsibilities include: to receive visitors, answer phones, sort and distribute mail; make department purchases; direct phone and e-mail inquiries to appropriate department and Institute staff members; type correspondence, purchase requisitions, check requests, personnel requisitions, expense accounts and news releases; create and maintain databases and spreadsheets for management using Microsoft Office Suite and trade-specific software programs; distribute and log news releases and maintain release database; coordinate large meetings, travel, appointments; manage audiovisual equipment and computers; accurately prepare department accounting and other reports; filing and other administrative duties as required.
    Must pass SwRI Clerical tests.

    Requires a high school diploma or equivalent with 15+ years of administrative work experience including 8+ years of secretarial or coordinator experience. Associates degree desired, but not required. Certified Administrative Professional or Certified Professional Secretary designations desired, but not required. A high degree of professionalism, communication skills, inter-personal cooperation, and presentation skills are required; must show initiative, good judgment, and the ability to manage high-level administrative tasks; must have the ability and maturity to effectively mentor junior administrative staff members. A valid/clear driver's license is required. Primary consideration for this position will be given to qualified candidates currently residing in San Antonio and surrounding areas.

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