Administrative Assistant Assistant, NGA Center for Best Practices
National Governors Association - Washington, DC

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This position will provide administrative organizational, and research assistance to the Director of the NGA Center for Best Practices. This position provides the opportunity to work directly with the Center Director and other senior NGA managers, providing backup support to the Executive Director.


Maintains Center databases; assists with gathering data, generates reports, uses spreadsheets; and prepares power point presentations with the Director

Ensures compliance with intra-office administrative requirements: prepares expense and other travel-related documents;

Drafts, edits and proofreads correspondence for the signature of Center Director and other senior managers.

Manages mailings and preparation of meeting materials, provides on-site meeting support (including travel to meetings and assistance with logistics), and manages cost reimbursement processes;

Assists in researching and writing documents and reports in response to requests for technical assistance from Governors’ offices as required;

Coordinates Center projects: distributes information; maintains an organizational system of tracking, monitoring and prioritizing tasks and projects; follows up on details, in writing , on the telephone, or in person; and communicates project status to the Center Director;

Serves as a liaison between Center staff and various outside parties, including Governors and their staff;

Assists with drafting of newsletter articles profiling state best practices; and

Performs research on special projects as needed.


Significant experience as an administrative assistant with some analytical training. An undergraduate degree is desirable, but not required. The ideal candidate will have:

Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work both independently and as a member of a work team;

Attention to detail and demonstrated effectiveness in meeting deadlines;

Excellent oral and written communication skill in an environment requiring diplomacy and good judgment in managing interactions with individuals at the levels inside and outside the organization;

Strong computer skills to include proficiency with standard software applications such as Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Database application skills are helpful but not required;

A demonstrated ability to take initiative;

An ability to carry out multiple assignments in diverse areas; and

A demonstrated willingness to learn.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform background checking.

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