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Administrative Assistant - DC

HR&A Advisors
Washington, DC
United States

THE ROLE | HR&A seeks a full- or part-time Administrative Assistant for our Washington, DC office. The Administrative Assistant will collaborate with office teams and provide administrative support to both the DC office and Raleigh office. Responsibilities will include: meeting scheduling, travel booking, expense report preparations, SalesForce management, basic IT troubleshooting, office management, and various research tasks as required. Depending on experience and capabilities, responsibilities may include: marketing support, copyediting support, and formatting and production of client-facing Word and PowerPoint documents. Candidate will report directly to the Operations Manager and a designated manager in the local DC Office.

The ideal candidate will have an interest in business administration, experience working in a fast-paced and dynamic office environment, demonstrated capacity to manage and multi-task, excellent analytical skills, and resourceful problem-solving skills. The DC office is a small office and requires a “jack-of-all-trades” administrative assistant to support operations and efficiency through a variety of short- and long-term tasks. This position can offer excellent growth opportunities within HR&A.

SKILLS REQUIRED | We are looking for an individual interested in supporting our small offices. The ideal candidate must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills; be extremely organized; and be able to manage multiple assignments at once. Experience executing short-term tasks while balancing long-term priorities is required. They will think independently, act entrepreneurially, learn quickly, and pay attention to the details.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED | Candidates should have a minimum of an associate’s degree and 1-3 years of work experience supporting office operations in a fast-paced environment. Candidates must be proficient in Microsoft Office – advanced proficiency is preferred. They should be able to handle quick-turnaround requests in a fast-paced work environment with poise and maturity. The ideal candidate will be interested in growing with the company.

ABOUT HR&A | HR&A provides strategic advisory services for clients in the public, private, and non-profit sectors to solve some of the most complex challenges facing cities today. We care about improving the quality of urban life, and we are increasingly focused on the challenges of inclusivity, infrastructure, and technological innovation in cities as we advance public-private development projects that improve economic, environmental, and social outcomes.

We are former public servants, real estate developers, urban planners, city officials, activists, and economists. We are unique in our ability to create value by integrating disparate disciplines for our clients, and we often lead teams with engineers, architects, lawyers, community organizers, and other specialists. We are a tight-knit team that works across the country and around the world from offices in New York, Dallas, Los Angeles, Raleigh, and Washington, DC.

COMPENSATION | We offer competitive compensation packages, based on qualifications and experience.  We are an employee-owned company, meaning you will have the opportunity to benefit from the firm’s growth over time through participation in our Employee Stock Ownership Plan. Each year, the firm will contribute funds to this long-term wealth-building account, and may make contributions to other retirement accounts. We also provide a comprehensive benefits package that goes well beyond coverage of 90-95% of healthcare premiums, dental and vision coverage. The starting base salary for this position is $45,000 - $50,000/year assuming full-time employment.

HOW TO APPLY | HR&A is committed to attracting and retaining a talented, diverse, competitive team of professionals dedicated to solving the challenges of urban life. Women, people of color, members of the LGBT community, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please submit a cover letter and resume on HR&A’s website at Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications without a cover lever will not be reviewed.

All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, medical condition, veteran status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

For more information, please contact us at Please do not call regarding this position.

Published on:
June 13, 2019 - 9:57am
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