Jul 06, 2021

Administrative Assistant - Central Purchasing

  • JAARS, Inc.
Full time Professional Services Purchasing-Procurement Volunteer Opportunities

Job Description

Target Staff Type             Supported/Volunteer

Work Location   JAARS Waxhaw

FTE         1.000

Position Summary

While reporting to in the Central Purchasing Director, the Administrative Assistant will perform routine to complex duties, assignments, projects and communication for the department and its team members. Successful candidate will actively demonstrate initiative and innovation in implementing administrative practices that prove effectiveness, quality and excellence on a daily basis.

The role will gain and apply depth of knowledge of current and new department’s systems, applications, record keeping, filing practices and activities, including key projects and meetings.

Technical adaptiveness is a mission critical performance competency. This competency must demonstrate a readiness to rapidly apply and quickly learn a robust set of technical tools, applications, and methodologies; adapt to changes in office technology; transition from paper-based to automated systems with fluency and without resistance.


Position Responsibilities              

  • Manage complex calendar management and scheduling of meetings and individual meetings with Central Purchasing (CP) department leadership, department team members, internal partners and stakeholders
  • Act as primary point of contact for inbound and outbound communication; direct communication and messages to the best resource in the department
  • Prepare ongoing reports that update key activities and performance of the department, as requested by immediate supervisor
  • Assess all systems and applications related to the administrative function of the CP department, gain operational knowledge of these systems and actively seek new approaches to improve the overall productivity of these systems
  • Prepare materials for meetings which may entail taking notes and minutes and tracking follow-up action items
  • Coordinate and organize steps and events around key activities to ensure consistently excellent standard of work for the Administrative Assistant desk
  • Maintain accuracy of information within spreadsheets and document
  • Track communication and follow up with activities for the department director
  • Act in a supportive role to perform tasks when a CP team member requires administrative or operational assistance

Position Requirements 

  • A deep and growing walk with the Lord Jesus that includes your personal spiritual growth and the ability to support others in their spiritual growth
  • Embrace the vision, mission and core values of JAARS
  • Minimum three years of experience, preferably in a senior administrator role, performing the duties outlined above
  • Experience working across organizations that displays a track record of productivity and follow through
  • Passionate about documentation and process
  • Able to multi-task and track activity across complex projects (formal project management experience is a big plus)
  • Very comfortable with Google Suite, Excel, Outlook, Dropbox
  • Good writing and communication skills that may entail technical reporting and writing

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