Sr. Administrative Assistant - International - Washington, DC

UHG Washington, DC

About the Job

If you want to achieve more in your mission of health care, you have to be really smart about the business of health care. Challenge yourself, your peers and our industry by shaping what health care looks like and doing your life's best work.(sm)
The Senior Administrative Assistant will provide a wide variety of administrative support to Senior Leadership and team members of the External Affairs division. This role will align with leaders located in an overseas / international office and/or in Washington, DC. This role serves as the administrative liaison for all internal and external inquiries related to the assigned executive and/or Administrative department. You work well in a team environment with some shared department responsibilities assigned.
Duties may also include more traditional administrative / clerical support roles including: answering the telephone, typing / word processing of documents, maintaining calendars and setting up meetings, copying, faxing, greeting visitors, setting up files, tracking expenses, and coordinating building and equipment maintenance. This is a fast paced working environment that requires the ability to multi-task with attention to detail and excellent organizational skills.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Maintains Outlook calendars in current and accurate status
  • Schedule, coordinate, and/or set up catering, resources and technology needed for meetings / events
  • Coordinates meetings and conference calls as needed or anticipated
  • Coordinates travel arrangements and submits related expense reports
  • Answer phones promptly and uses good judgment to prioritize the distribution of messages in a timely manner
  • Performs general clerical duties to include but not limited to: photocopying, email / mail distribution and filing
  • Creates and modifies various documents using Microsoft Office, Excel and/or PowerPoint
  • Responsible for keeping inventory of all office supplies and placing orders for replenishment as needed
  • Records minutes at various meetings and archives them accordingly
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma / GED or higher level of education
  • 2+ years of administrative support to multiple senior leaders in a corporate setting
  • Intermediate or greater level of MS Word, Outlook and PowerPoint proficiency
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, matrix organization
  • Experience providing administrative support in an international environment
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or higher level of education
  • Intermediate or greater proficiency in Concur, SharePoint, and Excel
  • Experience in a healthcare, external affairs, or government environment
  • Event Coordination expertise (catering, resources and technology coordination)

Careers at UnitedHealth Group. We have modest goals: Improve the lives of others. Change the landscape of health care forever. Leave the world a better place than we found it. Such aspirations tend to attract a certain type of person. Crazy talented. Compassionate. Driven. To these select few, we offer the global reach, resources and can-do culture of a Fortune 5 company. We provide an environment where you're empowered to be your best. We encourage you to take risks. And we offer a world of rewards and benefits for performance. We believe the most important is the opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)



Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.     


UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.   



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