Organization Overview

The Social and Economic Policy Division helps guide development of the nation's prominent policies and programs. Our contributions?at all government levels?have resulted in better programs on housing, community revitalization, education, workforce development, income security, food assistance, and in support of children, youth, and disadvantaged families. Our clients include the Departments of Housing and Urban Development, Education, Health and Human Services, Labor, Veterans Affairs, and the Food and Nutrition Service, among others.


Abt Associates seeks a qualified Administrative Assistant to support the Social and Economic Policy Division on Cambridge, MA.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

* General administrative tasks such as processing mail, photocopying, filing, preparing overnight deliveries and ordering supplies.

* Answer and direct phone calls

* Produce correspondence and documents, either generated by others or composed on own under minimal direction.

* Schedule appointments and meetings, maintain calendars

* Coordinate travel arrangements and assist with expense reports

* Research and obtain data regarding departmental questions and problems

* May input budget, monitor department expenses and produce/distribute status reports

* May assist in the area of recruitment process, i.e., schedule interviews, track applicants, prepare offer packages.

* Ability to organize, prioritize and complete assignments of a non-routine/non-competitive nature (Multi-tasking)

* Provide advanced, diversified and confidential administrative duties in support of senior company executives or a division, utilizing vary degrees of independent judgment, initiative and tact.

* Assist w/contract work when requested.

Preferred Skills / Prerequisites

* Highly skilled in utilizing PC and standard software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

* Highly skilled with Outlook ? Calendar and address book

* Knowledge of company policies and procedures.

* Excellent organization skills and oral and written communication skills.

* May be required to obtain security clearance to support select projects

Minimum Qualifications

* High school diploma and 4 ? 5 years of experience with high school and certificate/training in business or secretarial field OR the equivalent combination of education and experience.

Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits.

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