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Sr Administrative Assistant, Business Planning & Operations

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Southfield, MI, USASouthfieldMIUSA

Provides high level, diverse, and confidential administrative support to a Regional Vice President and their department Senior Directors/Directors or a Strategic Director MSABC or Relay For Life.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to:  records management, travel & T&E management, meeting management, general document preparation, calendar management, general correspondence, and special projects.

Areas of Responsibility: 
  • Acts a liaison and represents the Vice President (VP) or Strategic Director with other departments, facilitates communication with the leadership team, key staff, and volunteers.  Represents the department of the VP or with the highest level of confidentiality, customer service and professionalism.   
  • Prepares VP or Strategic Director for meetings and speaking engagements, conducts general internet research on companies, communities, issues, individuals, etc.
  • Maintains department records by scanning, filing, and managing electronic and hard copy files, adhering to Records Management policies and procedures.
  • Provides travel management support through Concur (including serving as “travel arranger” for internal and external constituents – a.k.a. “Guest Traveler”), works with the Travel department as needed.  Prepares travel documents, itineraries, and driving directions for ground travel.  Resolves travel and expense issues and champions nationwide meeting and travel policies and procedures.
  • Provides T&E management by validating and submitting T&E in ePRF, coding Pcard transactions in a timely manner, and troubleshooting transactions, coding, submissions, and/or payment issues. Ensures adherence to Travel and Expense and PCard policies and procedures as content expert.
  • Ensures department e-time submissions are completed, reviewed and approved by the deadline ensuring adherence to eTime policy and procedures.  Liaisons with Payroll team as needed to resolve issues.
  • Provides meeting management support by coordinating meeting logistics for internal and external meetings, ensures all resources are prepared for meetings (room, AV, presenters, agenda, materials, etc.).  Serves as point of contact pre-meeting and onsite day of meeting handling all logistics.  Coordinate/collaborate with Meetings and Travel as needed.
  • Manages long and short term calendars for the VP or Strategic Director scheduling meetings, conferences, and teleconferences and coordinating schedules with meeting participants.
  • Oversees email and mail management, thank you messages, follow up letters, etc. in a prompt and efficient manner.
  • Ensures the VP or Strategic Director receives standard reports. Pulls reports as requested by the VP or Strategic Director, reviews reports as needed, and follows up on data quality or content concerns; compiles and summarizes data to meet specific needs.  Manages department specific data (i.e., PTO tracking, volunteer leadership contact, etc.).
  • Oversees special projects as assigned; participates in project teams and specific support activities as identified.Part time support to the Senior Directors/Directors include:
  • Department support for expense/invoice processing in ePRF.
  • Department support for records management.
  • Department support for meeting management to include internal/external meetings that are large and complex.
  • Department support of general document preparation & correspondence (thank you notes, letters to candidates), internet research and general reporting.
  • Point of contact for issues with e-Time, finance, IT, Shared Services, travel arrangements while traveling.
  • This position is a grade 9 role in the American Cancer Society’s compensation structure.
Educational Background: 
Bachelor’s degree or a combination of education and work experience
  • 1-3 years of experience supporting an executive, non-profit experience preferred.

Demonstrates Professional Support Services Competencies:

  • Communicates effectively, Customer focus, Ensures accountability, Instills trust, Interpersonal savvy, Organizational savvy, Resourcefulness, Situational adaptability.

Other Skills:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent computer skills; strong word processing, database management and spreadsheet skills.
  • Actively demonstrates the enterprise-wide mindsets:  integrity, collaboration, and stewardship.
  • Ability to make administrative decisions and judgments on sensitive, confidential issues.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and respond to changing circumstances and priorities in a focused and timely manner.
  • Ability to interpret, adapt and apply guidelines and procedures.
  • Able to work successfully in a diverse team environment.
  • Able to cultivate relationships in a diverse population of community leaders and volunteers.  
  • Demonstrated ability in handling multiple priorities, project management, and meeting coordination.
  • Limited travel, including evening and weekend work required.
  • Ability to lift 30lbs.

We are committed to providing staff with fulfilling opportunities to learn, grow and make an impact in their local communities. We offer staff a generous paid time off policy; medical, dental and retirement benefits, and professional development programs to enhance staff skills.

Organization Info

American Cancer Society

Atlanta, GA, United States
Annual Budget : 
More than $500M
About Us

Together with our millions of supporters, the American Cancer Society (ACS) saves lives and creates a world with less cancer and more birthdays by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back.

The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem.

You can connect with us through LinkedIn groups: American Cancer Society Supporter, American Cancer Society Relay For Life, or American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
May 11 2019
Active Until: 
Jun 11 2019
Hiring Organization: 
American Cancer Society