October 05, 2016

Administrative Assistant- IT

Brown Brothers Harriman - Boston, MA

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  • Company
    Brown Brothers Harriman Brown Brothers Harriman
  • Location
    Boston, MA
  • Job Type
  • Job Classification
    Full Time
  • Experience
    Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
  • Education
    High School Diploma or GED
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Job Description


The Administrative Assistant- IT is responsible for providing a broad range of administrative and security coordinator support to his or her assigned groups/location within the IT Systems organization. The individual must be a team player who is proactive and flexible in assisting the groups with the various administrative needs and any problem solving that occur on a day-to-day basis. Individual must be comfortable with learning and adopting new technology. The position also provides back-up for other Administrative assistants and Systems staff as necessary.


Administrative Support (Management)

* Coordinate and organize meetings, conferences and events Schedule resources such as people, meetings and appointments, rooms, equipment, or other resources (i.e. transportation).

* Maintain multiple calendars.

* May assist with event planning


* Answer telephone calls, take messages, respond to questions, and direct callers to appropriate parties, as necessary.


* Plan and coordinate domestic and international travel

* Plan and coordinate travel for participants/attendees of assigned projects/initiatives

* Prepares and monitors invoices and expense reports


* Sort and distribute mail, fax, make copies, file.

* Gather and arrange materials and relevant information for supervisor or assigned project (e.g. reports, charts).

* Assemble client presentation materials.

* Maintain, update or create databases and/or database information (e.g. files, records, etc., including time sheets, attendance records and vacation schedules.


* Draft, update, proofread correspondence, reports, agendas, newsletters and memoranda, prepare and distribute minutes of meetings.

* Research and prepare high quality presentations, reports, spreadsheet and other documents.

* Communicate policies and guidelines from senior management to either internal or external parties, as necessary.

* Perform duties that require use of PC applications (e.g. PowerPoint, Word, MS Access, Visio, Excel and other graphic applications).

* Work with confidential information in a professional and discrete manner.

* Provides administrative support on projects and initiatives as needed

1. Administrative Support (Departmental/location)

* Answers, directs, problem solves and resolves Systems employees requests and inquiries

Assists with the coordination of and onboarding new hires

Coordinates phone, equipment and technology requests

Order and maintains departmental/location supplies

Assists in building or floor moves

* Provides assistance/support on projects as assigned

* Assists and supports Systems sponsored employee events locally

5. Security Coordinator

* Receive and review and submit incoming systems access requests.

* Respond to and direct employee inquiries to appropriate support groups and or systems.

* Coordinate with the Information Security department to ensure access to programs and applications are processed, verified and completed.



* BS\BA degree preferred

* High School Diploma or equivalent.

* 2 to 4 year(s) experience in an administrative/secretarial role.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS (general and technical)

* Detailed oriented.

* Professional demeanor.

* Possess a strong client service and problem solving orientation

* Very strong verbal and written communications skills

* Strong proficiency of Microsoft Office Suite including, Word, Excel, Power Point, Visio.

* Familiarity with the operation of standard office equipment, ability to learn and adopt new technology and applications.

* Ability to discretely handle sensitive and confidential material.

* Ability to prioritize multiple tasks effectively.

* Hours are 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Full time