Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistants provide support to run a clean energy organization in the forms of organizing files, directing customers to staff, scheduling appointments and meetings, and general office aid.

EXAMPLE SCENARIO

An Administrative Assistant works for an incubator that hosts ten clean energy start-ups. The Assistant is responsible for directing calls and customers to the correct start-up, ensuring the office and labs are stocked with the correct materials, and other clerical tasks. This position is critical to keep the office and lab operations running smoothly so the start-ups can focus on their clean energy product/service.

TYPICAL TASKS SRC

  • Use computers for various applications such as database management or word processing.
  • Answer telephones and give information to callers, take messages, or transfer calls to appropriate individuals.
  • Set up and manage paper or electronic filing systems, recording information, updating paperwork, or maintaining documents, such as attendance records, correspondence, or other material.
  • Maintain scheduling and event calendars.
  • Schedule and confirm appointments for clients, customers, or supervisors.

EXAMPLE JOB TITLES SRC

Administrative Secretary, Administrative Specialist, Department Secretary, Office Assistant, Staff Assistant

MEDIAN PAY SRC

$37,230

EDUCATION & TRAINING LEVEL

GED/ High School Diploma, On-the-job Training

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

None

SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS

Communication Skills, Interpersonal Skills, Organizational Skills, Decision-Making Skills, Writing Skills

SIMILAR OCCUPATIONS

Receptionist, Office Manager