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We are conducting a search for an experienced Executive Assistant for a large global law firm to be based in New York. This role requires at least 5 years of C Suite Executives administrative support experience. 


The Executive Assistant will be responsible for supporting up to four C Suite Executives with coordinating Firmwide initiatives, as well as ensure tracking of key decisions and actions emerging from these activities.  The Executive Assistant will also be responsible for managing multiple priorities on a day to day basis and be able to respond quickly and execute on time-sensitive items.  This dynamic role requires the ability to communicate effectively, build relationships, anticipate needs, think critically, exercise independent judgment, offer solutions to problems with a high level of confidentiality and professionalism. The Executive Assistant is a highly resourceful team-player and can work in a progressive, fast-paced environment, with competing demands, while remaining flexible, proactive and efficient.


What You'll Do:

  • Proactively support C Suite Executives to enhance the business functions of the firm by anticipating, responding to and facilitating the completion of administrative requests, related to managing the practice of a global law firm and its clients with a high level of confidentiality, diplomacy and discretion;
  • Initiate and complete a wide range of administrative tasks including, but not limited to, managing a dynamic appointment calendar, maintaining executive files, arranging detailed travel plans, itineraries, and active agendas, as well as preparing and compiling documents for business meetings;
  • Collaborate to strengthen and enhance internal and external client relationships through exceptional influencing skills, availability, responsiveness, problem-solving, accuracy and professionalism;
  • Manage the life-cycle of correspondence, documents, spreadsheets, presentations and other materials with a high level of confidentiality and attention to detail;
  • Exercise sound independent judgment with strong administrative and organizational skills, while balancing multiple priorities and delivering timely, accurate results;
  • Flexibility to work overtime required; and
  • Handle additional related projects as assigned.

What You'll Bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree (preferred);
  • At least 5 years of leadership/executive administrative support experience (required);
  • 7 years’ experience in a professional services or legal environment (preferred).
  • Expert proficiency in rules of English grammar, spelling and punctuation;
  • Excellent written and oral communications required with strong ability to meet deadlines and provide results while supporting Firm policy and procedures;
  • Advanced proficiency in MS Word and document editing/comparison applications;
  • Advanced proficiency in MS Outlook and web-based conference call/web-sharing applications;
  • Advanced proficiency in MS Excel and spreadsheet/database applications;
  • Advanced proficiency in MS PowerPoint and presentation applications;
  • Advanced proficiency in document management applications (WorkSite); and
  • Advanced knowledge of timekeeping and expense reporting applications.
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