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Executive Administrative Assistant job description

An Executive Administrative Assistant is a professional who provides a high level of support for executives in the workplace, including taking calls and scheduling meetings. They may also work in an overseeing capacity for lower-ranked staff members of their department or company-wide operations.

Executive Administrative Assistant responsibilities include:

  • Acting as the administrative point of contact between the executives and internal/external clients
  • Undertaking the tasks of receiving calls, take messages and routing correspondence
  • Handling executives' requests and queries appropriately

executive administrative assistant job description

Job brief

We are looking for a competent Executive Administrative Assistant to provide personalized secretarial and administrative support in a well-organized and timely manner. You will work on a one-to-one basis on a variety of tasks related to executive’s working life and communication.


  • Act as the point of contact between the executives and internal/external clients
  • Undertake the tasks of receiving calls, take messages and routing correspondence
  • Handle requests and queries appropriately
  • Maintain diary, arrange meetings and appointments and provide reminders
  • Make travel arrangements
  • Take dictation and minutes and accurately enter data
  • Monitor office supplies and research advantageous deals or suppliers
  • Produce reports, presentations and briefs
  • Develop and carry out an efficient documentation and filing system

Requirements and skills

  • Proven experience as an Executive Administrative Assistant, Senior Executive Assistant or in other secretarial position
  • Full comprehension of office management systems and procedures
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office
  • Proficiency in English
  • Exemplary planning and time management skills
  • Up-to-date with advancements in office gadgets and applications
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize daily workload
  • High level verbal and written communications skills
  • Discretion and confidentiality
  • High School degree; additional qualification as personal assistant would be considered an advantage

Frequently asked questions

What does an Executive Administrative Assistant do?

The Executive Administrative Assistant spends their workdays answering phones and taking messages, welcoming all visitors to the office, while scheduling time for appearances outside of corporate walls and other events that require attention. They manage mail, fax communications, and organize documents appropriately so they can be located quickly when needed. They perform basic bookkeeping/clerical duties, such as making sure financial records are up-to-date.

What are the duties and responsibilities of an Executive Administrative Assistant?

The Executive Administrative Assistant is responsible for maintaining an executive's schedule, calendars, and documents. They help prepare expense reports and create memos or invoices to be sent out as needed by the company executives they serve.

What makes a good Executive Administrative Assistant?

A successful Executive Administrative Assistant has the ability to think on their feet and make decisions quickly and efficiently with little supervision. They're resourceful people who love taking the initiative.

Who does an Executive Administrative Assistant work with?

An Executive Administrative Assistant is the support system for the executives in the workplace. They relay information to the employees, and oftentimes, they work with the Executive Secretary to maintain the executive's agenda.

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