Executive Administrator

FTI Consulting, Inc. - Washington, DC3.7

Full-timeEstimated: $65,000 - $89,000 a year
EducationSkills
About the Company:
FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance enterprise value in an increasingly complex legal, regulatory and economic environment. With more than 3,500 employees located in 28 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges in areas such as investigations, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues, reputation management, strategic communications and restructuring. Our professionals are some of the most experienced leaders in their fields including: certified turnaround professionals, forensic accountants, corporate investigation specialists, intellectual property specialists, former political leaders, former chief executives, Nobel Laureate economists, banking and securities professionals, certified public accountants, e-discovery professionals, corporate, financial and crisis communications specialists, chartered financial analysts and industry experts. Since our founding in 1982, clients have turned to us for high-stakes issues that require specialized expertise. FTI Consulting was engaged to work on some of the biggest news stories of the last two decades including the Bernie Madoff investment securities scandal, the Stanford Financial Group investigation, the 2010 Gulf oil spill crisis, the Major League Baseball steroid investigation, and high profile corporate restructurings including Lehman Brothers, General Motors and CIT, just to name a few.

FTI Consulting continually strives to offer employees and eligible dependents, including domestic partners and eligible domestic partner children, a competitive and comprehensive benefits package. Please click here for more information.

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FTI Consulting is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, protected veteran status, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

About Core Operations:
FTI Consulting's Core Operations functions provide support to our client service professionals so they are able meet and exceed the needs of our clients. Professionals within our Marketing and Communications, Information Technology, Finance and Accounting, Human Resources, Office Infrastructure, Legal, and Real Estate teams are dedicated to working together and delivering world class support across our global community.

About The Opportunity:
This position is responsible for providing executive level administrative support to one or more C-Suite Level Executives of our global, professional services firm. The Executive Administrator is responsible for a broad range of strategic and tactical administrative support activities and is expected to work with limited direction from the executive, executing significant discretion and judgment in all aspects of their role. This position will have regular contact with, and at times, represent the C-Suite Level Executives to FTI's Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and other Senior Leaders of FTI, along with industry and government officials, analysts, senior management in other firms, and important clients. For this reason, it is essential that they be collaborative but also have a confident, can-do attitude. This role requires the ability to maintain absolute discretion and confidentiality expected of a professional at this level. The Executive Administrator will ensure the successful operation of the Executive's office by keeping things running smoothly and efficiently. They possess exceptional organizational skills and have a keen attention to detail because they will operate in a fast-paced work environment which requires substantial multitasking. It's the role of the Executive Administrator to keep things organized and on track through the cohesive management of multiple tasks and competing priorities. Given the nature of this role, the Executive Administrator must demonstrate professionalism at all times and be able to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations where there may be ambiguity.

Primary Duties:
Duties include scheduling of appointments, maintenance of calendars, preparation of external/internal correspondence, telephone and visitor screening, travel arrangements, expense reimbursements, coordination of meetings and receptions, preparation of presentation materials, and maintenance/filing of documents.
Manages all correspondence and communication that comes into the Executive's office, apprises Executive on nature/priority of each item, and coordinates responses. At times will make independent decisions regarding scheduling, distribution of calls and e-mails, etc.
Anticipates potential problems that could impact the Executive and coordinates solutions.
Applies substantial knowledge in the coordination of sensitive reports and analysis (e.g. budgets, board materials, and highly confidential correspondence).
Handles matters proactively and expeditiously and follows-through on projects to successful completion.
Expected to provide continuous support in tandem with the Executive's daily schedule and obligations.
Assist with coordination and tracking for key corporate initiatives, projects, and events.
Provide back-up support for other Executives.

Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree
Minimum of 5 years of executive level or senior management support

Preferred Skills:
Proven ability to work independently and make sound judgments on a day-to-day basis regarding assigned and ad hoc duties with very limited or absence of direction from the Executive.
Ability to discern and communicate with the highest level of tact and diplomacy, both verbally and in writing to members of the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee, other senior leaders of FTI, industry and government officials, analysts, FTI clients and all levels of the organization.
Ability to partner with the Executive to understand nuances, appropriate protocol and specific preferences of the Executive, and execute on the level of support required/expected.
Ability to follow complex written and verbal instruction.
Strong interpersonal skills required to persuade and build consensus and cooperation.
Ability to work under time constraints and be available as needed.
Top level detail, organizational, and analytical skills required as the nature of the Executive's position leaves little room for error.
Ability to handle the highest level of confidential issues with the utmost sensitivity.
Experience supporting C-Level Executives and/or Senior Management within consulting/professional services, financial services or a law firm.
Extremely proficient in Microsoft Office application (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook)

Position Classification: Exempt

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