Corporate Receptionist

Posted Date: Jan- 6-2020

Job ID: 16718

Job Type: Full Time

Job Function: Administrative

City: Kent

State: Washington

Store: REI Headquarters is moving to Bellevue, Spring 2020!

What's cool about this job

At REI, we believe a life outdoors is well lived. Our Receptionist will provide efficient and effective operation of the HQ phone system switchboard, perform miscellaneous phone coordination and clerical tasks for the Corporate Services department and HQ.

Responsibilities include:

  • Answering and routing incoming calls appropriately from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

  • Greet visitors in a professional and appropriate manner.

  • Maintain visitor id badging process.

  • Account for all visitor badges and temporary access badges; contact REI personnel for missing badges on a daily basis.

  • Complete assigned clerical tasks in support of the Corporate Services department or clerical projects as requested by HQ departments and approved by the Administrative Manager.

  • Working Relationships.

  • Reports to the Manager of Campus Services. Maintains functional relationships with other members of the Corporate Services team, as well as all REI staff, outside visitors, and vendors.

Bring your passion and expertise

  • Experience in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook.

  • Preferred experience with a multiple-line switchboard or console phone system.

  • Ability to work independently with a minimum of direction.

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a professional environment with confidential information.

  • Outstanding customer service skills in dealing with the public and REI staff, using tact and discretion at all times.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Demonstrated attention to detail.

  • Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks.

At REI we offer an enviable work environment that has been recognized on the "100 Best Companies to Work For" list since the award's inception – 22 years in a row! Sure, we work hard, but it’s balanced with time off to play—a strategy that works for us as we continue to grow and thrive. Want to enjoy a workplace where you can be yourself, be heard and be respected while having a job that challenges you? This is the place.

With more than 150 retail locations (and growing), REI offers unique competitive benefits to its more than 13,000 employees, including healthcare, gear and apparel discounts, free equipment rentals and challenge grants to help employees reach personal outdoor goals, generous retirement plan contributions, public transit subsidy, adoptions assistance, paid sabbaticals, and more.

REI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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§753. Factors to be considered concerning a previous criminal conviction; presumption.

1. In making a determination pursuant to section seven hundred fifty-two of this chapter, the public agency or private employer shall consider the following factors:

(a) The public policy of this state, as expressed in this act, to encourage the licensure and employment of persons previously convicted of one or more criminal offenses.

(b) The specific duties and responsibilities necessarily related to the license or employment sought or held by the person.

(c) The bearing, if any, the criminal offense or offenses for which the person was previously convicted will have on his fitness or ability to perform one or more such duties or responsibilities.

(d) The time which has elapsed since the occurrence of the criminal offense or offenses.

(e) The age of the person at the time of occurrence of the criminal offense or offenses.

(f) The seriousness of the offense or offenses.

(g) Any information produced by the person, or produced on his behalf, in regard to his rehabilitation and good conduct.

(h) The legitimate interest of the public agency or private employer in protecting property, and the safety and welfare of specific individuals or the general public.

2. In making a determination pursuant to section seven hundred fifty-two of this chapter, the public agency or private employer shall also give consideration to a certificate of relief from disabilities or a certificate of good conduct issued to the applicant, which certificate shall create a presumption of rehabilitation in regard to the offense or offenses specified therein.