Senior Administrative Assistant

Posted Date: Jun-23-2021

Job ID: 20415

Job Type: Full Time

Job Function: Administrative

City: Seattle

State: Washington

Store: Seattle HQ

Remote Eligible: No



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What's cool about this job

If you thrive being part of a small, collaborative, flexible team that empower REI’s Customer Experience teams and leaders to thrive through effective, flexible support processes, the Senior Administrative Assistant is the perfect position for you.  Join our growing Customer Experience team and be a part of the transformation to put our member at the center of our work.  You will directly support our Divisional Vice Presidents, Directors, and Customer Experience teams to ensure the team is running smoothly and adaptable to change. 

 Provides administrative, project, and office technology support to divisional vice presidents, directors and managers within assigned sub-departments 
• Manages calendaring functions for vice presidents, directors and managers 
• Expert user in workplace productivity tools focusing on Microsoft Office products 
• Plans and executes team travel, team events and meetings for sub-departments 
• Prepares presentations and assists in building agendas and meeting materials 
• Coordinates and supports activities such as office moves, IT support, budget reconciliation, new hire onboarding 
• Ability to effectively interact and represent REI with internal and external company contacts 
• Reconciles and tracks financial reports and spending 
• Identifies savings opportunities and participates in budget management when appropriate 
• Pursues process improvements to reduce resource time 
• Troubleshoots PC/software issues and acts as liaison to the IT Department 
• Provides overflow and backup support to other Administrative team members 
• Executes special projects as assigned by management

Bring your passion and expertise

  • 5+ years administrative experience 
  • Expert experience with MS Office Suite and web browsing/research. 
  • Experience with project site design and maintenance (e.g. Sharepoint). 
  • Is able to effectively troubleshoot office technology issues. 
  • Delivers effective communications; verbally, written, and over the phone. Exercises discretion and diplomacy at all times. 
  • Works independently within scope of responsibilities, anticipates problems, and uses sound judgment to act appropriately. 
  • Demonstrates attention to detail, a commitment to accuracy and thoroughness. 
  • Consolidates information from various sources including feedback from others to reach sound decisions. 
  • Executes effectively by using resources efficiently, meeting deadlines, and keeping others informed of work plans and progress toward goals. 
  • Clearly conveys and accurately receives information by a variety of methods and in various situations. 
  • Builds rapport with people inside and outside the organization. 
  • Acts upon opportunities and involves and influences others in the accomplishment of worthwhile organizational goals. 
  • Challenges the status quo, champions change and influences others to change.

At REI we offer an enviable work environment that Fortune Magazine has recognized on the "100 Best Places to Work" list since the award's inception – 23 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 160 retail locations (and growing), REI offers unique competitive benefits to its more than 15,000 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

NEW YORK CORRECTION LAW
ARTICLE 23-A, Section 753
LICENSURE AND EMPLOYMENT OF PERSONS PREVIOUSLY CONVICTED OF ONE OR MORE CRIMINAL OFFENSES

§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.