Highmark Health Admin Asst - Executive in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania



The Administrative Assistant supports an Executive and performs a wide range of secretarial and general office duties as assigned and ensures timely and accurate completion of assignments to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of their manager in meeting operational objectives. Responsibilities include typing, word processing, proofreading, handling phone calls, maintaining and organizing files, copying, reviewing and distributing mail, greeting visitors, ordering supplies, scheduling calendars, and making travel arrangements. In addition, this position organizes/expedites workflow and is responsible for providing secretarial support as required to support the communication or presentation needs of the principal when not delegated elsewhere and edits documents for grammar and punctuation. Requires the continuous use of technical and business vocabulary and a detailed knowledge of organization operations, organizational procedures, and personnel.


  1. Communicate effectively. This position displays effective communication skills while performing the following functions:
  • Interacting and responding, both written and verbally, with internal and external entities on behalf of assigned management.
  1. Provides secretarial services to the Executive and assigned staff
  • Performs typing, word processing transcribing and proofreading activities concerning correspondence, memoranda, schedules, reports, presentation materials and statistical information; maintains a communication flow by receiving and distributing correspondence via mail services or on-line communication networks; schedules reservations, meeting arrangements, conference rooms and audio/visual equipment as needed; receive visitors and telephone calls in a courteous and efficient manner, directs inquires to the appropriate staff based on an overall knowledge of departmental policies and procedures.

  • Maintains hardcopy and on-line correspondence and administrative files.

  1. Compiles various information and perform minor calculations as required for departmental reports

  2. Maintains other administrative records

  3. Provides telephone coverage and screens telephone calls, letters, and/or visitors, answering routine questions

  4. Reviews and prioritizes information and inquires received for the consideration of the Executive, makes high-level contacts from both inside and outside the Corporation, and addresses and answers inquiries and solicitations, paying constant attention to formal clearance, procedural controls, and organizational sensitivity. Attends selected meetings in a non-participatory manner to take appropriate notes and conserve principal’s time while assuring familiarity with meeting developments.

  5. Other duties as assigned or requested.


Education, Licenses/Certifications, and Experience


  • High school diploma or GED

  • More than 5 years secretarial or administrative experience


  • The incumbent must possess excellent typing, word processing and proofreading skills as well as a working knowledge of PC word processing, spreadsheet and graphic applications.

  • The incumbent must also possess the utmost integrity in the discreet handling of confidential information.

  • Knowledge of corporate programs, policies, procedures and protocols.


Does this role supervise/manage other employees? No x


Is Travel Required?

No x

Physical Demands

This job requires the ability to work as a team member. Additionally, this job requires the willingness and ability to report to work on a regular and timely basis and may require irregular work hours, holidays and/or weekends.


Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled