Highmark Health Administrative Assistant Executive in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania



This job 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. The incumbent organizes/expedites workflow and provides 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.


  • Communicate effectively.Displayeffective communication skills while performing the following functions. Interacting and responding, both written and verbally, with internal and external entities on behalf of assigned management.

  • Provide secretarial services to the Executive and assigned staff. Perform 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, direct inquires to the appropriate staff based on an overall knowledge of departmental policies and procedures. Compile various information and perform minor calculations as required for departmental reports. Maintain hardcopy and on-line correspondence and administrative files.

  • Provide telephone coverage and screen telephone calls, letters, and/or visitors, answering routine questions.

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

  • Other duties as assigned or requested.



  • High School Diploma/GED


  • None


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  • 5 years of Secretarial or Administrative experience


  • Excellent typing, word processing and proofreading skills as well as a working knowledge of PC word processing, spreadsheet and graphic applications

  • Possess the utmost of integrity in the discreet handling of confidential information

  • Knowledge of corporate programs, policies, procedures and protocols


Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/ProtectedVeterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity