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Job Title: Administrative Assistant
Location: Indianapolis, IN United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 12/15/2017
Expire Date: 02/15/2018
Job Categories: Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Job Description
Administrative Assistant
As a direct report to the General Curator, the Administrative Assistant must possess superior computer/technical knowledge and skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and time management skills. Extensive contact with all Zoo departments, staff, and vendors, as well as Zoo trustees and the general public requires a polished professional image, tact, and discretion at all times. Must embrace the Zoo’s mission of empowering people and communities, both locally and globally, to advance animal conservation.

At the Zoo, we refer to our animals, mammals, and plants as our “Collection”. This role provides important administrative support to the Collections departments, as well as the VP of Infrastructure and Constructions. Generally, this position works a Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm schedule. Some scheduling flexibility is possible. Due to certain special events, the Administrative Assistant may be required to work rare evenings and week-ends.

Requirements include:
• Outstanding knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as a good working knowledge of Access and Project.
• Technical ability to learn new programs and/or processes in a timely fashion.
• A High School Diploma or TASC/high school equivalency is required with a minimum of 10 years similar executive administrative experience required.
• Post-secondary education (Associate or Bachelor degree from an accredited university/college or technical school degree) with a minimum of 5 years of similar executive administrative experience strongly preferred.
Application deadline is January 2, 2018. Candidates must apply on-line for this position.

ONLY ON-LINE APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED. To help ensure receipt of your online application, we recommend applicants use a computer running Windows XP or higher, with at least Internet Explorer 8, Google Chrome, or Safari. Candidates are required to complete the on-line application, and are encouraged to attach cover letters and resumes. Please include salary expectations.
Mailed, faxed, and delivered applications will not be considered. In the “position desired” section, please enter “Administrative Assistant”.
Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of pre-employment training, drug testing, criminal history checks and a BMV check.

The Zoo offers a competitive benefit package (medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, 403b) upon 90 days of employment. After qualifying, full time employees are granted 40 hours of PTO per quarter.
The Indianapolis Zoo is a drug-free/smoke-free workplace and an equal opportunity employer.
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The Indianapolis Zoo is located on a 64 acre campus in the heart of Indy's vibrant downtown area. The mission of the Indianapolis Zoo is to empower people and communities, both locally and globally, to advance animal conservation. In the words of our President and CEO Mike Crowther, “We're not a zoo doing conservation; we're a global conservation organization that is a zoo". The Indianapolis Zoo is also committed to sustainability—the ability of humans to provide responsible stewardship of the Earth's limited and precious resources. The entire Zoo staff is involved with efforts to lead the way by making the Zoo itself as green as possible.
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