Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Assistant to the Social Secretary Position with British Embassy Washington for Graduating Senior with Substantial Experience

The British Embassy seeks an Assistant to the British Ambassador’s Social Secretary to assist in all areas of planning, implementing and executing events at the British Ambassador’s Residence. It involves a high volume programme of events and visits that require the utmost professional team to aid in this essential part of diplomatic life.

Job Requirements
  • Assist with the preparation and execution of events as directed by the Social Secretary.
  • Prepare, sort, and distribute large volumes of invitations and other correspondence. 
  • Supervise and track responses to events and liaise with other departments and organisations concerning attendance at events. 
  • Manage guest information database including system updates, record keeping and list maintenance.
  • Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs.
  • A bachelor's degree and a minimum of 2 years work or internship experience is preferred. 
  • The successful candidate will have excellent computer skills (particularly with Access, Excel, Word and use of the Internet).
  • Must have high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations. Position continually requires demonstrated poise, tact and diplomacy.
  • Strong communication ability, both written and oral is required.  Must be able to interact and communicate with individuals at all levels.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to handle the pressure of juggling multiple competing tasks and demands.
  • Must be available to work evenings, weekends, holidays, and occasional over-time.
  • A strong knowledge of the Washington, DC area is preferred.
Under US State Department requirements, the Embassy may only employ, as non-diplomatic staff, persons who are US citizens, US Green Card holders or A Visa holders. All candidates will be subject to background checks and security clearance.

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