Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Program Assistant Position with Macfadden in Silver Spring for Recent Grad

Macfadden is an employee-owned, international professional services corporation that applies integrated information technology solutions and program/project management expertise to help solve critical issues impacting the health, safety and security of the world around us. 
    With more than 225 employees, Macfadden is headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland with multiple client site operations worldwide. 

Position Summary:
The United States Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance Operations Division is seeking a Program Operations Assistant for a six-month assignment providing additional administrative support in order to continue to make progress on several office-wide and Ops Division initiatives. The individual will provide support for the following portfolios initially, but responsibilities may be expanded as other needs emerge: Multiple Response Staffing, OFDA planning initiative, and Ops project and task management software. This position will last a term of six (6) months.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Review MRS data and assist with consolidation and clean-up of files, including creating consistency across MRS reports
  • Consolidate MRS data into aggregated tracking spreadsheets.
  • Support MRS pledging meeting by assisting with scheduling, handouts, and note taking during meeting.
  • Schedule OFDA planning initiative meetings, take notes, and distribute notes to working group members.
  • Establish and maintain central repository for planning working group documents. 
  •  Review planning training catalogue and develop a matrix which describes the different options for comparison and review.
  • Coordinate with Asana customer support to schedule trainings and business use case assistance for Ops teams.
  •  Review Asana protocols and check in with Ops teams on progress, assistance needed, additional support requirements, and update protocol documentation as needed.

Education: BA/BS completion.


Experience: 1 year of professional/office experience, including internships.

Skills: Must be able to meet deadlines and multitask, have strong attention to detail, and work well with others in a fast-paced and demanding environment. Working knowledge in MS Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel required. Must be well organized with superior attention to detail.

Citizenship is required; selected candidate must be able to qualify for a government sponsored security clearance.


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