Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

Our client is seeking a highly-skilled receptionist/administrative assistant. This is a full-time contract-to-hire position located in Evanston, IL (in Chicago's North Shore area).
Answer main phone line (multiple lines)
Manage conference room scheduling
Book occasional travel arrangements
Setting up and maintaining building access badges
Work on projects as needed
Act as back-up for Office Manager when necessary
Support Department Administrative Assistants when needed
Manage outgoing mail with FedEx
Assist in weekly menu selection for employees
Experience working in a fast-paced environment
Strong organizational, verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
Highly motivated, trustworthy and committed to superior quality work
Confident and poised in interactions with individuals at all levels including executive management
Detail-oriented, reliable and able to multi-task effectively
Professional attitude and appearance
Exercise of discretion regarding sensitive/confidential matters
Strong work ethic and ability to complete tasks and deliverables under tight deadlines while maintaining flexibility
Ability to work independently with strong problem solving skills. Ability to work with little or no direction. Ability to prioritize day/duties.
Ability to anticipate needs and proactively take action to keep things moving
Minimum Technical Requirements:
Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Internet research skills
Minimally-qualified applicants must have a high school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) and five years recent administrative experience in a corporate office setting.

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