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Operations Coordinator/Executive Assistant at Forrest T. Jones

Operations Coordinator/Executive Assistant

Forrest T. Jones Kansas City, MO (Onsite) Full-Time
Executive Assistant/Operations Coordinator
Forrest T. Jones & Company, Inc., and its affiliates (“FTJ”), provide insurance and insurance related services to clients, corporations, employers and individuals. These services include providing benefits through innovative life and health insurance plans, financial services, and customized insurance products for niche markets.

Position Summary

Reporting directly to Executive Management, the Executive Assistant (EA)/Operations Coordinator (OC) is responsible for a full range of information management support. The EA/OC must be creative and enjoy working within an entrepreneurial environment that is both mission and results driven. The EA/OC must have the ability to exercise good judgment in a professional manner in dealing with a variety of situations, possess strong communication, administrative and organizational skills along with the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities. The EA/OC will have the ability to work independently on projects, from conception to completion, and must be able to work under pressure at times to handle a wide variety of activities and documents of a highly confidential nature with discretion. May independently research and/or analyze information for sensitive and complex projects having a broad impact.

  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of customer/client service and response
  • Reviews and prioritizes incoming/outgoing communication and takes appropriate action as needed, schedules meetings/appointments, plans company events, maintains Executive’s appointment schedule by planning/scheduling meetings, conferences, teleconferences and travel
  • Serves as a liaison with staff, vendors and customers as necessary in addition to the ability to maintain effective working relationships with all levels of management and departments
  • Supports administrative tasks and multiple priorities of the Executive ensuring tasks completed in a timely manner
  • Maintains expense reporting for Executive and tracks as it relates to overall budget
  • Manages and implements special projects for Executive
  • Flexible-capable of handling ever-changing priorities
  • Excellent communication skills (oral, written, as well as listening)
  • Superior grammatical and punctuation skills
  • Superior time management/project skills with abilities to set priorities
  • Dynamic problem solving, adaptability, flexibility, initiative, solid judgment, work under pressure, high energy and maturity to thrive under the administrative challenges of supporting the Executive
  • Entrepreneurial self-starter attitude; Forward thinker, who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions
  • Ability to maintain professionalism while negotiating changing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong business knowledge and analysis skills
  • Possess professional personal presentation; discretion and confidentiality skills commensurate with supporting a senior executive
  • Highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to also be extremely effective independently
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent education experience preferred
  • 2-3 years of administration experience supporting C-level executives.
  • Technologically literate and expertly proficient in Personal Computer applications in Windows based product; Microsoft Office - Access, Excel (including pivot tables), Outlook, PowerPoint (including charts and graphs), and Word

We offer comprehensive benefits to full time employees including company paid medical, STD, LTD and life insurance; plus voluntary dental, vision, Life/AD&D insurance, 401(k) with company-matching, generous paid time off and much more.

We encourage applicants of all ages and experience, as we do not discriminate on the basis of an applicant’s age.


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