Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Administrative Assistant, Associate in New York, New York

Company Overview

At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes. For the 28th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2018, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2018. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time.Join us and make a difference every day.

Job Description

Under direct supervision, theAssociate Administrative Assistantprovides general administrative support to a department leader, clinical leader, and/or group of professionals. Major responsibilities include but are not limited to ordering office supplies and equipment, handling expenses and paperwork, document preparation, scheduling, assisting with visitors, and participating in departmental projects. In addition, the Associate Administrative Assistant is responsible for resolving basic problems and questions that relate to the department or division.

You Are:

  • An effective communicator, capable of determining how best to reach different audiences and executing communications based on that understanding.

  • Flexible in your approach and demeanor in order to align with the shifting demands of evolving circumstances.

  • Adept at creating partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives and goals.

  • Capable of building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.

  • A good decision-maker, with proven success at making timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.

  • Action-oriented and eager to embrace new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.

You Will:

  • Perform administrative activities to maintain the smooth operation of the office.

  • Resolve routine inquiries and fulfill requests using general knowledge of department and organization policies and procedures

  • Screen telephone calls and provide assistance to visitors

  • Establish and maintain confidential files, logs and records

  • Identify appropriate vehicle for providing access to department information. Ensure content is up-to-date.

  • Open, read and prioritize mail for department leader and departmental staff

  • Prepare/produce documents including memos, reports, and manuals as requested

  • May process time sheets for department. Ensure accuracy of information, make adjustments as needed, and complete within established timeframes

  • Schedule appointments, meetings, and conferences as requested

  • Manage complex calendars of department leader and department staff. Ask for direction to resolve conflicting priorities

  • Assist withdepartment’s/division’sprojects as requested. These projects are typically completed in a short time frame and have established practices on how to complete.

You Have:

  • Bachelors degree preferred plus one year of experience

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office#LI-POST

After completing our quick online application form, you will be prompted to complete a profile assessment. It should take you about 45 minutes to complete.


MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

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Requisition ID2019-28636