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JEDCO seeks Administrative Assistant to join the team

The Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO) is an independent, yet complimentary arm of Jefferson Parish government with the main objective of attracting, growing, and creating new business in our area.  JEDCO’s mission is to proactively influence the economy through the retention and creation of quality jobs, entrepreneurship, and investment in Jefferson Parish.

Position Description
The Administrative Assistant is responsible for assisting in the day-to-day operational activities of the Vice President & COO, including but not limited to general administrative and office support, file management, preparation of correspondence, budget management, coordinating travel plans and arrangements, creating purchase requisitions, handling event and meeting logistics, and business retention and expansion program support.  The ideal candidate has the ability to multitask, is well organized, detailed, professional and courteous; and has a sincere interest in being a part of an organization whose focus is on the betterment of the Jefferson Parish economy. Prospective applicants will have the chance to work alongside passionate and talented individuals to advance the overall economic viability of Jefferson Parish and ultimately the Greater New Orleans region.


Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • General administrative and office support
  • File and records management, drafting and composition of professional letters and emails, and limited research
  • Management of spreadsheets and preparation of purchase requisitions
  • Event and/or meeting logistics
  • JEDCO event support such as registration, document preparation, note-taking, and other administrative tasks
  • Business outreach in support of the Business Retention & Expansion program
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Attributes and Qualifications

  • High School Diploma required; post high school business or clerical-related training in a business or technical school preferred
  • Considerable experience in responsible general administrative and office work
  • Self-starter
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multitask with excellent time-management skills
  • Well organized and detail oriented
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to handle sensitive information with integrity and confidentiality
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships


Salary commensurate with credentials.  Forward resume and cover letter to JEDCO, Attn: Human Resources, 700 Churchill Parkway, Avondale, LA 70094 or Resumes will be accepted through April 13, 2018.  EEO