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Career Opportunity: Executive Assistant
Southern Ag Credit is a top tier financial institution and has provided financing for agriculture, agribusiness and rural real estate since 1916. The institution is headquartered in Ridgeland, MS with nine offices that service the 50 counties in Southern Mississippi and 11 Parishes in Northwest Louisiana. With approximately $775 million in assets, the institution is a cooperative and a member of the nationwide Farm Credit System.
Education and Experience Requirements:
High school diploma or equivalent and eight (8) or more years of progressively responsible experience in planning, organizing, and coordinating activities in a professional office environment including support for senior-level management; Must have knowledge of office equipment and systems; Specialized knowledge of standards records management and file classification practices; Advanced skills in oral and written communication; Intermediate to advanced skill level in all Microsoft Office applications.
This position requires strong verbal and written communication skills and listening skills, as well as the ability to read and comprehend memos, e-mails, operating manuals policy directives. The job also requires the ability to follow verbal instruction as directed, providing feedback as appropriate in a respectful, business-appropriate manner. Courteous and professional conduct is required at all times with a willingness to provide and receive constructive input and direction. In working with team members, it is required that you foster open lines of communication by conveying pertinent, non privileged industry and company information that is necessary to maximize job performance, knowledge and understanding.
Job Purpose and Scope:
Performs advanced administrative and business support work of a highly responsible, sensitive, and confidential nature. This position will report to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and will coordinate/manage travel arrangements and trip-planning for senior management and Board, act as lead in preparation for Board Meetings, including: tracking the progress of open action items, drafting agendas, setting timetables and owners for Board materials preparation, producing a final draft of the Board Book and keeping accurate minutes. The position will serve as liaison to staff for the resolution of relevant issues and act as the CEO’s representative to external vendors, professional relationships, and other external parties. Has considerable latitude for decision making. Work independently with only general guidance on a variety of special projects.
Southern AgCredit has a competitive compensation package including a strong profit sharing plan. If you meet the minimum qualifications and wish to be considered for this position, please forward a current resume along with salary history to:
Joe Hayman, CEO
Southern Ag Credit, ACA
402 West Parkway Place
Ridgeland, MS 39157