The Legal Administrative Assistant provides administrative support to Legal/Risk Management team. The scope of administrative support will range from general to specialized based on the corporate function supported. The administrative responsibilities will include meeting planning and travel arrangements; communications and correspondence; processing invoices and expense reports; customer service.
The successful candidate will embody and work to reinforce MAA s Core Values. Those values include:
Appreciating the uniqueness of each individual
Communicating openly and with integrity
Doing the right thing at the right time for the right reasons
Duties and Responsibilities
Provides general administrative support to management and legal team. Provides administrative assistance which will range from routine and customary to varied, specialized and unique to the management and corporate function supported.
Arranges for commercial travel, lodging, and itinerary for executive and/or guests for business meetings and events as needed.
Plans, coordinates and schedules meetings. Prepares and distributes agendas to attendees in advance. Records and prepares meeting minutes and distributes to attendees; follows up on action items. Arranges food and beverage service as needed.
Prepares written correspondence, presentations, and other materials for executive communications and presentations. Prepares drafts and proofreads for accuracy, grammar, spelling and style.
Receives and screens phone calls and other communication or triages to appropriate individual(s) for action or response.
Actively monitors and manages the calendar of staff. Accepts and schedule meetings as appropriate. Reviews and revises schedules as needed.
Prepares and processes invoices and expense reports for assigned corporate function. Processes and submits approved invoices to Accounts Payable for payment. Records, researches, tracks, reports and monitors invoices and expenses. May research and gather data for budget preparation. Orders office supplies and services as needed.
Maintains physical and digital records for area of responsibility. May coordinate and/or maintain confidential documentation such as contracts, agreements, or other proprietary information or data.
Performs other related duties as assigned to meet the needs of the business.
High school diploma/GED and 3-5 years of administrative support experience required, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Executive or administrative support experience for a department and/or multiple managers preferred
Bookkeeping and/or budgeting experience preferred
Bachelor s degree preferred
Experience within a specific corporate function (e.g., IT, marketing, HR, etc.) preferred
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Administrative support skills to manage communications, calendar, filing, and other activities on behalf of others
Meeting planning skills to arrange accommodations, prepare agendas, record and distribute minutes, and follow up
General bookkeeping knowledge and/or financial management skills
Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint)
Skill and ability to clearly and concisely communicate verbally and in writing with professionalism
Skill in applying critical thinking, analysis and problem-solving methods and skills
Knowledge and skills to manage projects, organize, prioritize, and meet deadlines and ensure appropriate follow-up and closure
Flexibility and ability to adapt to changes in demands, expectations and/or deadlines
Attention to detail and accuracy
Ability to maintain confidentiality and maintain appropriate discretion
Internal Number: R0006474
About MAA (Mid America Apartment Communities)
MAA is a real estate investment trust (REIT) that focuses on the acquisition, selective development, redevelopment and management of multifamily homes throughout the Southeastern and Southwestern regions of the United States.
Our mission at MAA is to deliver superior service and value for our residents, employees and shareholders. We refer to this as creating "A Brighter View" and we are doing it every day.
In fact, we proudly display "Our Brighter View" plaques at every MAA office just to serve as a daily reminder of our focused mission. MAA is committed to remaining true to our rich tradition of service to each other, to our residents, and to our shareholders. We respect the privilege to providing value to those whose lives we touch.
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