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NREL Business Support III-Administrative Associate in Golden, Colorado

Posting Title

Business Support III-Administrative Associate



CO - Golden


Position Type



Hours Per Week



Job Description

The position requires strong organizational skills, the ability to prioritize multiple demands, and excellent interpersonal skills. The position will also act as a resource to staff on institutional processes, procedures and requirements and provide input and recommendations on organization-specific administrative practices. This position interacts frequently with senior management, external collaborators and sponsors, and national and international visitors.

Examples of job duties include but are not limited to:

  • Work cooperatively with other administrative staff on group tasks, activities, and events.

  • Help with travel authorization and travel expense reports for technical staff using Concur.

  • Help with staffing matters, such as extensions of contingent workers, on Work Day.

  • Download monthly cost reports of various projects to help group managers monitor spending and staying on budget.

  • Intermediate skills in applicable software packages and office equipment.

  • Basic project administration skills.

  • Ability to prioritize work.

  • Proficient in written and verbal communications.

  • Very good team and interpersonal skills.

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, particularly MS Excel.

  • Ability to use independent judgment to manage and prioritize a diverse workload and complete assignments with strict deadlines.

  • Demonstrated ability to multitask in an office environment where there are frequent interruptions and continually shifting priorities, with a knack for getting things done with attention to detail in such an environment.

  • Demonstrated ability to work proactively and take initiative as needed in non-routine situations.

  • Eager to work behind the scenes to help others complete their tasks, or to complete tasks on their behalf.

  • Skilled at investigating and troubleshooting issues, solving problems, and finding ways to complete even unfamiliar complex tasks with little input from supervisor


Basic Qualifications

High School Diploma or equivalent and 4 or more years of experience in business or administrative support. Or, relevant Associate's Degree or certification program in business, Business support, or related


Additional Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications


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