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Providence Senior Executive Assistant in Irvine, California


Providence St. Joseph Health is calling a Senior Executive Assistant to our location in Irvine, CA.

This is a 3 months temp-to-hire position.

We are seeking a Senior Executive Assistant who will be responsible for providing ongoing administrative, planning and executive support of a highly complex and confidential nature for a system executive. The position assists in meeting specialized goals, and contributes to the achievement of the organization’s vision, mission and strategic objectives by providing special project and executive support to a position of significant leadership within the PH and S system. The activities of this position include supporting an executive(s) by managing calendars, correspondence, meeting and agenda preparation and other logistical matters. It is anticipated that the person holding this position will network extensively with many of the organization’s leadership and health system stakeholders and will represent their supervisor and the health system in a positive and professional manner.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Independently, or in consultation with their supervisor, develops plans needed to carry out assigned projects and activities; establishes methods and schedules to implement and maintain activities for the executive. Exercises extensive independent judgment to reflect and match executive’s leadership style.

  • Facilitates, and performs administrative functions in support of meetings of executive groups as assigned. Support activities include timely collection and preparation of draft agendas; prioritizing items in consultation with executives to finalize agenda; dissemination of meeting materials; coordination of meeting records, evaluations and follow-up reports.

  • Oversees the coordination of the Office of the executive(s) they support. Assures a logical flow for scheduling of activities, including preparation and planning time. Either works with other assistants or works independently to schedules meetings, travel and outside commitments. Assures that the executive has the materials needed for meeting obligations in advance of appointments through maintenance of confidential department files.

  • Coordinates writing, editing and communications tasks. This includes initiating and drafting correspondence; recording minutes of meetings and telephone conference calls; compiling information and preparing summary reports; overseeing and prioritizing incoming or outgoing mail and messages, and preparing information for presentation or publication. Exercises independent judgment and decision-making in handling incoming and outbound information and material.

  • Supports the executive(s) through positive communications and relations with internal and external customers in an environment that is open and inviting. Maintains relationships with, and responds to contacts from, internal and external customers (such as executives, professional association staff, consultants, government agency personnel) and others related to the health care ministry with the purpose of exchanging information, scheduling meetings and communicating confidential and non-confidential matters involving the senior executive and the health system. This support includes significant interaction with senior leaders reporting to the executive(s) this position supports. Position provides appropriate referrals, or informs the executive(s) when a situation warrants direct attention.

  • Collaborates with a wide variety of offices and individuals to assist in all organizational integration efforts to fulfill strategic objectives, best practices and outcomes for the integrated health system.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • 4 years of university or college training in English, liberal arts or related subjects; or graduation from a technical program in secretarial or office support services; or the equivalent education and experience.

  • 3 years of experience as an administrative assistant for an executive.

  • Knowledge of system-wide programs, services and executive leadership roles.

  • Seasoned, extensive knowledge of service support roles and responsibilities and how they interact; the skill and ability to plan, prioritize, complete complex assignments in a quality manner; and the ability to interact with a wide range of individuals and groups in the organization’s leadership.

  • Able to establish and maintain confidentiality.

  • Prior law firm or legal department experience desirable-

About the department you will serve.

Providence Shared Services provides a variety of functional and system support services for our Providence family of organizations across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. We are focused on supporting our Mission by delivering a robust foundation of services and sharing of specialized expertise.

For information on our comprehensive range of benefits, visit:

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Administrative (Non-Clinical)

Location: California-Irvine

Req ID: 286770