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Autodesk Executive Assistant in Boston, Massachusetts

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Position Overview

At Autodesk, we are obsessed with building tools for people who imagine, design, and make a better world for the 10 billion people living on our planet. Our clients make the tallest buildings in the world, innovate on new green, affordable housing for low income communities, put rockets into space, 3d print affordable prosthetic limbs, and bring stories and experiences to life that leap off the screen and inspire the world. Helping those teams do what they do better, faster and with less negative impact on the world is the mission that pulls us all out of bed every morning.

We’re on the search for an experienced Executive Assistant to join our AEC Industry Strategy team! As Executive Assistant, you’ll provide administrative support to the Vice President of AEC Industry Strategy as well as some of the senior staff, by acting as a facilitator and liaison for the team. You will work predominantly with the VP and his staff. You will perform a wide range of tasks, handle details of a confident and critical nature, while using your experience to proactively address potential problems and ensure an efficiently functioning team. This role will be based in our Boston Drydock office.


  • Manage and maintain calendars

  • Schedule, plan, and coordinate events and meetings onsite and offsite, including research and preparation of meeting materials

  • Proactively prepare agendas and meeting materials, record meeting minutes, and coordinate all meeting logistics, including working with the Autodesk special events team as needed

  • Ensure meeting attendees have appropriate information including directions and maps. May track action items and communicate status

  • Make business travel arrangements and manages and communicates travel itineraries. May manage travel accounts including mileage cards

  • Work closely with Corporate Travel to schedule and change itineraries. May research and obtain travel visas. In some cases, may travel with executive

  • Work with team to arrange virtual and in person team offsites including organizing of logistics, on site amenities and activities

  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with staff, internal departments and outside parties, including high-level contacts of a sensitive nature

  • Manage information flow within and outside of division or business unit

  • Maintain confidential material related to employees and company operations

  • Coordinate new hire processing

  • Track expenditures related to employee rewards programs or coordinate and compile feedback for performance reviews

  • Pro-actively escalate issues that need manager’s immediate attention

  • Maintain email aliases, distribution lists and shared directories, including maintaining permissions

  • Manage information by organizing and tracking on databases to synthesize and generate reports

  • Organize quarterly All Hands meeting in person and via zoom webinar

  • Track executive expenses and generates expense reports

  • Monitor purchasing software system notifications and approves on behalf of executive if appropriate

  • Work with Accounts Payable in order to ensure department bills are paid in a timely manner

  • May serve as point person for departmental purchases, including but not limited to PC tracking and overall asset management

  • May manage budget and departmental costs, including reclassifications as necessary

  • Draft letters, memos and emails

  • Responsible for general office administration tasks such as filing, copying, collating/stapling, etc. May work with Facilities department to coordinate space planning for division or business unit

  • Create presentations and maintains organization charts

  • May be responsible for maintaining and updating websites, including building or redesigning pages

Minimum Qualifications

  • 4-6 years’ experience providing administrative support for senior level executive

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced work environment that requires strong multitasking skills, time management, and self-starter mentality

  • Willing to adapt to rapidly changing environment and new processes and responsibilities

  • Proven ability to work under pressure, communicate effectively, and meet deadlines

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Mac or Windows operating systems and related business applications such as Slack, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft SharePoint, Zoom

  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills

  • Team player who is results-oriented with strong interpersonal skills

  • Ability travel to events or internal meetings, locally and internationally as needed

The Ideal Candidate

  • You have a lot of initiative and are a self-starter. You enjoy working on complex assignments with a team or by yourself to get things done

  • You enjoy working with other people—You believe that a high functioning team is critical to success. You enjoy reaching out and building productive working relationships with people across all levels and take a customer service orientation when supporting the team

  • You are a successful multi-tasker—You know how to prioritize multiple projects and responsibilities at a single time and ensure things are done on time and within budget

  • You are extremely organized—You can maintain large amounts of information in an organized way

  • You are adaptable—You work well in fast-paced environments, you’re a quick learner, and always ready to lend a hand

At Autodesk, we're building a diverse workplace and an inclusive culture to give more people the chance to imagine, design, and make a better world. Autodesk is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected characteristic. We also consider for employment all qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

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Autodesk is the global leader in design and make technology, including industry-leading 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software and services, that offer customers better outcomes through automation and insights for their design and make processes. With over $3.5 billion in revenue and more than 12,000 employees, Autodesk has established itself as the leading provider of design and make technology that empowers innovators everywhere to achieve the new possible – for products, their businesses and the world. If you've ever driven a high-performance car, admired a towering skyscraper, used a smartphone, or watched a great film, chances are you've experienced what millions of Autodesk customers are doing with our software. With a vision of a better world designed and made for all, Autodesk serves customers in architecture, engineering, and construction; product design and manufacturing; and digital media and entertainment industries. Its customers design, fabricate, manufacture, and build anything by visualizing, simulating, and analyzing real-world performance early in the design process.