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Job Category:

Admin Support Services



Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time

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Sr. Administrative Assistant - Optum Technology - Eden Prairie, MN

UHG - Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Posted: 11/12/2018

If you want to achieve more in your mission of health care, you have to be really smart about the business of health care. Challenge yourself, your peers and our industry by shaping what health care looks like and doing your life's best work.(sm)


The Senior Administrative Assistant is responsible for direct contribution to various tasks and projects that help achieve the mission of the Enterprise Architecture Integration and Platforms team. This role will support and take direction from several managers and directors. The person in this support role will wear many hats of great variety. Duties may include working with large variety of internal and external team members, organization skills, attention to detail, adaptability in a fast paced environment, and a true team spirit. The ideal candidate will be flexible, learn quickly and jump into to many projects and tasks with a positive and collaborative outlook.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Support and facilitate key aspects of technical operations planning
  • Execute and track of various activities and processes
  • Support and manage technical tracking and planning documentation
  • Determine and track time frames, procedures for accomplishing internal EAIP projects
  • Serve as a technical liaison for working with partners during the onboarding process
  • Review pertinent data and facts to identify and solve issues and mitigate risks, prioritize your work load and work on ad hoc projects as assigned
  • Assist with scheduling internal and external meetings, meeting organization and follow up actions
  • Escalate concerns with ability to meet due dates
  • Other responsibilities and administrative duties as business needs dictate

Required Qualifications:
  • 3+ years of in-depth experience with Microsoft Office
  • 2+ years of experience with Microsoft PowerPoint (create and edit slides)  and Microsoft Excel (create and edit spreadsheets, utilize functions and formulas, create charts and pivot tables, and Microsoft Word (create correspondence)
  • 3+ years working in a corporate environment as a project assistant, administrative assistant or similar role that requires polish, professionalism and strong business organizational skill set and customer focus.
  • 2+ years of experience in a support role in either an administrative or project coordination capacity
  • 1+ year of experience with technical or business writing
  • Familiar working in or with Technology
  • Location is in Optum offices located in Eden Prairie, MN only
Preferred Qualifications:
  • High school education or equivalent experience
  • 1+ years of experience with Project (develop plans, assign tasks, analyze allocations of resources), Visio (create plans, drawings and diagrams, general design layout), and SharePoint (share and organize information)
  • Experience in project teams
  • Healthcare experience
  • Experience working in fast paced environment
Soft Skills:
  • Ability to adapt quickly to new technologies and processes
  • A fast learner who can pivot between tasks quickly and be a flexible thinker

Technology Careers with Optum. Information and technology have amazing power to transform the health care industry and improve people's lives. This is where it's happening. This is where you'll help solve the problems that have never been solved. We're freeing information so it can be used safely and securely wherever it's needed. We're creating the very best ideas that can most easily be put into action to help our clients improve the quality of care and lower costs for millions. This is where the best and the brightest work together to make positive change a reality. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm)

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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