What does an Executive Assistant to the Principal do?

An executive assistant coordinates and provides high-quality administrative support to the executive team. An executive assistant's role may also include analyzing documents, preparing research reports, and occasionally supervising staff members. As such, executive assistants function as an integral and indispensable part of the office and can be found in any industry – government, education, retail, hospitality, recreation, and more.

Many executive assistants begin their career path as an administrative assistant, eventually being promoted into an executive assistant role. The best executive assistants are outgoing, have an eye for detail, and work well with a wide variety of personalities.

What responsibilities are common for Executive Assistant to the Principal jobs?
  • Schedule appointments, and maintain and update supervisors' daily calendar
  • Coordinate travel arrangements, prepare itineraries, plan logistics, and submit expense reports
  • Screen all incoming phone calls, inquiries, visitors, and correspondence, and route accordingly
  • Maintain confidentiality of highly sensitive information
  • Manage complex office administrative work requiring the use of independent judgment and initiative
What are the typical qualifications for Executive Assistant to the Principal jobs?
  • Bachelor's degree required or equivalent work experience
  • 5 years of experience in administrative support functions
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with a strong attention to detail
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point), Adobe Acrobat, and social media web platforms
  • Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with key stakeholders
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.8 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.6 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Executive Assistant to the Principal Salaries

Average Base Pay

£36,677 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: £37K
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Executive Assistant to the Principal Career Path

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Executive Assistant
19 Apr 2022

“Onboarding was super welcoming and the best experience I have had of starting a new role”

ECG Management ConsultantsECG Management Consultants
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26 Feb 2021

“Some really smart consultants who were fun to work with and made coming to work enjoyable.”

Executive Assistant
11 Oct 2021

“Far far too quiet and the job description in the interview was not what the job actually was.”

The Gunter GroupThe Gunter Group
Executive Assistant
6 Jul 2021

“Engagement is high from all team members and I was welcomed well before my first day.”

Keller WilliamsKeller Williams
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11 Dec 2019

“They have a great education program and I have met some of the best people working there.”

Pepperdine UniversityPepperdine University
Executive Assistant
7 Aug 2021

“There is a great sense of team work and have a commons goal of helping students.”

K12 Techno ServicesK12 Techno Services
Executive Assistant
2 Dec 2021

“The leadership here is great and they really pushed us to succeed in our roles.”

The Diversity OrganizationThe Diversity Organization
Executive Assistant
18 May 2022

“Unlimited opportunities for personal growth and to grow within the company whether its your position or income.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of executive assistants

A typical day of an executive assistant is spent performing a variety of tasks to support the executive they work for. They might handle their daily schedule, clerical duties, make phone calls, maintain files, and schedule meetings. Executive assistants also accept visitors and draft correspondence.

The best part about being an executive assistant is the many different possibilities. It is a profession needed in almost any industry from retail to government, education, and hospitality. The hours for an executive assistant generally follow a typical work week.

Working as an executive assistant can be challenging depending on the industry and the schedule and needs of the executive they work for. They often sit for long periods of time and spend most of their day on the computer or answering the phone.

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