Administrative Asst II

The Standard Portland, OR

About the Job


If you want to make a positive difference and stand out from the crowd, you’ll fit in at The Standard ( Through our retirement plans and insurance products and services, we help people achieve financial well-being and peace of mind. Come join us and share our passion for serving our customers in a positively different way.


The Administrative Assistant II provides analytical and specialized administrative support to the vice president of IT Solutions Delivery and the broader engineering leaders.  This organization is responsible for developing and maintaining the company’s business application, developing and driving architectural and engineering standards, automation of the testing and development processes and the overall IT supplier management functions for the division.  This is a highly visible role with the need to interface with senior leadership both inside and outside of IT.  Excellent communications and organizational skills and a high degree of professionalism are required.


Provide advanced-level administrative support including managing complex projects as directed by management. Conduct in-depth research for complex data analysis. Work autonomously using judgment and discretion within established procedures and practices. Manage projects by preparing and maintaining project plans, and budgets. Track progress and identify/resolve obstacles or elevate significant issues to resolve barriers. Provide subject matter guidance for Administrative Assistant I personnel within the division.


Work on assignments requiring considerable judgment and initiative. Analyze problems, determine approach, compile and analyze data to prepare complex trends, status or other reports, drawing data from a variety of sources within and outside the department. Assist in the formulation of department budget, tracking actual to planned expenses and reporting variances; coordinate budget results with management. Prepare and issue cost allocation and charge back information to Corporate Accounting. Coordinate activities, information and communication between departments and outside parties. Participate in special projects or other duties as assigned.


Create, edit, and proofread letters, memos, reports, presentation materials, and prepare correspondence often with little direction or working from rough draft. Material is frequently confidential in nature. Gather and analyze incoming inquiries or information to identify and solve problems with little or no precedent. Make travel arrangements, prepare and distribute agendas and meeting minutes, maintain appointment schedules and plan and coordinate special events. Evaluate and communicate information in a clear manner, recognizing when high sensitivity and discretion is required.


Education: Associate’s Degree with additional college coursework or Bachelor’s Degree.

Experience: Minimum of 4 - 6 years demonstrated expertise providing advanced administrative support, including MS Office applications, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

Regular attendance is essential for this role.

Professional certification required: none


Standard Insurance Company, The Standard Life Insurance Company of New York, Standard Retirement Services, Inc., StanCorp Equities, Inc., StanCorp Investment Advisers, Inc. and StanCorp Mortgage Investors, LLC, marketed as The Standard, are Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age or any other condition protected by federal, state or local law. The Standard offers a drug and alcohol free work environment where possession, manufacture, transfer, offer, use of or being impaired by an illegal substance while on Standard property, or in other cases which the company believes might affect operations, safety or reputation of the company is prohibited. The Standard requires a criminal background investigation, drug test, employment, education and licensing verification as a condition of employment. All employees of The Standard must be bondable.


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Individuals with disabilities who need assistance or accommodation with the application process should contact HR Direct at 971-321-7871.  This number is only for the use of individuals with disabilities who need accommodation with the application process.  General inquiries about application status will not be addressed.