JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2 trillion and operations in more than 60 countries. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small business and commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management, and private equity.
The Corporate Responsibility (CR) department is responsible for the development and implementation of the firm’s CR agenda and initiatives by crafting goals, policies and initiatives that align with and support the firm’s business strategies and operational objectives in the communities that we serve. The CR department is comprised of Global Government Relations, Global Philanthropy, Office of Nonprofit Engagement, Sustainable Finance, and the JPMorgan Chase Institute.
JPMorgan Chase’s Global Government Relations (GR) team engages with policymakers around the globe and represents the firm before the federal, state and local governments in the US. GR focuses on legislative issues impacting the firm, supporting business development with government clients, and promoting the firm as a responsible corporate citizen, among other items.
The Government Relations Specialist is based in Washington, DC, and will support the Head of Global Government Relations and team members. Day-to-day responsibilities include: assisting with policymaker engagement; project support on financial services issues; and administrative activities to support the work of the team.
This position provides both project and administrative support. Project support duties include assisting with preparing presentations, organizing meeting materials, and tracking project deliverables; maintaining databases and spreadsheets; and supporting event preparation. Administrative duties include scheduling meetings and appointments, booking travel, processing expense statements, reserving conference rooms, and answering phones as necessary.
The successful candidate will possess attention to detail, high energy and flexibility and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven organization. This individual will need to work well in a team environment, be able to represent the manager/group with professional courtesy and acumen, and deliver flawless work output. The duties and administrative functions will require confidentiality, initiative, sound decision-making, independent judgment and the ability to escalate serious or unique problems to higher levels. Prior experience in government or a government relations setting is a plus.
Project Support Responsibilities
• Gatekeeper of all contact with the public, clients and staff coming through the office of the Head of Global Government Relations
• Assist with presentations, meeting materials, and tracking project deliverables
• Provide meeting support for Executive visits, Fly-Ins and events, and assist with follow-up
• Monitor issues related to financial services, legislative and political developments as directed
• Maintain databases and spreadsheets
• Manage extensive and complex calendar in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
• Schedule internal and external meetings, including logistics such as conference rooms, events, and catering
• Screen incoming calls to determine priority while using caution in dispensing information
• Respond and follow-up on calls, emails and other inquiries on managers’ behalf
• Arrange and maintain extensive travel plans and itineraries for international and domestic travel
• Reconcile and complete expense reports as needed, working with other administrative staff
• Self-starter, ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative team environment with colleagues across lines of business and around the globe.
• Tech-savvy, including web maintenance/design, PowerPoint, and Excel skills.
• Learn the key functions of JPMC lines of business and understand the importance of CR support of business needs.
• Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills with the ability to produce high quality communications to individuals at all levels of the organization.
• Strong organizational and time management skills.
• Ability to work independently as well as part of the team to ensure that the needs of the group are always met and that adequate assistant coverage is provided to the group.
• Tasks, whether routine or urgent, are completed successfully and in a timely manner.
• Demonstrated problem-solving skills.
• Maintain familiarity with all policy and technology updates.
• Maintain confidentiality of information.
• Complete other administrative / general tasks as assigned.
Minimum 3 years senior administrative experience or other senior level support role (in government or with high level ED or MD/SVP or equivalent).
• Government or policy experience preferred.
• Proven PC skills, highly proficient in web and database management and all Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
• Knowledge of the following systems is a plus: Concur, ePurchase, and Travel Express.
• Enthusiastic, self-motivated, effective under pressure, and flexible.
• Ability to work with minimal supervision, work well individually and in teams, share information, and support colleagues.
• Solid organizational and time management skills.
• Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
• Excellent telephone skills (i.e., takes accurate and complete messages).
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