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Executive Assistant

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Date: Mar 17, 2023

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20004

Company: Corning


Requisition Number: 59747


Corning is vital to progress – in the industries we help shape and in the world we share.  We invent life-changing technologies using materials science. Our scientific and manufacturing expertise, boundless curiosity, and commitment to purposeful invention place us at the center of the way the world interacts, works, learns, and lives.


Our sustained investment in research, development, and invention means we’re always ready to solve the toughest challenges alongside our customers.  Corning’s businesses are ever evolving to best serve our customers, industries, and consumers. Today, we accelerate and transform life sciences, mobile consumer electronics, optical communications, display, and automotive markets.


We are changing the world with: 


  • Trusted products that accelerate drug discovery, development, and delivery to save lives
  • Damage-resistant cover glass to enhance the devices that keep us connected
  • Optical fiber, wireless technologies, and connectivity solutions to carry information and ideas at the speed of life
  • Precision glass for advanced displays to deliver richer experiences 
  • Auto glass and ceramics to drive cleaner, safer, and smarter transportation 



Scope of Position:

  • Serves as primary administrative support for Vice President, Global Government Affairs to include short, medium, and long-term scheduling, event materials preparation and management, travel arrangements, and expense reports
  • As needed, provide administrative support to visiting executives
  • Assist with general office management responsibilities in absence of Government Affairs Administrator or as requested
  • This position reports to the Chief of Staff, Global Government Affairs


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Manage all aspects of VP calendar including compiling final briefing materials for day ahead
  • Maintain medium and long-term VP planning calendar
  • Draft routine correspondence
  • Prepare and edit presentations for VP as requested
  • Proof documents to ensure accuracy
  • Schedule internal and external group meetings including facilities and catering, as needed
  • Make travel arrangements, confirm details, and prepare expense reports in Concur
  • Maintain organized electronic files for VP as well as briefing materials for GA staff
  • Coordinate closely with Government Affairs Specialist in arranging requests for office/meeting space for visiting Corning staff.  Ensure appropriate support for visiting executives such as IT needs, office supplies, building and suite access, etc.
  • As requested, provide logistical and administrative event support, such as invitations/RSVP, catering, facilities management, set up, etc.
  • In the absence of the Government Affairs Administrator, perform office functions related to events, work orders, office supply orders, deliveries, etc.


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:30 pm; On-site; 40 hours/week; Overtime as needed.



Required Education:

  • Associate Degree in Business preferred


Required Years and Area of Experience:

  • 3-5 years of executive level administrative support


Required Skills:

  • Proficient in all Microsoft applications, especially Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and SharePoint, and Excel
  • Exceptional level of attention to detail and organization
  • Solid written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to anticipate and resolve issues efficiently


Desired Experience / Qualifications / Skills:

  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Ability to manage competing priorities
  • Sound judgement and discretion; elevates challenges when necessary and focuses on solutions.


Soft Skills:

  • Collaborative and team oriented; Solutions focused mindset
  • Ability to develop strong internal and external peer working relationships
  • Comfortable engaging stakeholders at all levels of an organization



This position does not support immigration sponsorship.



Corning Puts YOU First! 


We are committed to supporting your health, financial, career development, and life goals as you grow professionally and personally to achieve your highest potential. All benefits begin as soon as you start your career at Corning. 


  • Our monetary peer-to-peer recognition program is tied to our Values and celebrates you and your colleagues’ contributions. 
  • Health and well-being benefits include medical, dental, vision, mental health/substance use, fitness, and disease management programs.  
  • Financial benefits include a 401(k) savings plan with company matching contributions and a 100% company-paid pension benefit that grows steadily throughout your career. 
  • Companywide bonus and attractive short- and long-term compensation programs are available based on your role and responsibilities.   
  • Professional development programs help you grow and achieve your career goals. 



We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status.


We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC