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Burns & McDonnell Department Assistant - Food & Consumer Products (Kansas City) in Kansas City, Missouri


The Department Assistant will provide administrative support for department management to ensure continuity of daily department functions and operations by collaborating to provide and present department information. This position coordinates with department management to provide administrative services in conjunction with department and business line goals and objectives.

  • Facilitates the dissemination of information to the department and project teams as part of the overall communications and department management process.

  • Resolves questions regarding the department; research and provide appropriate answers.

  • Prepare and present meeting notes, presentations and tables utilizing Excel, PowerPoint, Access and other programs.

  • Develop procedures pertaining to departmental and business line requirements and assist in the development of business initiatives for the department.

  • Monitor department deadlines and benchmarks and support presentation of monthly progress reports including tracking action items and progress updates.

  • Plan, coordinate and facilitate on-site and off-site meetings for the department. This may include: department orientation and training, stakeholder meetings, management meetings, periodic reviews, etc.

  • Prepare a variety of communication including emails, meeting agendas, and meeting minutes.

  • Responsible for handling sensitive and confidential information.

  • Travel arrangements & expense reports for managers

  • Coordinate department related issues and complaints, such as operational resources, work stations, space assignments and supplies, and follow up that resolution has been obtained.

All other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or equivalent. Minimum of one year applicable office/clerical experience preferred.

  • Advance knowledge in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint required. Knowledge of SharePoint and Power Bi helpful.

  • Ability to work independently, in a team environment and build an internal network; demonstrating accuracy, reliability, and problem solving skills.

  • Excellent organization skills, attention to detail, verbal and written communication skills, and ability to handle multiple tasks.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate professionally and effectively with all levels within an organization and with others outside of the organization (i.e. clients, vendors, business partners, community leaders).


Job Administrative/Office Support

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Req ID: 211784