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Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

Morris James LLP seeks a Receptionist/Administrative Assistant to join its Georgetown office located at 107 W. Market Street. The ideal candidate is a friendly and professional individual who will provide a positive impression of the firm when interacting with clients/guests both on the telephone and in person. This position requires an applicant to have an excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office products and proficient word processing skills. Bilingual skill (English/Spanish) is a plus.

The hours for this position are 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.
This is a full-time, non-exempt position. Salary commensurate with experience.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Answer telephone; screen and direct calls; take and relay messages to appropriate attorney, paralegal, or administrative assistant
  • Meet and greet clients, guests, and vendors and contact the appropriate attorney, paralegal, administrative assistant accordingly
  • Ensure reception area and conference rooms are neat and presentable with appropriate materials/supplies
  • Provide general clerical support; scan, copy, and fax documents
  • Receive and sort daily mail and deliveries
  • Assist with ordering office supplies
  • Assist attorneys and colleagues as needed

Skills: 

  • Strong client-service-centered approach and positive attitude 

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact with a diverse group of clients & professionals in person, by email, and telephone to provide information with tact and diplomacy

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Detail oriented with strong organizational/multi-tasking skills

  • Ability to use discretion and maintain confidential information

  • Ability to exercise initiative and good judgement to work independently as appropriate and as a member of a team

  • Bilingual skill in English/Spanish is a plus

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience as a receptionist/administrative assistant in a legal or professional services firm is helpful

  • Must be computer literate and possess strong word processing skills with proficiency in Microsoft 2016 Word & Outlook

  • Professional appearance and friendly disposition 

Morris James LLP is a collegial, collaborative and diverse firm where highly motivated individuals with a commitment to excellence receive the opportunity and support they need to be effective and grow as professionals.

If you enjoy working as a team member and possess initiative, professionalism, responsiveness and adaptability, you may be a great fit for this position. In addition to providing an excellent work environment, we offer a competitive salary, medical/dental insurance, a 401(k), life/long-term disability/long-term care insurance, paid vacation/sick/holiday days, and more. 

Qualified applicants must submit a resume and cover letter plus salary requirement & references to cfolt@morrisjames.com or fax to 302-571-1750.

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