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Executive Assistant

Location: Cleveland, OH
Country: United States
Job Code: 3005
Position Type: Salary


About Cleveland-Cliffs Inc.

Founded in 1847, Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. is the largest and oldest independent iron ore mining company in the United States. We are a major supplier of iron ore pellets to the North American steel industry from our mines and pellet plants located in Michigan and Minnesota. By 2020, Cliffs expects to be the sole producer of hot briquetted iron (HBI) in the Great Lakes region with the development of its first production plant in Toledo, OH. Driven by the core values of safety, social, environmental and capital stewardship, our employees endeavor to provide all stakeholders with operating and financial transparency. For more information, visit

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Summary of Principal Functions:

Under general supervision and acting with initiative, the Executive Assistant performs comprehensive and complex administrative duties. This individual should have the ability to exercise sound judgment in a variety of situations. Exceptional written and verbal communication, organizational skills, and the ability to maintain a realistic balance across multiple priorities are necessary. This position will work independently on projects, from start to finish, and at times will need to handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Acts as administrative point of contact for assigned Executive officers and other members of management.
  • Coordinates meetings, conference calls, travel arrangements, etc.
  • Creates memoranda, letters, reports, presentations, graphs and spreadsheets in proper form, using correct grammar, spelling, and sentence structure, punctuation, etc.
  • Establishes a system of record keeping and document flow; maintains up-to-date, comprehensive records and reports with respect to assigned functions.

  • Receives visitors, answer telephones, schedule appointments, sort and distribute daily mail and complete and reconcile expense reports as requested.

  • Performs other office functions as directed, including ensuring administrative/phone coverage for other Cleveland-Cliffs executives.
  • In limited instances, availability off-hours including evenings or weekends could be required.

Education Needed:

  • Minimum of a high school diploma, although an associate’s degree is preferred.

  • Extensive knowledge and experience with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel and database software required.

Experience Needed:

  • At least five (5) years of strong administrative experience; c-suite experience preferred.

Competencies Required:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication (both written and oral) skills.
  • Exceptional organizational skills.

  • Ability to maintain confidential information.

  • Able to multi-task and set proper priorities.

  • Must be willing and able to learn various PC programs.

  • Proficient in oral and written communication, including use of proper grammar and punctuation.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Accomplishes tasks through concern for all areas involved, no matter how small.

  • Ability to prioritize work from multiple sources to work effectively and set a course of action to accomplish all tasks and goals.

  • Reliable - can be counted on to complete assigned tasks.

  • Able to communicate clearly and effectively with all levels (Board of Directors, Executive Management, other Company personnel and outside counsel).

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