Project Assistant

Lisle, IL
Department – Projects /
Full-Time /
LOCATION: Whiting, Indiana

Job Description:
The Project Assistant plays a crucial role in supporting project management and ensuring the smooth execution and communication of various tasks and activities. This position involves collaborating with project managers, team members, and stakeholders to facilitate project progress. The Project Assistant is responsible for administrative duties, documentation, communication, and coordination to contribute to the overall success of projects.

Job Duties/Responsibilities:
Administrative Support:
Provide general administrative support to project managers.
Schedule meetings, arrange appointments, and maintain project calendars.
Prepare and distribute project-related material, reports, and documentation.
Coordinate and book travel and facility entry requirements.
Documentation & Communication
Facilitate communication within project team and external stakeholders, ensuring everyone is informed about project updates and changes.
Organize, file, and distribute project documentation and deliverables.
Assist in coordinating project activities and tasks, and resources.
Track project timelines and milestones, reporting any delays or issues to the project manager.
Help organize and participate in project meetings, workshops, and training sessions.
Data Management
Maintain project database and ensure data accuracy.
Assist in data collection and analysis as required for project reporting.
Generate and distribute regular project status reports.
Identify and communicate potential project issues to the project manager.
Collaborate with team members to address and resolve challenges.
Proactively suggest improvements to enhance project efficiency.

Minimum Qualifications
Associate degree in a relevant field or equivalent work experience.
Strong organizational and multitasking skills
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
Detail-oriented with a focus on accuracy and quality
Ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment
Technical Skills:
Proficient with Microsoft Office suite
Preferred Skills:
Familiarity with project management methodologies
Experience with project management software
Previous administrative or project support experience