Southern Company Administrative Assistant, Sr. in Atlanta, Georgia

Administrative Assistant, Sr.


The Senior Administrative Assistant provides advanced-level administrative support to the Vice President of Corporate Communications and direct reports of VP.

Functional Expertise:

  • Schedules and maintains VP calendar; schedules internal and external meetings; coordinates rescheduling to meet business demands and time constraints; ensures VP fulfills business and personal meeting obligations. Answers and screens in-coming phone calls; reviews and screens email.

  • Prepares presentation materials (e.g., PowerPoint presentations, handouts); arranges logistics for meetings (e.g., conference rooms, refreshments, audio-visual equipment, participant invitations, etc.).

  • Prepares, reviews and updates correspondence and communications as requested, including reports and presentations.

  • Plans and coordinates logistics for meetings and special events (e.g., conference rooms, audio-visual, participant invitations)

  • Coordinates travel arrangements (e.g., air, hotel, ground transportation, restaurants).

  • Maintains internal email distribution lists to ensure accuracy.

  • Develops standard and ad-hoc reports; analyzes and summarizes data for management use (e.g., quarterly leadership report, weekly media report, etc.).

  • Attends staff meetings; compiles and distributes team reports and meeting minutes.

  • Coordinates office administrative functions including budget tracking and variance analysis, purchasing/expense reporting and documentation. Reviews and reconciles purchasing card expenses; enters into PeopleSoft financials for payment processing.

Business Acumen:

  • Impeccable attention to detail and critical thinking skills.

  • Handles sensitive and confidential information appropriately.

  • Identifies opportunities for improvement in team processes and recommend solutions.


  • Coordinates special projects or assignments unique to business unit

  • Strong desire to collaborate with others and build productive working relationships.

Driving Results:

  • Proven ability to prioritize and manage time effectively, multitask, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

Education, Certifications/Licenses:


  • Associate’s degree in Business or Office Administration or similar discipline OR equivalent academic education and experience

Related Work Experience:


  • 3-5 years executive administrative experience

  • Demonstrated ability to understand and work effectively with different functional areas within the Company

Specific Skills & Knowledge:


  • Strong time management, organizational and multitasking skills; ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and deadlines.

  • Strong judgment and discretionary skills; demonstrated ability to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately.

  • Must be able to flex schedule to meet work demands (e.g., early mornings, after hours when necessary).

  • Must display professional maturity and have ability to support and interact with all levels of management.

  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint

  • Basic proficiency with Microsoft Excel and PeopleSoft Financials

  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • The incumbent works in an office environment.

  • Position does not require travel.

Disclaimer: This information describes the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this job. The description is not designed to be a comprehensive inventory of duties, responsibilities and qualifications required in the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to qualified disabled individuals for performance of essential duties and responsibilities.

Southern Company Gas provides for the energy needs of millions of U.S. households and businesses. As the largest natural gas-only distribution company in the United States, with more than 150 years of history behind us, we're working to ensure that Americans have access to an abundant, safely delivered supply of natural gas for decades to come. We offer our customers a wide range of energy services under one umbrella: seven regulated utilities as well as non-regulated businesses that offer retail, wholesale and storage services.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America's premier energy company, with 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries . The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in four states, natural gas distribution companies in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a nationally recognized provider of customized energy solutions, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications . Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices that are below the national average. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, Southern Company and its subsidiaries are inventing America's energy future by developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, 21st century coal, natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency, and creating new products and services for the benefit of customers. Southern Company has been named by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer, recognized among the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company has earned a National Award of Nuclear Science and History from the National Atomic Museum Foundation for its leadership and commitment to nuclear development and is continually ranked among the top energy companies in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at

Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Job Field: Administrative & Clerical

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Southern Company Gas

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Union Covered: No

Work Location(s):

AGLR Corporate Office - 10 Peachtree Place NE (10AtlantaCODE)

10 Peachtree Place NE

Atlanta, 30309

Req ID: GAS2001383