Executive Assistant

Location US-DC-Washington, D.C.
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General – Green Earth – Safer World

At UL, we know why we come to work.

We have an exciting opportunity for an Executive Assistant at UL Standards & Engagement, based in our Washington, D.C office. The Executive Assistant provides administrative support and assistance to 3 executives leaders at UL Standards & Engagement (ULSE).


This role works under minimal supervision to perform advanced, diversified, and confidential administrative duties that requiring broad and comprehensive experience, demonstrated skill and knowledge of organizational policies and practices. This individual collaborates with internal and external stakeholders to organize schedules, plan meetings, and build travel itineraries. Other responsibilities include preparation and management of expenses, records, statistics, and other documents in support of operations, personnel changes, etc.  The Executive Assistant prepares varied and letters, memoranda correspondence, and reports. This position requires a high level of tact and integrity due to the frequency of senior-level internal and external communications and regular exposure to high-level confidential data. 


Underwriters Laboratories

At UL Standards & Engagement (UL), we wake up every day with a common purpose: to make the world a safer, more secure, and sustainable place. Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are proud that our culture is centered on integrity, collaboration, inclusion, and excellence. UL stands at the forefront of technological advancement, and we are continually challenged to find new ways to foster innovation and positive change. Satisfying? Yes. Exciting? Absolutely!

What you’ll learn & achieve:

As the Executive Assistant you will play a key role in the rapid growth of UL as you:

  • Establishes and ensures front line representation of UL Standards & Engagement mission and professionalism. Exists and operates under absolute discretion and confidentiality.
  • Assists with confidential projects, which may include creating supporting documentations and presentations.
  • Assists in the budgetary process for the executive as needed including expense reports and documentation management. Assists in the preparation and control of a variety of office records and reports regarding operations, personnel, and other functional needs.
  • Schedules, coordinates, and maintains calendar and travel itineraries. Makes, monitors, and adjusts meeting and travel arrangements.
  • Serves as administrative liaison within or outside the company regarding administrative issues related to the organization.
  • Coordinates with building management on visitor access and meeting room reservations.
  • Manages internal meetings including scheduling, set up, and catering.
  • Relieves the organizational unit of administrative work and project details where appropriate, including preparing varied to complex reports, typing documents, filing, answering questions regarding the organizational unit procedures and processes, screening phone calls as appropriate.
  • Diligently understands and follows the Underwriters Laboratories Code of Conduct, and follows all physical and digital security practices.
  • Performs other duties as directed.

What makes you a great fit:

While no one candidate will embody every quality, the successful candidate will bring many of the following professional competencies and personal attributes:

  • Strong ability to judge the magnitude of and take or recommend the appropriate action that require executive level attention.
  • Superior time management skills for self and others.
  • Shares an enthusiasm for ongoing learning and taking on new work opportunities.
  • Ability to concurrently manage multiple projects, timelines, and conflicting demands
  • Provides a wide variety of complex administrative and staff support at the executive level and others as needs necessitate.
  • A self-starter who solves problems and works independently.
  • Strong ability in establishing effective working relationships with others within and outside of the organization across all levels of responsibility.
  • Well versed with collecting notes and observations during meetings and the ability to summarize those notes as needed via verbal or written communication.
  • Must be extremely detailed oriented, organized, and time sensitive


Professional education and experience requirements for the role include:

  • Higher Secondary Education plus generally five or more years of related administrative assistant experience.
  • Experienced in judicious decision making and operates under absolute discretion and confidentiality.
  • Auditable document and IP management and control skills
  • Project management experience.
  • Strong experience with the preparation of publications, reports, and technical presentations, including typing and editing documents.

UL has COVID-19 protocols and policies in place to ensure the safety of our employees, customers, and clients. Effective November 1, 2021, the company mandates that employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment (except where prohibited by law), subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.

What you’ll experience working at UL:

  • Mission: For UL, corporate and social responsibility isn’t new. Making the world a safer, more secure, and sustainable place has been our business model for the last 128 years and is deeply ingrained in everything we do.
  • People: Ask any UL employee what they love most about working here, and you’ll almost always hear, “the people.” Going beyond what is possible is the standard at UL. We’re able to deliver the best because we employ the best.
  • Interesting work: Every day is different for us here as we eagerly anticipate the next innovation that our customers’ create. We’re inspired to take on the challenge that will transform how people live, work and play. And as a global company, in many roles, you will get international experience working with colleagues around the world.
  • Grow & achieve: We learn, work, and grow together with targeted development, reward, and recognition programs as well as our very own UL University that offers extensive training programs for employees at all stages, including a technical training track for applicable roles.
  • Total Rewards: All employees at UL Research Institutes and UL Standards & Engagement are eligible for bonus compensation. We offer comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans. a generous 401k matching structure of up to 5% of eligible pay. Additionally, we invest an additional 4% into your retirement saving fund after your first year of continuous employment. Depending on your role, you can work with your manager on flexible working arrangements. We also provide employees with paid time off including vacation, holiday, sick and volunteer time off.

Learn More:

UL Standards & Engagement is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing safety science research through the discovery and application of scientific knowledge. We conduct rigorous independent research and analyze safety data, convene experts worldwide to address risks, share knowledge through safety education and public outreach initiatives, and develop standards to guide safe commercialization of evolving technologies. We foster communities of safety, from grassroots initiatives for neighborhoods to summits of world leaders. Our organization employs collaborative and scientific approaches with partners and stakeholders to drive innovation and progress toward improving safety, security, and sustainability, ultimately enhancing societal well-being.


Our wholly owned subsidiary, UL Solutions, advances our shared public safety mission. We fund our work through grants, the licensing of standards documents and the business activities of UL Solutions, which conducts testing, verification, and certification, and provides training and advisory services, along with data-driven reporting and decision-making tools for customers around the world.


To learn more, visit our website at ULSE.org.


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