Departmental Assistant

What you’ll be called: Departmental Assistant
Who’s the boss: Director of Research

Named one of the “Best Places To Work” in Austin, TX and winners of the prestigious Training 125 award from Training Magazine in 2017, Keller Williams Realty International (KWRI) thrives within a creative and collaborative culture where being at the forefront of real estate is our primary goal. We’re looking for an organized, self-motivated Departmental Assistant to support the success of the Research Department.

What will you do?
As our Departmental Assistant, you will provide calendar and communication support to the Director of Research. You will also support the Research team in a variety of ways, including project and administrative support, event coordination, budgeting and scheduling. You will be heavily involved in the research process, helping to prepare surveys, conduct phone interviews and review secondary research. You’ll also help us to prepare our findings for presentation, whether in print, online or a live presentation. As our Departmental Assistant you will have a great opportunity to learn how to conduct research in a business setting.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Support the Director of Research by maintaining his calendar and correspondence and scheduling calls, meetings and appointments as needed.
Prepare materials for research presentations and meetings.
Assist the team in conducting research, including surveys, focus groups, online research and phone interviews.
Coordinate the team’s travel and activities at events and conferences.
Prepare and monitor departmental budgets and process bills and invoices.
Handle special projects and tasks, as assigned.

Intellectually curious and anxious to learn about research
Effective communicator with strong writing and phone skills
Familiar with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint), as well as Google Docs and Sheets
Consistent, detail oriented and accurate
Organized and systems oriented
Strong team player who loves to creatively solve problems in a collaborative environment
Able to work independently on assigned tasks, as well as support team members on an ongoing basis
Able to juggle multiple projects with different stakeholders without letting anything drop
Knowledge or prior experience with real estate is a major plus
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required

Who are we?
Keller Williams Realty Inc. is the largest real estate company by agent count across the globe. Founded in 1983, we pride ourselves on a unique, agent-centric culture emphasizing a profit sharing system which rewards our associates as stakeholders and partners. Keller Williams Realty International (KWRI), is the company’s corporate headquarters located in Austin, Texas. Here, through a focus on cutting edge technology, education, and products and services, we support our agents and associates to create careers worth having, businesses worth owning, lives worth living, experiences worth giving and legacies worth leaving. In this way we fulfill our vision to be the real estate company of choice.

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