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The position of office manager is one of the most important positions in an office environment. In addition to performing general administrative duties, office managers are responsible for creating processes that drive effectiveness, boosting team morale and coordinating communication between departments. In short, the office manager is the glue that holds all office operations together.
Our company is seeking an organized, communicative and hard-working individual to fill the open role of office manager. The office manager is responsible for managing a variety of tasks and responsibilities that work to keep the office running efficiently. On any given day, an office manager can be found creating office-wide communications, scheduling office functions and supervising the performance of office administrative personnel. The ideal candidate for this position will be able to multitask in a fast-paced environment, work well under pressure and quickly identify and solve problems. If you’re a person who thrives on creating tangible results and appreciates a challenge, then this position is for you!
Typical duties include:
Serve as main point of contact for all administrative duties including mailing, faxing, shipping and office finances
Coordinate office communications to maintain efficiency
Supervise administrative staff to ensure all duties are carried out correctly
Maintain, update and monitor office policies and office budget
Create and manage office administrative procedures and filing systems
Manage relationships with department managers and outside vendors
Schedule meetings and manage the daily calendars of the office staff
Execute special projects as assigned
Train and onboard all new employees
Create and implement employee appreciation events and team meetings to boost office-wide morale
All other essential administrative duties that provide general support
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong organizational skills
Keen attention to detail
Time management skills
General knowledge of basic office equipment
Knowledge of operational procedures
Ability to effectively create and implement new processes
Basic Human Resources knowledge
Excellent computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office and other general computer software
High school diploma or GED
Previous office administration experience
Previous management experience
Degree in Business Management or equal experience
The average salary for entry-level office managers is $46 per hour. Depending on the company, some office managers also have the opportunity to earn a commission based on their assigned duties.
Most office manager positions require a high school diploma or GED. Certain companies also prefer higher education such as an associate’s degree or bachelor’s degree in a field such as business management.
Office managers have multiple career path opportunities thanks to the diversity of their roles. While some office managers enjoy a lifelong career in the position, others go on to enjoy department manager or other managerial roles within the office.
The future for office managers is bright! According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the position of office manager is projected to grow by 7% in the next ten years, which is faster than the average for all other professional positions.