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Southern Company Executive Assistant in Atlanta, Georgia

Executive Assistant


Executive Assistant to SVP of Total Rewards & HR Technology

Southern Company is a leading producer of clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy, and we approach each day as a vital step in building the future of energy. At Southern Company we are always looking ahead, and our innovations in the industry—from new nuclear to deployment of electric transportation and renewables —help brighten the lives and businesses of millions of customers nationwide.

This position provides executive support for the Senior Vice President of Total Rewards & HR Technology. The Executive Assistant position requires someone who has extensive experience in the administrative field supporting an officer in a corporate environment. This position requires exceptional organizational and decision making skills, be a self-starter with the ability and desire to work through changing priorities with minimal supervision, and have an exceptional working knowledge of computer applications and administrative best practices. This position works very close with executive offices across the Southern Company footprint to manage calendar and travel arrangements. This position views significant confidential information and must be able to maintain that confidentiality.

This position is located at the 30 Ivan Allen Building in Atlanta, GA.



  • High School diploma or equivalent; Bachelor's degree preferred

  • Corporate Executive Assistant experience required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities :

  • 5 years or more extensive experience providing administrative support at the executive and/or senior director level

  • Experience managing confidential information

  • Experience with timekeeping, HRIS databases, expense reporting, arranging travel, and coordinating meetings

  • Experience managing an executive-level calendar and incoming inquiries with minimal direction

  • Demonstrated experience taking initiative and being a self-starter in day-to-day responsibilities

  • Ability to professionally represent the office of the SVP, including professional interactions with other executives, managers, peers, department employees, external organizations and vendors

  • Exceptional organizational skills with ability to prioritize, multi-task and proactively prepare for upcoming meetings and event

  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office products

  • Exceptional organizational skills with ability to prioritize and multi-task

  • Exceptional communication & listening skills, while demonstrating a high level of attention to detail

  • Ability to build & maintain relationships with administrative staff

  • Ability to make decisions and anticipate next steps

  • Knowledge of SOX compliance and retention schedules

  • Candidate must possess a strong attention to details, maintain a sense of urgency and be service oriented

Behavioral Attributes:

  • Committed, Superior Performance, "can do" attitude

  • Candid, honest

  • Persistent, Positive

  • Flexible (i.e. able to adapt to changing priorities)

  • Team Player

  • Customer Focus, tendency toward action

  • Must perform daily with a safety-focused attitude and commitment to zero accidents or injuries


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 (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. #LI

Job Field: Administrative & Clerical

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

Southern Company Headquarters - 30 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. NW (30ATLANTA)

30 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. NW

Atlanta, 30308

Req ID: SCS2011306