Administrative Assistant

US - CA - San Diego Ref #11115 14-Jan-2022

Job description

One team. Global challenges. Infinite opportunities. At Viasat, we’re on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. For more than 35 years, Viasat has helped shape how consumers, businesses, governments and militaries around the globe communicate. We’re looking for people who think big, act fearlessly, and create an inclusive environment that drives positive impact to join our team.

Job Responsibilities

We are looking for an experienced administrative assistant who can provide general support.  You will work within a team and independently.  Your superb customer service skills will allow you to interface with every level of the organization and around the globe.  You will be responsible for scheduled and organizing complex activities including multi-site meetings with video-teleconferencing. You will assist with and prepare advanced word processing, spreadsheet, periodic reports, and presentations sometimes with light time constraints.  Your pleasant demeanor, ability to efficiently complete tasks, follow-through on commitments and ability to prioritize will be the keys to your success in this role. 


  • 5+ years of administrative support at the director level or equivalent 
  • Past history of working at a large company   
  • Excellent organization skills with the ability to effectively plan and prioritize, including the ability to manage complex projects simultaneously 
  • Demonstrates excellent attention to detail 
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite 
  • Outstanding interpersonal and customer service skills with the ability to interface with personnel from various departments and culture and at all levels 
  • Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Past history of working gracefully under pressure
  • Diffuse tense situations with tact, flare and humor
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience 
  • U.S. citizenship required

“If the Federal Executive Order for Government Contractors becomes effective, this role may require vaccination.  In such instance, absent an approved accommodation based on a religious or medical reason, employees in this role will be required to be fully vaccinated no later than applicable deadlines, which are unknown at this point.  Viasat will strive to give individuals as much notice as practicable if a vaccine mandate becomes applicable to this role.”  

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Additional Requirements and information

Minimum education:

BA/BS or equivalent experience

Years of experience:

5-8 years


Up to 10%


US Citizenship Required



Worker Classification:


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