LAURA ESTHER ARGUETA
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Â· Extensive experience in executive-level office administration, including Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), and other nonprofit organizations
Â· Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint; Adobe Photoshop; type 65wpm.
Â· Outstanding communications, bilingual in English and Spanish, with further ability in use of Portuguese
Â· Efficient and highly-organized; experienced in staff supervision and training
Â· Recognized consistently for dedication to professional excellence, customer service
Â EXECUTIVE SECRETARY, Human Resources, Holy Cross Hospital – MD, 2007
Â· Administrative and clerical support to Vice President and HR professional staff.
Â· Maintained VP’s calendar, directed inquiries.
Â· Handled complex and/or sensitive administrative duties for HR.
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT – Child and Adolescent Health Unit, Pan American Health Organization, Washington, DC, 2001 – 2006
Â· Performed administrative support for Advisors of Child and Adolescent Health Unit; handled high volume of correspondence, edited technical publications.
Â· Â Assisted technical staff expediting office work; liaison with other offices within organization; processed and translated wide range of documents in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
CONFERENCE COORDINATOR – Office of Conferences, Pan American Health Organization. Washington, DC, 1994 – 2001
Â· Responsible for documents, tables, graphs in English, Spanish, and Portuguese for annual meetings of Latin American and Caribbean Health Representatives; coordinated and attended conferences.
Â· Trained and supervised staff assigned to processing of conference documents, resolutions, minutes, agendas, and final reports.
Â· Exercised oversight for all official correspondence on behalf of the unit, including translations into English, Spanish, French and Portuguese.
Montgomery College, Takoma Park, MD – AA (General Studies), 2009-10
Present Notre Dame Academy (H.S. Equivalency), Washington, DC 1977
Temple School (Bilingual Secretary), Washington, DC 1970-1972