Unisys Federal Systems

Executive Assistant to the President, Unisys US Federal Systems

Req ID
Federal Systems
Travel Percentage

Summary / Description

Unisys Federal, a fast growing business group of Unisys Corporation delivering professional IT services, is organized around three groupings of Federal government agencies and related businesses:  Department of Defense/Intelligence, Department of Homeland Security, and Civilian sectors. The Group combines expertise in Infrastructure optimization, IT outsourcing, Cloud integration, end-user support, security and application modernization to help its clients achieve a competitive advantage. We are seeking an experienced Executive Assistant to join our team in Reston, VA.


Executive Assistant to the President, Unisys US Federal Systems

  • Reporting directly to the President, the Executive Assistant provides executive support in a one-on-one working relationship.
  • The Executive Assistant serves as the primary point of contact for internal and external constituencies on all matters, many confidential, pertaining to the Office of the President.
  • The Executive Assistant also serves as a liaison to senior management teams; organizes and coordinates executive outreach and external relations efforts; and oversees special projects.
  • Completes a broad variety of administrative tasks for the President including: managing an extremely active calendar of appointments; completing expense reports; composing and preparing correspondence that is sometimes confidential; arranging complex and detailed travel plans, itineraries, and agendas; and compiling documents for travel-related meetings.


Roles and Responsibilities

  • Plans, coordinates and ensures the President’s schedule is followed and respected. Provides" gatekeeper" and "gateway" role, creating win-win situations for direct access to the President’s time and office.
  • Communicates directly, and on behalf of the President’s staff, and others
  • Researches, prioritizes, and follows up on incoming issues and concerns addressed to the President, including those of a sensitive or confidential nature. Determines appropriate course of action, referral, or response.
  • Provides a bridge for smooth communication between the President's office and internal departments; demonstrating leadership to maintain credibility, trust and support with senior management staff.
  • Works closely and effectively with the President to keep him well informed of upcoming commitments and responsibilities, following up appropriately. Acts as a "barometer," having a sense for the issues taking place in the environment and keeping the President updated.
  • Provides leadership to build relationships crucial to the success of the organization, and manages a variety of special projects for the President,
  • Successfully completes critical aspects of deliverables with a hands-on approach, including drafting acknowledgement emails, correspondence, and other tasks that facilitate the President's ability to effectively lead the Federal Systems organization.
  • Prioritizes conflicting needs; handles matters proactively, follows through on projects to successful completion, with deadline pressure.
  • Maintains a high level of discretion and confidentiality




  • Executive Assistant experience supporting senior executives, the President or Senior Vice Presidents in a fast paced Corporate environment.
  • Experience in a government contracting environment, with a mid size publicly traded company
  • High school diploma required, post high school/college coursework preferred and 10 years of related work experience.
  • High level of proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office programs, especially MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint. Advanced computer skills; ability to train others
  • The Executive Assistant must be creative and enjoy working in an environment that is mission-driven, results-driven and community oriented.
  • The ideal individual will have the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, with strong written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills, and the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities.
  • The Executive Assistant will have the ability to work independently on projects, from conception to completion, and must be able to work under pressure at times to handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion.
  • Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail
  • Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders, including staff, Senior Staffmembers, external partners
  • Expert level written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability
  • Emotional maturity with a polished presence at all times
  • Highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to also be extremely effective independently
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of customer/client service and response
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast paced Environment
  • Forward looking thinker, who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions, high initiative, able to multi task and works well under pressure.

About Unisys

Do you have what it takes to be mission critical?

Your skills and experience could be mission critical for our Unisys team supporting the Federal Government in their mission to protect and defend our nation, and transform the way government agencies manage information and improve responsiveness to their customers.  As a member of our diverse team, you’ll gain valuable career-enhancing experience as we support the design, development, testing, implementation, training, and maintenance of our federal government’s critical systems.

Apply today to become mission critical and help our nation meet the growing need for IT security, improved infrastructure, big data, and advanced analytics.

Unisys is a global information technology company that solves complex IT challenges at the intersection of modern and mission critical. We work with many of the world's largest companies and government organizations to secure and keep their mission-critical operations running at peak performance; streamline and transform their data centers; enhance support to their end users and constituents; and modernize their enterprise applications. We do this while protecting and building on their legacy IT investments. Our offerings include outsourcing and managed services, systems integration and consulting services, high-end server technology, cybersecurity and cloud management software, and maintenance and support services. Unisys has more than 23,000 employees serving clients around the world.

Unisys offers a very competitive benefits package including health insurance coverage from first day of employment, a 401k with an immediately vested company match, vacation and educational benefits. To learn more about Unisys visit us at www.Unisys.com.

Unisys is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) - Minorities, Females, Disabled Persons, and Veterans.


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