We have an exciting opportunity for an Administrative Assistant at UL Research Institutes , based in our Columbia, MD office.
The Administrative Assistant provides a wide variety of administrative and staff support for the Fire Safety Research Institute (FSRI). This role will manage event planning logistics and coordination aspects of FSRI team including finance and tracking expenses to the annual office budget, expenses, coordination of meetings and agendas, supplies, and other duties as needed. The Administrative Assistant will work closely with research amplification team and collaborate with the Executive Assistant at FSRI, as well as other executive assistants in Research Institutes and Operations across the organization.
At UL Research Institutes and UL Standards & Engagement (UL) (Pick one or both organizations), we wake up every day with a common purpose: to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place. Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are proud that our culture is centered on integrity, collaboration, inclusion and excellence. UL stands at the forefront of technological advancement, and we are continually challenged to find new ways to foster innovation and positive change. Satisfying? Yes. Exciting? Absolutely!
Fire Safety Research Institute (FSRI)
UL’s Fire Safety Research Institute (FSRI) advances fire safety knowledge to address the world’s unresolved fire safety risks and emerging dangers. As part of UL Research Institutes, we are committed to sharing our fire safety insights with everyone to advance UL’s public safety mission of providing safe living and working environments for people everywhere. Through advanced fire science, rigorous research, extensive outreach and education in collaboration with our international network of partners, we impart stakeholders with the information, tools and resources that enable them to make better, more fire-safe decisions that ultimately save lives and property. To learn more, visit FSRI.org.
As the Administrative Assistant you will play a key role in the rapid growth of UL as you:
While no one candidate will embody every quality, the successful candidate will bring many of the following professional competencies and personal attributes:
Professional education and experience requirements for the role include:
UL has COVID-19 protocols and policies in place to ensure the safety of our employees, customers and clients. Effective November 1, 2021, the company mandates that employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment (except where prohibited by law), subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.
About UL Research Institutes
UL Research Institutes are nonprofit organizations dedicated to advancing safety science research through the discovery and application of scientific knowledge. We conduct rigorous independent research and analyze safety data, convene experts worldwide to address risks, share knowledge through safety education and public outreach initiatives, and develop standards to guide safe commercialization of evolving technologies. We foster communities of safety, from grassroots initiatives for neighborhoods to summits of world leaders. Our organization employs collaborative and scientific approaches with partners and stakeholders to drive innovation and progress toward improving safety, security, and sustainability, ultimately enhancing societal well-being.
Our wholly owned subsidiary, UL Solutions, advances our shared public safety mission. We fund our work through grants, the licensing of standards documents and the business activities of UL Solutions, which conducts testing, verification and certification, and provides training and advisory services, along with data-driven reporting and decision-making tools for customers around the world.