Senior Administrative Specialist

Cohasset, MN


Reports To

Employee Status



Nelson Wood Shims stands as the most prominent shim manufacturer in North America. Our advanced, high-volume facility churns out premium products destined for distribution across the nation.


At Nelson Wood Shims, we believe that the talent and dedication of our employees drives success. We are looking for an Administrative Assistant to join our growing, 100% employee-owned team!


We are seeking a highly skilled and adaptable Senior Administrative Specialist to join our dynamic team. The ideal candidate will be a proactive and organized professional with a strong background in administrative support and a demonstrated ability to quickly learn and master new information, with a passion for sharing that knowledge with others. As a Senior Administrative Specialist, you will play a crucial role in enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of our operations by providing high-level administrative support to the Leadership Team, reporting directly to the President.





  • Leadership Team Support:
    • Provide comprehensive administrative support to the Leadership Team, including calendar management, meeting coordination, and travel arrangements.
    • Actively engage in learning and staying updated on industry trends, company policies, and other relevant information.
    • Share acquired knowledge with the team, fostering a culture of continuous learning.


  • Office Support:
    • Facilitate a smooth and organized work environment.
    • Take ownership of office equipment, including phones, copiers, and networks, ensuring their proper functioning, and coordinating with vendors for maintenance and upgrades.
    • Oversee the ordering of office and technology supplies, ensuring compliance with company policies and procedures.



  • Communication and Correspondence:
    • Handle incoming communications and correspondence with professionalism and discretion.
    • Master new communication tools and platforms, facilitating seamless information flow within the organization.
    • Provide support for meeting agendas, minutes, tasks, etc., offering reminders and prompts to members to complete tasks on time.


  • Project Coordination:
    • Actively participate in project coordination, showcasing adaptability and the ability to learn project-specific tools and methodologies.
    • Mentor team members on project coordination best practices.


  • Information Technology (IT) Support:
    • Act as a liaison between employees and the IT department, ensuring seamless communication and prompt resolution of technical concerns.
    • Stay informed about the latest technological advancements and proactively identify opportunities to enhance the organization’s IT infrastructure.
    • Assist in the implementation and maintenance of cybersecurity protocols and best practices.
    • Participate in IT-related projects, offering valuable insights and ensuring effective integration with administrative processes.
    • Contribute to the development and training of IT training programs for staff members, promoting a culture of continuous learning and digital literacy.


  • Human Resources Support:
    • Provide support to the HR department as needed for various employee and companywide initiatives.


  • Versatility and Initiative:
    • Exhibit a can-do attitude, taking initiative to address challenges and explore solutions independently.
    • Contribute positively to a collaborative work environment by showing a willingness to support colleagues in diverse tasks.
    • Display a strong sense of ownership and commitment to the successful completion of any assigned duty, regardless of its size or complexity.






  • Bachelor’s degree plus 3 years’ experience in business administration, management, or a related field OR
  • Associate’s degree plus 5 years’ experience in business administration, management, or a related field
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, TEAMS).
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly learn and adapt to new technologies and information.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritize effectively.
  • High level of discretion and ability to handle confidential information.




·      A servant’s heart and a desire to contribute to the team and culture of the company

·      The ability to bring positivity and enthusiasm to every project you touch

·      Excited to learn new things and take on new challenges

·      Kind, compassionate, and gracious with co-workers

·      Able to work well in a group/team