Receptionist Job Description

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Introduction / Job Description

Responsible for handling front office reception and administration duties, including greeting guests and offering them a beverage, answering phones, handling company inquiries, and sorting and distributing mail. May also schedule meetings and travel for executives.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Answer phones and operate a switchboard
  • Route calls to specific people
  • Answer inquiries about company
  • Greet visitors warmly and make sure they are comfortable
  • Call persons waiting for visitor and book them a room to meet in
  • Schedule meetings and conference rooms
  • Make coffee and set out food
  • Ensure reception area is tidy


  • Proficient in English or Spanish
  • Graduation from high school or GED equivalent with specialized course work in general office practices such as typing, filing, accounting and bookkeeping
  • Two years of increasingly responsible related experience, or any equivalent combination of related education and experience


  • Communication proficiency
  • Ethical Conduct
  • Flexibility
  • Initiative
  • Time Management

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