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Office Manager

Riverside Research
Centreville, VA
  • Expired: December 10, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.

Riverside Research is an independent National Security Nonprofit dedicated to research and development in the national interest. With revenues of $125M+, and a staff of more than 630, Riverside Research provides high-end technical services, research and development, and prototype solutions to some of the country's most challenging technical problems. Riverside Research also supports advanced technical education and collaborates widely with university researchers.

The company was formed from a respected research laboratory at Columbia University and has a current focus on technical areas including Radar systems, Optics and Photonics, Electromagnetics, Plasma physics, Geoint, Masint, Systems Engineering, and Modeling & Simulation.

Riverside Research's open innovation R&D model encourages both internal and external collaboration to accelerate innovation, advance science, and expand market opportunities. In 2015, Riverside Research expanded its facility in Dayton, OH, adding a 30,000 square-foot Open Innovation Center (OIC). The OIC is a collaborative R&D environment that fosters creativity, synergy, and ultimately delivers innovative solutions to current and anticipated challenges. The OIC sets the standard for collaborative innovation and is dedicated to promoting research across the company. Riverside Research has additional research facilities in Boston, MA; New York, NY; Centreville, VA; and Champaign, IL.

Job Number: 992

Do you have experience in managing a fast-paced office environment, a passion for fostering a positive and collaborative workplace culture, and ambitious goals for professional development? Do you have a strategic mindset, always looking for creative ways to streamline processes and up-level the office, all with a positive attitude?

We are seeking an exceptionally bright, flexible, poised, and self-motivated individual to become a Riverside Research Office Manager. As the face of our Centerville Research Office, you will partner with all parts of the enterprise to ensure that the office runs smoothly, and in parallel with our company culture and business objectives. Your job bridges strategic thinking and detail-oriented execution and requires the ability to meet deadlines, anticipate needs and requests, and juggle multiple high priority requests. This role comes with many opportunities to impact a rapidly growing company!

All Riverside Research opportunities require U.S. Citizenship.


  • Join an effective administrative team; work with other highly capable administrative personnel located at other cleared facilities through-out the U.S.
  • Manage office supplies; stock, inventory and order adequate quantities to support office operations
  • Organize office parties, morale/holiday events and summer outings
  • Manage meetings; schedule, prepare rooms, and process visitors
  • Initiate & track facility work orders; monitor status, request work orders, and escort maintenance staff
  • Design and implement office processes by establishing standards and procedures
  • Conduct In-processing/out-processing actions; welcome new hires, provide HR documentation, check identification, assist with badge creation, conduct office orientation, and prepare office assignments
  • Escort visitors/vendors within a secure facility
  • Maintain Purchase Card; make purchases for office requirements and submit expense reports
  • Participate in facility budget planning
  • Be a key mechanism for communicating with assigned employees
  • Work with Automated Information Systems (AIS) staff, office, and facility professionals
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:
  • Associate degree (or 3 additional 3 years of equivalent experience)
  • 2 years of experience as an office manager or administrative assistant
  • Must be US citizen able to obtain a TS/SCI
  • Ability to manage time, make sound decisions, take independent action, analyze problems, and provide focused solutions
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Energetic person with a desire to foster a positive, inclusive office environment
  • Ability to follow established processes and checklists
  • Must be willing to be "on site" every day
  • Microsoft Office proficiency

Desired Qualifications and Skills:
  • Active TS/SCI security clearance

Riverside Research does not mandate COVID vaccination as a condition of employment. However, proof of vaccination or negative test may be required to enter certain government facilities and sites. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site-specific requirements. To protect the health and safety of its employees, their families, and to comply with customer requirements, the company requires all employees to disclose vaccination status (upon hire).

Riverside Research strives to be one of America's premier providers of independent, trusted technical and scientific expertise. We continue to add experienced and technically astute staff who are highly motivated to help our DoD and Intelligence Community (IC) customers deliver world class programs. As a not-for-profit, technology-oriented defense company, we believe service to customers and support of our staff is our mission. Our goal is to serve as a destination company by providing an industry-leading, positive, and rewarding employee experience for all who join us. We aspire to be a valued partner to our customers and to earn their trust through our unwavering commitment to achieve timely, innovative, cost-effective and mission-focused solutions.

All positions at Riverside Research are subject to background investigations. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation including criminal history and identity check.

Our EEO Policy
Riverside Research is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, employ, train, compensate and promote without regard to race, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability/veteran, status as a protected veteran, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state and local law.

If you need assistance at any time in our application or interview process, please contact Recruiting at email A member of the Recruiting team will be available to assist.

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities.

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified protected veterans and requires affirmative action by covered contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans.

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Riverside Research


Centreville, VA
20120 USA



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