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Job opening in Washington, D.C.


Deadline for application: October 10, 2022
Position: Receptionist
Type of employment: Full time employment for 3 years on a local contract with the possibility of extension 
Starting date: As soon as possible 
Location: Embassy of Denmark, 3200 Whitehaven St. N.W., Washington D.C. 20008, USA
Deadline for application: October 10, 2022 


Are you service minded and ready for a diverse and exciting workday? The Embassy of Denmark in Washington, DC has an opening for a full time Receptionist to join the Embassy’s Administration Department. 

About the job
The Receptionist will be part of the Administration Department and the main task will be to man the very busy reception at the Embassy. Your tasks will be all round administrative tasks, answer the Embassy main phone line, coordinate driving, assist with consular tasks, assist with accounting, follow the embassy main email inbox and help colleagues and external guests. 

Required qualifications

  • Experience with ad hoc administrative tasks.
  • Service minded.
  • Take pride in taking responsibility for many different tasks.
  • Structured and good at planning and prioritizing your work.
  • Easily understand rules and procedures and act accordingly.
  • Like to multitask and work in a busy environment.
  • Positive attitude and good team player.
  • Clean criminal record.

Desired qualifications

  • Command of one of the Scandinavian languages is not a requirement, but will be considered an advantage. 

We offer

  • An exciting, inter-cultural and dynamic work environment with a wide range of diverse tasks.  
  • Work day from 8:30am to 4pm.
  • Great colleagues and a Scandinavian work environment where we practice freedom under responsibility. 

Employment conditions

  • You will be offered full time employment for 3 years with the possibility of extension on a local contract based on the relevant legally binding labour market rules of the United States of America.
  • You standard working hours will be 37 hours per week
  • You will be entitled to 25 days of paid vacation per year.
  • Your salary will reflect your qualifications, relevant experience and proven work-related results.
  • Attractive health insurance
  • Benefits and other conditions will be based on the Embassy’s Staff Handbook. 
Application and recruitment process 
To apply for the position, please send your application (cover letter, CV, recommendations) in English to Head of Administration Heidi Hammer Nielsen at [email protected] marked: "Receptionist" no later than October 10, 2022. 
The Embassy embraces equal opportunities for all and therefore welcomes applications from all qualified persons regardless of race, sex, religion, age or disability.

We will invite selected candidates for an interview.

The chosen candidate must be able to present a “No Criminal Record” and pass security clearance by the Danish authorities prior to appointment.

For any questions regarding the position, please contact Heidi Hammer Nielsen at [email protected] / (+1) (202) 797-5332). 

About us
The Embassy of Denmark is part of the Danish Foreign Service. The Embassy covers the United States of America. The Embassy is an ambitious, high-paced and dynamic workplace with approximately 55 employees, 17 of whom are posted from the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other ministries in Copenhagen.