Casting Call 2018: Are You The Next OfficeNinjas All-Star?!

Editor’s Note: The nomination period for the 2018 All-Stars are closed.
This year’s All-Star winners will be announced during Admin Week, April 23–27, 2018—stay tuned! In the meantime, meet the 2017 All-Stars and get inspired!

Ninjas! Do co-workers marvel at your ability to solve problems and pick up new skills? Do you hear a collective sigh of relief whenever you enter the office? How frequently do people ask, “What would we do without you?”

If you answered “Yes,” “Yes,” and “Daily,” you’re All-Star material.

Part of our Admin Week 2018 festivities, OfficeNinjas All-Stars is an online search for the best and brightest office managers, executive assistants, and administrative maestros. Kicking ass on a daily basis is the Office Ninja’s M.O., and All-Stars set the bar even higher with their creativity, resourcefulness, passion for efficiency, and can-do attitudes.

We feature a different winner each day of Admin Week. In addition to worldwide praise and bragging rights, five All-Stars receive an incredible prize package from one of our generous partners. (Past partners have included Delta Air Lines, ezCater, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, NatureBox, and Breather.)


Are You an All-Star?


It’s nomination time, y’all!

The nomination period for this year’s OfficeNinjas All-Stars is officially open. Below is more information about the awards, including tips on how to make your nomination stand out. You can also visit the official OfficeNinjas All-Stars website for the latest updates.


How it Works

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Erica Kelley, EA to the CEO and manager of an admin team of CustomInk, is known for her compassion and willingness to step up for her team. Her team returned the favor by pulling off a secret nomination—her 2017 All-Star win was a complete surprise!


What’s an All-Star?

Each day of Admin Week, we feature an exemplary Ninja who regularly knocks it out of the park. In addition to worldwide praise and bragging rights, five All-Stars receive a professional photo shoot, an engraved awards plaque, and an incredible prize package.

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It takes a special Ninja to support an entire department and 800 college students amped up on caffeine and first-quarter jitters. Luckily for the Milwaukee School of Engineering, they found one in Emily Vogel, 2017 All-Star Winner!


Who’s Eligible?

Remarkable Office Ninjas from anywhere in the U.S. are eligible. This includes (but isn’t limited to) office managers, executive assistants, operations gurus, administrative assistants, people operations coordinators, and workplace experience managers.

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After learning no one from Seattle had ever won, Anita Conrad’s competitive side took over. Anita emailed colleagues and before she knew it, she’d racked up over 100 nominations and became a 2017 All-Star!


How do I Enter?

Get your boss and co-workers to nominate you, or be bold and nominate yourself! If you need backup, we’re happy to send an encouraging note to your colleagues to let them know about the nomination process. It’s entirely free to enter and win!


Hurry—Nominations end March 16, 2018!

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Jaime Caban, Workplace Manager aka Chief Efficiency Officer at StreamSets, received over 30 nominations from engineers, technical writers, and executives. Rally the troops to nab All-Star bragging rights!


Go ahead and nominate yourself. Then get your boss and coworkers to nominate you too. Don’t be shy! Chances are, everyone at the office will be more than happy to sing your praises. And if you need a backup, we’re happy to send them a subtle reminder.


Nominate NOW!


What’s your nomination plan? Which part of All-Stars are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments!

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  1. Jill

    We are an international company with offices both in the US, Canada and UK. It’d be great to be able to nominate coworkers from all places. I agree with the above.

    1. OfficeNinjas

      We agree as well, Jill! As soon as it’s feasible, we’ll extend the All-Stars Awards internationally.

  2. Marija

    I am from Croatia…..and am bummed I can’t participate.
    Good luck for all the candidates.
    Best regards from Croatia!

    1. OfficeNinjas

      We hope to be able to extend our All-Star Awards internationally someday soon. Thank you for the “good luck” to all the candidates, Marija!

  3. Nicole

    Agreed ^ ; I too am from Canada and am bummed I can’t participate

    1. OfficeNinjas

      We’re really bummed you can’t too, Nicole… As soon as we have the ability to provide the in-person elements of the award package outside the US (our home base), we’ll expand it internationally!

  4. Helene

    Too bad Canadians aren’t included – you should consider expanding the program

    1. OfficeNinjas

      Hi Helene, we’d love to expand the program, but currently, it’s only feasible for us to provide the in-person elements of the award package within the US (our home base). As soon as we have the ability, we’ll open it up internationally!