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Executive Assistant 

If interested and qualified, please include Requisition # 2017-235 in the subject line when emailing resume to:

For more information on CRISPR Therapeutics, please click here.

Position Summary

The Executive Assistant will provide high level support to members of the executive team and their business priorities. The ideal candidate will be professional, articulate and enjoy working within a collaborative, fast-paced start-up environment. He/She will leverage a broad range of skills with a high degree of professionalism, initiative, proactivity and collaboration, and exercise good judgment in a variety of situations. He/she must be able to work under pressure with the ability to handle a wide variety of activities with significant attention to detail and handle confidential matters with discretion.


  • Provides high-level executive administrative support to assigned senior executives of the company, and remains available as backup support to other EA’s during periods of high volume, vacations, etc.
  • Regularly handles confidential and proprietary information with utmost discretion
  • Proactively manages calendars with the ability to schedule and prioritize meetings, resolve schedule conflicts, and stay several steps ahead to maintain efficiency
  • Coordinate and organize international and domestic travel, hotel accommodations, car service, preparation of itineraries/materials, etc.
  • Manage expense reporting in a timely manner
  • Manage high level meeting planning and logistics – i.e., Scientific Advisory Board meetings, and large team off-sites. This includes preparing and printing materials, comprised of; reports, PowerPoint presentations, spreadsheets, and other documents / materials, as needed
  • Arrange off-site meetings including venue, A/V equipment, accommodations, catering, meeting supplies, etc., as needed
  • Schedule and coordinate numerous weekly and ad hoc meetings,
  • Lead ad-hoc projects as requested by the management team
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills
  • Act as point person for visiting executives and corporate investors
  • Collaborate with other members of the administrative team

Minimum Qualifications

  • Prior experience with a start-up preferred, but not required
  • 10+ years previous administrative experience with 5+ years’ experience supporting Executive level is required. A thorough knowledge of word-processing, centralized file server and standard office equipment is required. Must have advanced skills with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Knowledge of Concur Business Travel & Expense Software helpful, but not required
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute.

Preferred Qualifications

  •  Strong organizational skills and superior attention to detail
  • Demonstrates ability to anticipate needs and issues before they arise, proactively identify solutions and work independently and collaboratively to problem-solve conflicts
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills; poise, professionalism and the ability to build relationships with staff and board members
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making capability
  • Highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to be extremely effective independently
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of customer/client service and response
  • Willingness to assume additional responsibility and learn new skills


  • Adaptability / Perseverance – Adjusts to working effectively within a variety of situations; adapts enthusiastically to organizational change and to changes in job demands. Shows initiative and demonstrates learning orientation and flexibility. Pursues tasks proactively; with energy, drive and enthusiasm, even in the face of adversity.
  • Coaching / Self Development – Provides an effective balance of support and direction to help another person achieve a defined goal. Understands and leverages internal and external resources. Continuously educates oneself and mentors others do the same.
  • Communication and Teamwork – Effectively expresses ideas in written, visual, and oral context. The ability to work co-operatively with others; the genuine desire to be a part of a team and contribute to organizational and team goals.
  • Job Knowledge – Achieves and maintains technical and professional proficiency related to current job position and areas of expertise.
  • Results Orientation / Productive Work Habits – Drives issues to closure and gets the job done. Skilled at analyzing scope of work, as well as planning and executing a successful outcome. Understands and assigns / utilizes resources effectively and efficiently.

If interested and qualified, please include Requisition # 2017-235 in the subject line when emailing resume to:

For more information on CRISPR Therapeutics, please click here.