*Sign-On and Relocation Bonus Eligible Position*
This position is located at the JAX campus in Bar Harbor, ME. The individual represents the EVP and COO to a variety of stakeholder groups. Cultural sensitivity, professionalism, discretion and preserving confidentiality are critical for success in this highly visible role.
The dynamic nature of this role requires that the ideal candidate have exemplary time management skills and the ability to identify and anticipate the EVP/COO’s needs. The Executive Assistant must interact seamlessly, with a professional demeanor, across a broad range of individuals including members of the Senior Management Team, the Board of Trustees, and all employees of the laboratory. To perform this job successfully, the individual is expected to handle highly sensitive and confidential financial, personnel and institutional information while exercising professionalism and discretion.
This individual will report to the EVP/COO and is responsible for the management of her complex meeting and travel schedule. Additional responsibilities include preparing itineraries, processing and approving expenses, compiling reports, presentations, scheduling meetings, preparing agendas, responding to routine and non-routine correspondences and arranging onsite/offsite events, and special projects.
A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected along with autonomy, professional flexibility and successful multitasking skills.
The Jackson Laboratory (JAX, www.jax.org) is a nonprofit biomedical research institute with over 2,000 employees whose mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for human disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health. A National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center, JAX has a mammalian genetics headquarters in Bar Harbor, Maine, a facility in Sacramento, California, and a genomic medicine facility, The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine (JAX-GM), in Farmington, Connecticut.
The Jackson Laboratory's 43-acre scenic Bar Harbor campus is nestled between the Gulf of Maine and the mountains of Acadia National Park. Some of the best hiking and biking in the world (over 50 square miles of mountains, lakes, views, and dramatic coastline) is accessible from our campus. We are one mile from downtown Bar Harbor, which offers a vibrant downtown district with a plethora of restaurants, shops, museums, and galleries.
JAX employees work in a collaborative, value-driven, and team-based environment where the focus is on advancing science and improving patients’ lives. Researchers apply genetics to increase the understanding of human disease and advance treatments and cures for cancer, neurological and immune disorders, diabetes, aging, and heart disease. JAX was voted among the top 15 “Best Places to Work in Academia” in the United States in a poll conducted by The Scientist magazine!
INTEGRITY - Courage and commitment to do what is right
PEOPLE - Inspiring our people to enhance the health of all
ONE TEAM - Unified by our promise to transform medicine and science
EXCELLENCE - Achieving world-class results
INNOVATION - Leading with discovery and creative solutions
STEWARDSHIP - Caring for and enhancing the resources entrusted to us
What do we have to offer?
JAX offers a dynamic and supportive work environment, competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits package, including a medical plan, outstanding retirement plan, generous paid time off, and tuition reimbursement including an MBA program. Our campus offers a fitness center with an award-winning wellness program, an onsite full service cafeteria, and a fully operational primary care facility available to employees and their families.
Most importantly, every position contributes to JAX’s mission of discovering precise genomic solutions for human disease and empowering the global biomedical community in our shared quest to improve human health.
The Jackson Laboratory provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, national origin, veteran status, and other classifications protected by applicable state and local non-discrimination laws.
Learn more about career opportunities at JAX: http://www.jax.org/careers.