Executive Assistant to the CSO

Boston

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The Team

Dewpoint Therapeutics translates condensate biology into much-needed medicines. Biomolecular condensates are transforming our understanding of biology, and our highly collaborative team is at the forefront of efforts to harness this shift for drug discovery. With deep and diverse expertise in medicine, biology, AI, chemistry, physics, and more, we aim to discover life-changing therapeutics for patients who currently have few or no treatment options. Together, we are leveraging a transformative shift in the understanding of cellular biology to discover and advance breakthrough therapeutics for the toughest diseases.

In 30 months, we have grown rapidly to over 100 colleagues and are truly global, with offices in Boston, Dresden, and Berlin and team members in five different countries. We are also diverse in many ways. From our recent DEI survey, 84% of the company responded and we are proud of what our team members shared:

  • Together we speak 14 languages and come from 18 birth countries.
  • Half of us are introverts and half are extraverts.
  • We’re nearly split evenly between being reserved and being assertive.
  • Two thirds of us like to ponder before making decisions and a third of us prefer rapid decision-making.
  • We represent the full spectrum of gender identities and sexual orientations.
  • 25% of us are neurodiverse or differently physically abled.
  • 70% of us are Millennials.
  • We are nearly equally split between those who joined us < 7 months, 7-12 months, and over a year. 

We are also uniquely accomplished in our careers before Dewpoint and in our work together. Collectively, our team members have brought 51 drugs to market and published almost a thousand paper. At Dewpoint, we have forged four important partnerships, including three with major pharmaceutical companies. We have raised $147M in venture financing and are making significant investments in our people, science, and platform.

The Opportunity

We are searching for a collaborative, intuitive, seasoned Executive Assistant whose primary responsibility will be to provide comprehensive support to the CSO including substantial interactions with the internal leadership team, and various external investors and stakeholders.

In addition to supporting the CSO, this individual will provide general administrative support to other executives within the leadership team. This dynamic position requires the ability to anticipate needs, a high degree of tact and discretion, a highly professional and corporate presence, self-confidence, flexibility, and adaptability. The ability to effectively work in a fast-paced changing environment is critical to success in the position.

In this position you’ll be part of an energizing and supportive startup team culture, engaged in continuous learning, and part of an exceptional international team. This role is based at our site in Boston's Seaport district. Dewpoint offers competitive salary and benefits.

The Role 

In this role you will…

  • Provide sophisticated calendar management for CSO. Prioritize inquiries and requests while troubleshooting conflicts; make judgements and recommendations to ensure smooth day-to-day engagements
  • Facilitate the CSO’s ability to lead the organization by handling the administration of the office, including: assisting with special projects; designing and producing complex documents, reports, and presentations; collecting and preparing information for meetings with internal and outside parties; composing and preparing correspondence; making meeting, travel and event arrangements (onsite, remote and offsite), attend meetings with the CSO to take notes and contribute to the minutes
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for internal and external constituencies on all matters pertaining to the CSO, including those of a highly confidential or critical nature. Prioritize and determine appropriate course of action, referral, or response, exercising judgement to reflect CSO’s style and organization policy
  • Work to keep CSO well informed of upcoming commitments and responsibilities, following up appropriately. Develop a sense for the issues taking place in the environment and keep the CSO updated. Anticipate CSO’s needs in advance of meetings, conferences, etc.
  • While reporting to the CSO, be a member of a highly efficient international administrative team to ensure Dewpoint's overall operations.
  • Work closely with Boston-based leadership team on support needs that intersect with CSO's meetings, interviews etc.
  • Become a valuable contributor to other initiatives as they arise in our fast-paced, start-up environment

Requirements

To do that you will need…

  • 6-10 years as C-Suite Level executive assistant with experience in a high-growth, fast paced business environment. Ideally from the biotech, biopharma, or pharm industry
  • Demonstrated ability to:
    • Manage a global executive calendar, meetings, travel, and remote responsibilities
    • Identify opportunities/gaps/obstacles and apply analytical and creative thinking to address or escalate as needed
    • Operate with independence, ownership, initiative, and accountability
    • Navigate sensitive or complex situations/issues with a deft touch
    • Strong project management skills to juggle multiple projects and priorities simultaneously
    • Keen attention to detail; perspective to know what is important and what is less important base on value and impact
    • Ability to collaborate and build relationships in a multidisciplinary, multifocal, and dynamic environment
  • Proficiencies in:
    • MS Office, G-suite, Zoom
    • Written and spoken business English, the shared language of our multi-cultural team

Interested?

Please be sure to include a customized cover letter, current resume, and salary expectations.  Since we work hard to establish a personal connection with qualified candidates, only those who meet the requirements will be contacted personally.

We assure that all correspondence will be held in the strictest of confidence.

Thank you for your interest in Dewpoint. We look forward to hearing from candidates who can join us and contribute their vision, strategies, and insights to our growing organization.

About Dewpoint

Dewpoint Therapeutics is the first company founded to apply the emerging discipline of biomolecular condensates to drug discovery. Dewpoint believes that a vast range of conditions have pathways that are regulated by condensates or arise from the dysfunction of condensates — including cancer, neurodegeneration, and metabolic disease. Dewpoint scientists are working in Boston, MA, and Dresden and Berlin, Germany, to translate condensate biology into treatments for the toughest diseases.

Dewpoint Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer committed to the principles of non-discrimination in the workplace. Candidates will not be discriminated against on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, marital status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law.

Dewpoint Therapeutics has an anti-hate policy in place, along with an active staff-led Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee sponsored by the CEO.

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