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Provides executive administrative support to the office of the VP, External Relations (VPER). This includes stewardship management, event and meeting management, complex calendaring, arranging travel, processing and tracking expenses, preparing reports for high-end donors, gathering materials and information for meetings, and answering/screening the VPâ™s phone calls. Drafts, proofreads, and edits correspondence, briefings and reports for Board of Trustees (BOT), senior faculty and administrators. Interacts with all levels of the organization, including executive administration and senior faculty, trustees, major donors and prospects, and community contacts and organizations. Acts as liaison to the President's office for Development office scheduling and planning issues. Independently manages all aspects of unique assigned events and special projects. Partners with VPER to plan, coordinate and execute biennial international summit event for top donors and faculty. Exercises high level of finesse and discretion when communicating with internal and community contacts and when dealing with confidential, sensitive information. Demonstrates a high degree of tact, diplomacy, judgment and political sensitivity in all communications.
Bachelor of Science degree or equivalent combination of education and related experience required.
Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.
Satisfactory completion of the Instituteâ™s background investigation.
Ability to work a flexible schedule, as needed. Some overtime and weekend work may be required.
Demonstrated ability to maintain absolute confidentiality and discretion in all matters that pertain to the Office of the Vice President, External Relations.
This position requires constant adjusting focus, grasping, hearing, keying, seeing, sitting, talking, communicating, reading, writing and working inside.
Salk scientists are dedicated to innovative biological research. The Salk Institute consistently ranks among the leading research institutions in the world for its faculty's contributions and the impact of their findings. Focused both on discovery and on mentoring future generations of researchers, Salk scientists make groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of cancer, aging, Alzheimer's, diabetes and infectious diseases by studying neuroscience, genetics, cell and plant biology, and related disciplines. "We lead biological research. We prize discovery. Salk is where cures begin."Overlooking the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla, the Salk Institute offers a warm, collegial and collaborative work environment, where employees enjoy a generous benefits program. Social activities on campus encourage interaction as a community.