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Executive Assistant to CEO- Founder

The world is facing a medical crisis, bacteria are increasingly evolving resistance to even our strongest antibiotics. The problem is already very real and immediate; for example, bloodstream infection leading to sepsis is now responsible for more than half of all deaths in hospitals and is the most expensive condition treated in hospitals. Sepsis mortality rate increases >6% every hour without effective antibiotic treatment. Yet, despite the life and death urgency, and healthcare cost impacts, current methodologies require 3 days to determine the correct antibiotic.

Specific Diagnostics has developed a breakthrough solution to rapidly determine the effective antibiotic treatment for bloodstream and other acute infections. Used for bloodstream infection Specific’s solution provides results 2 days sooner than existing methods, saving patients suffering from drug-resistant infection.

We have been funded by nearly $30 M in non-dilutive government-sponsored research support as well as by both in private equity and strategic investment. This is an opportunity to join us at an inflection point in our commercial growth as we bring our first key product to market and with recognition from major customers fueling an expansion of our staff.

What You’ll Do

  • Ensure the CEO’s time is aligned with his priorities.

  • Extend the capacity of the CEO by building relationships and trust with his key people, communicating as his proxy, and proficiently leading projects on his behalf. You will handle everything from his schedule to travel (much of it international) to Board Meetings, etc.

  • Increase bandwidth for the CEO by anticipating needs and taking ownership of planning, executing activities, creating an extra layer of accountability.

Skills You Bring to The Role

Polished Excellence: you have high EQ and executive presence, and a natural ability to build and maintain relationships across all levels and functions in the organization. You tactfully negotiate complex dynamics with sensitivity and discretion, effectively manage intricate projects and partnerships, and are a precise and polished representative of both the CEO and the company as a whole.

Excellent Judgment: you are curious, readily absorb new information, and are resourceful in locating the information that is needed. Your cognitive skills and capabilities allow you to recall the details and ensure that you are knowledgeable about the many matters that cross the desk of the CEO needed to confidently make sound, informed decisions.

Ownership and Partnership: in prioritizing information flow, you anticipate needs and identify priorities. Whether you’re prioritizing the CEO’s time or prepping the entire leadership team for an upcoming board meeting, you ensure that the details never slip through the cracks.

Expert Communication: you have efficient communication skills. You understand the importance of both manner and timing in communication, and you skillfully adapt your style to match context and meet the unique needs of each situation.

Experience You Bring to The Role

At least 10+ years of experience supporting a CEO- Founder, including coordinating extensive domestic and international travel

Board meetings, scheduling, Calendars.

Experience working in a high-growth stage company of 100+ FTEs and scaling

Benefits

Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance: These benefits begin the first of the month following your first month of employment. Health, dental, and vision insurance are currently provided by Cigna. Details about these benefits will be furnished to you separately by the group Controller for your review.

401(k) Plan: Employees may begin participating in the 401(k) plan after completing 3 months of employment. Enrollment dates occur on January 1 and July 1 after having met eligibility requirements. Currently, the company matches 50% of contributions based on deferrals up to 8% of pay.

Sick days: A total of six paid sick days/year are allowed. Sick days are prorated from the Start Date for the first year of employment.

Vacation: Three (3) weeks of paid vacation will begin to accrue after employment. Vacation should be used within the calendar year and does not accumulate.

Holidays: The Company observes 7 holidays, and grants 2 additional days as floating holidays.

Educational Assistance: The Company will reimburse you for educational expenses related to your work and future work at the Company. Such education and its expenses shall be mutually agreed to with your manager.

Specific Diagnostics has developed a breakthrough solution to rapidly determine the effective antibiotic treatment for bloodstream and other acute infections. Used for bloodstream infection Specific’s solution provides results 2 days sooner than existing methods, saving patients suffering from drug-resistant infection.

We have been funded by nearly $30 M in non-dilutive government-sponsored research support as well as by both in private equity and strategic investment. This is an opportunity to join us at an inflection point in our commercial growth as we bring our first key product to market and with recognition from major customers fueling an expansion of our staff.

What You’ll Do

Ensure the CEO’s time is aligned with his priorities.

Extend the capacity of the CEO by building relationships and trust with his key people, communicating as his proxy, and proficiently leading projects on his behalf. You will handle everything from his schedule to travel (much of it international) to Board Meetings, etc.

Increase bandwidth for the CEO by anticipating needs and taking ownership of planning, executing activities, creating an extra layer of accountability.

Skills You Bring to The Role

Polished Excellence: you have high EQ and executive presence, and a natural ability to build and maintain relationships across all levels and functions in the organization. You tactfully negotiate complex dynamics with sensitivity and discretion, effectively manage intricate projects and partnerships, and are a precise and polished representative of both the CEO and the company as a whole.

Excellent Judgment: you are curious, readily absorb new information, and are resourceful in locating the information that is needed. Your cognitive skills and capabilities allow you to recall the details and ensure that you are knowledgeable about the many matters that cross the desk of the CEO needed to confidently make sound, informed decisions.

Ownership and Partnership: in prioritizing information flow, you anticipate needs and identify priorities. Whether you’re prioritizing the CEO’s time or prepping the entire leadership team for an upcoming board meeting, you ensure that the details never slip through the cracks.

Expert Communication: you have efficient communication skills. You understand the importance of both manner and timing in communication, and you skillfully adapt your style to match context and meet the unique needs of each situation.

Experience You Bring to The Role

At least 10+ years of experience supporting a CEO- Founder, including coordinating extensive domestic and international travel

Board meetings, scheduling, Calendars.

Experience working in a high-growth stage company of 100+ FTEs and scaling

Benefits

Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance: These benefits begin the first of the month following your first month of employment. Health, dental, and vision insurance are currently provided by Cigna. Details about these benefits will be furnished to you separately by the group Controller for your review.

401(k) Plan: Employees may begin participating in the 401(k) plan after completing 3 months of employment. Enrollment dates occur on January 1 and July 1 after having met eligibility requirements. Currently, the company matches 50% of contributions based on deferrals up to 8% of pay.

Sick days: A total of six paid sick days/year are allowed. Sick days are prorated from the Start Date for the first year of employment.

Vacation: Three (3) weeks of paid vacation will begin to accrue after employment. Vacation should be used within the calendar year and does not accumulate.

Holidays: The Company observes 7 holidays, and grants 2 additional days as floating holidays.

Educational Assistance: The Company will reimburse you for educational expenses related to your work and future work at the Company. Such education and its expenses shall be mutually agreed to with your manager.

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