The Arc Institute is a new scientific institution that conducts curiosity-driven basic science and technology development to understand and treat complex human diseases. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, Arc is an independent research organization founded on the belief that many important research programs will be enabled by new institutional models. Arc operates in partnership with Stanford University, UCSF, and UC Berkeley.
While the prevailing university research model has yielded many tremendous successes, we believe in the importance of institutional experimentation as a way to make progress. These include:
Funding: Arc will fully fund Core Investigator’s (PI’s) research groups, liberating scientists from the typical constraints of project-based external grants.
Technology: Biomedical research has become increasingly dependent on complex tooling. Arc Technology Centers develop, optimize and deploy rapidly advancing experimental and computational technologies in collaboration with Core Investigators.
Support: Arc aims to provide first-class support—operationally, financially and scientifically—that will enable scientists to pursue long-term high risk, high reward research that can meaningfully advance progress in disease cures, including neurodegeneration, cancer, and immune dysfunction.
Culture: We believe that culture matters enormously in science and that excellence is difficult to sustain. We aim to create a culture that is focused on scientific curiosity, a deep commitment to truth, broad ambition, and selfless collaboration.
With $650M in committed funding, the vision in the first 2-3 years is to grow to a team of roughly 150 team members, with plans for further significant growth over the decade ahead.
In this role you will:
Manage and coordinate a broad range of administrative duties for the Executive Director including managing a complex schedule and using a variety of organizational tools to ensure thorough and thoughtful management of Executive’s priorities.
Build relationships crucial to the success of the organization, and manage a variety of special projects for the Executive Director.
Communicate directly, and on behalf of the Executive Director with Management teams, External Partners and Scientific staff.
Organize leadership offsites and team meetings, setting up the events and attending whenever helpful for the team and the ED.
Prioritize conflicting needs; be proactive, and follow-through on projects to successful completion, often with tight timelines.
6+ years administrative experience supporting a C-Suite executive including managing calendars and meetings.
Proficient in organization systems and standard office software (e.g. g suite).
Passionate about working in a highly collaborative environment, and working closely with key leaders in Operations, People, Recruiting, Legal, Logistics and Science.
Unflappable and solution oriented in the face of ambiguity, shifting priorities, and rapid change.
Proactive problem solver, thinking ahead through different scenarios.
Cheerful and helpful (even when the chips are down).
Highly organized, and detail-oriented (no detail is overlooked).
Adept at handling confidential and sensitive information with care, thoughtfulness and discretion.