(Contract) Administrative Coordinator

Cambridge, MA
March 07 2019
Life Sciences, Biology
Organization Type
(Contract) Administrative Coordinator

The Role:

This individual provides support & coordination to a growing team with multiple scaling projects. The position requires extensive coordination and communication within Moderna and across its leadership team. At times this individual will be exposed to time sensitive, critical and or confidential information. Comfort around Senior Executives, a high degree of initiative, self-direction and collaboration is required. The role requires a high degree of tact and discretion, highly professional and corporate presence, self-confidence, flexibility and adaptability. Ability to effectively work in a fast-paced changing corporate environment is critical to success in the position. The anticipated time frame for this role is eight months.

Here's What You'll Do:
  • Coordinate extensive internal/external meetings with efficiency and detail; communicating clearly to explain conflicts and need to re-prioritize.
  • May manage significant travel arrangements for team members (domestic/international)
  • Engage with team members to plan ahead for upcoming meetings inclusive of setting up rooms
  • May prepare expense reports
  • Create internal Purchase Orders and/or follow approval processes for vendors

Here's What You'll Bring to the Table:
  • Comfort working with employees of all levels (inclusive of C-Suite) and providing support & coordination across multiple stakeholders
  • Experience in a high growth, fast paced corporate environment
  • Proven ability to take initiative, determine priorities and exercise good judgment
  • Confidence with significant calendar management
  • Ability to recognize opportunities/gaps/obstacles, apply analytical and creative thinking to address issues or find innovative solutions and see it through to completion by taking ownership and accountability.
  • Professional confidence in own ability and demonstrated intuition as a result of experience working through complex situations/issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously leveraging strong organizational skills and flawless attention to detail, recognizing value and impact of the results
  • AS Degree plus a minimum of 5 years related support experience in a similar corporate environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office

Why join Moderna Therapeutics

We are pioneering a new class of medicines made of messenger RNA, or mRNA. The potential implications of using mRNA as a drug are significant and far-reaching. It could transform not only how certain diseases are treated but also how medicines are discovered, developed and manufactured - at a breadth, scale and speed not common in the biopharma industry.

Since our founding in 2011, we have built the industry's leading mRNA technology platform , the infrastructure to accelerate drug discovery and speed early development, a rapidly expanding pipeline , and an unparalleled team . Our development pipeline includes development candidates for mRNA-based vaccines and therapies spanning several therapeutic areas, and we have multiple clinical trials already underway with other development candidates progressing toward the clinic. In addition, we have a number of discovery programs that are advancing toward the development stage.

We invite you to explore our site to learn more about our company and how we are advancing the promise of mRNA science to improve health and impact lives around the world.

Our Mission:
Deliver on the promise of mRNA science to create a new generation of transformative medicines for patients.


Moderna is a smoke-free, alcohol-free and drug-free work environment.

Moderna is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Moderna will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

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