Executive Business Partner

Executive Business Partner

At Sage Bionetworks, we believe that we can learn more by engaging and collaborating with people from a diversity of experiences, backgrounds and identities. We develop and apply open practices to data-driven research for the advancement of human health. We are working to establish actionable biomedical observations through the reliable analysis and responsible sharing of representative data. By improving the way scientists collaborate and by increasing the reliability of research, we will improve human health.

Sage Bionetworks is seeking an Executive Business Partner to support the Office of the President. As an Executive Business Partner, you will leverage your advanced operational project management and administrative skills to support the President and their Executive Leadership Team. You will also serve as a representative of and advocate for the administrative job family on the Operations Leadership Team, alongside experts in HR, finance, and grants management.

A successful candidate will be detail-oriented, highly organized, adaptable, self-driven and have excellent communication and time management skills. In this role you will be responsible for the development and implementation of multiple complex administrative functions with a high degree of latitude for independent judgment and will have broad influence and impact in the organization. If you are passionate about working in an organization that is mission driven and have interest or experience in the biomedical research sector, Sage Bionetworks may be a great fit for you!

What you’ll be doing:

  • Provide routine administrative support for the President, as required.
  • Participate in strategic planning, objectives tracking and decision-making with the President, COO and other members of the Executive Leadership Team.
  • Act as liaison between departments, facilitating cross-team collaboration and understanding.
  • Schedule and host regularly recurring business reviews.
  • Manage and maintain accurate Board-related materials and records.
  • Partner with the President to prepare content for All Staff meetings and events.
  • Partner with administrative colleagues to coordinate meeting, travel, and event logistics.
  • Manage templates and other standard resources used by project managers throughout the organization.
  • Mentor less experienced administrative professionals and represent administrative interests as a member of the Business Operations Leadership Team. May be asked to provide mentorship, training and cross-coverage to administrative colleagues.
  • Collaborate with the President and COO to establish and execute a communications and marketing strategy.

We’d love to hear from you if you:

  • Have a minimum of 7 years experience as an administrative assistant, executive assistant, project manager or a comparable role.
  • Have experience working with Board of Directors and C-suite level executives.
  • Have experience participating in strategic planning as an administrator or project manager.
  • Have entry-level communications and marketing experience.
  • You are located in the greater Seattle area and have the ability to work onsite on an as-needed basis.
  • Have strong planning, organizational, and time-management skills. You can proactively identify and manage responsibilities to multiple stakeholders with minimal oversight.
  • Are a critical thinker and problem solver; You are observant of barriers to effective communication and processes, and able to adapt your approach to improve these.
  • Demonstrate excellent professional and interpersonal skills in both verbal and written communications.
  • Handle confidential matters with sensitivity and professionalism.
  • Are driven to maximize the contribution of your position by exploring novel approaches and opportunities for growth.
  • Experience in social media management, preferred, but not required.
  • Proficiency in the following software platforms preferred, but not required: G-Suite, Confluence, WordPress, MailChimp.

Essential Job Functions

The cognitive and physical activities described here are representative of those that may be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.

  • Sedentary work, prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Repetitive motion, substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.
  • Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
  • May require travel dependent on company needs.
  • Can work under deadlines.

About Sage Bionetworks 

Sage Bionetworks is a nonprofit biomedical research and technology development organization that was founded in Seattle in 2009. Our focus is to develop and apply open practices to data-driven research for the advancement of human health. Data-driven research has become an important component of biomedicine, but it’s not always easy to understand how to apply computational approaches appropriately or how to interpret their results. Sage believes open practices can help. Our interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers work together to provide researchers access to technology tools and scientific approaches to share data, benchmark methods, and explore collective insights, all backed by Sage’s gold-standard governance protocols and commitment to user-centered design. Sage is supported through a portfolio of competitive research grants, commercial partnerships, and philanthropic contributions.

At Sage, we have a distributed workforce and support remote and/or on-site hybrid work arrangements within the United States. All interviews will be conducted virtually unless otherwise communicated.

Sage Bionetworks is pleased to offer a comprehensive benefit package, competitive to both commercial and not-for-profit life science organizations. The plan includes: health, dental, vision, life, Accidental Death and Dismemberment and Long Term Disability benefits; paid time off; a retirement plan; flexible spending accounts; a shared incentives plan, voluntary Long Term Care insurance, and other voluntary products. Additional information can found here: Benefits – Sage Bionetworks.

At Sage we engage equitable workplace strategies to ensure fair compensation. Actual compensation is dependent upon current market data, experience, and pay parity within our organization. This position is an Administrative Senior level position, with a compensation range of $70,754 to $94,635.