Executive Support Specialist - Head & Neck

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450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215

Administration Support/Customer Service

Employment Type:
Full time

Work Location:
PTL Remote: 2-3 days remote/wk


Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a leader in life changing breakthroughs in cancer research and patient care. We are united in our mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. We strive to create an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment where we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all backgrounds, and design programs to promote public health particularly among high-risk and underserved populations. We conduct groundbreaking research that advances treatment, we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers, and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.


  • Will provide managerial, administrative, or secretarial support for executives and may include supporting, managing and developing designated programs, or projects as directed. 
  • Job functions range and are focused on administrative matters related to program or project development and maintenance and individual executive support. 
  • Provides knowledgeable and skilled general administrative support to senior executive. Duties to include advanced communications support, screening calls, and determining appropriate action in response to all inquiries. Provides general administrative support, preparing documents and correspondence that may be highly confidential or politically sensitive in nature. Plans and coordinates meetings and schedules. May coordinate conferences or other group meetings. Participates in coordination of department/program activities and plans and coordinates administrative compliance-related actions. Ensures reports and other documents are prepared in a timely manner. Manages the executive's calendar; triages issues as they arise; may act as the executive's designee in specified areas as directed.


At Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we work every day to create an innovative, caring, and inclusive environment where every patient, family, and staff member feels they belong.  As relentless as we are in our mission to reduce the burden of cancer for all, we are equally committed to diversifying our faculty and staff.  Cancer knows no boundaries and when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals, neither do we. If working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply.

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience or training required. College level course work highly desirable.
  • 2-3 years experience in an office setting required, preferably supporting a senior executive or professional group.
  • Experience working in an academic medical/scientific research setting or comparable technology-oriented business environment is highly preferred.
  • Excellent English language reading, writing, and speaking skills required.
  • Demonstrated ability to draft reports, correspondence and other administrative documents as needed.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize meetings and carry out complex scheduling required. 

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.

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