Assistant to the CEO

GeneDx - Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Job details Job Type Full-time Full Job Description

GeneDx is a patient-centric health information company committed to revolutionizing healthcare and changing lives by unlocking the answers from within. With more than 20 years of expertise in diagnosing rare disorders and diseases, we have pioneered panels, exome and whole genome sequencing and have developed a proprietary genomic interpretation and information services platform in support of healthcare partners and patients globally. We create, follow, and are informed by cutting-edge science and technology. With one of the most sophisticated datasets of genomic information, we are able to identify new disease-causing genes, advancing the field of medicine through the detection, discovery, and diagnosis of genetic diseases.


We operate with conviction that what is best for our customers (patients, their families and the clinicians, payers and partners who serve them) must be embedded in every aspect of our work. At GeneDx we believe:

  • genomic information has broad utility and every person should have access to their genome - delivered expertly, ethically and responsibly - to guide health decisions throughout life;
  • the transition from hypothesis-based to genome-guided healthcare will improve outcomes for patients and the healthcare system that benefit society as a whole;
  • genomics will radically transform therapeutic development, bringing better therapies to patients, faster; and
  • patients should control and have the ability to direct the use of their genomic information to benefit both themselves and advance scientific understanding that helps others.

In support of these beliefs, we value:

  • Equitability: the right of all to have access to information that can improve their health and are committed to closing gaps in health disparities;
  • Simplicity: Healthcare is complicated. Genetic information is complex. Our job is to make it as simple as possible to access an answer that improves health outcomes. We value the understanding simplicity creates;
  • Transparency: paramount to our success is transparency and accountability for ourselves and our partners to safeguard the confidence and trust of our patients, customers, partners and shareholders.

Through this value system we aim to revolutionize healthcare and change lives by unlocking the answers from within; bringing better health from genomics to patients around the world.

We are seeking an Assistant to the CEO to support executives at GeneDx. The person in this role will need to be a masterful problem-solver and an organizational force in an organization that is quickly growing. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have exceptional communication skills, and will be resourceful in building relationships across GeneDx.


  • Handle all operational aspects of the office (real estate liaison, office services, etc.)
  • Welcome visitors and appropriately handling their visit experience
  • Reception management including incoming phone calls, mail etc.
  • Conference room co-ordination and upkeep
  • Office supplies and kitchen pantry management
  • Office space maintenance as needed
  • Responsibilities may include budgeting and forecasting for supplies, events, etc.
  • End to end event planning and execution – all needs big and small
  • Independently manages site selection, contract negotiations, food and beverage selections and arrangements for audio visual service, transportation, guest list management, etc.
  • Identify key issues and priorities in order to achieve results with minimal direction
  • Manages budget related to events
  • Coordination of complex internal and external scheduling and extensive calendar management for the leader
  • Ability to anticipate and understand priorities and plan calendar and meetings appropriately
  • Handle logistics for meetings, including anticipating technology needs, preparing materials (agendas, pre-reading), tracking meeting attendees
  • Travel and expense management
  • Assistance in approvals of team requests, contractors time management, procurement assistance, etc.
  • Ability to participate on cross-functional teams and potentially lead a small team or group on special projects under the guidance and direction of principal leader

Your Skills & Capabilities:

  • 3-5 years of prior, relevant work experience, supporting diverse teams and senior executives
  • Strong proficiency with technology skills, specifically in the use of Microsoft 0365 Suite (Word, Excel, Advanced PowerPoint, SharePoint, Outlook), Gsuite, Gmail, Zoom, and the ability to learn necessary Prudential applications
  • Strong business acumen, organizational awareness and ability to build relationships
  • Excellent organization, meeting planning, event planning and project management skills with the ability to effectively juggle multiple high-level priorities
  • Knows when to make decisions themselves and when to “escalate”
  • Self-motivated; demonstrates initiative and anticipates issues, provides realistic solutions, employs sound judgment, and makes timely decisions
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision, work under tight time constraints, and be able to prioritize his/her work
  • Discretion required in handling highly sensitive and confidential information
  • Essential on-site and customer-facing employees must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination; medical or religious exemptions considered

Benefits Include:

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Health, dental, vision, life insurance
  • LT/ST disability plans
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • 401K retirement savings plan with company match
  • Employee Discounts
  • Voluntary Benefits
  • Business casual dress code
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