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Executive Assistant

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

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St. Jude Department of Oncology is looking for an exceptional executive assistant to guide us as we grow. Our new strategic plan will ensure that St. Jude remains a place where teamwork flourishes; internal and external collaboration thrives; and employees can make a difference in children’s lives. To make sure this happens, we will need an organized and collaborative leader to join us as our new Executive Assistant in Oncology!    

  • Serves as the primary administrative support person for an Executive, Chair, or Vice President (VP) at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
  • Monitors and coordinates the department budget, expenses, and resources.
  • May coordinate the grant application process.
  • Implements and maintains processes to ensure effectiveness and efficiency of department services.
  • Uses autonomy and discretion to handle confidential matters.
  • Serves as the communication liaison for the department.
  • Plans special events and manages the Executive, Chair, or VP's calendar.
  • Performs other duties as assigned to meet the goals and objectives of the department and institution.

Minimum Education

  • High school diploma/GED required. Bachelor's degree in business, communications, healthcare administration, or a related field strongly preferred

  • Minimum Experience

  • Five (5) years of administrative support experience required.
  • Project management experience required.
  • Experience in budget management required.
  • Experience in grant administration experience preferred.
  • Experience in a healthcare or academic setting preferred

  • Other Information

    St. Jude is an Equal Opportunity EmployerNo Search Firms:St. Jude Children's Research Hospital does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. Please do not call or email. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee or other representative at St. Jude via email, the internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place and approved by HR will result in no fee being paid in the event the candidate is hired by St. Jude.COVID-19 vaccine:St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has mandated the COVID-19 vaccine for all employees, excluding those with an approved medical or religious accommodation, as a condition of employment. 49254


    About St. Jude

    St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, located in Memphis, Tennessee, is one of the world's premier research and treatment centers for pediatric cancer and catastrophic childhood diseases. Scientists and clinicians work together daily to translate laboratory discoveries into clinical trials and new therapies for patients. The environment at St. Jude is highly interactive, with opportunities to collaborate with investigators across the campus. All investigators have access to state-of-the-art core facilities, including proteomics, gene-editing, bioinformatics, imaging, protein production, molecular synthesis, and high throughput small molecule screening.

    For more information about postdoc life at St. Jude, visit

    St. Jude is an Equal Opportunity Employer. St. Jude does not discriminate based on race, national origin, sex, genetic information, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, veteran’s status, or disabled veteran’s status with respect to employment opportunities. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment. St. Jude engages in affirmative action to increase employment opportunities for minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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