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Executive Administrative Assistant

Company: Integrated DNA Technologies Inc
Location: Coralville
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Job Description:

IDT is the leading manufacturer of custom oligonucleotides and proprietary technologies for genomics applications. Our work is complex and cutting-edge, and our team members are curious, creative thinkers who understand that good data drives smart decisions. At IDT, we realize that although science may be uniform, people are unique. We promote a culture where engaged people are motivated and have opportunities to achieve their full potential, as part of one global team.

IDT is proud to work alongside a community of nine fellow Danaher Life Sciences companies. Together, we’re pioneering the future of science and medicine, developing products that enable researchers in the fight to save lives.

Job Title: Executive Administrative Assistant

Location: Coralville, IA ?*Mobile/Remote (On-Site/Work from Home Hybrid)*

-Mobile associates must live in an area that does not exceed a 100-mile (150 km) radius of an IDT location. *May require on-site occasional presence for team meetings, etc.

Shift: Days (Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm)

Purpose statement:

The Executive Administrative Assistant’s responsibility is to perform advanced, diversified, and confidential administrative support for one or more executives.  

Essential Functions:

  • Welcomes guests and customers by greeting them, in person or on the telephone; answering or directing inquiries.

  • Initiates routine and non-routine correspondence and other written materials under own signature or for signature of the executive (s).

  • Intakes emails and telephone calls for action. Resolves routine and complex inquiries. Refers inquiries to the appropriate person and follows-up to ensure complete and timely responses.

  • Maintains executive's appointment schedule by planning and scheduling meetings, conferences, teleconferences, video conferences, and travel.  Also maintains company’s conference room schedules, reschedules conflicts, reserves rooms when appropriate, and posts the daily schedule to the appropriate location.

  • Proof-reads, edits and revises a wide range of written materials.

  • Creates high-quality graphic presentations and reports.

  • Prepares and compiles materials for meetings of the board of directors.

  • Conserves executive's time by reading, researching, and routing correspondence; drafting letters and documents; collecting and analyzing information; initiating telecommunications.

  • Schedules and coordinates meetings, conferences, and special events, ensuring the executive(s) is prepared through compiling data, statistics, and other information and materials.

  • Coordinates complex travel arrangements for the executive(s), ensuring that all necessary files, materials, and supplies are assembled and prepares the itinerary.

  • Stays informed of activities relating to Company programs and initiatives, apprising the executive(s) of issues when deemed necessary.

  • Coordinates information flow from executive's office, representing the executive (s) to other Company executives, other Company offices and outside agencies.  Acts as a liaison with other departments, public agencies, and interest groups including high-level staff. 

  • Acts as project manager for special projects, which may include: planning and coordinating multiple presentations, disseminating information, and coordinating direct mailings.

  • Provides historical reference by developing and utilizing filing and retrieval systems; records meeting discussions.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience required

Professional Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years working with C-level executives in a dynamic office environment.

Other Job Qualifications

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to interact effectively and professionally with a diverse staff

  • Advanced proficiency with the MS Office Suite, including MS Publisher or similar

  • Strong technical aptitude required with a proven track record of learning new computer applications

  • Familiarity with board meeting preparation and protocol

  • Outstanding organizational skills; must be able to multi-task and change directions quickly

  • Strong internet research skills.

  • Ability to maintain both a high standard of courtesy and cooperation in dealing with co-workers.

  • Ability to accept responsibility for the direction, control or planning of an activity.

  • Ability to organize, prioritize and multitask with minimal supervision. 

Physical Requirements:

Exert up to 10lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to a minimal amount frequently

Constant (67%-100% of work day)

  • Sitting: to assume a position in which the weight is largely supported by the buttocks, usually with the body vertical and the thighs horizontal.

  • Using Fingers/Grasping/Feeling: writing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling. Applying pressure to an object with the fingers or palm and perceiving attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touch.

  • Repetitive Motion: substantial movements (motion) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.

Frequent (34-66% of work day)

  • Talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken work- those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.

  • Hearing: perceiving the nature of sounds at normal range; ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make fine discriminations in sound, such as when auscultating and percussing.

Occasional (33% or less of work day)

  • Reaching: extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.

  • Standing: maintaining an upright position.

  • Walking: moving about on foot to accomplish tasks.

  • Lifting: raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position.

  • Bending: bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist and/or bending leg; bending legs at knee to come to rest or kneel.

  • Pushing/Pulling: using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward/using upper extremities to exert force in order to drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.

  • Climbing: stairs, stools, ramps, ladders.

Visual Acuity:

  • Work requires close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

  • Ability to read pertinent printed material and distinguish colors.

  • Ability to prepare and read written documentation; use of computer.

What We Offer:

  • Generous Paid Time Off Accruals

  • 16 Hours PAID Volunteer Time Off

  • 10 Paid Holidays

  • Up to eight (8) weeks of 100% paid parental leave to eligible U.S. associates

  • 401(k) with Company Match

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Options

Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT) conducts drug screens and background checks on applicants who accept employment offers.


When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 69,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System tools and the stability of a tested organization.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve.  Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.

The EEO posters are available here.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at applyassistance@danaher.com to request accommodation.

If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.

Keywords: Integrated DNA Technologies Inc, Cedar Rapids , Executive Administrative Assistant, Other , Coralville, Iowa

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