Senior Executive Assistant

US-CA-Seal Beach
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Dendreon is in need of a Senior Executive Assistant who has 8+ years of experience supporting CFO's, SVP's, Legal, and SVP of HR. Experience with medium to larger sized corporations or start-ups is required as well. This position is responsible for working on extremely complex problems in which analysis of situations and/or data requires an evaluation of intangible variables. This person uses professional concepts to contribute to the development of the company's concepts and principles, and to achieve objectives in creative and effective ways. This person will be required to exercise independent judgment in developing methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. The Senior Executive Assistant also acts independently to determine methods and procedures on new assignments, and may provide guidance and oversee the activities of other lower-level personnel.


Performs a wide variety of activities to support the CFO, SVP, Legal, and SVP of HR, which may include one or more of the following:

  • Collects and prepares information for use in discussions/meetings of executive staff and outside individuals. 
  • Schedules and arranges meetings and logistics including travel for national and international meetings.
  • Prepares presentation materials for Board of Director meetings. 
  • Makes high-level contacts of a sensitive and critical nature inside and outside the company. 
  • Coordinates activities between departments and outside parties.
  • Maintains controlled or departmental documents.
  • Calendar management for executive officers.


  • Post-graduate coursework, professional certification, Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent.
  • Typically 8 years of related experience.
  • Proficient in MS Office applications.


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