Senior Executive Assistant

Voyager Therapeutics

Voyager Therapeutics

Lexington, MA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 17, 2023

About Voyager

Voyager Therapeutics (Nasdaq: VYGR) is a biotechnology company dedicated to breaking through barriers in gene therapy and neurology. The potential of both disciplines has been constrained by delivery challenges; Voyager is leveraging innovative expertise in capsid discovery and deep neuropharmacology capabilities to address these constraints. Voyager’s TRACER AAV capsid discovery platform has generated novel capsids with high target delivery and blood-brain barrier penetration at low doses, potentially addressing the narrow therapeutic window associated with conventional gene therapy delivery vectors. This platform is fueling alliances with Pfizer Inc., Novartis and Neurocrine Biosciences as well as multiple programs in Voyager’s own pipeline. Voyager’s pipeline includes preclinical programs in Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), each with validated targets and biomarkers to enable a path to rapid potential proof-of-biology. For more information, visit

Job Summary:

Voyager is seeking a highly motivated and proactive Senior Executive Assistant to join our growing organization. In this role, you will support professionals and projects, acting independently to anticipate needs while managing the day-to-day workflow and deadlines, including scheduling, travel, contract management. The ability to understand various functional priorities, optimize opportunities and create bridges while working collaboratively across organizational lines is a must.

Voyager maintains a hybrid-work approach and while there may be variance occasionally, you will primarily work out of the Lexington office with occasional travel to Voyager’s Cambridge site.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Proactively plan, lead, organize, and manage executive business support activities, including schedules/calendars, prioritizing, and managing conflicting responsibilities in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • Provide frequent updates with proactive communication regarding daily, weekly, and monthly objectives.
  • Consult with cross-functional departments to facilitate meetings with internal/external partners, alliances, and resources. Related to this, anticipate, and ensure internal/external guest meetings/events run efficiently and on time.
  • Coordinate travel arrangements, proactively anticipating alternative solutions as needed, and prepare and proactively maintain itineraries with a flexible and adaptive style.
  • Accurately track individual travel expenditures, prepare, and submit expense reports.
  • Prepare, coordinate, and execute verbal and written communications with meticulous detail and accuracy.
  • Maintain discretion and open lines of communication that represent Voyager effectively with internal and external groups.
  • Provide back up to the EA Team.
  • Will occasionally troubleshoot travel issues, monitor out of policy employee travel arrangements and act as liaison between the travel agency and the management team.
  • May occasionally handle special ad-hoc projects as the needs arise for the executive team and the company.
  • May occasionally assist with departmental and company-wide meeting, and special event planning and execution.
  • May occasionally attend to personal requests (e.g., errands, setting up appointments etc.).
  • Function as an ambassador for Voyager company culture and values, which include Patients First, Better Together, Unwavering Resolve, and Innovate Boldly.


  • Professional with 7+ years of executive administrative experience required.
  • Prior experience as an administrative assistant in the biotech/ life sciences industry required.

Additional Skills & Attributes

  • Demonstrate discretion about confidential information.
  • Superior organizational, administrative, and time management skills and experience in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with multiple leaders and manage and prioritize multiple priorities and projects with strong attention to detail.
  • Proactive, self-motivated, and flexible, with an ability to learn and adapt to new systems as they evolve.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
  • Outstanding judgment, problem-solving, critical thinking, and decision-making skills.
  • Positive interpersonal skills (enthusiastic, upbeat) with a team-first mindset and the ability to interface effectively with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.