Associate Director, Program Management

Cambridge, MA
Oct 08, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Why Join Intellia? 

Our mission is to develop curative genome editing treatments that can positively transform the lives of people living with severe and life-threatening diseases. 

Beyond our science, we live our four core values: One, Explore, Disrupt, Deliver and feel strongly that you can achieve more at Intellia. We have a single-minded determination to excel and succeed together. We believe in the power of curiosity and pushing boundaries. We welcome challenging thoughts and imagination to develop innovative solutions. And we know that patients are counting on us to make the promise a reality, so we must maintain high standards and get it done. 

We want all of our people to go beyond what is possible. We aren’t constrained by typical end rails, and we aren’t out to just “treat” people. We’re all in this for something more. We’re driven to cure and motivated for change. Just imagine the possibilities of what we can do together.   

How you will Achieve More with Intellia:

Intellia is searching for an experienced Program Manager to advance our In Vivo Emerging Pipeline. In this critical role, you will lead a multi-disciplinary program team, comprised of functional representatives from Research, Preclinical Development, Regulatory, CMC, Clinical Development, and Commercial/New Product Planning. This is a highly visible leadership position with frequent opportunities to interact with both R&D and Executive Leadership Teams. Other responsibilities include:

  • Serving as a strategic thought partner to the Program Team Lead (PTL), responsible for development and execution of program strategy in line with corporate strategy and goals

  • Responsible for the creation, management, and communication of the Integrated Program Plan in partnership with the Program Leadership Team

  • Facilitate cross-functional communication, and in partnership with the PTL, drive strategic and operational alignment with the program team, functional leads, and Executive Leadership Team

  • Facilitate strategic scenario planning discussions, develop risk/mitigation plans, and drive key program decisions through appropriate governance forums

  • Build high performing teams, establish, and promote positive team operating principles in line with Intellia’s company values

  • Drive strategic & tactical program planning in partnership with Finance and Strategy/ Portfolio Management, to inform the long-range planning process, detailed investment planning, and portfolio prioritization exercises

  • Monitor program financials, ensuring resources in place to support program goals, and escalate resource needs, where appropriate

  • Ensure cross-functional and cross-program sharing of key learnings, and drive change management as applicable

About You:

Do you have experience in discovery and drug development, including IND/CTA submissions, and preferably experience through Phase 1 initiation? Our ideal candidate will also have demonstrated leadership experience, with the ability to influence and effectively communicate at all levels of the organization. More specifically, the ability to drive alignment with senior/executive leadership is crucial. Other qualifications include:

  • Direct experience in program management/program leadership for discovery through early clinical development programs

  • Proficient in prioritizing and driving complex programs to milestone completion

  • Demonstrated proficiency in program management tools (e.g., Smartsheet, Microsoft Project), and methodology. Willingness to constantly improve PM tools, implement best practices, and foster change management

  • Strategic and financial acumen with the ability to develop and manage program plans, budgets, and timelines

Meet your future team:

The position reports to the Head of Program Management and serves as the strategic thought partner to the Program Team Lead (PTL). The Program Leadership Team this role would oversee is comprised of highly experienced leaders in their field, combining the strength of our science, with a team-first, patient-centric mindset. At Intellia, our cross-functional program teams promote shared accountability towards a common goal, bringing transformative and curative treatments to patients in need.

The Program Management team partners with virtually every function, offering broad exposure to the business and providing the ability to influence and help shape the future of Intellia. The Program Management team is a diverse group of leaders with a range of backgrounds and collective experiences that make us stronger as a team and enable the ability to learn from each other. There is no road map for what we are doing as leaders in the systemic delivery of in vivo CRISPR-Cas9 therapies while offering a full spectrum approach to create CRISPR-Cas9 therapy via our ex vivo pipeline. We thrive on charting new territory, exploring new ways to drive our programs and the business forward, while promoting and cultivating the culture of ONE that has made, and continues to make, Intellia such an incredible place to work. We look forward to fostering your skills, strengthening our leadership through learning from your experiences, and working together as ONE to find a cure.


EEOC Statement: Intellia believes in a diverse environment, and is committed to equal employment opportunity for all its employees and qualified applicants. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Intellia will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.