Executive Assistant, Legal and Human Resources

Brisbane, CA
Jun 06, 2022
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Manager: General Counsel
Department: Legal
Location: Brisbane

Sangamo Therapeutics is a genomic medicine company building value with cutting-edge work across four distinct but complementary technology platforms – gene therapy, cell therapy, in vivo genome editing, and in vivo genome regulation. Using its deep scientific expertise and proprietary zinc finger genome engineering technology, Sangamo is working to create genomic cures for patients suffering from severe genetic diseases for which today’s medicines can only treat symptoms. At Sangamo, we are passionate about transforming lives by building a robust, sustainable, differentiated, innovative, and high value genomic medicine pipeline that addresses patients with life-limiting conditions. Sangamo takes pride in being the first to edit endogenous human genes, first to treat patients with gene edited T cells, and first to treat patients with in vivo genome editing. Our top priority is to meet the needs of patients with commitment and compassion. Along with our commitment to science and to our patients, we also endeavor to create an inclusive environment that promotes and values diversity. Sangamo is a company where individuals can flourish, grow and develop their expertise.

We are seeking top talent to join our mission. Let’s build a better future together.


We seek a self-motivated, multi-tasking, detail-oriented executive assistant to support Sangamo’s General Counsel, Chief People Officer and the Board of Directors. The position requires you to communicate effectively across multiple levels within the organization, the Board of Directors and outside of Sangamo. You must be able to represent Sangamo at the highest level and in the most thoughtful manner. The ideal candidate should be a great problem solver, able to think ahead, consistently deliver on their commitments, respect confidentiality, and work independently with minimal supervision. We are looking for someone who wants to take initiative, someone who can quickly and efficiently problem solve, someone who wants to learn and grow, and someone who embraces our core values.


  • Complete a broad variety of administrative tasks for both the General Counsel and Chief People Officer, including managing an extremely active calendar, composing and preparing correspondence that is sometimes confidential, arranging detailed travel itineraries and agendas, and completing and reconciling expense reports
  • Support other senior team members on the Legal and Human Resources teams as appropriate (meeting coordination, travel support, calendar, etc.)
  • Assist in administering the contract and document management systems and patent docketing system
  • Ensure an efficient and effective legal and contract workflow (e.g., online request/approvals, publication review)
  • Train employees on new legal processes and policies
  • Provide support with Board of Directors communications and calendaring; act as a liaison to Board and Board Committee members
  • Assist in planning and coordinating Company-sponsored employee engagement events
  • Partner with other Executive Asst team members to ensure consistent processes


  • 5+ years’ experience supporting C-Level Executives
  • Previous experience supporting General Counsel and/or legal function is required, experience also supporting Chief People Officer is a plus
  • Experience with public company management and reporting obligations
  • BA/BS Degree or equivalent work experience
  • Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail
  • Proactive approach to problem-solving
  • Team player with strong interpersonal skills and partners well, develops and establishes positive relationships across the organization
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of customer/client service and response.
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Flexibility and judgment to prioritize various competing demands
  • Ability to take initiative and work with minimal supervision.
  • Strong ability to use technology, specific expertise in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and similar products and experience with BoardBookIt or similar Board management software, along with administrative systems such as Expense Wire, Outlook, and Zoom.

Sangamo is an equal opportunity employer
Sangamo is committed to fostering belonging for all employees and embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion in recruiting and hiring.  All qualified applicants for employment are encouraged to apply and will be considered without regard to an individual’s race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws

Commitment to Safety
Sangamo requires all U.S. workers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of their start date.  This requirement is a condition of employment at Sangamo, and it applies regardless of location or classification of role.  If you are unable to receive the vaccine & booster, you will have an opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation consistent with applicable laws. 

Note to External Recruiters: We do not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than from the candidates themselves.