Office Coordinator/Administrator (San Diego)

This is a new position with the initial responsibility of managing a new satellite office in San Diego. The Office Administrator will support a number of executives (Chief Medical Officer, Chief Business Development Officer, Acting General Counsel and the Clinical Trials Staff) and is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations including:

  • Manage incoming phone calls and emails with excellent communication skills
  • Coordinate and manage schedules and meetings.
  • Arrange domestic and international travel.
  • Act as primary contact with outside entities such as building management and vendors, ensuring timely and efficient communications.
  • Provide administrative support as needed, including reception duties, document preparation, filing, ordering supplies, expense reports and presentation material preparations.
  • May assist other departments with support tasks as necessary.

Ideal person will be a self-motivated, self-directed individual who possesses:

  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Exceptional organizational capability, including the ability to multi-task with frequent workload changes & competing demands.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Strong people skills, including the capability to handle a variety of personalities
  • The ability to proactively anticipate needs.
  • Strong verbal and written communication with an emphasis on accuracy
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel & PowerPoint and Outlook.


  • 5+ years experience in administration or administrative assistance
  • Experience in the life sciences/biotech industry preferred.


  • Associate or Bachelor degree preferred


Xencor Inc. is an innovative biotechnology company headquartered in the Los Angeles area near Pasadena and with an office in San Diego. We recently completed a successful initial public offering (IPO). We use our pioneering XmAb® technology to develop better biotherapeutics — antibodies that target new biological mechanisms and are more potent, safer and longer lasting — to improve patient outcomes and quality of life.

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