Job Location:
Rockefeller University

Primary Work Address: 1230 York Avenue, New York, NY, 10065

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We have an exciting opportunity for an Administrative Coordinator at HHMI working in the Science Operations Office as a Science Operations Associate located at Rockefeller University in New York, NY. The role involves assisting the Science Operations Office (SOO) in the delivery of financial, procurement and lab management services to assigned HHMI research laboratories, which includes labs located at Yale University, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Columbia University and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.

This is an opportunity to work at a world class research organization, supporting science that is fundamentally changing how we look at and interact with the world around us. We are ideally targeting a self-motivated, curious, and responsible candidate. This role serves as an integral part of the operational support that is provided to our scientific labs, and as such we are targeting someone with a strong understanding of customer service, relationship building, time management, and prioritizing competing tasks.

Occasional travel is required to Yale University in New Haven, CT and assigned sites to actively participate in meetings. This role will be part of a hybrid work environment, with the weekly expectation of 2-3 days on-site in the Rockefeller office and the remainder remote.  You must be comfortable working with zoom and highly collaborating through email.

What we provide:

  • A team that values and champions a culture of continuous learning, creativity, collaboration, and interdisciplinary thinking!  

  • A role that is well positioned to support an organization that is fundamentally changing the scientific landscape by implementing initiatives with emphasis on core values, development, diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

  • A mission driven team that is passionate about the work they do and an environment where colleagues help each other. 

  • A comprehensive total rewards package that includes competitive pay with a 10% employer contribution to your retirement, a hybrid work schedule, broad benefits options and much more! 

What you’ll do:

  • Reconcile travel and expense reimbursements, as well as invoices and other financial records for both the SOO and supported labs.

  • Perform office administration duties including meeting logistics, event planning, supplies/equipment ordering, special projects, and other relevant administrative duties as assigned.

  • Serve as a liaison with lab staff, coordinating with host institute support services when necessary and directing questions from the labs to the appropriate personnel.

  • Coordinate with appropriate individuals on visa processing and renewals, and occasionally assist with processing recruitment efforts.

  • Act as the I-9 coordinator for the local site and assist remote I-9 coordinators.

  • Provide training to lab members to ensure consistent application of HHMI policies, procedures, and processes.

  • Provide training and support for HHMI systems such as Workday and Concur as necessary.

  • Serve as back-up for other Science Operations Associates when needed.

What you bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Three years of increasingly responsible administrative experience.

  • Experience in a higher education or research environment would be a plus.

  • Excellent computer skills across a variety of mediums are required, with proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. Ability to create spreadsheets, pivot tables and work with Adobe.

    • Prior experience with Workday, Concur and/or Ariba would be a plus.

  • Good communication skills and interpersonal skills, including the ability to remain calm when under pressure, and the ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a diverse population.

  • Strong analytical skills, good judgment, high attention to detail, and sound critical thinking skills.

  • Strong work ethic with a positive attitude.

  • Ability to operate with discretion and maintain confidentiality of records.

Physical Requirements

Remaining in a normal seated or standing position for extended periods of time; reaching and grasping by extending hand(s) or arm(s); dexterity to manipulate objects with fingers, for example using a keyboard; communication skills using the spoken word; ability to see and hear within normal parameters; ability to move about workspace. The position requires mobility, including the ability to move materials weighing up to several pounds (such as a laptop computer or tablet).

Persons with disabilities may be able to perform the essential duties of this position with reasonable accommodation. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Please Note:

This job description sets forth the job’s principal duties, responsibilities, and requirements; it should not be construed as an exhaustive statement, however.  Unless they begin with the word “may,” the Essential Duties and Responsibilities described above are “essential functions” of the job, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Compensation and Benefits

Our employees are compensated from a total rewards perspective in many ways for their contributions to our mission, including competitive pay, exceptional health benefits, retirement plans, time off, and a range of recognition and wellness programs. Visit our Benefits at HHMI site to learn more. 

Compensation Range

$26.52 (minimum) – $33.14 (midpoint) – $43.09 (maximum)

Pay Type:


HHMI’s salary structure is developed based on relevant job market data. HHMI considers a candidate's education, previous experiences, knowledge, skills and abilities, as well as internal equity when making job offers. Typically, a new hire for this position in this location is compensated between the minimum and the midpoint of the salary range.

HHMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer