Operations Assistant

About Activation Energy and Cyclotron Road
Activation Energy supports the world’s top science innovators in bridging the gap from concepts to products that can benefit humanity. As co-managers of the Cyclotron Road entrepreneurial fellowship program, we have supported 42 science entrepreneurs since 2015, leading to 30 new hard tech companies that have attracted more than $80 million in early-stage funding from best-in-class investors and corporations. With support from donor partners, we aim to expand our program offering to new geographies and impact areas in 2019.

Position Summary
In this early career position, the Operations Assistant will be responsible for providing support in all areas of central operations, including office management, quantitative and qualitative data management, grant administration, human resources, and fellowship program support. The Operations Assistant will serve as a full-time employee of Activation Energy, at its Berkeley, Calif. office, and report to the Business Operations Manager.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • General office administration and clerical support (customer service, presentations, meetings, and board support, scheduling, supply ordering, transaction support, filing, vendor liaison)

  • Data processing (spreadsheet, database, forms completion and processing for fiscal management, grant administration, human resources, and fellowship programs)

  • Document and report preparation on monthly, quarterly, annual, and ad hoc basis

The Ideal Candidate…

  • Has strong administrative, data management, communication, and organization skills

  • Has direct experience providing administrative support to multiple departments or across functions

  • Is detail oriented, and takes pride in getting the job done right and on time

  • Has proficiency with spreadsheet, databases, word processing software, and cloud service solutions

About Activation Energy
Activation Energy, is an independent not-for-profit organization that partners with world-class research institutions, government agencies and private sponsors to launch and manage entrepreneurial research fellowship programs. Our partnerships provide a platform for deep engagement with both public and private sector partners, allowing us to address the most critical barriers facing science innovators as they move their ideas from lab the market. Our programs are supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, DARPA, the California Energy Commission, and a select number of the world’s most influential corporations and philanthropies.

Activation Energy, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sex, genetic information, sexual orientation, military and veteran status or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. It also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.

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