Associate Director for Administration and Finance

The University of Colorado Cancer Center

The University of Colorado Cancer Center (UCCC) is seeking an Associate Director for Administration and Finance. The UCCC, located on the Anschutz Medical Campus, is Colorado’s only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, a distinction recognizing its outstanding contributions to basic research, clinical trials, prevention and cancer control research. UCCC’s clinical partner for adult care, University of Colorado Hospital, is ranked in the top 15 hospitals nationwide by U.S. News and World Report and Children’s Hospital Colorado is ranked 8th by the same organization in pediatric cancer care. The UCCC is a member of the prestigious National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), an alliance of the nation’s leading cancer centers working to establish and deliver the gold standard in cancer clinical guidelines. UCCC is also a member of the Oncology Research Information Exchange Network (ORIEN), a unique research partnership among North America’s top cancer centers leveraging multiple data sources and matching patients to targeted treatments. UCCC is a consortium of approximately 260 researchers and physicians at three state universities and three clinical institutions, all working towards its vision to prevent and cure cancer while being a global model for patient care delivery, interdisciplinary research, and training. The Associate Director (AD) has primary oversight and responsibility for the administrative and financial components of the UCCC research programs, including basic, clinical, transitional, and prevention and control research programs. The AD is a member of the senior leadership team responsible for strategic planning, policy development and execution, and CCSG leadership and oversight.

Selected duties include:
• Providing oversight and leadership of the administrative and financial operations of the Cancer Center. Areas of responsibilities include financial management, grants and contract administration, HR management, clinical research management (including CPDM and Clinical Trials Office), internal IT operations management), space, communications/public relations, and general administrative operations.
• Supervising a management team that provides expert management in the areas of finance, research administration, clinical research, information technology, and communications management.
• Providing advice and expertise to the strategic planning initiatives of the UCCC. The AD will be responsible for the overall development, revision, and execution of the UCCC Strategic Plan.
• Representing the UCCC and appropriate institutional officials with a variety of advisory agencies, including state and federal governmental entities, external private and public organizations, fundraising and advocacy groups, among others.
• Representing the UCCC on appropriate boards and committees of member organizations such as NCCN, ORIEN, and AACI.

Candidates should have a minimum of 10 years leadership and relevant experience in a large academic medical center, with a preference for experience within an NCI-designated cancer center and experience in organizational strategic planning initiatives. A Master’s degree is strongly preferred. Strong financial management skills and background, with experience in fund management, budgeting, and forecasting, is essential. Excellent written and verbal skills are required, with occasional public speaking expected. Excellent interpersonal skills are essential for both internal and external communications. Cancer Center experience, with thorough knowledge of federal rules and regulations regarding NCI Centers grants and special programs, is essential.

If you are interested in this position, please e-mail Kim Gallfor posting information.