The Assistant Vice President, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center (Sylvester) is a senior member of the cancer center’s executive leadership team. They are responsible for the efficient operations and financial performance of Sylvester including the successful renewal submission of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG). Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center is the only NCI-designated cancer center in South Florida (2019), and one of only two in Florida. This role has direct oversight and responsibility for strategic planning, finances, grant administration, clinical research administration, shared resources, membership, faculty recruitment, space planning, facilities, human resources administration, education and training. SCCC received a transformational gift that would allow investments in SCCC programs, resources, people and make the necessary investments in infrastructure, including a new research facility to foster cutting-edge, scientific discovery and interdisciplinary collaboration. This individual will work closely with SCCC and UHealth leadership in the planning of this new Cancer Research Building.
Strategic Planning and Operations
Serves as a member of the executive leadership team and is responsible for promoting quality research by developing and implementing Sylvester’s strategic plan and vision; fosters collaboration and engagement across the organization.
Provides exceptional leadership, creating a highly effective team that achieves operational and financial excellence. Creates an environment of accountability, teamwork, trust and transparent communication.
Works with all stakeholders to assess new program initiatives and enhance research programs and shared resources. Monitors the productivity and quality of all initiatives to include cost effectiveness and return on investments.
Develops and implements policies and procedures to ensure efficient operations and compliance with University and governmental requirements. Communicates policies to all stakeholders and ensures timely coordination and efficient utilization of resources.
Oversees the recruitment efforts of investigators and scientists including the development of financial and space commitments.
Oversees the preparation of reports and analytics for external and internal constituents.
Directs the intramural grants office providing cancer investigators support for the preparation and submission of intramural and extramural funding requests and post award administration.
Oversees informatics, information technology and telecommunications including the development and expansion of administrative databases.
Oversees space planning, facilities and equipment purchases.
Represents Sylvester in national cancer organizations such as the Association of American Cancer Institutes, Alliance of Dedicated Cancer Centers, and the Cancer Centers Administrators Forum.
Develops and cultivates relationships with external stakeholders and institutions in order to promote Sylvester’s mission and goals. Serves as a subject matter expert on legislation and regulatory issues related to oncology.
National Cancer Institute Designation – Renewal Submission
Serves as principal liaison and Sylvester administrative representative with the National Cancer Institute and Office of Cancer Centers
Serves as the subject matter expert on the CCSG application process and review criteria; coordinates an efficient, highly organized, timely and successful CCSG submission.
Directs the CCSG project management team establishing, implementing and communicating a clear and effective project plan that ensures a successful submission.
Financial Management and Human Resource Management
Directs the overall financial operations of Sylvester including budgeting, financial analysis, purchasing, resource allocation, financial controls, capital and strategies for maximizing revenue.
Develops and implements business plans for key programs, shared resources and other strategic initiatives ensuring efficient operations and return on investments.
Provides long term financial planning for the Center with emphasis on research program development, capital needs, and facilities.
Works with Human Resources, in the recruitment, retention and performance management of Sylvester staff.
Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
Minimum 8 years of relevant experience
Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:
Commitment to the University’s core values
Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form
Ability to maintain effective interpersonal relationships
Ability to establish department goals and objectives that support the strategic plan
Ability to manage a budget and work within the constraints of that budget
Ability to exercises sound judgement in making critical decisions