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Associate Director Administration, Cancer Center

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

March 9, 2021
Associate Director Administration, Cancer Center

The Sanford Burnham Prebys NCI-designated Cancer Center has an opening for the position of Associate Director. The Cancer Center is an internationally recognized leading organization in cancer research and is one of only seven Basic Laboratory National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers in the nation.

The position is responsible for the administrative management, operations, financials, outreach, and planning of the Cancer Center. Partnering closely with the Center Director, the Associate Director participates in strategic discussions and initiatives and actively works towards prioritizing and executing established priorities. The Associate Director engages key stakeholders representing scientific, academic, and administrative functions both within the Institute and externally with key partner institutions and the NIH National Cancer Institute (NCI).

Primary Responsibilities

·         Provides operational support for the management, strategic planning, and evaluation efforts of the Center

·         Creates and implements new programs, initiatives, and policies for the Center

·         Performs financial responsibilities for the Center

·         Serves as a liaison to academic departments and works closely with faculty, trainees, and other leaders to foster multi-disciplinary collaborations

·         Responsible for the administrative infrastructure, preparation, submission, and management of the NCI Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) and serves as the primary administrative liaison to the NCI

·         Provides expertise and assistance in developing successful multi-investigator, large-scale grant submissions that are critical to the mission of the Center (e.g., P01s, T32s, U54s, etc.)

·         Tracks and manages all research-relevant Center components

·         Assists with faculty and staff recruitment and development

·         Facilitates discussions, coordination, and advancement of interdisciplinary and interdepartmental collaboration, and translational research

·         Participates in activities related to the Executive Committee, internal and external advisory boards and committees, and Center retreats, events, and programs that support internal and external relationship development and organizational visibility

·         Works closely with relevant departments to ensure appropriate integration and alignment of priorities and activities

·         Oversees a communication strategy and marketing efforts to increase the visibility of the Center

Required Experience

·         Bachelor’s degree in a related field required OR equivalent education, training and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been attained

·         Master’s degree preferred

·         Two years’ experience in a role providing operational oversight in a related field

·         Experience managing large-scale NIH grants

·         Previous experience supporting and administering a NIH Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) strongly preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities

·         Strong attention to detail with the ability to interpret and distill complex documents and information into key themes, priorities, and actionable direction

·         Possess strong organizational skills and ability to track multiple project timelines and deliverables as well as provide direction and oversight to others

·         Demonstrate professional communication and interpersonal skills

·         Understanding of medical research environment and federal grant funding processes, agencies, and related regulations

·         Work independently as well as in a team environment

·         Be responsible and have strong time management skills

·         Able to analyze and resolve issues of moderate complexity

·         Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe programs

·         Embody the Institute’s core values of Commitment, Collaboration, Communication, Community and Compassion

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute is an Equal Opportunity employer.

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