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Associate Director, Cancer Center Administration

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

February 13, 2023
The Associate Director, Cancer Center Administration is a member of the Cancer Center Leadership Team (CCLT) and is responsible for the administrative oversight of Cancer Center strategic planning, management, and evaluation.  The AD partners closely with the center director and other members of the leadership team to ensure appropriate administrative and financial management of the Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG), as well as various other cancer center activities and initiatives.

The position ensures alignment between the cancer center and institute operations and formally represents the cancer center to the NCI.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Provides administrative leadership and subject matter expertise in cancer center strategic planning, management, and evaluation
Working closely with the CCLT, supports the development of the plan to enhance diversity 
In collaboration with the Associate Director, Education and Training, manages and directs team members in the coordination of cancer research training and education
Leads and directs activities and team members to deliver on requirements and key deliverables of the CCSG, which includes non-competing continuation and renewal submissions
Directs and advises on the management of the budget and financial records for the CCSG; monitors and evaluates financial analysis and forecasting
Provides financial oversight, analysis, and planning for the shared resources
Partners with Institute leaders in support of cancer center goals and initiatives
Contributes and provides advice in support of the cancer center’s program structure and membership
Supports faculty recruitment, planning of recruitment packages utilizing CCSG developmental funds, coordinating with the director and institute staff
Provides feedback and guidance related to event planning and management

Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or other related field required
Advanced degree preferred
Seven years’ experience with research administration, including preparation of grant proposals, funding agency requirements and budgets required
Two years’ supervisory/management experience required

Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities:

Proficiency with financial and database systems and thorough working knowledge of software packages required
Financial management skills, including multi-year planning, budgeting, forecasting, oversight and report/grant proposal preparation is requried
Familiarity with NIH and other Federal agency policies and procedures
Ability to work independently in an interdisciplinary team environment
Strong analytical, organizational, and administrative management skills
Ability to act with discretion and judgment and maintenance of confidentiality
Ability to prioritize and work under pressure in a deadline-oriented environment
Effective communication and strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact with varied groups
Embody the Institute’s core values of Commitment, Collaboration, Communication, Community and Compassion

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Yes, this position oversees other individuals


The expected hiring range for this position is listed at $120,000 - $215,000/year commensurate with experience