Cancer Center Jobs

Associate Director of Administration

Legorreta Cancer Center at Brown University

March 18, 2022
Associate Director of Administration, Cancer Center at Brown University
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Brown University | Providence, Rhode Island


This position leads numerous activities with, and for, Brown University faculty researchers/scientists, clinicians, research programs, shared resources, administrative and clinical research staff, and other department administrators and staff. Special focus of the position includes facilitating the vision of the Director and other senior faculty leaders by creating an environment of collaboration and interaction for the membership across departmental, school, and institutional boundaries, and ensuring that all activities continue to meet National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) guidelines and essential characteristics in order to achieve and maintain a federal comprehensive cancer center designation.

The over-riding and major goal of the position is to support the Cancer Center at Brown University as it seeks NCI designation, including administrative assistance with the preparation/submission of the CCSG, and representing the Cancer Center as the Associate Director for Administration at External Advisory Board meetings, NCI site visits of the Cancer Center at Brown University, NCI progress reports, and NCI CCSG resubmissions/renewals.

This is a fixed term position with a current end date of 12/31/2024 which may be extended based upon available funding.


Education and Experience:

MBA required;
Six or more years of significant administrative experience, preferably in a research facility, pharma or academic institution required;
Experience working in oncology field required;
Experience with NCI process and administrative leadership role at a peer Cancer Center, preferably one that is NCI-designated highly preferred;
Experience with Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) preparation, submission, renewal preferred;
Knowledge of clinical research metrics required;
Involvement with community outreach preferred;
Or, an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Job Competencies:

Excellent leadership abilities and skills in building and nurturing professional relationships
Excellent computer skills, including ability to use a wide variety of software packages for reports, financial forecasting, data analyzing, and graphics
Significant knowledge of oncology clinical and basic research
Possesses a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive campus community
Excellent communication and presentation skills
Consensus building skills


In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. All employees must also receive a COVID-19 booster within thirty (30) days of becoming eligible. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site.

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Located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and founded in 1764, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Engineering, and the School of Professional Studies.

With its talented and motivated student body and accomplished faculty, Brown is a leading research university that maintains a particular commitment to exceptional undergraduate instruction. Brown’s vibrant, diverse campus community consists of about 4,500 staff and faculty, 6,200 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, 490 medical school students, more than 5,000 summer, visiting, and online students, and over 700 faculty members. Brown students come from all 50 states and more than 115 countries. Brown is frequently recognized for its global reach, many cultural events, numerous campus groups and activities, active community service programs, highly competitive athletics, and beautiful facilities located in a richly historic urban setting.

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