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Senior Director, Business Development and Operations

Siteman Cancer Center

February 21, 2020
The Division of Oncology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis invites applications and nominations for the position of Senior Director, Business Development and Operations.

Reporting to the Division Chief, the Senior Director provides leadership of the financial, personnel, systems, facilities, and operational activities of the Division encompassing its clinical, research, and teaching missions. In conjunction with the Division Chief, the position’s primary goal is to insure that faculty have the resources and infrastructure necessary to optimize their productivity in each mission domain while maintaining a sustainable financial model.

The Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital (BJH) and the Division of Oncology collaboratively oversee one of the largest and most prestigious medical oncology programs in the United States. The Division includes 126 faculty and a staff exceeding 1,200. Annual revenue is in the $500,000 range.  Division oncologists see more than 25,000 unique patients with more than 150,000 distinct patient visits annually within the Sections of Medical Oncology and Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplantation/Leukemia. BMT physicians perform more than 450 transplants annually, and the program is one of the top five largest programs in the country. Oncology patients are seen in seven regional hospitals and numerous outpatient locations, including a specialized urgent care cancer center. We currently cover more than 230 total inpatient oncology beds, including 110 dedicated BMT beds at BJH. 

The two programs together treat patients with a wide range of cancers and offer the latest technology, treatment options, and oncology clinical trials. The Siteman Cancer Center is the only center in Missouri and a surrounding 250-mile radius to be designated a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Because of the Division’s strong focus on identifying new and more effective cancer treatments, the NCI awarded Siteman its “Exceptional” rating, the highest designation for cancer research programs, at our last Core Grant Renewal (2016).

The successful candidate for this position will possess a bachelor degree in health management or business related field with five+ years of management experience in a healthcare organization. Preferred qualifications include a master of health management or business administration and eight+ years of experience in a leadership position in an academic oncology or medicine division, multi-specialty group practice, faculty practice plan, or hospital service line which otherwise demonstrates ability to manage a large, complex, multi-site, academic division/department.  Certification and active participation in one or more healthcare professional associations is preferred.  Leadership that is characterized by the ability to develop a common vision for diverse constituents, communicate effectively, sell ideas, and take ownership and responsibility for ideas and actions and a management style that emphasizes teamwork, communication, collegiality, diversity, flexibility, trust and patience are essential for success in this position.

To learn more about this unique opportunity, please contact:

Mark Prosperi

Executive Director, Talent Management and Executive Search
Washington University School of Medicine

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