Cancer Center Jobs

Chief People Officer

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

January 16, 2024
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, headquartered in Manhattan, seeks a dynamic, progressive, and innovative human resources executive to serve as its next Chief People Officer (CPO). This is an exciting opportunity with one of the world's most respected healthcare organizations devoted exclusively to cancer and recognized as one of the top two cancer hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report. The people of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) are united by a singular mission: ending cancer for life.

Reporting directly to the President and Chief Executive Officer of MSK, the CPO will be a key strategic partner to the executive leadership team, providing guidance and counsel as it relates to MSK's most important asset, the people. The CPO must take bold, creative steps to address current workforce challenges and develop innovative solutions that improve recruitment, retention, turnover, and engagement. The CPO will have a passion for developing talent and build strategies to advance the next generation of leaders through intentional leadership development and succession planning. As MSK continues to evolve, the CPO must thoroughly review all positions across the organization ensuring the proper title and grades systemwide. Other major priorities of this executive will include further optimizing Workday to provide data and insights to leadership; streamlining and standardizing HR operations to eliminate silos; developing a systemwide total rewards strategy; strengthening engagement at all levels; championing equity, diversity & inclusion efforts; and fostering a strong sense of pride across all areas of the institution.

The ideal candidate will be an innovative and results-oriented HR leader. The candidate will have a minimum of ten years of human resources experience, a significant portion of which should have been in a leadership role for the design, development, and implementation of comprehensive HR strategies and improving organizational results. The ideal candidate will have experience working in urban, large, complex, highly matrixed organizations. Healthcare and/or academic medical center experience is not required, but highly preferred for this opportunity.

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Please direct all application materials to Steve Davis, Keshia Harris, or Katie Mazzuckelli via the WittKieffer Candidate Portal here.

The base salary range for this position is $800,000 to $925,000. In addition, this executive will be eligible for an annual incentive bonus, retirement, and additional benefits. The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be determined based on various factors, including but not limited to scope of role, level of experience, education, accomplishments, internal equity, budget, and subject to Fair Market Value evaluation. The base compensation range listed is a good faith determination of potential base compensation at the time of this job advertisement and may be modified in the future.