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POST DATE 8/24/2016
END DATE 12/7/2016

Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH) Boston, MA

Boston, MA
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree



The Center for Surgery and Public Health (CSPH) is a world leader in health services research, global health, and surgical education research. CSPH serves as the cornerstone for the research programs of a growing number of surgical faculty, including the trainees and staff working with individual faculty members. Research areas of interest cover the broad expanse of public health, including health services and international health, and outcomes research and quality improvement and serves as the Department of Surgery link to clinical research and evidence based quality improvement activities at the Brigham and Womens Hospital, Partners Healthcare, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health. The administrative director is responsible for ensuring that CSPH provides for leading edge research activities for the Department such as the CSPH is recognized as a local, national and world leader for the advancement of surgical knowledge through health services, global health, and surgical education research activities.

Under the leadership of the CSPH Kessler Director and the DOS Executive Administrator, the CSPH Administrative Director provides essential counsel and support to the Kessler Director and to the DOS Executive Administrator on administrative, financial, and strategic issues specific to the management and development of the Center for Surgery and Public Health (CSPH).

The Administrative Director serves as a non-faculty staff member of the CSPH, providing executive administrative leadership for the Center, its staff, and its programs and activities. The Administrative Director will play an instrumental role in building the CSPH and its financial sustainability, developing core programs and curriculum, and ensuring CSPH is recognized as the leading health services research and policy center in the nation.

The Administrative Director functions as the administrative resource for all performance management needs within the CSPH, including:


o Participates in the creation and the promotion of the CSPHs mission, vision, and values

o Is visible, approachable and inspires and motivates others

o Builds a high performance team

o Carries forward decisions of the Kessler Director

o Contributes to high-level strategic planning - identifying strategic aims and anticipating future demands

o Demonstrates knowledge and sensitivity of CSPH faculty /fellow/staff/collaborator needs

Supports needs/programs of more than 16 fellows in CSPH training program

o Defines CSPH and program results taking into account PI/project/staff needs

o Establishes and demonstrates expert project management skills and ensures that others achieve objectives contributing to high output and performance standards.


o Manages a research core comprised of 15 staff nearly all academically achieving at least a Masters level

o Establishes and communicates clear standards and expectations

o Provides recognition, builds trust, morale and cooperation within the team

PROGRAMMATIC DEVELOPMENT (implementation/assessment/performance improvement/support)

o Support the research development needs of more than 30 faculty and 8 CSPH faculty leaders

o In conjunction with the DOS Research Administrative Director and DOS Research Team, Oversees submission of $7 M in proposals

o Maintain funding pipeline with support from DOS Research AD and Team


o Currently oversee management of more than 25 research funds

Other essential needs that support the strength and stability of the CSPH


Chief of Staff

Provide high-level support and advice to the Kessler Director and, when appropriate, represents the Kessler Director outside of the Center. Coordinate activities of CSPH faculty and senior staff, providing a link between the CSPH Leadership and the Kessler Director in developing and implementing strategy.

Organizational Development and Administration

Lead the development and execution of a vibrant organizational plan that nurtures collaboration around multi-topic research cores in line with CSPH mission, key values, and goals. The Administrative Director will follow guidance provided in the CSPH strategic business plan to develop new initiatives and to seek and apply for funding that supports the development and implementation of multi-topic research cores, faculty and supporting staff, and the infrastructure to ensure consistency across each core and as the foundation for the CSPHs collective portfolio.

Develop a strategic plan to guide the Center's work, supporting the CSPHs mission statement and organizational and programmatic objectives for the Center's next 3-5 years of operation, in coordination with the CSPH Kessler Director, Leadership Council, Advisory Board, and other stakeholders. Support leadership in implementation of strategic plan. Carry out the plan, including concept development, outreach, proposal development, and follow-up.

Develop strategic alliances with complementary programs and organizations both across and beyond the Harvard and Longwood communities, working to establish the Center's identity as a nationally recognized leader among its peer organizations. Foster partnerships that provide opportunities for research development and exchange through discussions and networking that results in collaborative action and supports funding aims.

Represent the Center with local and national constituencies and with capability of serving as spokesperson for the Center's work at public and media events.

Plan and assist Kessler Director in developing and managing CSPHs advisory board, which may include surgical professional organizations and practitioners and policy makers.

Oversee the development and implementation of a communications strategy that establishes and strengthens our brand name recognition and potential for global and national partnerships and funding.

Program Development and Implementation

In Conjunction with DOS AD of Research and DOS Research Team, deliver superior research and reporting services to maximize support to the Center and individual faculty. Write and edit timely annual report detailing for leadership, donors, and advisory board and other stakeholders Center programmatic development efforts and achievements.

Plan, coordinate, and, as necessary, implement a variety of initiatives, events, curriculum, and programs, which may include major summits, workshops and speaker series, faculty development and fellows programs.

Convene key stakeholders interested in increasing CSPH/HSR research engagement, and improve processes to identify knowledge gaps, to inform the center's programs and plans, and support CSPH faculty and fellows in developing solutions to pressing research challenges and opportunities.

Collaborate closely with faculty and other relevant units across BWH/HMS/HSPH to leverage and expand the impact of faculty research efforts relevant to the Center's mission, helping them bring their results to the attention of institutional and national research leaders.

Coordinate and bring greater visibility and coherence to CSPHs curricular and co-curricular activities relevant to HSR research and education, making the Center the hub for HSR on the BWH/HMS/HSPH/Longwood campuses.

Work with and engage HMS and HSPH students at the undergraduate and graduate levels in creating a home base at the center for initiatives supporting HSR training and engagement.

Develop program evaluation and measures to track and report on program impact and sustainability

Financial and Personnel Management

In conjunction with DOS Ad of Research:

Ensure appropriate accountability and transparency, with attention to internal financial