Director of Finance and Administration/Associate Director, Stanford Cancer Institute

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POST DATE 8/12/2016
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Stanford University Stanford, CA

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Stanford University

Director of Finance and Administration/Associate Director, Stanford Cancer Institute

Job Number: 72084

Stanford Cancer Institute (SCI) is seeking a dynamic strategic partner and executive leader to provide overall administrative direction. The DFA /Associate Director reports to the Director of the SCI with secondary reporting to the School of Medicine's Senior Associate Dean of Finance and Administration. The incumbent serves as the key administrative leader for the SCI including its Cancer Clinical Trials Office (CCTO), and partners with leaders to chart the SCI's strategy and to ensure efficient and effective operations to achieve the SCI's mission and goals.ORGANIZATIONAL SUMMARY:Stanford School of Medicine Cancer Institute (SCI) is designated as a National Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute in recognition of its robust and integrated programs encompassing multidisciplinary laboratory research, clinical care, community outreach and education. The Institute's mission is to support and coordinate Stanford Medicine's cancer activities in basic, translational, clinical and population-based science at Stanford University, Stanford Health Care and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital along with its partner institution, the Cancer Prevention Institute of California. SCI is a highly matrixed organization advancing personalized, leading-edge cancer research, education, and patient care. Nearly 400 faculty members, including scientists and physicians from a wide range of disciplines and belonging to more than 30 academic departments, collaborate to translate research discoveries and to improve cancer treatments and patient outcomes. SCI operations encompass 200 staff and an annual budget of $27.4 million. SCI manages Stanford Medicine's Cancer Biology graduate program with 65 students and trains 13 post doctoral fellows in its laboratories.DUTIES: Lead and direct through a management team all finance, administration and operational activities of the SCI and its CCTO, including systems, budgets, contracts and grants, space, student affairs, and management of staff. Foster effective relationships with multiple departments at Stanford University, School of Medicine, Stanford's hospitals and affiliated entities. Serve as a strategic thought partner who pursues operational excellence, applies effective change management and continuous improvement to the SCI. Manage, motivate, and develop staff to advance the Institute's mission and goals. Working closely with the SCI Director and other leaders, articulate resource requirements of the SCI, and develop and deploy initiatives for financial sustainability. Coordinate the renewal of the NCI comprehensive designation, and develop financial strategies that involve philanthropy, foundation, government, hospital, and industry sources. Advise leadership on future space needs, develop plans, and deploy space resources. Required: Master's degree in Business, Health Care Administration, Public Health, or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and experience. A minimum of five (5) years of progressively increasing responsibility within a large Cancer Center or major academic healthcare institution. Solid foundation in general management and demonstrated experience in building teams and bridging strategic ideas into operational programs. Broad managerial experience including administration, human resources, financial planning and budget control, and operations. Minimum of three (3) years of supervisory experience. Excellent communications skills to interface effectively with diverse parties; interpersonal savvy and operational success in interactions with executive leaders, donors, physicians, scientists and other colleagues; ability to work in a complex matrix setting, build consensus and develop new approaches to problem-solving. Strong knowledge of industry standards and/or regulatory requirement. Ability to establish a culture of integrity within their unit(s) and with those external to the unit.Requires extremely high-level leadership and negotiation skills, change management, and the ability to successfully collaborate with multiple and sometimes difficult or conflicting constituencies. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:
Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
Frequently sitting.
Occasionally stand/walk, reach/work above shoulders, use a telephone, writing by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds;
Rarely twist/bend/stoop/squat, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 11-20 pounds.

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

Job: Administration

Location: School of Medicine

Schedule: Full-time

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