Reporting to and working collaboratively with the Senior Vice President/Chief Communications Officer, the Managing Director serves as a strategic advisor and thought partner, playing a critical role in the development and the execution of defined strategic imperatives of the Communications and Marketing Department in support of Dana-Farber and its mission.
This position works in close consultation with the SVP, Chief Communications and Marketing Officer (CC&MO) and the Department???s Executive Team to shape and expand the Communications and Marketing function, which includes significant transformation over the next three to five years.
The Managing Director is a key strategist and contributor to improving capacity, capabilities, service delivery and supporting infrastructure. This role oversees operations, finance, administrative, and HR functions for the department.??????
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a leader in life changing breakthroughs in cancer research and patient care. We are united in our mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. We strive to create an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment where we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all backgrounds, and design programs to promote public health particularly among high-risk and underserved populations. We conduct groundbreaking research that advances treatment, we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers, and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.
Collaborate with Senior Vice President/CCO and other members of the Department?????????s Executive Team to align departmental strategic imperatives and operations with the overall goals of the Institute.
Support the Department???s Executive Team with driving strategic planning, overseeing plan/program development and running key staff meetings, assisting with team communications, and representing the CC&MO/Executive Team in meetings as needed.
Facilitate key communications for senior level meetings and other recurring department meetings, including Communications Board Committee.
Lead discussions with cross functional team members to prioritize initiatives and proper resource allocation.
Manage a team of communications and marketing coordinators who are assigned to support functioning of the individual team(s), including project management.
Take a leadership role in the oversight and/or development of the department???s Internship Program (leading co-managers), onboarding of new staff, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (ID&E) activities, and CC&MO meeting materials (agendas, PPTs, etc.).
Develop department-wide policies, procedures, and reporting templates to track and measure progress of defined Objectives and Key Results (OKRs).
Assist in annual budget planning, monitoring and/or managing budget for the department, including oversight and authorization of vendor invoices and initiation of new vendor set-up and contract management, either directly or in supervision of others in this capacity.
Ensure that all financial commitments and spending are well-managed, including use of preferred suppliers, competitive re/bidding, purchase orders and formal written contracts.
With others in Communications and Marketing leadership, lead efforts to provide a dynamic, engaging and recognition-rich work environment for staff.
Lead dynamic/remote work and other initiatives to sustain staff well-being.??
Organize and provide staffing for large-scale gatherings and events for Communications and Marketing staff, such as all-staff meetings, recognition events, and professional development.????
Recruit, hire, train, and support the growth of Communications and Marketing Coordinators and other administrative staff, including performance evaluation, timekeeping, and other supervisory responsibilities.
Oversee space planning/assignment and primary representative for building operations, as needed.
Oversee and project manage additional ad-hoc strategic projects that span across Department Executive Team.
10 years of leadership experience required, preferably in a highly complex, matrixed organization such as an academic medical center, medical school teaching hospital, research university, or consulting/agency environment.
Experience building critical relationships and collaborations, internal alliances, and long-term partnerships in a complex, matrixed organization required.??
Prior experience successfully managing expectations of executives, senior leadership, and key stakeholders required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Strong knowledge of health care and academic medicine.
Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, PowerPoint, Visio, Zoom, and Excel with the ability to learn and understand new systems, as the job requires.
Strong strategic thinking and operations/management skills.
Proficient in leading and managing through change, growth and uncertainty while creating a productive stable and reliable environment for staff.
Excellent interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence.??
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Proficient skills to collect, organize and analyze data, produce actionable reports, and recommend improvements and solutions.
Ability to handle details of a highly confidential and critical nature.
Ability to function efficiently and effectively in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks with competing priorities and deadlines.
Ability to work cooperatively and strategically in a team environment with all levels of professional, technical, and administrative staff and to integrate resources on a timely and organized basis.
At Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we work every day to create an innovative, caring, and inclusive environment where every patient, family, and staff member feels they belong.?? As relentless as we are in our mission to reduce the burden of cancer for all, we are equally committed to diversifying our faculty and staff.?? Cancer knows no boundaries and when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals, neither do we. If working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to under-served members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.