Director, Research Administration & Operations
Director, Research Administration & Operations
DCI Director's Office
Reports To: The Associate Vice President & Associate Dean, Duke Cancer Institute, Duke University Health System, Duke University School of Medicine
The Director for Research Administration and Operations (DRAO) will direct the clinical research operations of the Duke Cancer Institute and all the NCI Cancer Center Core Grant aspects related to clinical research, shared resources and program activities. This position directs and manages the budget and staff of over 150 FTEs supporting clinical research in the 11 disease-based group teams, as well as the 9 Core Grant Programs and Shared Resources of the NCI P30 Grant.
Responsibilities and Expectations
Clinical Research and Administration Responsibilities:
Lead and direct initiatives, improvements, advancements to increase quality and efficiency of the DCI clinical research administration and operations; assist in the creation of the clinical research vision and strategic priorities; oversee the work of key areas of clinical research operations for oncology, included but not limited to data, safety and monitoring, cancer protocol committee, scientific review, regulatory, compliance, informatics, reporting, bio-banking, biostatistics, finance, contracting, budgeting, accrual tracking/metrics and strategic growth opportunities (i.e. community oncology growth plan).
Identify, address, strategize and direct the improvement of operational areas of opportunity, issues, and obstacles at the organizational level based on metrics data, internal audit reports, and input from faculty, functional group leaders, project leaders, research partners and NIH.
Partner with the DCI Office of Health Equity and Disparities (OHED) and lead efforts to increase diversity, reduce health disparities and advance health equity of clinical trial populations; work with University and Health System leadership to increase clinical trial accruals with specialized effort to increase the accruals of minorities and under-represented communities.
NCI P30 Cancer Center Support Grant Responsibilities:
The DRAO will lead efforts associated with the Duke Cancer Institute NCI P30 Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG-Core Grant).
Lead the P30 Core Grant competitive and non-competitive renewal processes and partner with internal and external resources to catalyze change process, assisting with communications and training requirements as necessary for the P30 Grant and all competitive and non-competitive renewals to retain NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center Status.
Key Expectations of a Senior DCI Leader
The role has facilitative characteristics within a highly matrixed, very complex environment and requires significant leadership, mediation, political and negotiation skills and abilities.
Develop and foster effective collaboration among DCI disease programs, clinical departments, academic departments/divisions, and other affiliated services to ensure an integrated approach to fulfilling our clinical, research and educational goals and objectives.
Strategy and Planning:
Senior DCI leaders work together to provide leadership expertise to inform the clinical growth strategies that support the overall DCI Strategic Plan encompassing the integration of the clinical, academic and research initiatives.
Coordination and Communication:
Assure effective communication of initiatives within and across relevant internal and external audiences. Collaborate with Duke Cancer Institute's Director of Communication, and Duke Health's Marketing and Communications team to assure communication strategy and tactics are optimal.
Performance Management and Regulatory Compliance:
Maintain compliance with all relevant legislative and regulatory rules and requirements established by state and federal agencies as well as those of voluntary accrediting bodies to ensure continued compliance.
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed.
This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
The intent of this job description is to be representative of the level and the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of this position and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total specific duties and responsibilities.
1816 ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR
Job Family Level
Full Time / Part Time
Regular / Temporary
Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. ******************************************************* Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.
Work generally requires organizational, analytical and communication skills normally acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree program.
Work normally requires seven years of progressive administrative experience, generally in a hospital, health care or similar service industry to become proficient in managing quality of care and financial performance over assigned hospital service line. A Master's degree in Hospital Administration, Business Administration or a related field may be substituted for experience on a 1:1 basis. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE.
Master's degree in health, business or public health required with oncology concentration strongly preferred. PhD desirable but not required.
5 years of experience in academic healthcare, preferably NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, with 7 years of experience at the leadership level. Oncology experience required.
A successful candidate will also possess the following:
- Ability to lead effectively in a matrixed organization requiring high levels of collaboration, sound judgment and significant operational and administrative management expertise.
- Demonstrates strong leadership, management, analytical, negotiation and conflict management skills.
- Knowledge of physician practice management, clinical and research operational issues and research practice that contribute to effective and efficient care structures and processes.
- Knowledge of sound financial management practices, particularly within Oncology.
- Demonstrate motivation and initiative in seeking professional growth and development.
- Knowledge of relevant legislation and regulation.
- Ability to assess current situation; devise and execute necessary improvement/corrective actions.
- Ability to work collaboratively with multiple constituents.
- Ability to influence people in their opinions, attitudes, beliefs and decisions.
- Ability to make decisions based on verifiable and/or measureable data or criteria.
- Ability to negotiate and mediate complex and often competing interests.
- Ability to communicate effectively through oral and written communications to diverse audiences.
- Ability to work with all types of individuals in multiple settings and locations and to promote diversity in the workplace.
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Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.