Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 07/30/2020. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
The Moores Cancer Center (MCC) is one of just 50 in the United States to hold a National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center. This designation is reserved for cancer centers with the highest achievements in cancer research, clinical care, education, and community contributions. As such, it ranks MCC among the top centers in the nation. MCC strives to stay at the forefront of emerging cancer research in a patient-centric environment.
MCC's mission is to transform cancer care in our catchment area and beyond by driving exceptional scientific discoveries, innovations in interception, care, and training. MCC will make a global impact on improving health by reducing cancer burden through accelerated discovery and translation, compassionate and interdisciplinary care, education and community engagement, with the foundation of our core values - Excellence, Innovation and Risk-Taking, Collaboration, Diversity and Service.
The Director, Research Administration and Operations a key member of the senior administrative leadership team, and strategic partner to the Executive Director/ Deputy Director, Administration. Incumbent provides direct oversight and is responsible for the management, strategic planning, and leadership of research administration and business operations including: administrative project management, decision support, clinical trials support and operationalizing business partnerships, supporting new business, assisting with budgeting for Moores Cancer Center's (MCC) research operations budgets, staff recruitment and retention, contributing expertise in regards to center's financial performance and reporting (including all sponsored research awards) and is responsible and accountable for resource alignment and compensation (all human resources center matters).
In addition, incumbent will play a vital role in the central operations of MCC and is responsible for assisting with development of and implementing the Center's strategic goals in conjunction with the Executive Director, financial experts within the center as well as across university teams, and in partnership with division administrators and other senior leaders to direct resources to bring goals through to successful completion. The Director of Administration and Operations also serves as a role model and mentor for other employees.
Incumbent will oversee and will be responsible for ensuring there is sufficient administrative coordination and planning that defines Center, School, and Health System boundaries to maximize the resources that are directed toward meeting the operational needs of the Center. Accountability for errors and problem resolution is inherent in this position. The Director of Administration and Operations has the authority to make recommendations on behalf of the Center and will effectively influence the mission and strategic planning of the Center, leads efforts to develop policies and procedures to enhance the infrastructure of the Center, and provides creative problem solving and process improvement strategies.
The Director of Administration and Operations is responsible for establishing and maintaining all internal (across organization) and external relationships required to execute the current strategic goals of the Center as well as the goals of the functional areas within the organization by leading administrative operations, and works independently and with limited oversight from the Center Director. Incumbent works with science leaders and laboratory investigators to assess how a relationship with an external party can best be structured to meet the needs of a particular scientific research project. Balances and synthesize priorities to provide business guidance and manage the execution of all necessary agreements, in a challenging environment with changing priorities.
Strong working understanding of contracts and grants, research operations, IT, facilities and HR is essential. Strong analytical and communication skills, and excellent skills in both prioritization and time management are required. The incumbent must have a strong sense of urgency, be a team player, and bring a creative approach to problem solving. Reliability, independence, and initiative are essential. Finally the candidate must have a genuine passion for the MCC's mission, as well as a personal determination for excellence, and the flexibility and adaptability to find alternative/ new ways to perform the position to the highest degree.
Responsible for managing the administrative operations of a school, OR a medium to large academic department, OR several small departments within a college, OR a medium to large non-academic department. Typ
UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 8 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom - life is their laboratory. UC San Diego's rich academic portfolio includes six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions and five graduate and professional schools. The university's award-winning scholars are experts at the forefront of their fields with an impressive track record for achieving scientific, medical and technological breakthroughs.