Administrative Director Cancer Disease Program

North Carolina, United States
20 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time


Job Description


Provide overall leadership for the administrative functions within two or more disease programs of the Duke Cancer Institute (ie. GI, GU, Melanoma, Sarcoma). This includes clinical operations, strategic planning, financial and human resource management, program development, space and facilities planning, and collaborative leadership to support the clinical, academic and research missions of these Programs across the broader Duke Health environment.

Work Performed:

  • Manage and coordinate administrative functions of these Programs with reporting relationship to the Assistant Vice President, DCI Clinical Programs.
  • Provide vision, leadership, organization and direction to these Programs, including development and implementation of strategic priorities.
  • Oversee management of clinical operations including advising and assisting physician leads for these Programs for meeting operational and clinical goals, and plan and implement changes as necessary to achieve goals and objectives.
  • Plan operational budgets by analyzing operating needs, projecting revenue and expenses on both a short and long range basis; and prepare and manage capital expense budgets as required.
  • Ensure optimal management of resources by developing and implementing plans approved by leadership which coordinate operational activities including staff, space, facilities, supplies, minor and capital equipment, and general expenses.
  • Coordinate with Assistant Vice President, DCI Clinical Programs the clinical operations of these Programs as they interface with the DCI/DUH(S)/SOM/PDC/PRMO including developing, implementing and measuring the outcomes of ambulatory structures.
  • Participate in planning, marketing and business development as it relates to faculty and programs.
  • Participate on the DCI management team including leading oncology performance improvement initiatives.
  • Collaborate with the physician leadership of these Programs and the AVP to construct successful clinical program growth plans.
  • Determine fiscal requirements, make projections and oversee preparation of program-related budgets; monitor, verify and reconcile expenditure of budgeted funds; oversee the preparation of financial statements reflecting status of programs and activities; ensure compliance with University and Duke University Health System policies and procedures.
  • Supervise and coordinate work of designated employees; manage personnel activities to meet objectives of these Programs; advise staff on employment, pay practices, employee relations, and related issues as required.
  • Represent these Programs in meetings and conferences and other affairs of an administrative nature.
  • Prepare reports and analyses to include financial reports, setting forth progress, adverse trends, and appropriate recommendations or conclusions.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong leadership skills and ability to take responsibility for assigned areas including gaining the confidence of clinical and administrative colleagues, faculty and staff.
  • Proven organizational, analytical and management skills.
  • Strong analytical, strategic, and critical thinking skills to identify problems and develop innovative solutions.
  • Proven initiative to anticipate, develop, and implement new procedures, practices and processes adaptable to constantly changing work patterns and business methods.
  • Excellent interpersonal, as well as written and verbal communication skills to interact with a variety of personalities at all levels, exercising tact, sound judgment, diplomacy, and flexibility to promote positive working relationships and job effectiveness.
  • Ability to act independently and exercise sound judgment, and the acumen and sensitivity to identify matters that require higher level management consultation and/or group collaboration.
  • Demonstrated ability at presenting a positive, professional impression and working as a team member.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret policies and procedures and to propose solutions to non-recurring or precedent setting situations.
  • Proven ability to develop, analyze, and carry out project objectives and work well with others of a diverse nature in achieving organizational goals.
  • Proven ability to research, gather and organize information to produce concise reports using various resources.
  • Excellent negotiation skills. Demonstrated counseling techniques with the ability to act as a facilitator, exercise diplomacy, tact, professionalism, responsiveness, a high degree of flexibility, and solve concerns between individuals in a fair and equitable manner.
  • Skill at negotiating with various personalities and developing internal and external network of contacts.
  • Ability to work independently and follow through on assignments with minimal direction.

Requisition Number 401442410
Location Durham
Job Family Level I1
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt 
Full Time / Part Time FULL TIME 
Regular / Temporary Regular
Shift First/Day

Minimum Qualifications

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

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.


Bachelor's degree required.


Work 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.



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