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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Director, Research Financial Management in New York, New York

Company Overview

At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time.Join us and make a difference every day.

Job Description

Are you passionate about working on complex issues where analysis of situations requires in depth knowledge and expertise? Do you thrive on creating a high performance culture, encouraging development amongst your team? Do you want to apply your background to contribute to MSK's mission of dedication to exceptional cancer care, innovative research, and forward-thinking education?

If so, we have an exciting opportunity for aDirector of Research Financial Management (RFM)to join theOffice of Research and Project Administration (ORPA). We are a dynamic and expert team of research administration professionals.The Director of RFMis a key leader inORPA, directing and guiding an effective group of research finance management professionals and driving best in class practices. This position requires dedication to business knowledge and operational excellence through a culture of continuous improvement, collaboration, innovation and partnership.

You Will:

  • Be responsible for the strategic planning and programming initiatives affecting the management of MSK's research funding portfolio and Sloan Kettering Institute corporation funds for research.

  • Establish and oversee a control environment for central, post-award financial management of and reporting on government (e.g., federal, state), non-government, industry sponsored and institutional funds, in alignment with federal and other accounting principles and policies, as required.

  • Ensure compliance with all rules for the financial management of grants and contracts and related institutional policies, procedures, quality standards, improvement initiatives and external legal regulations which includes working with other departments to establish compliant internal controls

  • Work collaboratively within ORPA and with partners in the research community to motivate changes in work products and process that will improve unit and research enterprise efficiency and effectiveness

  • Build and provide full leadership and managerial responsibility for an effective RFM team. Lead all aspects of unit operations and prioritize workflow to ensure efficiency, regulatory compliance and sound operation

  • Foster a strong results orientation within unit by motivating staff and holding them accountable to meeting the needs of constituents and organizational goals; Create and propagate a supportive team environment and a culture focused on high performance

  • Strategically partner with divisional leadership, faculty, administrative and clinical management staff to plan and implement new department-wide and/or divisional or institutional programmatic initiatives

  • Forge and maintain collaborative and positive relationships with constituents, senior leadership and external sponsors; Engage institutional partners to gain insights and/or to request system/process updates to meet business needs

  • Liaise with senior leadership, faculty, administration and external sponsors, taking a broad view to client-focused RFM.

You Are:

  • Knowledgeable about your business and the marketplace and able to apply this knowledge to advance our goals.

  • A cultivator of innovation who builds and fosters new ways for the organization to be successful.

  • A good decision-maker, with proven success at making timely decisions that keep MSK moving forward.

  • A provider of work directives, delegating responsibilities as necessary and removing obstacles to get work done.

  • Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.

  • Able to hold yourself and others accountable into achieve goals and live up to commitments.

  • Skilled at painting a compelling picture of MSK’s strategy and vision that motivates others to action.

  • Someone who doesn’t shy away from difficult situations or people, saying what needs to be said.

  • Capable of anticipating and balancing the needs of multiple stakeholders.

  • An individual who takes a broad view and applies it when approaching issues.

You Have:

  • A minimum of 7-10 years’ experience in research administration and/or non-profit finance administration experience

  • A minimum of 4-7 years’ experience leading and developing a team

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

  • Experience working in a post award environment in an Academic / Medical or Research Institution



MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.

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Job LocationsUSA-NY-New York

Posted Date1 month ago(1/20/2021 1:36 PM)

Requisition ID2020-43760

CategoryProfessional - Research Administration