Executive Administrative Director, Stanford Cancer Institute, Clinical Trials Office


Executive Administrative Director
Stanford Cancer Institute, Clinical Trials Office

Stanford Cancer Institute (SCI) is seeking an Executive Administrative Director (EAD) of the Clinical Trials Office (CTO).

In collaboration and cooperation with staff and the faculty, the EAD will lead the Stanford Cancer Institute’s CTO, the organizational unit responsible for supporting the management of cancer clinical research. In this senior leadership role, the EAD is responsible for developing and executing strategy for the CTO as well as overseeing all operations of the CTO. The EAD will be a vital contributor to our executive management cabinet, will lead and develop a large team of clinical trial, regulatory, finance, and operations professionals (over 200), and will build a strong partnership with internal and external stakeholders. To deliver high-quality and efficient clinical research, the EAD will leverage their business acumen and experience to identify and deploy impactful management strategies. The responsibilities of the EAD include strategy, organizational and leadership development, long-range planning, change management, recruitment, and retention. The successful candidate will also lead and execute process improvements and transformational change utilizing their exceptional management and interpersonal prowess. As our staff runs toward challenges, the EAD will have a demonstrated history of doing the same with a high degree of professionalism, initiative, and flexibility.

The EAD will have experience in creating and leading the strategic direction and development of long-range plans that establish objectives and direction for a clinical trials organization. The EAD is the dyadic partner with the SCI’s faculty leader of cancer clinical research, the Associate Director for Clinical Research, and together they ensure high quality conduct of cancer clinical research and meeting the relevant goals commensurate with the National Cancer Institute’s comprehensive cancer center designation. Ideally, the successful candidate will have excellent skills in leading and managing a large organization of staff through subordinate managers; be able to determine staffing levels, select, develop, and evaluate personnel to ensure efficient operation; identity, clarify, and resolve strategic impact issues with enterprise-wide impact and substantial significance, which may span multiple areas, using advanced clinical trials and Good Clinical Practice knowledge requiring broad discretion and judgment. The EAD must demonstrate cultural awareness and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience leading and managing a large organization of clinical trials, regulatory, finance, and operations through subordinate managers. They will have a bachelor’s degree with ten years of relevant experience or a combination of education and relevant experience.

The expected pay range for this position is $221,000 to $249,000 per annum. This pay range reflects base pay only and does not include potential additional components of compensation such as incentive plans.

Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location, and external market pay for comparable jobs.

Korn Ferry is assisting Stanford Cancer Institute with this important search. For inquiries or to apply in confidence, please submit your detailed CV and letter of interest by soon as possible, to Melissa Bacon at Melissa.Bacon@KornFerry.com Applications and materials are reviewed on an ongoing basis.

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Stanford Cancer Institute is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

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