The Clinical Planning and Business Development (CPBD) department provides strategic and clinical planning, business planning, growth planning, and project management support to the Institute.
The Clinical Planning and Project Management team within CPBD provides structure to large-scale Longwood clinical growth initiatives and new business relationships including satellite clinics and collaborative affiliates.
The Project Manager/Consultant position in the CPBD is an internal Institute-wide project management, strategic planning, and consulting resource dedicated to partnering with leaders to achieve the Institute’s critical strategic priorities.
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.
Act as project manager/consultant on three to five simultaneous mid-size strategic, business planning, or clinical growth projects (scoping, planning, execution, knowledge transfer/close-out)
Develop clear and effective meeting materials (e.g., agendas, presentations, etc.) and other written materials
Develop presentations/project collateral/business plans and present updates, findings, and recommendations to leaders and associates at all levels of the Institute
Cultivate and maintain positive working relationships with leaders across the organization
Utilize, and continue to improve and refine, a standard set of clinical project management, consulting and business planning, and strategy development tools
Actively contribute to CPBD staff development and internal departmental process and performance improvement
Assist in the design of strategic planning activities; such as: scenario planning, contingency planning, visioning sessions, and focused 'deep-dive' analysis of various strategic topics
Complete quantitative, qualitative, and financial analyses and/or market research, to support the objectives of assigned projects and to advance decision making
Identify and highlight likely business and financial impacts associated with program planning or expansion, as well as required implementation support, key dependencies, issues, and risks to serve as input to prioritization and planning processes
Facilitate Institute leadership decision making regarding key clinical/operational planning issues, providing leaders with in-depth analysis of various options and a framework to support decision making
Work collaboratively with cross-functional teams (including nursing, operations, revenue cycle, IT, pharmacy, and others) to inform clinical planning processes
Develop project work plans and status dashboards, and manage key tasks/sections within the work plan, coordinating with other departments and identifying/mitigating potential risks and issues
Populate and maintain project documents; e.g., status reports and dashboards, issue and decision logs, and timelines
Schedule and facilitate project-related workgroups, record action items and track completion status
Performance Improvement and Change Management
Evaluate key organizational functions and processes to identify and make recommendations for enhanced efficiency and more effective resource utilization
Facilitate the design and implementation of new/improved process models and organizational structures
Conduct impact analyses to assess Institutional/stakeholder readiness for change adoption
Apply change management processes and tools to support adoption of the changes required by projects/initiatives
Support the design, development, delivery and management of project/change related communications
Minimum of 3+ years experience in strategic planning, business planning, consulting, project management, or similar field required; experience within a health care or academic environment preferred; job title will be commensurate with experience
Understanding of project management and change management approaches and principles along with demonstrated consulting and/or project management skills; business process improvement and strategic planning experience a plus
Strong results-orientation, teamwork, communication, and interpersonal skills to navigate projects through a consensus-driven environment
Ability to deal effectively with ambiguous situations and be flexible as appropriate
Excellent written and oral communication skills with ability to deliver presentations to a wide variety of audiences
Attention to detail and a commitment to producing high quality deliverables
Strong organizational and time management skills, including the ability to work independently and prioritize multiple projects and assignments
Strong PC skills (e.g., MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.