The Principal, Planning and Consulting supports Institute leadership planning and decision-making regarding the company???s most critical business issues and strategic priorities.
The Principal, Planning and Consulting independently, in partnership with, or as surrogate for the teams Sr. Directors/Directors, leads the process of facilitating Institute leadership decision making regarding key and complex clinical, administrative/operational, and research planning issues by providing analyses, scenarios, approaches, and acting as a trusted advisor.
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a leader in life changing breakthroughs in cancer research and patient care. We are united in our mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. We strive to create an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment where we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all backgrounds, and design programs to promote public health particularly among high-risk and underserved populations. We conduct groundbreaking research that advances treatment, we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers, and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.
Supports Institute and department level planning through activities such as: scenario planning, environmental evaluations, contingency planning, visioning sessions, and focused 'deep dive' analysis of various strategic topics.
In partnership with Sr. Director/Director, serves as team lead on multiple highly complex projects, with impacts at the Institute level.
Works collaboratively with cross-functional teams and interacts independently with leader at all levels of the organization (including C-Suite).
Leads conducting and synthesis of stakeholder interviews and engages in other research methods to provide detailed analyses to inform strategic planning (quantitative and qualitative, internal and market related).
Develops, and oversees development by others, of clear and effective meeting materials, presentations, and project collateral, ensuring highest levels of precision and value delivery.
Acts as surrogate for Senior Director/Director on most complex planning engagements.
Manages all aspects of client relationships throughout the project lifecycle, including project initiation, execution, and closeout.
Identifies and highlights 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 process.
Conducts impact analyses to assess Institutional/stakeholder readiness for change adoption and applies change management processes and tools to support adoption of change. Supports the design, development, delivery, and management of project/change related communications.
Ensures transfer of knowledge and responsibilities to owning operational areas prior to close-out of projects.
Significant contributor to Planning and Consulting staff development, as well as internal departmental process and performance improvement.
Provides high level of expertise related to strategic planning across a range of ongoing projects or issues.
Provides expertise in creating, utilizing, and refining a standard set of strategy development, consulting, and business planning tools.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: May manage a small number of staff members. Provides training and guidance to others, including project team members.
Expert-level knowledge of strategic planning, change management, and consulting practices.
Deep and broad knowledge of the healthcare environment; experience working with faculty a plus.
Excellent written and oral communication skills with ability to deliver presentations to a wide variety of audiences; ability to interact regularly and confidently with C-Suite executives.
Expert level interpersonal skills with the ability to navigate highly complex projects through a consensus-driven environment.
Master level skills in organizational and time management with the ability to prioritize projects in connection with Institutional strategic priorities.
Ability to convert client needs into strategic planning frameworks, providing guidance and thought partnership to internal stakeholders.
Ability to act as thought partner to Sr. Director/Director regarding departmental and project performance.
Ability to navigate challenging interpersonal dynamics and facilitate through difficult conversations towards resolution.
Ability to thrive in highly ambiguous and evolving situations while exhibiting calm presence to stakeholders and team members.
Demonstrated ability to provide effective coaching and mentoring to peers and team members.
Models and encourages high level of attention to detail and a commitment to producing high quality results.
At Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we work every day to create an innovative, caring, and inclusive environment where every patient, family, and staff member feels they belong. As relentless as we are in our mission to reduce the burden of cancer for all, we are equally committed to diversifying our faculty and staff. Cancer knows no boundaries and when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals, neither do we. If working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply.
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.
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 under-served members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.