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The Director of Strategy and Operations is responsible for research administration leadership and management in partnership with the Principal Investigators and the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) Project Directors Scientific Leadership. This person contributes to the development and implementation of strategic priorities and projects within the broader WHI Program that impact research. They effectively lead and manage the Research Administrative Team to support the compliant and efficient conduct of research throughout the research lifecycle (from proposal through closure/archiving) across all WHI ancillary studies at the Hutch. They communicate and collaborate across multiple levels of Leadership to support WHI strategic initiatives and continuously be good stewards of federal funds. Other duties include facilitating collaborative partnerships across the center, leading development of WHI Program metrics to monitor progress in WHI Study Proposals and Funding.
Provide administrative oversight of the WHI Program, including Coordinating Center's 5 year $50M federal contract (four subcontracts), and 20+ funded Ancillary Studies ($3M annual) and Center Funds accounts
Oversee contract and subcontract administration, including timely submission of deliverables
Oversee all HR needs for the Coordinating Center, including onboarding and outboarding of staff, annual staff merit and performance evaluation process (55 staff) and employee performance issues on an ongoing basis
Oversee space and equipment planning and use, evaluate current and future project needs
Manage WHI Coordinating Center's Research Administration Unit (6 staff):
Develop and administer policies and procedures related to research admin
Stay aware of changing NIH policies/procedures
Ensure all required financial, IRB, dbGaP, CMS, VDE, and funding agency reports are produced and submitted in a high quality and timely fashion
As a member of WHI Coordinating Center's Project Directors:
Develop WHI Coordinating Center's policies
Prioritize and allocate resources to support research
Provide fiscal oversight
Manage program and study affairs
Develop long range plans for systems development and research activity implementation
Plan, prepare materials and participate in funding agency site visits
As a member of WHI Coordinating Center's Managers Group:
Coordinate implementation of projects/tasks/reporting across units
Coordinate ancillary study activities across units
Ensure study wide communication
Selected additional responsibilities:
Lead and participate in strategic planning: Website, 25th Legacy Meeting, Logo, Repository, Network
Minimum of 8 years experience in a progressively complex leadership position in an academic research environment is required
Experience collaborating with executive leaders and senior scientists is required
Experience required in research administration, HR and related personnel management, operations and staff, establishing timelines, benchmarking accountability and overseeing program and project budgets
Experience in proposal development, project implementation and grant/contract management
Supervisory experience required
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At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Researchers are discovering new ways to detect cancers earlier, improve treatments, and learn how to prevent cancers from growing. Although Fred Hutchinson opened its doors in 1975, its history began about 20 years before that. In 1962 Fred Hutchinson envisioned a center devoted to studying cancer, a disease that took his brother’s life. Today Fred Hutchinson is contributing to the next waves of breakthrough treatments and prevention strategies. Fred Hutchinson collaborates with the Seattle Cancer Alliance, the National Cancer Institute, and the University of Washington.