Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Associate Director, Fiscal & Departmental Operations (Department of Medicine) - Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York, New York

Associate Director, Fiscal & Departmental Operations (Department of Medicine) – Memorial Sloan Kettering

Job Posting Number: 24347

Professional – Hospital Administration

New York,NY

August 23, 2018

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.

For the 28th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2018, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2018. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

Job Details:

Reporting directly to the Department of Medicine Senior Director, the Associate Director will lead the fiscal management functions and departmental operations groups and functions within the department.

You are:

  • A strategic thinker who takes a broad view and looks ahead to future possibilities and translates them into breakthrough strategies.

  • Consistently able to achieve results, even under tough circumstances.

  • A change leader who can effectively gain the support and dedication of others to implement change while using diplomacy and discretion

  • A good decision-maker, with shown success in making timely decisions to keep the organization moving forward.

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

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

  • Capable of building effective teams where individuals apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals.

  • Able to make sense of complex and sometimes contradictory information or situations to resolve challenges and plan for improvement. 

You will:

  • Collaborate with the Chairman and Senior Director in the design, coordination, and implementation of distributed cross-divisional resources

  • Lead managers and staff to ensure seamless and critical ongoing department -wide operations including financial management, planning, and analysis, project leadership and management, facilities and information technology operations and management, graduate medical education programs, and academic support.

  • Lead a team of 6-20 direct reports, and 11-49 indirect reports

  • Provide leadership and direction to a cross-functional team, cultivating and fostering an empowered and engaged workforce.

  • Ensure collaboration to influence, design, develop and implement strategies that impact the efficiency of the department and departmental operations functions while translating initiatives for budgets and financial planning purposes.

  • Provide consultation and participates in decision making that influences departmental strategic priorities and vision.

  • Identify opportunities to improve operational efficiency, streamlined processes and provide better service across the department.

You have:

  • A bachelor’s degree and 7-10 years experience in a leadership role within a large academic or clinical practice including financial management OR in lieu of a bachelor’s degree, 10+ years experience in a leadership role, as defined above.

  • MHA, MPA, MSN, or MBA is a plus

  • Strong analytic skills and experience developing budgets

  • High level proficiency in MS Office Suite products, especially MS Excel


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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