• Clinical Planning & Business Development Project Management Fellowship

    Location US-MA-Brookline
    Job Posted Date 1 month ago(9/17/2018 1:15 PM)
    Job ID
    full time
  • Overview

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI), a world-renowned Comprehensive Cancer Center located in the heart of Boston’s medical area, is seeking applicants with an interest in project management for its 2018-2020 Clinical Planning & Business Development (CPBD) Project Management Fellowship Program. The CPBD Fellowship is a two-year program designed to provide high-potential individuals with the opportunity to further develop their leadership styles and analytical skills. The CPBD Project Management Fellowship is project-based and action-oriented: Working collaboratively with senior members of the CPBD team, the Fellow is expected to participate in and lead high-visibility projects relating to short- and long-term planning for clinical services, community site development, and network growth.


    The CPBD Project Management Fellow will have the opportunity to gain exposure to diverse areas within DFCI such as Finance, Facilities, Clinical Operations, Legal, Regulatory, Quality Improvement, Strategic Planning, Pharmacy, Research Administration, Communications, Human Resources, and Information Systems. This includes opportunities to shadow senior leaders and observe senior-level decision-making meetings. The Fellow will also have the opportunity to participate in professional development trainings and educational courses for healthcare administration and project management, both internally at DFCI and through external conferences and resources. The CPBD Project Management Fellowship provides ample opportunities to build an extensive network within Dana-Farber and across the local health care industry.


    The Fellow will have direct access to senior-level management to ensure additional mentorship and performance feedback, in particular the Senior Vice President of Clinical Planning and Business Development, who will provide valuable coaching and strategic guidance. The Fellow will report to a Senior Manager within CPBD and receive a competitive salary and benefit package.


    Key Project Management Areas of Learning

    • Development and management of project work plans and status dashboards
    • Coordination and cross-functional collaboration with other departments to manage clinical planning and identify/mitigate potential risks and issues
    • Population and maintenance of project documents (e.g., status reports and dashboards, issue and decision logs, and timelines)
    • Development of clear and effective meeting materials, presentations, and project collateral
    • Quantitative and qualitative analyses to support the objectives of assigned projects
    • Develop presentations/project collateral and present
    • Presentation of updates, findings, and recommendations to project stakeholders and associates at all levels of the Institute
    • Facilitation of project-level decision making regarding key clinical/operational planning issues


    Requirements & Application Process

    Dana-Farber seeks diverse, masters-prepared candidates in health care administration, business administration, public health, or related fields of study. Highly motivated individuals with 1-2 years of experience within the healthcare industry are encouraged to apply. Ideal candidates are collaborative, excellent communicators, self-starters, and may possess some knowledge of the health care industry and/or project management skills.


    • Fellowship application deadline: Friday November 16, 2018
    • Finalist interviews: November/December 2018
    • Fellow selection & notification: December 2018
    • Fellowship Start Date: January 2019

    Application Details:

    • Resume
    • Short essay addressing the following three questions (each response should be one-half to one page, single spaced)
      • Identify two areas or issues within healthcare administration that are of particular interest to you.
      • Why are you interested in the project management fellowship? How would this experience integrate into your near-term professional goals?
      • Why are you interested in working at Dana-Farber, and what makes you a good fit for our institution

    Applicants selected for interview will be asked for a graduate school transcript (unofficial is acceptable) and contact information for references, one of which must be from a former employer or internship supervisor. Interested applicants should submit a completed application online at danafarber.org/careers (search for requisition req# is 12578 ).


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