Are you passionate about working on complex issues where analysis of situations requires in depth knowledge and expertise? Do you thrive on creating a high performance culture, encouraging development amongst your team? Do you want to apply your background to contribute to MSK's mission of dedication to exceptional cancer care, innovative research, and forward-thinking education?
If so, we have an exciting opportunity for a Director of Research Financial Management (RFM) to join the Office of Research and Project Administration (ORPA) . We are a dynamic and expert team of research administration professionals. The Director of RFM is a key leader in ORPA , directing and guiding an effective group of research finance management professionals and driving best in class practices. This position requires dedication to business knowledge and operational excellence through a culture of continuous improvement, collaboration, innovation and partnership.
Be responsible for the strategic planning and programming initiatives affecting the management of MSK's research funding portfolio and Sloan Kettering Institute corporation funds for research.
Establish and oversee a control environment for central, post-award financial management of and reporting on government (e.g., federal, state), non-government, industry sponsored and institutional funds, in alignment with federal and other accounting principles and policies, as required.
Ensure compliance with all rules for the financial management of grants and contracts and related institutional policies, procedures, quality standards, improvement initiatives and external legal regulations which includes working with other departments to establish compliant internal controls
Work collaboratively within ORPA and with partners in the research community to motivate changes in work products and process that will improve unit and research enterprise efficiency and effectiveness
Build and provide full leadership and managerial responsibility for an effective RFM team. Lead all aspects of unit operations and prioritize workflow to ensure efficiency, regulatory compliance and sound operation
Foster a strong results orientation within unit by motivating staff and holding them accountable to meeting the needs of constituents and organizational goals; Create and propagate a supportive team environment and a culture focused on high performance
Strategically partner with divisional leadership, faculty, administrative and clinical management staff to plan and implement new department-wide and/or divisional or institutional programmatic initiatives
Forge and maintain collaborative and positive relationships with constituents, senior leadership and external sponsors; Engage institutional partners to gain insights and/or to request system/process updates to meet business needs
Liaise with senior leadership, faculty, administration and external sponsors, taking a broad view to client-focused RFM.
Knowledgeable about your business and the marketplace and able to apply this knowledge to advance our goals.
A cultivator of innovation who builds and fosters new ways for the organization to be successful.
A good decision-maker, with proven success at making timely decisions that keep MSK moving forward.
A provider of work directives, delegating responsibilities as necessary and removing obstacles to get work done.
Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.
Able to hold yourself and others accountable into achieve goals and live up to commitments.
Skilled at painting a compelling picture of MSKs strategy and vision that motivates others to action.
Someone who doesnt shy away from difficult situations or people, saying what needs to be said.
Capable of anticipating and balancing the needs of multiple stakeholders.
An individual who takes a broad view and applies it when approaching issues.
A minimum of 7-10 years experience in research administration and/or non-profit finance administration experience
A minimum of 4-7 years experience leading and developing a team
A Bachelors degree or equivalent experience
Experience working in a post award environment in an Academic / Medical or Research Institution
Internal Number: 2020-43760
About Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
As one of the world's premier cancer centers, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is committed to exceptional patient care, leading-edge research, and superb educational programs. The close collaboration between our physicians and scientists is one of our unique strengths, enabling us to provide patients with the best care available today as we work to discover more effective strategies to prevent, control, and ultimately cure cancer in the future. Our education programs train future physicians and scientists, and the knowledge and experience they gain at Memorial Sloan-Kettering has an impact on cancer treatment and the biomedical research agenda around the world.