The MN Cancer Clinical Trials Network (MNCCTN) Senior Manager leads all administrative and organizational functions supporting the MNCCTN’s mission. As the administrative partner to the MNCCTN’s Medical Director, this person is responsible for managing the logistical and administrative components of bringing cancer clinical trials to all Minnesotans. The responsibilities of the position are broad and diverse, encompassing regional site development, clinical research operations coordination, financial oversight of this $4M/yr enterprise, coordination with clinical informatics, marketing and community engagement. This position is the administrative leader of the network and the liaison to the regional network sites. The MNCCTN Senior Manager reports to the Executive Director of the Masonic Cancer Center (MCC), but exercises independent authority to carry out the required responsibilities to identify strategic plans and implement institutional strategy for MNCCTN.
Strategic Leadership – 40% • Develop the infrastructure for and participate in network-wide planning to develop and implement short- and long-range plans to meet the goals of:
o establishing, developing and managing strategic research partnerships with cancer care clinics o creating a new multi-site MN cancer clinical trials network o bringing cancer prevention and treatment trials across the state of Minnesota o providing doctors with equitable knowledge of and access to new treatment options to enhance their understanding of the disease and increase options for patient care
• Monitor operational activities to assure timely achievement of plans and develop action plans for adjustments • Collaborate with administrations of partner organizations that share the MNCCTN’s mission. • Collaborate with the MNCCTN Medical Director to create strategic plans for the Network • Work with Physician and Administrative leaders of partner organizations to create and execute initiatives to achieve the network’s strategic goals • Staff the MNCCTN Executive Committee, participate as a member of standing and on ad hoc MNCCTN committees • Negotiate on behalf of the MNCCTN in discussions and negotiations with AHC and UofM operations • Represent the MNCCTN to partners (e.g. Mayo Clinic, Essentia Health, MMCORC, Hormel Institute, etc.), local, state, and public agencies and organizations.
Financial Oversight – 10% • Oversee development, dissemination and management of operating budgets for the MNCCTN; manage an annual budget of $4.0M with the help of a finance manager assigned to the MNCCTN • Collaborate with regional site administrators to manage financial transactions, payments, and quarterly reconciliations. • Determine the strategy to align long-and short-term strategic priorities with existing financial resources and potential philanthropic gift; and by finding synergies with other units. • Collaborate with the CTSI Financial Hub to direct the efforts of the MNCCTN finance manager
Network Operations Oversight – 35% • Collaborate with CTSI informatics staff to manage the process of implementing and supporting clinical trials management systems at the regional sites • Direct the work of UMN staff in the MNCCTN Organizational Hub including:
o Regulatory Specialist (based in the MCC Clinical Trials Office) o Monitor (based in the CTSI) o Data Management specialist
• Assure that MNCCTN resources are deployed to meet the infrastructure needs of the network • Conduct site visits for assessment, monitoring, study development or relationship purposes. • Manage site quarterly and annual evaluations. • Develop and manage resources, procedures and systems required for multicenter research networks; SOPs, management plans. • Partner with administrative and medical leadership at sites.
Administrative Oversight of the network-15% • Direct the MNCCTN Marketing Manager’s efforts in creating the MNCCTN website/online content, MNCCTN brand, clinician outreach materials, regional outreach materials and ensure co-marketing with partner organizations to achieve the goals of the MNCCTN. • Direct the efforts of the MNCCTN Administrative Support person charged with the clerical tasks of meeting coordination, correspondence, and administrative organization. • Oversee MNCCTN organizational hub hiring, salary changes, and appointments. • Plan and execute clinician trainings and strategic planning meetings. • Facilitate the Steering, Operations, Therapeutic Trials and Prevention trials committees.
Minimum Position/Required Qualifications: • Master’s Degree in Business, Healthcare Administration, Health Sciences or related field with 6 years of experience or Bachelors with 8 years of applicable experience. • Experience in a clinical, research or academic environment; ideally in an academic healthcare environment • Previous experience in overseeing budgets, personnel, and operations • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
Preferred Qualifications: • Experience in clinical research or clinical trials • Experience in cancer care or cancer research
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