Administrative Director, Cancer Programs

American College of Surgeons
Chicago, IL

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Position Characteristics:

Reporting to the Medical Director of Cancer Programs, this position is responsible for establishing the strategic directions for Cancer Programs to include the Commission on Cancer (CoC), American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC), National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) and National Cancer Data Base (NCDB), including implementation of program goals, objectives, and project plans.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develops strategic directions for the (CoC, AJCC, NAPBC, and NCDB) and other key initiatives in collaboration with the Medical Director and volunteer leadership.  Works with management team to develop, implement and evaluate project plans to support program work.
  • Responsible for financial management to ensure that the priorities and objectives of the College and Cancer Programs (CoC, AJCC, NAPBC, and NCDB) are met.  Responsible for budget planning, development, and ongoing monitoring. Identifies sources for external funding and develops business plans, proposals, grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements to secure support.  
  • Develops Cancer Programs (CoC, AJCC, NAPBC, and NCDB) staffing plan to include administration of staff performance evaluation process, talent management, and professional development in collaboration with management team and Medical Director.
  • Responsible for relationship management with Cancer Program's volunteer leadership teams (CoC, AJCC, NAPBC, NCDB), funding agencies, and affiliated national, professional organizations.
  • Represents Cancer Programs (CoC, AJCC, NAPBC, and NCDB) as faculty at workshops and national professional meetings.  Serves as Cancer Programs representative on select boards, committees, and work groups of affiliated organizations.  Represents Cancer Programs on internal committees and workgroups and among College leadership and Executive Staff.
  • Directs communication efforts among the Cancer Programs (CoC, AJCC, NAPBC, and NCDB) team including individual meetings with direct reports, management team meetings, all staff meetings, facilitated internal staff workgroups, process improvement teams, and task forces.
  • Manages a team of 42 full-time staff members and 300 volunteers across the country and a $5MM budget.


Required Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field required, Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum seven to ten years’ experience in healthcare or with a national healthcare organization with a focus on cancer programs and experience in administration of complex projects.
  • Proven leadership skills and experience, and strong relationship management with external agencies.
  • Experience in administering complex programs/projects, and working with committees and volunteers.
  • High level of analytical, quantitative and problem-solving skills in order to direct high-performing teams.
  • Proven track record in securing external grants and contracts.
  • Budgetary and fiscal management experience necessary.
  • Superb organizational ability and attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Display high level of energy and thrive in a fast paced environment.   
  • Ability to establish strong working relationships with all division teams and management. 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and database management.


Supervisory Responsibilities:  This position sets the goals and activities for the entire department.  This position is required to review the formal evaluations conducted by others in the department and formally evaluates unit supervisors.


Fiscal Management:  This position is required to develop and manage the department’s annual budget.


Other Necessary Requirements:  Frequent travel required - ability to travel frequently (i.e., weekly-monthly).  Regular evening or weekend duties required.

The American College of Surgeons is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities.  If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to or call (312) 202-5000 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.



Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V 



For additional information about this opportunity, contact: Toby Nathan,


Apply online at:

Toby Nathan
633 N. Saint Clair St., 26th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60611