ABOUT SUSAN G. KOMEN
Susan G. Komen brings a 100% virtual working environment, and you can work anywhere within the U.S. We are a force united by a promise to end breast cancer forever. For over 40 years, we've led the way funding groundbreaking research, community health initiatives and advocacy programs in local communities across the U.S. Susan G. Komen is the ONLY organization that addresses breast cancer on multiple fronts such as research, community health, global outreach, and public policy initiatives to make the biggest impact against this disease.
Komen strives to have a culture of passionate, growth-minded professionals who thrive in a team environment and work collaboratively to inspire greatness in others! We take an ongoing approach to ensure open communication from all levels throughout the organization. It’s encouraged to give and receive feedback to ensure two-way accountability with a focus on continual improvement both personally and professionally!
What you will be doing in the role of Scientific Programs Manager
The Scientific Strategy and Programs (SSP) team works at the intersection of science and patient advocacy, translating scientific strategy and patient insights into programs that will accelerate research discoveries to save lives. The Scientific Programs Manager works closely with the Director, along with Komen’s scientific advisors, patient advocates and other internal and external stakeholders to:
• advance strategies for Komen’s investment in innovative and impactful research and scientific programs
• develop and implement programs and initiatives in priority areas, including clinical trials, metastatic and aggressive breast cancers, breast cancer disparities, and big data
• position Komen as a thought leader in breast cancer research.
What you will bring to the table
The Scientific Programs Manager will serve as a subject matter expert in breast cancer biology/oncology to provide guidance and thought leadership internally as well as to partners, donors, and other external stakeholders.
Additionally, the Scientific Programs Manager will:
• Develop, implement, and manage scientific programs, initiatives, and events to advance priority areas
• Clinical Trials: metastatic and aggressive breast cancers, breast cancer disparities and big data. These may include programs co-created with strategic partners and cross-disciplinary projects and initiatives (e.g., science reviews, think tanks) to convene key opinion leaders, explore critical issues in breast health/breast cancer, and/or develop evidence-based strategies for Komen involvement.
• Build strategic relationships and drive collaborative activities with industry, other non-profit organizations, coalitions and partners to advance areas of common interest.
• Obtain and curate knowledge of other organizations’ activities relevant to breast cancer, and community perspectives.
• Identify emerging issues/trends and potential opportunities for collaboration sponsorship, position statements and/or policy development.
• Build strong relationships with Komen’s scientific advisory bodies (e.g., Scientific Advisory Board; Komen Scholars). Manage their operations and facilitate their participation in research/mission programs, development events, media opportunities and other activities to advance Komen’s mission and demonstrate Komen’s thought leadership, as assigned.
• Manage contracts, grants and sponsorships related to assigned projects and programs.
• Apply strong program management skills to develop project plans, ensure timelines are being adhered to and prioritize projects accordingly across the multiple programs.
• Monitor and manage project budgets, liaising with accounting and other departments as needed.
• Work collaboratively with other teams, including Mission, Development, Evaluation & Outcomes, Communications, Marketing, IT and others to define and deliver on specific programmatic needs. This includes coordinating ongoing communications internally and externally, as appropriate, to ensure everyone is aware of progress.
• Leverage relationships and expertise to support fundraising and enhance marketing and communications efforts.
• All other duties as assigned.
We know you will have.
• Demonstrated experience (>3 years) in non-profit program management.
• Demonstrated expertise in cancer research, health disparities, public health, health data and similar.
• Knowledge of breast cancer, current literature, and advances in breast cancer research, with an understanding of agencies/regulatory bodies that regulate drug development and/or health care.
• Ability to communicate complex ideas in a clear and straightforward manner, for both technical and general audiences. Excellent writing skills, particularly for general audiences. Active listening skills and proactive communicator.
• Self-starter willing and able to take responsibility and ownership for producing timely and high-quality work with limited supervision. Ability to deconstruct complex problems and develop actionable plans.
• A team-oriented attitude, strong cross-functional collaboration skills and proven ability to advance and drive tactics in a matrixed, global organization.
• Strong organizational and project management skills; detail oriented. Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
• High degree of professionalism, maturity, executive presence, business understanding and confidentiality.
• Work Experience 2 – 5 years.
• Doctoral Degree: Life Science, Oncology, Health Disparities, Public Health, Data Science/Bioinformatics.
Preferred experience includes:
• Expertise in breast cancer research, breast cancer oncology, breast cancer health disparities, and/or data science/bioinformatics (oncology) with publications history.
• Demonstrated experience with a health-related nonprofit organization preferred.
• Understanding of best practices used in research funding/grant-making operations a plus.
• Intermediate level of computer/technical skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite required.
• Proficiency with collaboration tools such as Asana preferred.
• Proficiency in another language, particularly Spanish, a plus.
• Occasional travel up to 5%.
So, what's in it for you?
Komen believes in the importance of taking care of our employees so that in turn they can be committed to supporting our critical mission to support those impacted by breast cancer and to help find cures. This is what Komen provides away from the computer:
• Competitive salary 60k-80k; exact compensation ranges are based on various factors including but not limited to the labor market, job level, internal equity, and budget. Offers given will take into consideration candidate's skills, education, experience, geographic location and other necessary credentials.
• Health, dental, vision and a retirement plan with a 6% employer match
• Generous Paid Time Off Plan
• Flexible work arrangement in a fully remote working environment
• Bi-weekly work from home stipend
• Parental leave
• Tuition Reimbursement
• A culture of learning and development
• And so much more!
Komen provides a remote and/or home-based working environment for all active employees. Komen defines remote as the ability to work from any physical location within the U.S. where an employee can perform specified work duties without disruption or distraction. Komen defines home-based roles as positions that are required to reside in a specific market. Work schedules for both remote and home based are determined by the organizational needs of each department.
Susan G. Komen is fair and equal in all its employment practices for persons without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. Additionally, we embrace Diverse Teams & Perspective, and we find strength in the diversity of cultural backgrounds, ideas, and experiences.
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