Administrator - Duncan Cancer Center - Administration (90003851)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

ID: 7067273 (Ref.No. 4112-en_US)
Posted: June 26, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Department Information

The Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center (DLDCCC) is an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) in Houston, one of 3 such Centers in Texas and 51 nationally. The center is 12 years old and has grown significantly now with a total of 450 members including more than 200 investigators who have cancer relevant research grant funding and 80 clinical members who are active in clinical trial research.   In total the Center and its members generate more than $170M in total annual cancer relevant research funding ($51M from NCI) putting us in the upper echelon of matrix cancer centers, those imbedded in a medical school as opposed to free-standing centers which focus only on cancer.


DLDCCC has 7 outstanding research programs comprising our Cancer Center Core Grant (CCSG) and 10 state of the art Shared Resources providing scientific support to our researchers.  Clinically, Center physicians provide care for patients in BCM’s 5 affiliated hospitals in the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical complex in the world, serving a diverse patient population. 


Administratively, the DLDCCC is organized and staffed to provide the support functions necessary for a large complex matrix organization that spans all of the basic science and clinical departments in BCM.  The Mission is to reduce morbidity and mortality from cancer through basic, clinical, and translational research, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer, community outreach and engagement, and education of the next generation of researchers and physicians.  There is a focus both in reducing health disparities that exist in our area as well as having an impact to reduce mortality of cancer patients regionally, nationally and even globally through our programs in Africa, South America, and Asia. 

Job Purpose

Under the general direction of a department chair or division head, manages the financial, budgetary, and personnel operations of a department at Baylor College of Medicine. Plans, directs and implements the financial, personnel, patient care, research, educational, abd operational activities of a department.

Job Duties

The Administrator for the Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center (DLDCCC) is responsible for all the essential functions and administrative duties for the DLDCCC at Baylor College of Medicine.  These responsibilities include:


Operations Management
All operational activity for the Center flows through this position. Whether directly performed or delivered by operational partners, all Center operations are the responsibility of the Administrator.


Financial Management
The Administrator leads complex Center finances and budget functions with overarching fiscal responsibility for directing the Center's financial staff, managing financial resources for the Center to achieve optimal utilization, including financial planning, budgeting, and accounting functions. 


Research Administration
The Administrator leads research administration to support the needs of Center Members, operation and support of the Center's shared resources and is responsible for all aspect of the preparation, submission and administration of the NCI CCSG and maintenance of all systems to support the needs of the CCSG process.


Strategic Planning and Implementation
This position is critical to the Center's long-term success and includes active leadership and engagement throughout the strategic planning activities for the DLDCCC and the College.

Space and Facilities Management
DLDCCC has research activities occurring at multiple sites which includes directing and developing a functional space plan for the Center and coordinating the support services necessary to ensure the operation of the Center's facilities.


Process Improvement/Project and Change Management
The Administrator drives continuous improvement in all domains and participates in College-wide efforts.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in Business, Health Care Administration or related field.
  • Ten years of relevant experience, with at least five years of supervisor experience.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Leadership experience in an NCI-designated cancer center is preferred.
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to take ownership for the Center and to gain the confidence of faculty, staff, leaders, colleagues, etc.
  • Proven innovation, initiative to anticipate, develop, and implement new procedures, processes, and best practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze complex situations, identify, analyze problems, and develop options and recommendations for resolution.
  • Proven ability to develop, analyze, organize, and carry-out project objectives to achieve organizational goals and implement strategic objectives.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve complex, unusual, and new challenges using means which establish effective and efficient precedents.
  • Adaptability to continually change work priorities and business methods.
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with people of diverse cultural, ethnic identities, styles, beliefs, and functional responsibilities; treats everyone with respect and dignity.
  • A high degree of professionalism, accountability with demonstrated enthusiasm for and commitment to the position, the work, the team, and the Center.
  • Excellent negotiation skills.  Demonstrated counseling techniques with the ability to act as a facilitator, exercise diplomacy, professionalism, responsiveness, a high degree of flexibility, resolve concerns and conflicts between individuals and among multiple members of a group in a fair and equitable manner.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills to interact with a variety of personalities at all levels; exercising tact, sound judgment, diplomacy, and adaptability to promote positive working relationships and job effectiveness.





Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.



Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.


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