Program Coordinator - Nursing and Patient Care Services

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450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215

Administration Support/Customer Service

Employment Type:
Full time

Work Location:
PTL Remote: 2-3 days remote/wk


Within the Department of Nursing and Patient Care Services, the program coordinator provides a wide range of support and coordination for The Center for Clinical and Professional Development and Professional Development programs and leaders. They will partner with clinical colleagues including associate chief nurses, nurse directors, clinical specialists to provide knowledgeable and skilled program coordination and support to the department.

Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a leader in life changing breakthroughs in cancer research and patient care. We are united in our mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. We strive to create an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment where we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all backgrounds, and design programs to promote public health particularly among high-risk and underserved populations. We conduct groundbreaking research that advances treatment, we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers, and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.

This position is classified as partial remote and will work 2-3 days in Boston the office and the remainder of the time remotely. Candidates must reside in MA, RI, or NH.


  • Provides specialized administrative support in the development, implementation, and marketing of program/project function.
  • Supports planning and coordination of a program and its activities.
  • May monitor budget, track expenditures/transactions, and handle financial administration projects
  • May serve as primary administrative coordinator of nursing operational schedules, in partnership with nurse director.
  • Coordinates meetings, conferences, and retreats including booking rooms or venues, ordering food, and arranging and running audiovisual equipment related to program.
  • Staffs committee meetings including preparing agendas, generating minutes, following up on action items and supporting related committee initiatives and projects.
  • Serves as a central point of contact between staff, other departments, and/or external constituencies on day-to-day programmatic, operational, and administrative matters; assists with seminars, meetings, special projects, and/or general problem resolution.
  • Maintains and manages processes associated with varied programs, projects, and events.
  • May provide support to senior members of NPCS such as calendar management, meeting preparation, and coordination of travel arrangements.
  • Prepares documents such as correspondence, reports, letters, presentations, organizational charts, spreadsheets, meeting minutes, packets, binders, and flyers and distribute department-wide communications.
  • May work on special assignments and projects as needed.
  • Keep all members of the team up-to-date with relevant program information.
  • May supervise workforce development students or interns.


  • Bachelor's degree.
  • 3 years relevant experience working in a medical or scientific research setting or comparable technology-oriented business environment.
  • Demonstrated aptitude for learning new technology.


  • Strong knowledge within Microsoft Office Suite particularly Excel, as well as familiarity with Microsoft Publisher, Visio.
  • Strong customer service skills and the ability to interact professionally with peers, leadership, and external contacts.
  • Strong critical thinking skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work closely and effectively with all levels of within the organization in a diverse community.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Ability to prioritize work and execute deliverables for multiple people and programs.
  • Ability to be flexible and collaborative.
  • Advanced ability to organize, prioritize, and follow-through.
  • Ability to gather statistical data and generate reports.

At Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we work every day to create an innovative, caring, and inclusive environment where every patient, family, and staff member feels they belong.  As relentless as we are in our mission to reduce the burden of cancer for all, we are equally committed to diversifying our faculty and staff.  Cancer knows no boundaries and when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals, neither do we. If working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.


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