Program Manager, Planning and Consulting

Job Details

Job ID:

10 Brookline Place West, Brookline, MA 02445


Employment Type:
Full time

Work Location:
Hybrid: 2-3 days onsite/week


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.

The Program Manager, Planning and Consulting supports Planning and Consulting and Institute leadership in the planning and execution of a new collaboration between Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. The Program Manager has responsibility to ensure a smooth, coordinated, well-communicated planning infrastructure. Works closely with all Planning and Consulting team members, with particular collaborations with Executive Assistant, Principals, and Director.

The Program Manager will have a key role managing project logistics, tracking and communicating progress and supporting the engagement of stakeholders. Identify content interdependencies to facilitate knowledge sharing and integration. The Program Manager may also be assigned to designated work streams involving planning and coordination of planning efforts.


  • Oversee the planning processes and communication tools for the new collaboration.
  • Manage centralized project management tools such as shared calendar, compilation of bi-weekly updates to executive sponsors, decision logs, agendas, timelines, etc.
  • Develop reports as needed for executive leadership.
  • Ensure smooth logistical coordination across all planning workstreams.
  • Serve as an independent liaison among multiple departments at DFCI with a focus on coordination across administrative and scheduling teams for all 10 workstreams and any other planning efforts.
  • Identify and escalate risks and issues as appropriate.
  • Provide internal logistical and content development support.
  • Participate in the design and implementation of projects and other efforts to further streamline and communicate planning efforts.
  • Create and manage centralized library of slides for communications purposes for branding and content consistency, and ease of use by various audiences.


  • Bachelor’s degree required; relevant master’s degree preferred (MBA, MPH, MHA, MSW).
  • 3 years of experience in complex administrative support, project management, healthcare administration or similar field required.
  • Knowledge of DFCI administrative practices preferred.


  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Outstanding communication skills and the ability to clearly communicate information across multiple audiences.
  • Ability to problem-solve and set priorities.
  • Familiarity with administrative and logistical support for highly complex projects.
  • Interest in organizational culture and effective communication across platforms and stakeholders.
  • Strong project management skills and excellent attention to detail.
  • Broad understanding of DFCI and BI stakeholder groups.
  • Excellent assessment skills to identify and escalate risks as needed.
  • Flexible, highly collaborative team member.
  • Ability to inspire teamwork in driving toward a common goal.
  • Ability to understand and support multiple perspectives.

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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