Senior Director, Clinical Access and Equity

Job Details

Job ID:

450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215


Employment Type:
Full time

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


This role will report to the Chief Clinical Access and Equity Officer (CCAEO). The Senior Director will work closely with the CCAEO and other members of the Cancer Care Equity Program leadership team as an Executive-level thought partner and representative to develop, advance, communicate, and evaluate overarching clinical access & equity program goals.  This position will serve in a leadership role to support and collaborate with the CCAEO, interacting across the enterprise with clinical, operational and research partners.

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.


  • Serves as the senior adviser and thought partner to the CCAEO, providing counsel and operational coordination to implement, support and integrate clinical access programing across the enterprise.
  • Work in conjunction with the Cancer Care Equity Program Leadership Team as well as the VP for Community Benefits in the planning and execution, integration and evaluation of CCAEO initiatives. Actively participates in strategic decision-making, risk assessment, challenging assumptions, communications, and budget creation.
  • Provide analytic support to the CCAEO to drive operational and strategic planning and decision-making across departments.
  • Manages the development and implementation, and oversees development by others, of large, cross-functional organization-wide projects or initiatives, working independently with stakeholders and key partners on the integration, and sustainability of clinical access and equity programing across the enterprise. 
  • Monitors, evaluates, and reports on the progress of projects to all key stakeholders. Anticipates, identifies, and resolves issues, communicating major issues and recommendations to the CCAEO to inform and support timely decision-making.
  • Coordination of key leadership meetings, including identification of key issues for discussion, inclusion of necessary stakeholders and decision-makers.  Track and lead execution of action items
  • Develops content, presentations and/or organizes and gathers information from various departments and other resources; reports that information, along with recommendations, to a wide variety of audiences, including executive audiences and external stakeholders. Supports the Access and Equity working group transition team in conjunction with the Planning and Consulting team.
  • Creates systems and processes to streamline operations.
  • Serves on various Institute-level committees, representing the office of the CCAEO; serves as a liaison to partner institutions, as needed.
  • Performs varying duties depending on the shifting needs of the office of the CCAEO and its staff members.



  • A working knowledge of healthcare and academic medicine.
  • Strong strategic thinking aptitude, management experience and analytic orientation.
  • Expert-level knowledge of healthcare environment, strategic planning, change and project management.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to navigate highly complex projects through a consensus-driven environment.
  • Excellent skills in organizational and time management with the ability to prioritize projects in connection with strategic priorities.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with ability to deliver presentations to a wide variety of audiences; ability to interact regularly and confidently with C-Suite executives. 
  • Ability to convert project and stakeholder needs into meaningful frameworks, providing guidance and thought partnership to key stakeholders.
  • Ability to interact and influence organization-wide (and beyond) and to work collaboratively across functions, levels, and departments toward shared objectives.
  • High level of comfort with ambiguous situations; ability to maintain flexibility and adaptability while maintaining focus on goals and important deadlines.
  • Interest in and commitment to the mission of improving clinical access to high quality cancer care for marginalized patient populations.


  • Supervise a Program Manager


  • Bachelor’s degree required; Business/Healthcare related field required. Master’s degree preferred (MBA, MPH, MHA).
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in business, operational or strategic planning, preferably in a highly complex, matrixed organization such as an academic medical center, medical school teaching hospital, research university, biopharma or other/consulting experiences in such environments required.

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 characteristics protected by law.

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