Reporting directly to the Senior Vice President (SVP) for Human Resources/Chief People Officer, the VP for Strategic Initiatives will lead a team who provide strategic planning, business goal-setting and status reporting, project planning and management, business process redesign and transformation, and rapid (crisis) response to Dana-Farber’s central HR organization. The Vice President will also oversee a HR communications function, whose audience is the current and potential Dana-Farber workforce as well as leadership and managers.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is experiencing strong, sustained growth, which places increased demand on HR services and expectations for service delivery. This position works closely with the SVP for HR/CPO and the senior HR team to assess, recommend, and implement improvements and “scale-ups” of HR services that effectively support this growth and the achievement of DFCI’s mission. The VP for Strategic Initiatives will serve as a strategic advisor and thought partner to the SVP for HR/CPO taking a broad and deep view of how the HR organization can best serve DFCI, its people, and its mission. With others on the senior management team, contribute significantly to shaping the HR function for the future, which will entail a step change over the next 3-5 years to strengthen and modernize HR services and programs, structure, systems and business processes. The Vice President will be a key strategist and contributor to improving HR’s capacity, capabilities, service delivery and supporting infrastructure. HR’s strategic priorities for the next 3-5 years include greater adoption of talent management, improving inclusion, diversity & equity, providing an engaging culture and work experience, effective total rewards, fostering workforce well-being and resiliency, and strengthening and modernizing the HR function.
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.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Directly supervises approximately 5 FTEs
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.