The Sarcoma Center is a smaller clinical center with seven medical oncologists who see over 2,000 patients a year. The Administrative Support Specialist II position primarily supports two high-level physicians in the Sarcoma Center, the Division Chief and the Director of Clinical Research. In addition, this role is responsible for supporting some clinical administrative and department operations. There is variety in day-to-day tasks and an opportunity to take on other projects based on interest and need.
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.
This role will be predominantly remote through the end of 2020, with the potential for extension or partial remote work in 2021. Periodic on site work is expected.
Responsible for document preparation, data entry, and may handle mass mailing projects.
Responsible for scheduling meetings for individuals supported, including virtual conference scheduling. May be responsible for very limited patient appointment scheduling/reconciliation or other administrative tasks that support clinical operations.
Coordinates travel arrangements for individuals supported, as well as staff and visiting speakers.
May assist with the onboarding of new staff members. Where applicable, assists in obtaining keys, lockers, lab coats and notebooks.
Responsible for ordering of supplies and ensures equipment is maintained. Understands sources of finance and keeps within specified budget.
Answers phones and directs calls to appropriate parties.
Responsible for general office duties such as copying, filing, faxing, sorting mail, greeting visitors and maintaining the cleanliness of office area.
May be asked to cover for other administrative support staff during absences.
Perform duties related to other special projects. This may include staff attendance tracking, department communication, organization of dept specific information. Possibility for projects of varying types based on interest and skill level.
Responsible for the planning and preparation of conferences/retreats, which includes booking the venue, coordination of speakers, arranging for audiovisual equipment and ordering of food services and may be involved in fundraising activities for the event. As part of event planning responsibilities, the maintenance of Continual Medical Education (CME) information renewals and awareness of conflicts of interest is required. May also be responsible for coordinating departmental group meetings.
Prepares general correspondence, letters of recommendations, creates Excel spreadsheets, revises existing PowerPoint presentations and maintains biosketches and CVs.
Assists with grant applications and manuscript preparation (including proofreading and editing).
Responsible for academic and hospital appointment processes, and the maintenance of licenses, credentialing and certifications.
Responsible for the recruitment support of candidates, and coordination performance review evaluations for staff and faculty.
Prepares monthly expense reports, performs Pcard reconciliations, processes requests for vendor payments and creates invoices.
May be asked to be a representative in committees, cross-department responsibilities and/or task forces.
May be responsible for website maintenance as needed.
May coordinate moves, meetings assignments, equipment upkeep and timekeeping oversight
May assist in the training of new administrative support staff within the group.
Has the discretion of moving or cancelling meetings on behalf of the individual/s supported.
Plays a leadership role in organizing events, including coordination of activities between institutions.
Takes initiative on creating original letters on behalf of individual/s supported for review/edit.
May be responsible for compiling budgeting information and providing account reporting/analysis for the department.
Understands the Institutes policies and procedures and teaches others through the modeling of their behavior.
Bachelor's degree required and/or a minimum of 5-8 years relevant experience working in a medical or scientific research setting or comparable technology-oriented business environment is preferred.
Critical thinking skills necessary, along with the ability to identify Institute resources and take a proactive approach to problem solving.
Demonstrated ability to coordinate complex projects and other assignments.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Knowledgeable of computer applications including Microsoft Office, Microsoft Outlook, and Excel.
Strong customer service skills and the ability to interact professionally with peers, leadership and external contacts.
Must posses the ability to maintain confidentiality and pay attention to detail.
Ability to work productively in a remote environment
Excellent ability to organize, prioritize and follow-through.
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.
Internal Number: 2020-19887
About Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to under-served members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.