Executive Director, The Equity in Access Research Program, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Mar 20,2022 | Consortium_staff Job Opportunities

Location: Work from Home


The Executive Director for The Equity in Access Research Program (the “Program”) will lead the continued development and implementation of this new extramural blood cancer-focused health services research funding program, which aims to fund research that deepens understanding of modifiable barriers in access to care for blood cancer patients and survivors, and identifies factors that contribute to these barriers – factors that can be addressed through policy reform and changes in healthcare practice. The Executive Director will have both operational and scientific oversight of this Program. The primary responsibilities include providing intellectual and organizational leadership to shape the funding priorities, develop funding announcements, make grant awards and manage a diverse portfolio of research grants, and evaluate program activities to further the strategic direction of the program. The Executive Director will also be responsible for working with others at LLS to seek external funding to expand this new program and for presenting on the program’s progress and accomplishments, internally and externally. Further, the individual in this role will provide critical guidance for, and, in some cases oversight of, commissioned research studies, particularly those that focus on cost of and access to care, working in partnership with colleagues in LLS’s Office of Public Policy. The Executive Director will help to shape the future direction of both intramural and extramural health services research at LLS.

Education & Experience Requirements:

  • Doctorate in a relevant discipline, such as health economics, health services research, health policy, population health sciences, epidemiology and/or sociology.
  • Demonstrated expertise in health systems and equity-focused research.
  • At least seven years of relevant experience focused wholly or in part on cancer; at least three years of relevant experience should be post-doctoral.
  • Experience managing philanthropic grant funding preferred.

Additional Position Requirements:

  • Excellent judgment, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience writing and submitting research grants related to equity and access to care.
  • Strong familiarity with current research on cost of care, particularly within oncology; ideal candidate will have strong understanding of the U.S. insurance system, including Medicare and Medicaid.
  • Exceptional project management, prioritization, and planning skills, with demonstrated success producing high-quality, on-time deliverables, with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Experience working in multi-disciplinary, cross-functional teams and effectively collaborating with a range of stakeholders.
  • Sound judgment and maturity, exemplified by consistent professionalism in dealing with individuals at all levels, both internally and externally.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills, as well as strong presentation skills with the ability to present data in a simple and straightforward way for non-technical audiences.
  • Documented contributions to published, peer-reviewed manuscripts.
  • Highly proficient in the use of Microsoft Office.

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