Director Strategic Portfolio

The Transformation Office (TO) is responsible for spearheading and executing initiatives to drive enterprise transformation and organizational improvement across the enterprise, including clinical and research functions. The complexity of programs and change required is significant, and will fundamentally change City of Hope’s destination, and as such, the need for a strong portfolio Director will be critical to their overall success.

Reporting to the Executive Director, Program Management and Process Improvement, the Strategic Portfolio Director, will have direct oversight of complex projects related to one or more of the strategic objectives (e.g. Clinical/Patient Experience, Clinical Growth, Research Excellence, and Financial Sustainability).

This position will lead and manage a team of project managers, analysts, and facilitators who support the organization in the management of strategic projects and process improvement initiatives.

The Director is responsible for managing, monitoring, and assessing the status of all large, cross-functional projects through uniform enterprise project management and/or process improvement processes and methodology. The Director is also responsible for setting corporate wide standards for project management and/or lean process improvement tools, leveraging best industry and internal practices.

  • Develops thorough understanding of all initiatives within the assigned portfolio and a strong, broad/horizontal communication pattern across portfolios. Ties in dependencies and synergies among initiatives and projects
  • Executes all deliverables per plan and will be a single point of accountability for the portfolio’s success
  • Frequently reassesses projects within the portfolio scope to ensure projects are carried out according to established plan and budget
  • Provides direction and leadership, serving as a resource to staff on all project tasks
  • Meets regularly to review project activities, consultant performance and management strategies
  • Reports and is accountable for Portfolio Status, Data requests & Reports to the Executive Director

Minimum Education and Skills Required for Consideration:

  • Bachelors
  • 8-10 years of experience in running large projects/programs with portfolio oversight
  • Team leadership experience
  • Proficient in MS Project and/or Portfolio Management Systems

Preferred Education and Skills:

  • Advanced degree (MBA,MPH or MHA is preferred)
  • Lean Six Sigma certification or PMP
  • Track record of successful project management or lean improvement transformation is a requirement
  • Past experience at a consulting firm preferred
  • Demonstrated history of effective leadership, building and developing high performing teams, establishing performance standards, and transitioning staff through organizational change
  • Healthcare experience preferred

About City of Hope

City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 4000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s 20 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

City of Hope strongly supports and values the uniqueness of all individuals and promotes a work environment where diversity is embraced. City of Hope is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


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