Director, Faculty Mentorship Programs - Beckman Research Institute

Duarte, California
May 19 2020
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
About City of Hope
City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 6,000 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 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

Position Summary
Oversees the direction, development, implementation, and co-leadership of the Office for Mentorship. The Director will be responsible for all mentorship program operations, and partner with faculty to support a successful learning environment for growth and career development. This individual will design and implement a program assessment plan for programmatic success. Position has a high level of autonomy, collaborates with contributors across the organization and mentorship programs around the country to ensure institution success and leadership in this arena.

Key Responsibilities include:
Specific responsibilities include working with leadership of the Education Council to develop a mentorship office that will work with MDs, PhDs, staff, and other faculty to develop a curriculum to train mentoring. Additional activities include the creation of Individual Development Plans for trainees and an assessment program. The assessment should determine the impact of training effectiveness of mentoring on the career development of trainees.

Oversee Mentoring Training Programs
  • Drives the development of a formal mentoring curriculum
  • Informs and updates leaders and medical staff of mentorship training opportunities
  • Administers and manages the program budgets
  • Provides oversight, advice, guidance and consultation regarding the development and implementation of curricula and assessments for mentoring
  • Provide the tools, training and professional development to senior faculty interested in becoming mentors
  • Will assist in the "on-boarding" of new faculty to identify appropriate mentors prior to their arrival
  • Works with leadership from the graduate school, medical center, and postgraduate office to ensure availability of mentorship training throughout the institution. Will also work to develop metrics for evaluating the program success both for the mentor and the trainee
  • Monitors and tracks progress of program and trainees based on Individual Development Plans and assessments
  • Work with other institutions and the NIH to ensure that the program is meeting the needs of our trainees
  • Ensure that the metrics used for program evaluation are appropriate and reflect success for the trainees
  • Provides ongoing communication to Associate Director of Education and Training and the Education Council regarding program development, fulfillment of program goals and information that may impact fulfillment of goals and budgeted targets.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • Must have an M.D. or Ph.D in education or life sciences
  • Must have at least 5 years of experience working in a clinical research environment with progressively responsible experience
  • Must have experience with organizing training or training grants.
  • Must have experience in educational setting developing educational programs.
  • Knowledgeable of education core competencies and evaluation techniques
  • Demonstrated ability to compile and analyze data
  • Quantitative skills for statistical analysis and budget development
  • Knowledge and understanding of clinical trials, protocol development and design, good clinical practice, and human subjects protection.
  • Competency in public/group speaking, excellent communication, and technical skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with Medical Center and BRI leaders, as well as with the medical staff.
City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be 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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