JOB POSTING: Executive Director, Canadian Cancer Research Alliance (CCRA)

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Overview of Role:

Reporting through the Cancer Control Division for operational accountabilities, and to the CCRA Board for establishing and executing strategic priorities and for ensuring the effective functioning of CCRA, the Executive Director works to foster collaboration among research funding agencies to successfully implement CCRA’s Pan-Canadian Cancer Research Strategy Target 2020: A Strategy for Collaborative Action, 2015-2020 leads the Partnership’s role in fostering alignment with relevant aspects of the CCRA’s strategy.  The Executive Director is mainly responsible for monitoring the implementation of the CCRA national strategy, providing regular reports to the CCRA Board and providing leadership in refreshing the strategic plan in future. The position provides oversight of CCRA programs such as the planning of the Canadian Cancer Research Conference and the regular publication of cancer research investment reports. An additional role of the Executive Director is to advise the Partnership on cancer research and oversee the planning, development and implementation of any new related research activities that the Partnership may create.

This job posting open to candidates with a university graduate degree, PhD or MD desirable; with graduate training and a record of success in administration of research programs.