The Society of Surgical Oncology is the premier organization for surgeons and health care providers dedicated to advancing and promoting the science and treatment of cancer. The Society’s mission is to improve patient care by advancing the science and practice of surgical oncology worldwide. The Society's focus on all solid-tumor disease sites is reflected in its International Conference on Surgical Cancer Care, monthly scientific journal (Annals of Surgical Oncology), educational initiatives, and committee structure. SSO has an international membership of 3,000 professionals. SSO is located in Rosemont, close to Chicago O'Hare Airport, near River Road.
The Assistant Director, Quality and Research Programs is responsible for ensuring implementation and delivery of the Society’s programs in the areas of Quality Care in Surgical Oncology and Research Activities/Awards. This position is responsible for overseeing and managing the Disease Site Work Groups to support strategic plan tactics in quality, research, scientific programming, education and communication activities. Liaison with the Chairs and Committees to ensure evidenced-base policy and processes are utilized in planning, implementing and evaluating quality programs both within the SSO and in collaboration with other external organizations involved in relevant quality and research initiatives. Serves as primary staff liaison to SSO’s Quality and Research Committees.
Oversees and collaborates with the Chairs of the Quality, Research and DSWGS in planning, development, implementation and evaluation of the Society’s Quality and Research initiatives.
Collaborates with the Disease Site Work Groups and Quality Committee members to develop proposals and implement SSO led quality initiatives, e.g., consensus statements and expert opinion pieces. Attends and participates as needed in Executive Leader and Council calls to assist Quality Committee Chair with presentation of proposals. Manages the provision of evidence-analysis, evidence-based training, literature searches and article retrieval for the Society.
Works with volunteer leadership to ensure SSO Quality Programs are developed and implemented using IOM Quality Standards.
Manages collaborative quality activities with multiple cosponsoring organizations such as ASCO, ASTRO, ATA, ACS etc. Monitors and forwards requests for review and endorsement of evidenced-based guidelines, consensus statements to the appropriate DSWG for review and the Quality Committee, consistent with established SSO policies and procedures.
Facilities and manages the appointment of SSO member representatives to external organizations for the quality projects and research initiatives and awards, ensuring reporting of issues and initiatives are communicated to the CEO,Executive Leadership and the Executive Council.
Establishes collaborative, productive relationships with various quality and research stakeholders to leverage SSO’s visibility and overall effectiveness.
Collaborates with the Quality Committee to develop/update policies and procedures for quality initiatives when SSO is the lead organization and when SSO is the co-sponsor or endorser of initiatives such as guidelines, consensus conferences, etc.
Collaborates with the Quality Committee and the Assistant Director of Education and Meetings for implementation of sessions or conferences in the area of quality or research such as at the International Conference on Surgical Cancer Care.
Develops and manages all aspects of budgets for Quality, Research and DSWG Committees and projects. Works with the Director of Education in the development of business plans in these area for new initiatives as set by the SSO strategic plan and/or directed by the Society’s Executive Council.
Collaborates with the SSO Research Committee when research funds are available for current and new awards. Manages the SSO Research Awards process including setting and improving new and continuing award criteria, i.e., CIA and YIA awards.Supports the review activities of the awards subcommittee.
Collaborates with Director of Marketing and Communications to ensure SSO members are informed of SSO’s Quality and Research initiatives. Collaborates in developing a plan for dissemination of information on the website, in member-related communications and on social media.
Collaborates with the SSO Education staff in the development and implementation of general educational initiatives relative to SSO Quality and Research initiatives.
Committee Oversight: Quality Committee, Research Committee, and Disease Site Work Groups (7)
Works with Director of Education and other managers and staff.
What we offer:
Collaborative work environment that values hard work and creative thinking.
Support for professional development.
Competitive salary with great benefits including health insurance, dental benefits, vision insurance, 401K, and PTO. In addition, the SSO offices are closed the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day.
Flex hours, casual dress code, and ability to telecommute one day per week after six months of employment.
Free in-building workout facility.
Conveniently located near I-294, I-90 and I-190, and easily accessible from the Rosemont CTA Blue Line station. Complimentary shuttle from the station to the building during rush-hour.
Bachelor’s degree required.Advanced degree and/or appropriate certification, such as MPH, Health Policy, Public Administration a plus.
Minimum of 5 years’ experience in medical/surgical or healthcare association management.
Experience working with volunteer leaders and members.
Demonstrated experience in managing quality and research initiatives, evidenced-based projects, and member committee management.
Demonstrated skill in budget management and financial analysis.
Excellent people management, interpersonal and leadership skills.
Ability to work effectively with wide range of organizations in a diverse community.
Demonstrated experience leading, managing and supervising staff.
Ability to function at a strategic and tactical level.
High level of business acumen and integrity.
Strong project management skills and ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
Extremely organized, a self-starter, agile facilitator and resourceful team player.
Effective communicator, strong oral and written communication skills.
Some travel required.
About Society Surgical Oncology
The Society of Surgical Oncology (SS0) is the premier organization for surgeons and health care providers. The mission of the SSO is to improve multidisciplinary patient care by advancing the science, education and practice of cancer surgery worldwide. SSO has a membership of 3,000 professionals, the majority of whom practice in North America. SSO is located in Rosemont close to Chicago, O’Hare Airport.