In 2010, the National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC), a grassroots advocacy organization, launched Breast Cancer Deadline 2020®, with a goal of knowing how to end breast cancer by January 1, 2020. NBCCs blueprint for Breast Cancer Deadline 2020® is a strategic plan of action for knowing how to prevent the development and spread of breast cancer. Since 1991, NBCC has been at the vanguard of the breast cancer movement elevating breast cancer to an issue of national significance, leveraging billions of federal dollars for research and care, and empowering tens of thousands of breast cancer survivors to become effective advocates for themselves, and for all those at risk of breast cancer.
At its core, Breast Cancer Deadline 2020® is centered on an innovative, advocate-led, mission-driven approach of strategic summits, catalytic workshops and collaborative efforts with a multi-disciplinary and diverse group of stakeholders collectively called the Artemis Project®. Through the Artemis Project®, NBCC challenges scientists and the public to look at breast cancer in new ways. Advocates and scientists work side-by-side to identify and answer the questions vital to ending breast cancer. Artemis Project® participants design and implement research plans, and interact through an infrastructure maintained by NBCC that allows the collaborations to thrive and progress rapidly. Breast Cancer Deadline 2020® creates a model for working together across issues and disciplines that will reshape thought and practice in the field and will succeed in ending the disease.
Under the direction of the President, the Director of Research Collaborations provides leadership and scientific oversight for all NBCC Breast Cancer Deadline 2020® science programs, including but not limited to summits, workshops, Artemis Project® collaborations, and clinical trials partnerships. This person provides leadership to other Senior Staff in support of the Breast Cancer Deadline 2020® science programs.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
The Director will be responsible for the following:
¨ Working with the President, the Board of Directors, senior staff, and outside consultants to provide leadership in the development, implementation and evaluation of existing and new science programs in support of the Breast Cancer Deadline 2020® campaign as described above
¨ Leveraging general problem-solving skills to identify key issues/questions and develop a work plan for each project, including project scope, timeline, specific analyses to be completed, individual responsibilities, etc.
¨ Helping to develop and implement specific work plans on research and analysis designed at Artemis Project® meetings, in collaboration with Artemis Project® advocates and scientists
¨ Coordinating work of cross-departmental teams as well as teams of scientists and advocates to ensure project objectives are achieved and timelines are met
¨ Overseeing the planning and facilitation of all Artemis Project® meetings; liaising with vendors, consultants and participants; coordinating logistics; attending all meetings
¨ Monitoring and analyzing issues relevant to all research collaborations and identifying prospective participants
¨ Managing and facilitating advocate participation in projects and collaborations
¨ Managing NBCCs role in Artemis Project® research seed grants; monitoring projects conducted using grant funds
¨ Conducting, as required, research, data gathering and analysis
¨ Developing policy recommendations as required by specific projects
¨ Creating and delivering presentations that effectively communicate key project findings and recommendations for presentation to various audiences
¨ Working with appropriate Senior Staff on development and oversight of funding proposals and grants
¨ Maintaining a working knowledge of the issues related to Breast Cancer Deadline 2020® and of the political, legislative, regulatory and economic framework relevant to the campaign.
¨ Providing technical support for staff and Board members who present information about Breast Cancer Deadline 2020® projects and initiatives
¨ Developing and monitoring annual budget for Breast Cancer Deadline 2020® science programs
¨ Keeping Senior Staff and President informed of Breast Cancer Deadline 2020® science programs and any changes as necessary.
¨ Other tasks as assigned
The Director supervises the Breast Cancer Deadline 2020® science-related work of:
¨ NBCC breast cancer advocates
¨ Science Writers
¨ Other NBCC Consultants & Contractors
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