Fellowship Sponsor, Mentor, and Advisors
The Dana-Farber Administrative Fellowship experience is distinguished in how the Fellow is empowered to build rapport and relationships with senior leaders across the Institute. These relationships involve formal and informal levels of sponsoring, mentorship, and advisorship with the core objective of providing the Fellow with support, feedback, and career planning.
Executive Sponsor: Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Executive Co-Sponsor: Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Chief People Officer
Fellowship Advisors: The Fellowship Alumnae Advisory Committee
The Fellowship Alumnae Advisory Committee brings together past and current fellows in order to fortify the experience of the Administrative Fellow by providing them with support, mentorship, and resources.
Structure of the Fellowship
It is expected and encouraged that the Administrative Fellow will have the opportunity to make significant contributions in diverse areas across Dana-Farber. To achieve this, the Fellowship experience has three main components: executive leadership exposure through shadowing and immersion; structured department rotations and robust project work; and concrete management and leadership development.
Throughout the one-year Fellowship, the Administrative Fellow will report and have access to senior executive leadership, who provide valuable mentoring, strategic guidance on project involvement, and performance feedback. The Fellow also receives work assignments and provides support to the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer on Institute-wide activities and major strategic initiatives.
The Fellowship will begin with a two-month immersion experience with senior leaders of Dana-Farber’s Finance, Clinical Operations, Quality Improvement, Strategic Planning, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity, Clinical Network Development, Research Administration, Communications, Human Resources, and Information Systems departments.
Over the next ten months, the Fellow then participates in structured rotations in the departments of Finance, Patient Care Services, Clinical Operations and Research Operations. During this time, the Fellow will also lead and participate in high visibility projects that dually align with the Fellow’s interests and the needs of the Institute. The Fellow will have the opportunity to actively lead the recruitment and onboarding of the incoming Administrative Fellow. Actively leading projects and collaborating with key stakeholders will promote the Fellow's management and leadership development skills in order to strategically position them for success in the next steps in their career.
Our Administrative Fellowship Program seeks a diverse pool of masters-prepared candidates in health care administration, business administration, public health, or related fields of study. Highly motivated individuals with 1-2 years of experience within the health care industry are encouraged to apply. Ideal candidates are collaborative, excellent communicators, self-starters, and possess broad knowledge of the health care industry.
The Administrative Fellowship is a hybrid role, with the expectation that on-site meetings will occur between 2-3 days a week at the Dana-Farber Longwood campus.
Dana-Farber's Administrative Fellowship Application Process dates are as follows:
- Dana-Farber Application Window Opens: June 9, 2023
- Application Window Closes: September 25, 2023
- Semi-Finalist Interviews (via Zoom): week of October 2, 2023
- Finalist Interviews (in person): October 13, 2023
- Fellow Selection: week of October 16, 2023
- Fellowship Dates: July 1, 2024-June 30, 2025
How to apply:
Please submit your application via the Dana-Farber Careers web section during the Application Window timeframe. All application materials should be submitted as a single PDF.
Please include the following items in your application:
- Three letters of reference, from current or previous employers or professors
- Personal statement (two pages maximum, double-spaced) about why you are interested in an administrative fellowship and why, specifically, you are interested in the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute program
- Official graduate school transcript
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