Associate Director Recruitments: AD of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and AD of Community, Outreach, and EngagementPosting Date: 04/14/2023
Closing Date: 12/31/2023
As a leader in cancer care, transdisciplinary research, and education, the Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCC) is now serving a catchment area that includes a 30-county region in central and western North Carolina, and northwest South Carolina, in partnership with the Levine Cancer Institute. Under the leadership of recently recruited Executive Director Ruben Mesa, MD, FACP, this is an exciting time to join a team of over 400 researchers and physicians focused on translating discoveries from basic and population sciences research into clinical use for preventing, detecting, treating, and surviving cancer. The CCC cares for over 20,000 individuals with newly diagnosed cancer each year, with care available at over 20 regional locations.
Associate Director for Community Outreach and Engagement
The CCC seeks a bold, visionary, and collaborative Associate Director of Community Outreach and Engagement (AD of COE) to lead this well-established program poised for significant growth across both campus locations. The AD of COE will lead collaborative efforts with community and academic partners to facilitate research across the scientific programs to address the cancer burden within the CCC catchment area with a particular focus on cancers that disproportionately impact the diverse and traditionally underserved and under-resourced populations. Applicants should have a strong reputation in cancer health disparities and community engaged research, as evidenced by a track record of external funding and peer-reviewed publications. Qualified candidates will hold an M.D., Ph.D., or M.D./Ph.D., and must possess academic credentials that qualify them for academic appointment as an Associate or Full Professor.
Inaugural Associate Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The CCC seeks a highly motivated, energetic, and coalition builder to serve as the inaugural Associate Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (AD of DEI). The AD of DEI will play a vital role in leading the construction and implementation of CCC’s DEI practices across both campus locations. As a member of the CCC senior leadership team and a faculty member in the Wake Forest University School of Medicine, the AD of DEI will be supported by administrative, clinical, and academic champions of health equity and social justice within the CCC and across the Atrium Health enterprise. By developing a diverse workforce and culture of inclusive excellence, the AD of DEI will help the CCC continue to deliver the transformative scientific discoveries and care innovation strategies of CCC for the prevention, detection, and treatment of cancer to improve patient outcomes and reduce the occurrence of cancer.
The CCC has retained Grant Cooper, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search. All applications, inquiries, and nominations, which will remain confidential, should be directed to: