Compliance Project Manager and Analyst

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Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow’s physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s (DFCI’s) Compliance Department implements the Institute’s compliance program, which seeks to detect and prevent activities that are contrary to health care laws and regulations and corresponding Dana-Farber policies and procedures. The compliance program designs, implements, and analyzes institutional compliance priorities for Dana-Farber. The Compliance Project Manager and Analyst (CPMA) will report to the Chief Compliance Officer and will provide project management, business planning, and analytic services. Ideal candidate will have strong project management experience, preferably in health care or compliance. Compliance background/experience not required, but preferred. Candidate must be energetic, a strong leader, work well with cross-functional departments, ability to understand and resolve competing interests and eager to learn health care compliance.


Dana-Farber’s CPMA is responsible for managing compliance-related projects from inception to completion. Some projects will be housed solely within the Compliance department and other projects will involve internal and external stakeholders and partners. In addition, the CPMA will conduct basic compliance audits, gather and analyze compliance trend data, lead the risk assessment and workplan development process for the Compliance Department and assist in the completion of corrective action plans. Work may also include developing policies and procedures, case management, preparing training and education materials, performing special projects and conducting outreach activities.

Project Management

  • Manage multiple projects concurrently and lead/coordinate cross-functional workgroups with the compliance department and business leaders to implement institutional compliance priorities.
  • Monitor, evaluate and report on the progress of project initiatives. Anticipate, identify and resolve project issues. Communicate major issues and recommendations to compliance and business leaders to inform project decision-making.
  • Develop content and analyses for project deliverables and meetings. Prepare presentations for compliance and business leader meetings, as needed.
  • Facilitate cross-departmental meetings.

Planning and Analysis

  • Lead the department’s risk assessment process. Assist Compliance Department in developing annual workplans.
  • Conduct compliance-related audits, analyze results and trends. Develop and implement, where applicable, corresponding corrective action plans.
  • Track and analyze compliance data to identify trends, education opportunities and policy development.
  • Conduct research, help prepare training and education materials, and aid in compliance investigations and inquiries.
  • Organize and maintain complete, accurate and appropriate compliance program records.


  • Bachelor’s degree and project management expertise required. Project Management certification, Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC) by Health Care Compliance Association, or advanced degree preferred.
  • High ethical standards and commitment to compliance.
  • Commitment and ability to:
    • Work in a team-based environment,
    • Handle patient and highly reputable faculty and interactions/communication with extreme care, patience, confidentiality and consideration, and
    • Maintain an environment with open channels of communication within the Institute with workforce members, patients and others.
  • Possess excellent organization, attention to detail, technical and analytical skills. Can gather relevant information systematically, break down problems into essential components and can make sound decisions. Approach problems with curiosity and open-mindedness and offer new ideas, solutions and/or options. Demonstrate discretion, diplomacy, and good judgment.
  • Possess strong communication and presentation skills; clearly and concisely express ideas in groups and one-to-one conversations, formal and informal documents. Adapt strong writing and communications styles to fit the audience.
  • Self-starter, positive attitude, ability to work independently, enjoys learning and staying current with industry developments, regulations and best practices.
  • MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint) and Visio expertise.
  • Knowledge of and experience in working with federal and state research compliance laws, regulations and sub-regulatory guidance preferred.
  • Familiarity with compliance issues management database or case tracking.

Please include a resume and cover letter with application submission.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.


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