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Director, Office of the President


Breast cancer is a complex disease with no simple solution. Research is the key to stopping it in its tracks. Founded in 1993 by Evelyn H. Lauder, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) is the largest private funder of breast cancer research in the world. We invest in the best minds in science—from those investigating prevention, diagnosis, treatment, survivorship, and metastasis—giving them the opportunity to pursue their most innovative ideas. Our combination of investment and cross-disciplinary collaboration accelerates the entire field and builds momentum for new discoveries.

Since its inception, BCRF has invested over $873 million in research that has been a significant contributor to a 43% decline in breast cancer deaths over the past three decades. BCRF investigators have been behind every major breakthrough in breast cancer research, and the field is moving faster than ever.

Today, BCRF is the largest private funder of breast cancer research—and metastatic breast cancer research—worldwide, and the top-rated breast cancer research organization in the country. BCRF is currently supporting more than 250 investigators across 14 countries at leading medical and academic institutions with $60.2 million in scientific grants.

About the Role

Reporting to the President and CEO, the Director, Office of the President is a highly visible and critical multifaceted role serving as the primary point of contact for internal and external constituencies on all matters pertaining to the Office of the President and CEO. The primary responsibility is to provide high-level administrative support, coordination, and strategic assistance to the CEO in carrying out their responsibilities effectively and efficiently. The Director acts as a bridge between the CEO and other senior executives, Board of Directors, and external stakeholders, facilitating communication, decision-making, and the execution of high-profile projects and executive priorities.

The ideal individual will have the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, with strong written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills, and the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities. The Director, Office of the President will have the ability to work in close coordination with the CEO and also independently on projects, from conception to completion, and must be able to work under pressure at times to handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Serve as the CEO’s administrative liaison to BCRF’s Board of Directors, Advisory Board, grantees, donors, and other stakeholders and communicate directly and on behalf of the CEO.
  • Complete a broad variety of administrative tasks for the President & CEO including: manage an extremely active calendar of appointments; compose and prepare correspondence that is sometimes confidential; arrange complex and detailed travel plans, itineraries, and meeting agendas; complete expense reports; and compile materials for the CEO’s meetings.
  • Support the CEO in developing and maintaining relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Track a portfolio of key donors and other stakeholders ensuring timely communications, meetings and follow up and supporting the cultivation of ongoing relationships.
  • Oversee writing projects, presentations and internal communications for, and on behalf of, the CEO.
  • Work across the senior leadership team to ensure exemplary organizational communication and coordination.
  • Administratively manage meetings of the Board of Directors and its committees, including agenda management, advance preparation of materials, and follow up.
  • Research, prioritize, and follow up on incoming issues and concerns addressed to the CEO, including those of a sensitive or confidential nature. Determine appropriate course of action, referral, or response.
  • Assist with travel arrangements, lodging, and meal planning for the CEO’s travel, Board and Advisory Board meetings, and special organizational events.

About You

  • Bachelor’s degree and a commitment to BCRF’s mission required
  • Strong work tenure with 7-10 years supporting C-Level executives
  • Excellent organizational skills that reflect the ability to multi-task and prioritize effectively with extraordinary attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills with the ability to build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Expert-level written and verbal communication skills; experience in fundraising a plus
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion and poise
  • Highly resourceful team player, with the ability to also be extremely effective independently
  • Forward looking thinker, who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), Adobe Acrobat and Media web platforms



While performing the duties of this role, you would work in a hybrid environment: on-site in our Midtown Manhattan office, 28 W 44th St #609, New York, NY, three-four days most weeks.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers to handle, feel, or operate objects, tools or controls, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand, talk, and hear.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:

This is a full-time position. There will be occasional need to work extra hours during busy times of the year.


Travel is not required for this role.


The compensation range for this role is $110,000 – $125,000 along with an exceptional benefits package focusing on employee physical, financial and mental wellness. Please note that final compensation is dependent on years of relevant experience.

How to apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume with the subject line Director of the President’s Office to hr@bcrf.org. Candidates who share both why they’re a good fit and their salary expectations are more likely to qualify. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Please, no phone calls. All inquiries will be held in confidence.

Please note this role description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this role. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Our Commitments

BCRF is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Disabled/Veterans Equal Opportunity Employer.

BCRF upholds an equal opportunity employment policy and employs personnel without regard to race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. This policy applies to all applicants, employees, consultants, third-party workers.