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Program Manager

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Hiring Organization MD Anderson Cancer Center
Post Name Program Manager
Qualification Any Graduate
Industry Private
Employment Type Full Time
Work Hours 8 Hours
Salary USD 73000 To USD 109000 Per Year
Job Location Type  Work From Home

The mission of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research, and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees, and the public.

Trainee Career Enhancement is a department within the Division of Education & Training that is responsible for coordinating research education and training activities across the institution.

Its goals include:

  • Supporting mentoring programs for students/trainees and faculty across different stages of the career pipeline,
  • Developing and implementing institutional recruitment strategies for trainees,
  • Developing curricula, workshops, and courses for academic career planning,
  • Engaging faculty involvement in mentorship and teaching activities,
  • Supporting training grants, fellowship, and career development award proposal development, and
  • Measuring the impact and outcomes of research education and training at MD Anderson.

Trainee Career Enhancement also partners with administrative areas across the institution to develop trainee policies, procedures, and compensation advises the Postdoctoral Association and other trainee affiliation groups at MD Anderson and provides academic and career advising.

The Program Manager position reports to the department director and will lead recruitment activities and special programs organized/sponsored by Trainee Career Enhancement.


Trainee Recruitment

  • Under the guidance of the Director and in collaboration with other stakeholders, plans and implements strategies for targeted and general recruitment of students and trainees
  • Collaborates with other teams within the Trainee Career Enhancement (TCE) department, training program directors, and education leads in planning and organizing stand-alone recruitment events (e.g., virtual open houses, candidate visits, etc.) as well as utilizing current institutional events (e.g., Leading Edge of Cancer Research, Trainee Research Day, department/division/program retreats, etc.) for recruitment
  • May attend conferences/meetings and interact with prospective students and trainees at information booths, job/career fairs, exhibitor halls
  • Develops material for external facing communications channels (e.g., website, social media, other marketing efforts, etc.) to reach prospective students and trainees

Special Programs Planning and Implementation

  • Under the guidance of the Director, facilitates the engagement of students, trainees, faculty, subject matter experts, and other stakeholders in assessing needs, identifying gaps, and designing programs or interventions to address them
  • Responsible for planning and implementation of programs and activities such as symposia, workshops, seminar series, short courses, etc.
  • Manages calls for applications and reviews for research education and training awards, scholarships, pilot grants, and other internal funding
  • Under the direction of the Director, designs and implements strategies to evaluate the impact and outcomes of programs and activities through the use of surveys, focus groups, etc.
  • Collaborates with other TCE team members on shared activities and/or responsibilities
  • Responsible for designing and implementing a communications strategy to students, trainees, faculty, and other stakeholders and encouraging participation in TCE’s programs and services

Administrative Operations

  • Coordinates with the business operations team with regard to financial processes such as developing budget requests, monitoring budgets, expenditures, and free balances for Trainee Recruitment and Special Programs; Focuses on resources related to special programs
  • Summarizes information and prepares reports on Trainee Recruitment and Special Programs for the Director and other stakeholders
  • May supervise assigned staff

Other Duties as Assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree. Five years of related experience including three years of program management experience. May substitute the required education degree with additional years of equivalent experience on a one-to-one basis. With the preferred degree, three years of the required experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Graduate degree. Experience working in graduate or postdoctoral affairs/education at a university, academic medical center, or research institute.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.

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