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UT Health Program Manager - COVID-19 Prevalence Project in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Program Manager - COVID-19 Prevalence Project

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas



UTHealth School of Public Health

Requisition #: 20000200

Department: School of Public Health

Location: Texas Medical Center (position currently remote until further notice)

Position Type: Full Time/ Exempt

Position Summary:

Develops, plans, and manages all activities of the Community Engagement component of the Harris County SARS-CoV-2 Prevalence project. Functions in a leadership capacity on the program.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Oversees all aspects of the program activities. Sets deadlines, assigns responsibilities, and monitors project progress. Develops, implements, and manages policies and procedures.

  2. Works with executive leadership to develop and implement comprehensive community engagement strategy.

  3. May manage/maintain annual budget, negotiate service contracts, report on progress and/or authorize expenditures.

  4. Informs executive leadership of key activities and makes periodic progress reports.

  5. Works closely with other component teams regarding strategy and collaborative opportunities.

  6. Communicates with community and professionals to share objectives and outcomes. Prepares/makes oral presentations at community and professional meetings.

  7. Assist in the preparation of progress reports and grant proposals to county, city, other governmental agencies and private foundations.

  8. Interacts with representatives from county, city, state, federal, and private agencies regarding proposals and funded projects.

  9. Working in conjunction with Public Affairs, may create and edit various communications materials for the department/program, which may include printed materials, web site content and/or department newsletters.

  10. Manages Human Resources activities for direct report in regards to: recruiting and selection, hiring and terminating, training and development, performance evaluations, and salary planning.

  11. Supervises project communications coordinator, field coordinator, and other research staff.

  12. Other duties as assigned.


May require program-specific certifications.


Considerable knowledge in community outreach and engagement.

Excellent written communication and presentation skills.

Detail-oriented with the ability to manage multiple project tasks at a time.

Bilingual in Spanish preferred.

Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s degree or relevant work experience in lieu of education.

Minimum Experience:

Five (5) years of applicable experience.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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