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UT Health Program Manager - Texas Epidemic Public Health Institute (TEPHI) in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Program Manager - Texas Epidemic Public Health Institute (TEPHI)

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas



UTHealth School of Public Health

Requisition #: 210002FF

Department: Texas Epidemic Public Health Institute (TEPHI)

Location: Texas Medical Center- Houston, TX

Position Type: Full Time/ Exempt

Position Summary:

Functions in a leadership capacity by developing, planning, coordinating, and managing activities related to the implementation and growth of the Texas Epidemic Public Health Initiative (TEPHI).

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Oversees TEPHI activities. Coordinates logistics, sets deadlines, manages communications and calendars, and drafts and organizes key TEPHI documents, including grant applications, budgets, budget justifications, descriptive text, and activity reports.

  • Manages budgets, negotiates contracts, authorizes expenditures and purchase orders, and

  • Works directly with the post-award team and principal investigators to help manage sponsored projects awarded to TEPHI.

  • Works closely with TEPHI leadership, key stakeholders, and internal departments to strategize, organize, and implement activities for TEPHI success.

  • Assists TEPHI faculty and leadership with preparing progress reports and grant proposals to funding agencies. Activities include drafting and/or editing ancillary (non-scientific) documents for proposals and progress reports upon request.

  • Interacts with representatives of local, state, and federal government, business and community leaders, and the non-governmental organizations.

  • Communicates with internal and external stakeholders, prepares and delivers presentations at professional meetings, and assists TEPHI leadership with bi-directional communication.

  • May manage human resources activities for direct reports: recruiting and selection, hiring and terminating, training and development, performance evaluations, and salary planning.

  • Identifies and disseminates potential funding opportunities for TEPHI researchers

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • May require program-specific certifications.


  • Superb communication skills, both orally and in writing.

  • Proficient in using Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Access.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Able to solve problems and work independently or on a team.

  • Able to travel overnight, primarily in-state, 10% to participate in meetings and conferences, occasionally.

  • Pre-award, post-award, and grant writing experience preferred.

Minimum Education:

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

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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