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

Senior Program Manager - COVID-19 Prevalence Project

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas



UTHealth School of Public Health

Requisition #: 200001ZX

Department: School of Public Health

Location: Texas Medical Center

Position Type: Full Time/ Exempt

Position Summary:

To help scientists better understand the frequency of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in our community researchers at UTHealth School of Public Health are launching the Harris County SARS-CoV-2 Prevalence Estimation (SCOPE) program. Community engagement and enrollment of those in traditionally underserved groups are a major component of the program. The Senior Program Manager for Harris County SCOPE will develop, plan and manage all activities of the program and functions in a leadership capacity.

Position Key Accountabilities:

May perform some or all of the following:

  1. Oversees and leads all aspects of the program/project activities. Sets deadlines, assigns responsibilities, and monitors project progress. Provides direction and guidance to department personnel.

  2. Stays abreast of new and updated protocols and policies and develops, implements, and manages internal policies and procedures.

  3. Manages compliance and ensures the department follows internal and external rules, regulations and standards. Oversees inspections and/or reviews and ensures the appropriate personnel have the proper credentials and licensing needed.

  4. Manages/maintains annual budget, negotiates service contracts, reports on progress and/or authorizes expenditures.

  5. Provides guidance to upper management and keeps them informed of key activities and makes periodic progress reports.

  6. Manages partnerships with internal departments regarding strategy and collaborative opportunities.

  7. Prepares progress reports and grant proposals to both private foundations and governmental agencies. May work closely with Office of Sponsored Projects on the submission of grants.

  8. Interacts with representatives from 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. Communicates with community and professionals to share objectives and outcomes. Prepares/makes oral presentations at professional meetings.

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

  12. Other duties as assigned.


May require program-specific certifications.

Minimum Education:

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

Minimum Experience:

Seven (7) 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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