Program Manager

Connecticut, United States
01 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
01 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Focus:

The Program Manager will support the PI and Project Director in developing, organizing, coordinating, implementing, and executing projects and activities for the Center for Community Engagement and Health Equity at Yale Cancer Center (YCC), which aims to decrease cancer incidence and mortality among underrepresented populations within the YCC catchment area through community partnership and scientific collaboration. A successful PM will work in a dynamic, cross-functional, multi-organizational environment that supports transformation of community engaged activities and research across YCC.

The PM will coordinate and manage center-wide projects from all related program areas. The individual will engage in research and programmatic activities both within YCC and in the community throughout the YCC catchment area of CT and RI. They will be appointed to serve on and/or staff committees/subcommittees as a representative of CEHE. The PM will support CEHE special initiatives by assisting with grant submissions and providing launch support for new programmatic initiatives.

Essential Duties

  1. Oversees the advancement and growth of the program. Gives direction and leadership supporting the philosophy, mission, strategy, and annual goals and objectives. Assumes primary accountability for disseminating and publishing all program information to create public awareness and support of the program.
  2. Works closely with leadership, internal and external colleagues, and community residents to further develop and implement strategic plans.
  3. Identifies, solicits, and cultivates community partnerships and collaborations to assist in the development and growth of the program. Develops the metrics to identify and measure the success of the program. Responsible for measurements of grant success and related evaluation.
  4. Assists in identifying and evaluating potential future funding sources, and contributes to the submission of grants and contracts supporting the program, including the annual submission and writing of all content areas and budgetary sections of grant applications. Develops and manages the program’s operating budget.
  5. Develops the administrative infrastructure of the program. Manages human resource and administrative functions of the program, including staffing and hiring, supervision, performance development, counseling and discipline, if warranted. Oversees and manages information systems, facilities, and space needs.
  6. Investigates, identifies, implements, and oversees the maintenance of systems to gather, track, and report information to support the initiatives of the program. Tracks all program activities and regularly informs leadership of progress on each initiative. Recommends structural or programmatic adjustments, changes or additions based on full knowledge of missions, goals, and objectives.
  7. Initiates, designs, and manages the compilation of program communications; identifying outreach potential, and promoting philanthropic and collaborative support of the program. Contributes to the development and assists in the management of content on the program’s website and monitors all changes and additions to the editorial content.
  8. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree in a related field and four years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Knowledge, skills and techniques gained from professional training in a health science or allied scientific field. Detailed knowledge of professional medical research.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Knowledge and skill in applying analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to issues or studies concerning the efficiency and effectiveness of program operations.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Excellent communication skills. Ability to communicate ideas and information clearly and appropriately for the situation and audience. Professionalism, leadership, organizational and team player characteristics. Ability to adapt quickly to new areas of focus. Ability to interact and collaborate with all levels of management and cross-functional teams.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Experience managing complex projects, multi-tasking, flexibility, and independent problem solving to meet project deadlines.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Demonstrated experience in writing grant proposals, abstract submissions, manuscripts, progress reports, and IRB proposals.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Master’s Degree in a related discipline and four years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Weekend Hours Required?


Evening Hours Required?


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Health Screening


Background Check Requirements

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Affirmative Action Statement:

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email:


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