Job description

University of California Irvine


Updated: Oct 20, 2020
Location: UC Irvine Campus
Job Type:

Job Opening ID: 12218

Reports To: Director of Administrative Programs

Working Title: Senior Program Coordinator, Training, & Research Services

Department: Cancer Center

Bargaining Unit: 99

FLSA: Exempt

Payroll Job Code: 004398

Job Location: UCI Medical Center - Orange

Percent of Time: 100%

Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F

Employee Class: Career

Position Summary:

The NCI-designated Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center (CFCCC) is a campus-wide multidisciplinary matrix organization whose mission is to promote and enhance cancer-relevant research, education, and patient care at UC Irvine. The CFCCC conducts interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research into the causes, prevention, therapy, and survival of cancer, trains the next generation of cancer investigators and care providers, serves as a community and regional resource for state-of-the-art information and expertise on cancer, and delivers the highest-quality multidisciplinary care to cancer patients and their families within our catchment area. To facilitate this, the CFCCC provides research resources to its ~175 cross-institutional members engaged in this research.

The Senior Program Coordinator (SPC) for Training & Research Services is directly responsible for managing the program for cancer research training and education and coordinating research development for the Shared Resources, research cores as required of a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Cancer Center awarded via the P30 Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) mechanism. Teaming with the Cancer Center Associate Director for Cancer Research Training and Education, the SPC will develop, implement, and support new and existing programs for education, mentorship, and continuing career development as it relates to cancer across the spectrum of learners from high school students through mid-level faculty members. The SPC will support existing and future programs, including assistance with curriculum development, speaker selection and scheduling, advertising, registration, meeting management, and program evaluation. The SPC organizes educational seminars, workshops, and related activities, supporting trainees, including junior faculty, in preparing grant applications, and for senior faculty in preparing institutional training grant applications and tracking all outcomes of these activities. The SPC focuses on methods by which to coordinate Cancer Center activities with other institutional efforts, and integrate them into programmatic efforts (e.g. UCI NIH Boot Camp, A1 Resubmission Club, and Clinical & Translational Scholars Program). The SPC, under the direction of the AD, will collect, track, and report on education metrics and other newly formed initiatives. This may include finding creative ways to collect data currently not being collected, and will necessitate working with other program managers. The SPC provides input toward development of new initiatives and plans for the next (five-year) grant funding cycle. Teaming with the Cancer Center Deputy Director, the SPC manages all aspects of the Cancer Center's Shared Resources to maintain and establish services which meet the scientific needs of Cancer Center membership. This ongoing analysis includes, but is not limited to, independent coordination of regular Internal Advisory Committee meetings, management of annual surveys, analysis of aggregate data, and creation of metric dashboards and data visualization tools for all Shared Resources. The SPC will lead and manage quarterly Shared Resource operations meetings with all shared resources to engage in best practices, streamline operations and support Shared Resources as necessary. Additionally, the SPC will take an active role teaming with the Informatics Program Manager in the iLab implementation process in training and transitioning all Shared Resources. The SPC reports to the Director for Administrative Programs. The ongoing analysis of standards and performance requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors including policies/requirements of an external credentialing entity (the National Cancer Institute of the NIH). The SPC determines methods, techniques and evaluation criteria to obtain results and engages in projects of broad and diverse scope with considerable impact to the Cancer Center and overall institution. This position is critical to the overall strategic mission of the CFCCC.

Compensation Range:

Monthly Rate $4,641.67 - $7,083.33

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5-7 years of progressively responsible experience in an academic research environment.

Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Thorough knowledge of the health education field. Thorough knowledge of the design and delivery of programs skills associated with both the development and delivery of education programs and research services. Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with all levels of an organization. Demonstrated ability to integrate critical information across disciplines. Understands how projects relate to other business strategies and initiatives. Advanced oral and written communication skills. Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills Knowledge of, and skills for, assisting with Preparation of grants for submission to funding organizations. Advanced ability to think creatively and independently on concepts requiring advanced analytical skills. Strong analytical background and strategic thinker in a research working environment. Ability to think critically and to compile and analyze data. Advanced interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse groups to achieve results. Advanced ability to work collaboratively with internal and external peers and managers. Ability to work both independently and as part of team. Expertise using MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint) Demonstrated experience in maintaining flexibility and adaptability while implementing institutional change. High degree of professional independence Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to express ideas assertively, clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing, exercise tact and diplomacy in dealing with others to secure necessary information and cooperation from a variety of people. Demonstrated ability to stay abreast of rapidly changing information from a wide range of sources and to incorporate into policies and processes. Demonstrated ability to conduct comprehensive, detailed analyses of complex policies, regulations, statutes and guidelines. Ability to analyze problems, implement solutions and multitask. Ability to take initiative and demonstrate strong commitment to duties. Commitment to, and participation in, a work culture of respect. Interest in working in a research environment


Experience with large multidisciplinary, multi-component research grants (e.g., T32 training grants, Cancer Center Support Grant) Knowledge of pertinent policies, procedures, regulations and requirements of UC, State, Federal, and other agencies pertaining to research and administrative management Knowledge of University of California policies with regard to research administration and education

Special Conditions Required:

May require occasional after-hours and weekend work hours and/or travel to both the Irvine campus location and off-campus venues for meetings/events Attendance at 1-2 annual national off-campus meetings

Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500.

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Posted: 10/26/2020
Application Due: 10/26/2032
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