Senior Program Manager

Job description

UNT System Overview:

Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. Over the past decade, combined UNTS enrollment has grown by more than 25 percent to nearly 44,000 students.

Posting Title:

Senior Program Manager


HSC-Rsch Devel & Commercialization-390040

Job Location:

Fort Worth

Salary Information:

Commensurate with Experience

Department Summary:

The mission of the Division of Research & Innovation is to assist all components of the research enterprise at the University of North
Texas Health Science Center.

Position Overview:

Under the general direction of the Associate VP for Research & Innovation, the Senior Program Manager will carry out programming related to a new ideation initiative at HSC. This will include the following responsibilities: managing a digital platform for collecting ideas for new innovations, managing a pitch competition program, tracking ideas along development pathways, connecting applicants to resources and promoting the HSC ideation initiative. In carrying out these responsibilities, the Senior Program Manager will be expected to work closely with team members, students, faculty and staff across the entire HSC campus.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and five (5) years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

The Senior Program Manager will have a general understanding about translational research processes. They will also have a basic understanding of general business principals and how ideas become innovations. They will possess experience in facilitating innovation and/or entrepreneurship. The Senior Program Manager will be a strong, clear communicator by oral and written means and must be comfortable interacting with a wide range of professional colleagues from tenured researchers to students to entrepreneurs. They will be highly organized and have the ability to work to deadlines, and ensure with positive and polite assertiveness that others do the same. They will be comfortable developing new procedures and educating others about those processes.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Knowledge of, and familiarity with the Fort Worth innovation ecosystem is preferred
• Preferred experience includes experience working in a startup company or some other related setting facilitating early stage investments, innovation or entrepreneurship.
• Project management experience and skills are also preferred.
• Experience hosting or planning events is preferred
• A general knowledge of intellectual property, entrepreneurship and technology commercialization is preferred.

Work Schedule:

Monday – Friday 8am-5pm

Driving University Vehicle:


Security Sensitive:

This is a security sensitive position.

EEO Statement:

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Classification Title:

Senior Program Manager

Physical Requirements:

Carrying, Lifting up to 25 pounds, Reaching, Sitting, Squatting, Stooping, Bending, Standing, Walking, Writing, Ability to communicate


Manage HSC ideation program activities


Manage an idea pitch competition program


Manage a digital platform for collecting ideas for new innovations


Connect innovators to resources


Track ideas along development pathways


Promote program activities and build program awareness


Monitor award funds/account for pitch competition

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Job No:
Posted: 1/6/2021
Application Due: 4/6/2021
Work Type: Full Time