Program Manager, Senior

Tucson, AZ
Jan 20, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Number:



UAHS Equity, Diversity & Incl

Department Website Link:


University of Arizona Health Sciences


UAHS-Tucson, Tucson, AZ 85724 USA

Position Highlights:

The UAHS ODI Senior Program Manager administers and monitors state and grant budgets; coordinates events, including working with internal and external partners, logistics, marketing and volunteer management. The Senior Program Manager supports the UAHS ODI AVP with conducting research for the development of grants, strategic initiatives, presentations and program development, including data management. This position also develops reports and presentations for internal and external audiences; leads and collaborates on special projects, and events, including new programs, events, seminars and grants. The UAHS ODI Senior Program Manager position is a multi-faceted position where flexibility and adaptability is required.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manages and supports the grants requirement and implementation requirements.
  • Ensures grant proposals, contracts, agreements and awards are in compliance with federal, state, agency and institution policies.
  • Identifies and develops strategies to optimize the grants administration process.
  • Oversees grants implementation according to the operational and financial needs of the organization.
  • Performs relevant research to identify available grant opportunities and evaluate the results.
  • Directly involved in grant writing by coordinating with UAHS ODI AVP, Sr, Director, grant writers/coordinators, evaluators.
  • Provides detailed reports to the funders, the board of directors and collaborators with respect to the organization's progress.
  • Monitors paperwork and other related documents connected with grant-funded programs.
  • Communicates with staff about upcoming deadlines and deliverables, thereby ensuring smooth completion of grant responsibilities and benchmarks.
  • Oversees if other grant staff (coordinators, writers and administrators) are complying with their job responsibilities.
  • Manages a high volume of work with deadlines and confidentiality.
  • Provides training to the new staff on grants management and reporting requirements.
  • Serves as the office liaison with other senior administrative offices, colleges, and departments.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required.
  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant work experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Doctoral degree or Master's degree in the field of education, psychology, budget or grant management or a related field.



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week:


Job FTE:


Work Calendar:


Job Category:

Organizational Administration

Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:


Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level:


Job Family:

Diversity & Inclusion

Job Function:

Organizational Administration

Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies:


Target Hire Date:

Expected End Date:

Contact Information for Candidates:

Lydia Kennedy | 520-626-2490 | [email protected]

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Resume, Cover Letter, and One Additional Document

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Please include a Letter of Recommendation along with your Resume and Cover Letter.

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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