Job Description

Program Manager

Requisition IDreq7164
Working TitleProgram Manager
Position Grade13
Position Summary

The individual selected for this Program Manager position will play a critical role in the Cancer Center Research Administration and will oversee all pre- and post-award grant and contract responsibilities for assigned Cancer Center investigators. This is an excellent opportunity for a self-motivated, highly organized individual with significant pre- and post-award grant and contract experience to join the Cancer Center administrative team. Specific details of the job duties and responsibilities are:

  • Assist assigned Cancer Center investigators in all elements of pre-award grant and contract development, including budget development, completions of all sponsor and internal forms, obtaining required approvals, document collection and formatting, creating of electronic and paper application packages, liaising with subaward institutions, facilitation of planning meetings, etc
  • Manage research portfolios of assigned Cancer Center investigators in the post-award stage, including, review of regular financial reports and oversight of all grant charges, identification of problems or concerns and development and implementation of solutions, subrecipient monitoring (confirming invoices are received, valid, and paid in a timely manner), participation in close-out process, development and submission of progress reports by due dates, maintenance and oversight of unfunded agreements (MTAs, MOUs, CDAs, SRAs), submission of IRB/IACUC/IBC paperwork as required, effort certifications, etc
  • Tracking and report development in regards to planned and pending grant and contract applications, productivity, outcomes, and fiscal "health" of supported programs.
  • Recruitment, training, mentoring, and supervision of assigned Cancer Center Research Administration (CCRA) staff members, including assignment of tasks and responsibilities, day-to-day oversight, review of work quality, performance reviews, oversight of sick and annual leave, etc Facilitation of hiring of technical staff, and students (undergrad and graduate) for supported laboratories, research centers, and/or grant funded training programs.
  • Other duties designed to contribute to achievement of the overall mission, goals, and objectives of the Cancer Center Research Administration office as assigned (for example, management of pilot project programs, oversight of laboratory purchasing systems, etc).

The successful applicant will possess detailed knowledge of the OMB Uniform Guidance, other grant and contract rules and regulations, and complex concepts in research administration. They will have excellent skills in the preparation of NIH and other sponsor grant and contract applications including, skills in development of complex budgets (including multi-project U01 and P01 budgets), and the ability to gather large amounts of data and organize this data into the required format per sponsor guidelines. The ability to provide accurate and deadline oriented work is a must. The successful candidate will be expected to either already be familiar with or capable of learning to work within UNM-specific policies related to grants and contracts, compliance requirements, fiscal processes, purchasing, and HR.

The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center is the Official Cancer Center of New Mexico and the only National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center in a 500-mile radius. Its 125 board-certified oncology specialty physicians include cancer surgeons in every specialty (abdominal, thoracic, bone and soft tissue, neurosurgery, genitourinary, gynecology, and head and neck cancers), adult and pediatric hematologists/medical oncologists, gynecologic oncologists, and radiation oncologists. They, along with more than 500 other cancer healthcare professionals (nurses, pharmacists, nutritionists, navigators, psychologists and social workers), provided cancer care for nearly 60 percent of the adults and children in New Mexico affected by cancer. They treated 11,249 patients in 84,875 ambulatory clinic visits in addition to in-patient hospitalizations at UNM Hospital. These patients came from every county in the State. More than 12 percent of these patients participated in cancer clinical trials testing new cancer treatments and 35 percent of patients participated in other clinical research studies, including tests of novel cancer prevention strategies and cancer genome sequencing. The 130 cancer research scientists affiliated with the UNMCCC were awarded almost $60 million in federal and private grants and contracts for cancer research projects and published 301 high quality publications. Promoting economic development, they filed more than 30 new patents in FY16, and since 2010, have launched 11 new biotechnology start-up companies. Scientists associated with the UNMCCC Cancer Control & Disparities have conducted more than 60 statewide community-based cancer education, prevention, screening, and behavioral intervention studies involving more than 10,000 New Mexicans. Finally, the physicians, scientists and staff have provided education and training experiences to more than 230 high school, undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral fellowship students in cancer research and cancer health care delivery. Learn more at

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or GED; at least 6 years of experience 2 of which are management level experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

· Experience providing support to faculty in leadership roles and problem solving in a complex environment that spans multiple departments and organizations

· Experience with all stages of pre-award grant and contract development: identification of funding opportunities, guideline review and evaluation, budget development, completions of electronic and paper applications, document collection and formatting, development of subawards, etc

· Experience with all stages of post-award grant and contract management: review and evaluation of financial reports, oversight of expenses, identification of problems or concerns and development and implementation of solutions, subrecipient monitoring, grant and contract close-out process, development and submission of progress reports, maintenance and oversight of unfunded agreements (MTAs, MOUs, CDAs, SRAs), submission of IRB/IACUC/IBC paperwork, effort certifications, etc

· Knowledge of OMB Uniform Guidance, particularly related to Cost Principles and allowable vs. unallowable charges on sponsored awards

· Knowledge of Banner

· Knowledge of UNM Purchasing Policies/Procedures

· Knowledge of UNM HR Policies/Procedures

· Experience with EXCEL and MS Word

· Experience with the supervision of personnel including work allocation, training and evaluation of performance

Additional RequirementsFinalists should be prepared to provide official educational transcripts if selected for hire.

Applicants must provide names of 3 past or present supervisors as references that the hiring official can contact.
CampusHealth Sciences Center (HSC) - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentResearch Administration (099K)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff Type
Term End Date1 year from date of hire
Pay$3,434.31 - $5,151.47
Benefits EligibleThis is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
ERB StatementTemporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
Background Check RequiredNo
For Best Consideration Date11/19/2018
Application InstructionsAPPLICANT: Please complete the official application; making sure to include all prior work experience and average hours worked per week. Attach your Current Resume; listing three former or current Supervisor References. Attach your Cover Letter that details how your experience matches the position as described above; including any Preferred Qualifications.

Positions posted with a Staff Type of Regular or Term are eligible for the Veteran Preference Program. See the Veteran Preference Program webpage for additional details.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

Application Instructions

Please click on the link below to apply for this position. A new window will open and direct you to apply at our corporate careers page. We look forward to hearing from you!

Apply Online