Senior Program Manager - Dual Degree Programs

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Senior Program Manager - Dual Degree Programs

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


Category: Professional/Managerial

UTHealth Houston School of Public Health

Requisition #: 230002GL

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

We are looking for a Full-Time Senior Program Manager to join and support the Dual Degree Program at the UTHealth School of Public Health in Houston, TX 77030. In this position, you will support all aspects of the school's Dual Degree Program, including interacting with students and faculty, evaluating existing programs, and recruitment and outreach. This is a hybrid position and will include an in-office and remote schedule. This position may also require some travel within Texas.

Once you join us you won't want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees

  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)

  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!

  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)

  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…

  • Free financial and legal counseling

  • Free mental health counseling services

  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs

  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.

  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus many more!

Position Summary:

The UTHealth Houston School of Public Health, the largest and oldest school of public health in Texas, offers specialized master's and doctoral programs to students enrolled in other professional degree programs at the University of Texas and other institutions of higher education across the state. The person in this role works under the supervision of the Director of Dual Degree Programs to support the growth of a state-wide cohesive program for dual-degree professional students. Responsibilities for this role include collaboration with staff in the office of the Associate Dean for Academic and Research Affairs on overall program administration and student advising.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Oversees all aspects of the program activities. Sets deadlines, assigns responsibilities, and monitors project progress. Develops, implements, and manages policies and procedures.

  • Coordinates and evaluates key measures of the program including assessing past, current, and future program performance, and benchmarking with other dual-degree programs.

  • Partners with other institutes of higher education to evaluate and strengthen existing dual educational programs and create new programs.

  • Stays abreast of degree plans and requirements for dual degree options including reviewing the shared curriculum approved by each educational partner to ensure compliance with accreditation regulations.

  • Serves as an expert resource for faculty advising dual degree students across the institution.

  • Works closely with the School’s Office of Student Affairs and internal department faculty to achieve overall program strategy and curriculum objectives.

  • Works in conjunction with Public Affairs to develop and implement a marketing strategy for the program.

  • Informs University and State leadership of program key activities and makes periodic progress reports in written and presentation format.


  • May require program-specific certifications.

Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree or relevant work experience in lieu of education.

Minimum Experience:

  • Seven (7) years of applicable experience.

  • Experience in education, administration or program development at an institution of higher education.

Physical Requirements: Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects. Security Sensitive: This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215 Residency Requirement: Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

UTHealthHoustonhas adopted a policy consistent with CMS regulations to protect our patients and university community from exposure to COVID-19. This policy affects all employees, residents, fellows, students, contractors, new hires, visiting scholars program participants, adjunct faculty, and volunteers who work, train, or collaborate at the John S. Dunn Behavioral Science Center.

In addition, all UTHealthHouston​​​​​​​employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’sHoustonrules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements.

Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.