Senior Program Manager - Health Promotion and Prevention Research

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Senior Program Manager - Health Promotion and Prevention Research

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


Category: Administrative/Office Support

UTHealth Houston School of Public Health

Requisition #: 230002BP

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 the UTHealth School of Public Health in Houston, TX 77030. The individual in this position will support the Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research. In this position, you will develop presentations, work with the director to review and formulate data, grant submissions, and oversee the center staff.

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:

Performs work that is varied and generally administrative and/or research-oriented with analysis. Provides support to the highest levels of executive leadership. This position requires the use of initiative, discretion, and independent judgment.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Oversees aspects of the program/project activities. Sets deadlines, assigns responsibilities, and monitors project progress.

  • Stays abreast of new and updated protocols and policies and develops, implements, and manages internal policies andprocedures.

  • Manages the research agenda for the Center. Oversees overall operations of multiple research programs.

  • Sets deadlines, assign responsibilities, monitor the progress of CHPPR special projects, and provide direct supervision to the director’s senior executive assistant.

  • Composes correspondence and memoranda, prepares presentation materials, speeches, and mass communications. Assist with grant and contract materials.

  • Provides approval of purchase requisitions based on established signature authority guidelines.

  • Manages compliance and ensures the department follows internal and external rules, regulations and standards.

  • Maintainsproject budgets,servicecontracts, reportsonprogressand/orauthorizes expenditures.

  • Preparesprogressreportsandgrantproposalstobothprivatefoundationsandgovernmentalagencies.May work closely with Office of Sponsored Projects on the submission ofgrants.

  • Monitors travel, purchasing, payroll, timekeeping, contracts and grants. Responsible for filing systems, accuracy, and compliance of files, records, and reports for assigned areas. Maintains knowledge base of legal and regulatory requirements of files.

  • Regularly handles confidential information and sensitive issues.

  • Reviews personnel action forms and ensure the necessary approvals are secured.

  • Interacts with representatives from state, federal, and private agencies regarding proposals and funded projects.

  • Working in conjunction with Public Affairs may create and edit various communications materials for the center,whichmayincludeprintedmaterials,websitecontent,and/ornewsletters.

  • Draft policy and processes as assigned by the supervisor. Responsible for making routine decisions and judgment calls and may assist or make recommendations regarding complex or impactful decisions.

  • Regularly handles the highest level of confidential information and sensitive issues.

  • Stays abreast of new and updated protocols for the Center.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • May require program-specific certifications.

Minimum Education:

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

  • Master's Degree in Public Health with a concentration in Health Behavior and Health Promotion is preferred.

Minimum Experience:

  • Seven (7) years of applicable experience.

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.