University of Massachusetts Medical School

Program Manager

1 month ago(11/16/2017 12:26 PM)
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Under the general direction of the Principal Investigator or designee, the Program Manager is responsible for managing the day to day operations of a large-scale externally funded project.  The Program Manager will collaborate with investigators, consultants, project directors, and contract officers at the University. 



  • Direct and coordinate all phases and operational tasks of project, e.g. recruitment/screening/follow-up activities; intervention and implementation activities; and data collection and management activities.
  • Participate in the development, implementation, and ongoing functioning of project tracking systems.
  • Assist in the development of annual budgets and technical reports in collaboration with the Administrator 
  • Develop and supervise collaboration with participating academic institutions.
  • Plan, conduct, and record meetings of steering committees, and other appropriate working groups.
  • Provide weekly progress communications indicating weekly progress against goals.
  • Write the monthly and annual progress reports for submission to the external funding agency
  • Participate in qualitative and quantitative data analysis
  • Coordinate schedules of subcontractors and professional consultants to meet project plans
  • Recruit, select, supervise and evaluate activities of project employees and field staff
  • Participate in new funding proposal development.
  • Participate in the writing and production of manuscripts.
  • Provide direct backup for the Principal Investigator and serve as the P.I.’s designate as appropriate.
  • Perform other job duties as assigned.




  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Public Health, Health Education, or equivalent experience.
  • 3 - 5 years of experience developing, implementing and evaluating health education/health promotion activities.
  • Strong theoretical, analytical, and interpersonal skills. 
  • Demonstrated experience in problem solving and developing collaboration between investigators and institutions.   
  • Demonstrated experience in data management, computer use, and data analysis.
  • Communication skills, both oral and written, necessary to interact with funding agencies, other research sites, other study personnel, and University staff. 
  • Ability to travel internationally.

Additional Information


  • Demonstrated interest in global health and development
  • Experience with Project Management Software
  • Experience with Monitoring and Evaluation Processes
  • Prior international and/or global health experience
  • Familiarity with USG and/or other international grants
  • Experience managing and producing project-related reports
  • Experience managing complex project(s) at an academic institution or company
  • Experience in and willingness to travel internationally, including to developing countries


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