Sr. Program Development Coordinator, Administrative Programs - 65673-1A

Updated: Feb 29, 2024
Location: Irvine-Campus
Job Type:
Department: Cancer Center

Job Opening ID: 65673
Reports To: Director of Administrative Programs
Working Title: Sr. Program Development Coordinator, Administrative Programs
Department: Cancer Center
Bargaining Unit: 99
FLSA: Exempt
Payroll Job Code: 007399
Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine
Percent of Time: 100%
Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F
Employee Class: Career


Position Summary:


The Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center (CFCCC) is a campus-wide multidisciplinary matrix organization whose goal is to promote and enhance cancer-relevant research and patient care at UC Irvine. The CFCCC provides research resources to its 250+ faculty and clinician members and offers multidisciplinary cancer care to its patients.
Uses advanced operational concepts and objectives to resolve highly complex issues. Regularly works on issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Primarily deals with programs and proposals with broad impact across the function, research initiative, program and / or organization. Develops and oversees the implementation of new programs and processes. The Sr. Program Development Coordinator reports to the Manager for Administrative Programs and manages a portfolio of programs and activities at the UCI Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center (CFCCC) that provide resources to cancer center members in support of their research, including services, funding, and space. This includes the seven existing and one in development CFCCC Shared Resource facilities that provide services; the CFCCC intramural pilot funding program that competitively issues $1 million annually in support of research projects; all extramural and limited submission funding opportunities; the management and allocation of ~100,000 sf of research space across multiple buildings at the Irvine and Orange campuses; and other critical efforts. These are mandatory components of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) P30 Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) and are vital to NCI’s continued designation to the CFCCC. The NCI designation has a vital reputational and financial impact for CFCCC, UCI and UCI Health. Adherence to the guidelines of the CCSG is mandatory and involves ongoing monitoring of the organization for structure, direction, and fiscal management. All decisions at the CFCCC are taken within the context of the CCSG requirements.

Total Compensation:

In addition to the salary range listed below, we offer a wealth of benefits to make working at UCI even more rewarding. These benefits may include medical insurance, sick and vacation time, retirement savings plans, and access to a number of discounts and perks. Please utilize the links listed here to learn more about our compensation practices and benefits.

The expected pay range for this recruitment is $81,900.00 - $150,500.00 (Annual Salary). The Full Salary Range for the salary grade this position is assigned to is $81,900.00 - $150,500.00 (Annual Salary).

  • A minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible experience in an academic research environment, medical center, community non-profit setting, or other large matrix organization. 
  • Experience with large multidisciplinary, multi-component research grants (e.g., Cancer Center Support Grant) preferred.
  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships across UCI and the Health System (e.g., with leadership, faculty, staff, and students). 
  • Must demonstrate customer service skills appropriate to the job. 
  • Must possess the skill, knowledge, and ability essential to the successful performance of assigned duties. 
  • Advanced knowledge of common organizational- or research-specific and other computer application programs (e.g., Microsoft Office and Adobe). 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of leadership, faculty and staff and influence, both verbally and in writing. Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality. 
  • Advanced program and project management skills. 
  • Thorough knowledge of organizational or initiative processes, protocols and procedures. 
  • Knowledge of pertinent policies, procedures, regulations and requirements of the University of California, State, Federal, and other external agencies. 
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes and maintain a work pace appropriate to the workload to meet deadlines. 
  • Advanced knowledge of applicable policy analysis techniques. 
  • Advanced ability to analyze, research and synthesize large amounts of data, to prepare with string attention to detail, sound and relevant proposals and analysis. 
  • Advanced analytical / problem-solving skills. Strong ability to apply and implement creative solutions to complex problems.

Special Conditions Required:
  • Requires travel to the Orange campus, Irvine campus, and off-site locations for meetings/events.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid California driver’s license. Position is subject to the California DMV’s “Pull Notice System” and continued employment is contingent upon proof of a satisfactory driving record. 
  • Requires regional travel within California multiple times per year. 
  • Requires annual attendance at national meetings held in different U.S. locations.
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Conditions of Employment:

The University of California, Irvine (UCI) seeks to provide a safe and healthy environment for the entire UCI community. As part of this commitment, all applicants who accept an offer of employment must comply with the following conditions of employment:

  • Background Check and Live Scan
  • Legal Right to work in the United States
  • Vaccination Policies
  • Smoking and Tobacco Policy
  • Drug Free Environment

The following additional conditions may apply, some of which are dependent upon business unit or job specific requirements.

  • California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act
  • E-Verify
  • Pre-Placement Health Evaluation

Details of each policy may be reviewed by visiting the following page -

Closing Statement:

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce along with honoring unique experiences, perspectives, and identities. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming.
UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500 or [email protected]

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