Program Coordinator, Training & Education - Hybrid - 30663-1A

Updated: Mar 20, 2023
Location: Irvine-Campus
Job Type:
Department: Cancer Center

Job Opening ID: 30663
Reports To: Research Administrator IV  
Working Title: Program Coordinator, Training & Education - Hybrid
Department: Cancer Center 
Bargaining Unit: 99
FLSA: Exempt
Payroll Job Code: 007398
Job Location: UCI Med Center- Orange 
Percent of Time: 100%
Work Schedule: M-F; 8-5 (occasional after-hours and weekend work hours)
Employee Class: Career
Position Summary: 
The NCI-designated Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center (CFCCC) is a campus-wide multidisciplinary matrix organization whose mission is to promote and enhance cancer-relevant research, education, and patient care at UC Irvine. The CFCCC conducts interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research into the causes, prevention, therapy, and survival of cancer, trains the next generation of cancer investigators and care providers, serves as a community and regional resource for state-of-the-art information and expertise on cancer, and delivers the highest-quality multidisciplinary care to cancer patients and their families within our catchment area. To facilitate this, the CFCCC provides research resources to its ~280 cross-institutional members engaged in this research.

The Program Coordinator (PC) for Training & Education is directly responsible for managing the programs for cancer research training and education, a required component for designated comprehensive cancer centers.

Teaming with the Associate Director for Cancer Research Training and Education, the PC will develop, implement, and support new and existing programs for education, mentorship, and continuing career development as it relates to cancer across the spectrum of learners from high school students through mid-level faculty members.

The PC will support existing and future program development, including managing curriculum development, speaker selection and scheduling, advertising, registration, meeting management, and program evaluation. The PC organizes educational seminars, workshops, and related activities for cancer center members and the general community. They routinely connect trainees and faculty to funding opportunities and assist with grant submissions and post-award monitoring activities, including robust tracking of trainees and return on investment.

The PC, under the direction of the AD and Director for Administrative Programs, will collect, track, and report on education metrics and other newly formed initiatives. This may include finding creative ways to collect data currently not being collected and will necessitate working with other program managers.

The PC focuses on methods by which to coordinate Cancer Center activities with other institutional efforts including the NIH Bootcamp, Resubmission, and Clinical & Translational Scholars Programs. The PC provides input toward development of new initiatives and plans initiatives to align with the Cancer Center strategic plan and research strategy outlined in the Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG).

This position is critical to the overall strategic mission of the CFCCC, and the PC will report directly to the Director for Administrative Programs. Day-to-day deliverables require an in-depth evaluation of variable factors including policies/requirements of funding agencies and UC institutional policies. The incumbent determines methods, techniques and evaluation criteria to obtain results and enages in projects of broad and diverse scope with considerable impact to the Cancer Center and overall institution.

Compensation Range:
$28.35 - $41.52
Department Website:
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
5-7 years of progressively responsible experience in an academic research environment
Thorough knowledge of the educational training programs.
Thorough knowledge of the design and delivery of programs.
Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with all levels of an organization.
Demonstrated ability to integrate critical information across disciplines. Understands how projects relate to other business strategies and initiatives.
Advanced oral and written communication skills. Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills.
Strong analytical background and strategic thinker in a research environment.
Advanced interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse groups to achieve results.
Advanced ability to work collaboratively with internal and external peers and managers. Ability to work both independently and as part of team.
Expertise using MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint).
Demonstrated experience in maintaining flexibility and adaptability while implementing institutional change Required High degree of professional independence.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to express ideas assertively, clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing, exercise tact and diplomacy in dealing with others to secure necessary information and cooperation from a variety of people.
Demonstrated ability to stay abreast of rapidly changing information from a wide range of sources and to incorporate into policies and processes.
Demonstrated ability to conduct comprehensive, detailed analyses of complex policies, regulations, statutes and guidelines.
Ability to analyze problems, implement solutions and multitask.
Experience with large multidisciplinary, multi-component research grants (e.g., T32 training grants, Cancer Center Support Grant).
Knowledge of pertinent policies, procedures, regulations and requirements of UC, State, Federal, and other agencies pertaining to research and administrative management.
Knowledge of University of California policies with regard to research administration and education.
Special Conditions Required:
May require occasional after-hours and weekend work hours and/or travel to both the Irvine campus location and off-campus venues for meetings/events.
Attendance at 1-2 annual national off-campus meetings.
Requires occasional travel to the UC Irvine Campus (normal office location is at the Medical Center in Orange, CA)
Requires annual attendance at national meetings held in different U.S. locations.
Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.

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.

UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500.


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