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Program Manager for Faculty Recruitment and Diversity Initiatives
Job Number: 2022-39586
Category: Administrative Professional
Location: Worcester, MA
Shift: Day
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt
Business Unit: UMass Chan Medical School
Department: School - Health Equity & Improvement - W400019
Job Type: Full-Time
Salary Grade: 46
Union Code: Non Union Position -W60- Non Unit Professional
Num. Openings: 1
Post Date: April 9, 2022


Under the general direction of the Vice Provost, or designee, the Program Manager – Health Equity oversees the application, implementation, progress, and evaluation of complex multi-year, multi-site projects/programs. The Program Manager coordinates and mobilizes staff, faculty, consultants and other resources at multi University, project site, and funding levels to assure timely and effective implementation of project work.


  • Lead the development of project plans and programs in conjunction with senior leadership
  • Convene and provide overall direction to project/program teams, which may consist of data staff, associates and coordinators, per diem staff, and faculty for the development of project work plans, literature reviews, data analysis plans, and reports; takes initiative and works with high level of independence
  • Prepares project/program budgets, and manages expenditures with the department administrator
  • Identify necessary resources for projects/programs, including organizing and coordinating resources from UMMS and other campuses of the University system; monitor work progress, including data analysis and reports, and oversee timely completion of the work
  • Hire, advise, directly supervise and evaluate the performance of other staff. Provide functional supervision of other specified project/program staff as needed
  • Write reports and papers describing project/program results in conjunction with the Vice Provost
  • Coordinate formal communications and meeting agendas
  • May act in a project management capacity and be responsible for managing day-to-day logistics and operational needs of the projects/programs, convening and providing overall to direction to project/program teams and identifying and addressing problems which may adversely affect project/program work. Summarize findings of data analysis and incorporate pertinent information into project/program presentations
  • Perform other duties as required


  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Health Care Administration, Public Health, or a health policy related health care field
  • 5 years’ experience in developing, implementing and evaluating programs, including significant experience in project management, supervision of staff and fiscal responsibility, or equivalent
  • Exceptional data analysis with the ability to find trends and implications within data to inform sound business decisions.
  • Prior experience in diverse settings
  • Working knowledge of supervision and coordination of complex, multi-site projects/programs and environments
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate with diverse leaders, faculty and staff
  • Communication and presentation skills, both oral and written, to interact with leadership, faculty and staff, and to produce reports suitable for an academic audience
  • Excellent organizational skills


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