Grant Program Manager

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas
Closing date
Feb 10, 2023

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Health Sciences
Organization Type
Manages the continuum of research administration, financial, operational and supporting a department or program involving planning, implementation, coordination, supervision, collaboration and communication. Impacts the effectiveness, efficiency and quality of comprehensive research administration, more specifically pre and post award activities. Demonstrates and maintains proficiency with funding agencies policies, procedures, regulations. Collaborates with, advises and trains investigators, research and administrative staff and trainees. Writes and delivers reports. Supervises designated staff.

Pre-Award Management Plans, drafts and implements policies and procedures to support applications for internal and external funding (federal, industry, foundation, donor). Coordinates and supervises operations, staffing and processes for proposal development, including related documents, for example curriculum vita, biosketch and other support). Collaborates with investigators or their designee on the administrative aspects of the application and subsequent award. Investigates, studies and demonstrates proficiency with funding agency guidelines; interprets guidelines and educates stakeholders. Establishes and monitors quality assurance practices and recommends improvements. Serves as liaison with funding agencies, institutional representatives and other stakeholders.

Post-Award Management Plans, drafts and implements policies and procedures to support post award activities; supervises associated staff. Manages internal and external budgets or awards, including award setup procedures, establishment of chart field accounts, agreements, contracts and services. Manages the integrity of financial and research data in external and internal databases. Advises investigators on sponsor requirements. Collaborates on personnel allocations and submits ePAFs. Manages effort reporting processes. Prepares financial projections, forecasts. Consults on and facilitates submission of progress, interim, financial and ad hoc reports. Establishes and monitors quality assurance practices and recommends improvements.

Financial Management Conceptualizes, designs, creates and implements systems, procedures and reports for financial budgeting and expenditures. Performs financial forecasts and analysis. Submits and reconciles financial transactions associated with personnel and operational expenditures. Manages and assures financial reviews through meetings with division, department, faculty and institutional stakeholders. Serves as delegate authorizer or signer for expenditures, as designated. Resolves level specific financial problems and concerns.

Other duties as assigned.


Analytical Thinking - Gather relevant information systematically; break down problems into simple components; make sound decisions.

Business Acumen - Understand the impact of the job within the institution; have and use cross-functional knowledge to understand interdepartmental connections.

Innovative Thinking - Approach problems with curiosity and open-mindedness; offer new ideas, solutions and/or options.

Oral Communication - Express ideas clearly and concisely in groups and one-to-one conversations; create an environment with open channels of communication.
Self-Adaptability - Work in situations involving uncertainty, shifting priorities, and rapid change; deal constructively with mistakes and setbacks; demonstrate flexibility.

Team with Others - Initiate, develop, and manage relationships and networks; encourage collaboration and input from all team members; value the contributions of all team members; balance individual and team goals.

With Inclusion, you understand that your ideas and contributions are valued. You promote the same for others. You address your own biases while promoting diversity and equity. (Competencies: Cultural Humility, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Intelligence)

With Drive, you see that you can serve as a leader whether you have a formal leadership role or not. You tackle problems, move past setbacks and hardships, and don't lose sight of your goals. (Competencies: Self-Confidence, Analytical Thinking, Innovative Thinking, Technical Expertise)

You demonstrate Professionalism by setting the example for others and consistently modeling MD Anderson's values and service standards. You communicate effectively in a variety of ways. (Competencies: Inspire Trust, Oral Communication, Written Communication)

Through Emotional Intelligence, you maintain awareness of your own emotions and the emotions of those around you. Use nonverbal cues and feelings to engage others in an inclusive and responsive way. (Competencies: Active Listening, Teaming, Self-Reflection)

Having Coachability means you are engaged in relentless learning. You constantly ask questions and stay curious. You understand that the organization constantly evolves, and you should as well. (Competencies: Develop Oneself, Adaptability)

You must first hold yourself accountable through Professionalism. When you move to Accountability for others, you must communicate in a way that compels them into action and drives them to achieve goals. (Competencies: Strategic Thinking, Provide Direction, Influence, Interpersonal Communication)

When you demonstrate Knowledge Sharing, you create a culture of learning within your team. You instill in others a drive to learn and develop. (Competencies: Knowledge Transfer, Business Acumen)

When you take on Capacity Building, you continuously motivate the talent within your team; you value the strength that diversity brings and provide ongoing growth and development to every team member. (Competencies: Coach and Develop, Change Leadership, Inclusive Leadership).




Sedentary Environment
Physical Proximity

Constant 67-100%

Frequent 34-66%
Occasionally 11-33%
Occasionally 11-33%




Wrist Motion
Hearing Sensitivity
Visual Acuity

Frequent 34-66%
Occasionally 11-33%
Constant 67-100%
Occasionally 11-33%
Occasionally 11-33%
Occasionally 11-33%
Occasionally 11-33%
Constant 67-100%
Constant 67-100%
Constant 67-100%

10-20 lbs
10-20 lbs
10-20 lbs

Required: Bachelor's degree.

Preferred: Master's degree.

Required: Two years of grant management experience such as grant writing, grant submission and financial administration and one year of lead or supervisory experience. May substitute required education degree with additional years of equivalent experience on a one to one year basis. Successful completion of the LEADing Self Accelerate program may substitute for one year of required supervisory or management experience.

Preferred: Research financial experience, grant management (pre- and post-award) experience, project management, organizational skills. Intermediate to Advanced Excel experience.

OTHER: Required: Must pass pre-employment skills test as required and administered by Human Resources.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.

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