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Program Manager, Impact Evaluation

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas
Closing date
Mar 25, 2023

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he Cancer Prevention & Control Platform ("Platform") accelerates the development, dissemination, and amplification of evidence-based strategies, community services, policy interventions, and knowledge targeting measurable reductions in cancer incidence and mortality at a population level. The Platform represents MD Anderson's primary, focused activation of expertise in the science of public health practice, community-based dissemination of evidence-based practices, applied implementation science, and impact measurement for community-facing initiatives.

The Program Manager, Impact Evaluation will work as a collaborative team member with internal and external stakeholders focused on cancer prevention and control in community settings. Established in 2019, MD Anderson's Impact Evaluation Core (IEC) aims to assess the impact of initiatives impacting communities and priority populations experiencing health disparities and inequities. The IEC operates on the premise that the key purpose of health program evaluation is to improve prevention, research and clinical practice.

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in public health, evaluation and/or health care settings. Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects and analyze and synthesize data.

1. Conducts program evaluation for cancer prevention and control programs
  • Conducts all aspects of program evaluation, including logic model development, design of primary data collection instruments such as surveys and interview guides, data analysis and interpretation and report development.
  • Assists the Impact Evaluation Core with program development and planning the implementation of internal community-based research and evaluation studies.
  • Develops and maintains current and comprehensive understanding of evaluation best practices.
  • Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Possesses ability to work in a high demand and dynamic environment.

2. Conducts data analysis and interpretation
  • Conducts analyses of primary and secondary data, including both quantitative and qualitative data
  • Extracts and compiles various sources of information/large data sets from various systems or applications.
  • Sets up process for monitoring, tracking, and trending information/data using various systems or applications.
  • Prepares well-organized, easily understood reports, analysis, and summary of findings for use by management.
  • Possesses ability to solve problems and provide solutions to all aspects of data management challenges.

3. Cultivates and maintains working relationships with internal clients, collaborating organizations and community partners to strengthen partnerships and enhance evaluation capacity.
  • Embraces the opportunity to engage with clients and community partners and to support their evaluation goals.
  • Assists with coordinating meetings and meeting planning with clients and internal and external stakeholders.
  • Coordinates with internal departments to align relationships with community organizations.

4. Provides general coordination support to the Impact Evaluation Core.
  • Assists with project tracking and developing reports for the Impact Evaluation Core and Cancer Prevention and Control Platform leadership and other key stakeholders.
  • Assists with ad hoc projects as needed.
  • Supports Impact Evaluation Core leadership with budget management and planning.
  • Develops annual budgets for internal approval
  • Monitors funds and funds allocation through the course of the year
  • Conducts audits to ensure quality and regulatory compliance of funding
  • Serves as point-person regarding financial matters including allowable costs, restrictions on use of program income and other financial grants management issues
  • Develops financial reports
  • Contributes to a strong team environment and fosters inclusivity.

Other duties as assigned.

Required: Bachelor's degree.

Preferred: Master's degree in Public Health, Public Affairs, Psychology, Healthcare Administration or related field.

Required: Five years related experience to include three years program management experience. May substitute required education degree with additional years of equivalent experience on a one to one basis. With preferred degree, three years of required experience.

Preferred: E xperience working directly in program evaluation and/or process improvement. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, under pressure. Willing and able to work extended and flexible hours, function under demanding circumstances. Computer software skills including advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Access.

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.


The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It was named the nation's No. 1 hospital for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report's 2023 rankings. It is one of the nation's original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.

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