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Program Manager - Science Education and Training Program

City of Hope
Duarte, CA
$37.00 - $57.35 / hour
Closing date
Oct 4, 2023

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Life Sciences
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About City of Hope

City of Hope is an independent biomedical research and treatment organization for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.

Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy such as CAR T cell therapy. City of Hope's translational research and personalized treatment protocols advance care throughout the world. Human synthetic insulin, monoclonal antibodies and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs are based on technology developed at the institution. AccessHope™, a subsidiary launched in 2019 serves employers and their health care partners by providing access to City of Hope's specialized cancer expertise.

A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope is ranked among the nation's "Best Hospitals" in cancer by U.S. News & World Report and received Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Its main campus is located near Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California and in Arizona.

City of Hope's commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is key in serving our mission to provide compassionate patient care, drive innovative discovery, and advance vital education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes in all of our communities. Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ensures we bring the full range of skills, perspectives, cultural backgrounds and experiences to our work -- and that our teams align with the people we serve in order to build trust and understanding. We are dedicated to fostering a community that embraces diversity - in ideas, backgrounds and perspectives; this is reflected in our work and represented in our people.

Position Summary

Plans, directs, leads and oversees the administration of the newly developed program focused on science, education and training. The following are some of the programs housed within the Science Education and Training Program: the SEPA Program, GO STEM! Club, Saturday Science Days, DNA-focused GATE classes, and the K-12 portion of the Hilton Grant. Provides leadership and direction for day-to-day operations of all programs within the Science Education and Training Program. Contributes to the strategic planning and leads the design, development and implementation of program objectives, procedures, processes and standards.

Key Responsibilities include:


• Oversees day-to-day activities related to all programs housed under the Science Education Training Program

• Attends, as required, meetings for foundation grants, education councils, community outreach events

• Handles on-boarding of all students participating in outreach programs

• Supervises program coordinators and outreach specialists

• Creates and maintains student records for educational programs and interfaces with the external program evaluators in utilizing these records

• Coordinates with business manager on grant administration: tracking and reporting time and effort; processing of stipends; honoraria; reimbursements; other grant expenditures; tracking and oversight of grant budget

Strategic Planning

• Plays a major role in program development

• Plays a major role in development of community partnerships

• Establishes and maintains relationships with Superintendents in the Foothill Consortium, including Bonita, Charter Oak, Claremont, Glendora and West Covina, as well as in the following districts: Azusa, Arcadia, Monrovia, Duarte

• Maintains partnerships and aids in implementation of national programming, including programs in Seattle, New Orleans, New Mexico, and international programming, including programs in Australia

• Tracks and reports on progress of various programs

Dissemination of Information

• Attends and presents at local, national and international conferences

• Produces reports for community benefit and CCSG

• Provides impact data for COH CCC and each participating school district (locally and nationally)

• Presents work for local and state/national elected officials

• Attends and represents COH at various event s

• Provides marketing and community outreach data through print, web and mobile mediums

Required education, experience and skills:

• Doctorate Degree in the STEM field, Science Education or Master's Degree with 4 years of experience in science educational programs and curriculum development.

• Should have experience in developing science educational programs for the

K-12 grade level.

• Experience as a program coordinator for a science education program.

Additional Information:

The estimated pay scale represents the typical [salary/hourly] range City of Hope reasonably expects to pay for this position, with offers determined based on several factors which may include, but not be limited to, the candidate's experience, expertise, skills, education, job scope, training, internal equity, geography/market, etc. This pay scale is subject to change from time to time.

As a condition of employment, City of Hope requires staff to comply with all state and federal vaccination mandates.

City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 5,000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research.  City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s 20 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

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