Program Director, Faculty Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

This Program Director, Faculty Diversity, Equity & Inclusion position will provide leadership for the growing Partnership for Careers in Cancer Science and Medicine (PCCSM) Program, reflecting the institution's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. This program is a multi-pronged initiative designed to increase the pipeline of students in cancer biomedical careers. Focusing on students who are under-represented in science and medicine, the program addresses trainee needs at multiple levels, including high school, undergraduate, postbaccalaureate, medical, and graduate students. This rapidly growing program has over 2.5 million in donor funds and endowments and has annually expanded offerings to increase the pipeline of underrepresented minorities in science and medicine. In addition, this position directs activities and operations related to the sponsorship of two work study programs - Cristo Rey Jesuit School and University of Saint Thomas.

The ideal candidate will have experience working with educational programs and experience working with faculty.


PCCSM Program Leadership
  • Direct day-to-day operations and activities of PCCSM, performing all administrative and financial processes related to the program.
  • Develop and manage annual budgets for the Summer Research Program, Postbaccalaureate Program, PhD Program and other implemented programs and initiatives, monitoring income and expenditures of all accounts to ensure operating budgets are within 5% of approved budget.
  • Manage and track expenditures of multiple donors' accounts for trainee stipends (+$2,500,000.00).
  • Lead the selection, appointment, and orientation of trainees, including Discover system applications, ePAFs, approval processes, and trainees' payroll.
  • Organize program events, trainings and development activities, providing support for general tasks (e.g., logistics, catering, agendas, invitations).
  • Work with Data Analytics Specialist to maintain trainee tracking system and generate program metric reports.
  • Develop and implement program evaluation activities and generate summary reports.
  • This position also works closely with the Project Director- Faculty Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to coordinate pipeline activities and progression to faculty career.

Strategic Planning and Program Growth
  • In collaboration with the AVP, determines strategic goals of the program, implementing new initiatives as appropriate.
  • For continued program growth, this position will identify potential partners, gather background information, organize meetings and develop agreements with partners.
  • Collaborate with the Development Office to develop funding proposals, write annual donor reports, and provide program updates as needed.
  • This position works closely with the AVP and the program's internal and external advisory boards and serves as their primary contact.

Program Liaison
  • Serve as program liaison and utilize strong interpersonal skills to coordinate, communicate and build effective relationships with the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and the Division of Education and Training as well as a variety of individuals (faculty and trainees), groups, community organizations, and institutional departments.
  • Identify opportunities for new relationships with partner agencies and strengthen existing ones.
  • Lead communication efforts of the program, including development and maintenance of internal and external communications.

Work Study Program Leadership
  • Direct activities and operations related to the sponsorship of work study positions (e.g., Cristo Rey and University of St. Thomas) Serve as the primary contact and coordinates agreement renewals and/or new agreements, student enrollment, and payment.
  • Organize student's enrichment experiences.

Content expert on issues related to PCCSM goals and minority pipeline
  • Conduct literature reviews on diversity and inclusion and minority pipeline issues, advising AVP on current trends and benchmarks.
  • Prepare presentations, reports and other documentation as requested.
  • Provide support in grant writing and preparation of conference posters and articles.



Required: Master's degree.

Preferred: Doctorate.


Required: Five years of project/program management experience.

Preferred: Experience managing educational or trainee programs.

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.

Additional Information
  • Requisition ID: 145436
  • Employment Status: Full-Time
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay
  • Work Week: Days
  • Fund Type: Hard
  • Remote Work: Remote (within Texas only)
  • Pivotal Position: No
  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 94,800
  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 118,500
  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 142,200
  • Science Jobs: No