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Academic Programs Officer I

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, 85724
Administrative Assistants

Posting Number: req18852

Department: Cancer Center Division

Location: University of Arizona Health Sciences

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The University of Arizona seeks a full-time Academic Programs Officer who will be in charge of two cancer research training and education programs.

The purpose of the first training program is to prepare recent college graduates, who come from groups that are underrepresented in the cancer workforce, for doctoral degree programs. Under the guidance of the faculty member directing the post-baccalaureate training program, the Academic Programs Officer will assist with the recruitment and selection of applicants for the program. Once participants are selected, the Academic Programs Officer will assist with program activities: matching the participants to research mentors, scheduling professional development workshops and networking opportunities, and guiding the participants' enrollment in graduate-level coursework.

The second program is in partnership with Tucson area junior high and high schools. It involves providing hands-on, cancer-relevant lessons to teachers for use in their classrooms; the purpose of this program is to increase students' understanding of cancer. The responsibilities also include planning and leading a summer program to introduce teachers to the lessons.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

Plan and coordinate the postbaccalaureate training program activities that occur at the University of Arizona

  • Match program participants to faculty members in the University of Arizona Cancer Center whose research is aligned with the participants' long-term career goals.
  • Plan professional development sessions, and as appropriate, teach the sessions or recruit appropriate University of Arizona staff or faculty members to lead these.
  • Plan social events that allow the program participants to network with peers and role models.
  • Plan a final, end-of-year event for the program.
  • Partner with evaluation experts to assess the impact of this training program.
  • Plan and implement a speaker series that brings faculty members from other universities to interact with the program participants, sharing their professional journeys and research projects.
  • Make the necessary arrangements for the participants attendance at national conferences that are relevant to progress of the participants into cancer-relevant doctoral degree programs.
  • As needed, assist the participants with preparing materials for presentations at the national conferences (e.g., poster presentation).
  • Accompany participants to the national conferences, as needed.

Coordinating cancer education and cancer-relevant lessons for junior high and high school teachers

  • Become familiar with the lessons that the University of Cancer Center has already created.
  • Deliver the lessons to teachers upon request and collect them back after the lessons are complete.
  • Maintain a record-keeping system and output metrics for outreach programs.

Plan and deliver a summer workshop to familiarize junior high and high school teachers with the cancer-relevant lessons developed by the Cancer Center.

  • Advertise and recruit teachers who are not familiar with the Cancer Center lessons.
  • Plan the schedule for the workshop, make room reservations in the Cancer Center.
  • Instruct the teachers in lessons and/or recruit Cancer Center staff as instructors.
  • Partner with evaluation experts to assess the impact of this training program.

Follow university practices for handling program expenses and monitoring the budget

  • As needed, order supplies needed for operation of the program.
  • Complete necessary paperwork related to program expenses (e.g., P-card reports, travel requests and travel reimbursement).
  • Review budget reports provided by the University of Arizona Cancer Center's business office, to ensure accuracy with program expenses.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through experience required.
  • One (1) year of relevant work experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree or six years of equivalent work experience.

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Academic Administration

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $59,404 - $74,254

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Compensation Guidance

The Rate of Pay Field represents the University of Arizona's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. The University considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, and internal equity.

The Grade Range Minimum, Midpoint, and Maximum Fields listed below represent a full range of career compensation growth over time in this position and grade. Each unit typically sets starting pay between minimum and midpoint upon hire. The university offers compensation growth opportunities within its career architecture. To learn more about compensation, please review our Applicant Compensation Guide and our Total Rewards Calculator.

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Job Family

Academic Program Mgmt

Job Function

Academic Administration

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Jacob Schwartz l

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant

Application: The online application should be completed in its entirety.

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At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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