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Program Manager, SCORCH

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

Posting Number: req18875

Department: Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Location: University of Arizona Health Sciences

Address: Drachman Hall, 1295 N Martin Ave, Tucson, AZ 85724 USA

Position Highlights

The Southwest Center on Resilience for Climate Change and Health (SCORCH) brings together transdisciplinary research groups to conduct team-science projects addressing the health needs of arid lands communities adapting to climate change. The Center's overarching mission is to improve health equity across the lifespan by enhancing community partnerships and supporting adaptation efforts by Indigenous, Latinx, low-resource urban, and rural communities in the Southwestern United States and globally. Research will span several areas including: Research Focus Groups; 1) Health effects of extreme weather events, 2) Forecasting and Early Warning, and 3) Adaptive Responses to the Built Environment.

SCORCH is currently seeking a Program Manager to support the activities of the Administrative Core. Under the Direction of the Core Directors, the Program Manager will assume responsibility for all programmatic and administrative processes, including communication, organization of meetings, travel, regulatory compliance, and reporting.

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


  • Navigate the complex organizational issues, providing innovative solutions, and working with senior leadership within, The Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health MEZCOPH), and The College of Agriculture, Life, and Environmental Sciences (CALES), The College of Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Planning (CAPLA) and university administration.
  • Develop strategic project plans and works with Directors to manage and coordinate the activities of Internal and External Advisory Boards.
  • Partner with SCORCH faculty and staff members to expand the project university-wide.
  • Works independently to coordinate all program activities while serving as a primary contact for all stakeholders within the SCORCH.
  • Monitor the activities of working teams on action items.
  • Collaborate with other core administrative and research personnel externally and within the college to ensure communication needed to achieve deliverables.
  • Assist SCORCH PIs in proposal preparation.
  • Provide editing consultation for technical and scientific reports, and proposals.
  • Partner with the MEZCOPH business office to monitor project budget.
  • Develop communications strategies for projects including the website, newsletter, marketing materials, social media, and mailing lists.
  • Assist in organizing responsive SEED grants with the CEC administrative staff to include identifying reviewers in the network and organizing review meetings.

Collection and management of network data

  • Partner with leadership to identify and collate information on potential partners using research tools such as K-Map.
  • Organize collaborative meetings among diverse disciplines with internal/external partners to set research agendas.
  • Develop reports and plans based on notes and information gathering across potential partners.
  • Compile data for analysis for student and faculty researchers.


  • Assist leadership by gathering relevant data from various departments and units to compile comprehensive information for annual reports.
  • Conduct thorough analysis of the collected data to ensure accuracy and coherence in the reports.

Regulatory Compliance:

  • Establish and maintain a monitoring and auditing system to regularly assess compliance levels.
  • Conduct internal audits to identify areas of non-compliance.
  • Promptly address any and all identified instances of non-compliance.

Leadership Support:

  • Manage daily administrative tasks as well as program operations, including Directors' calendars, meetings, and communications.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advance learning attained through professional level experience required.
  • Five (5) years of relevant work experience, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of UArizona financial system.
  • Experience with federal funding mechanism, including NIH, NSF funding mechanisms.
  • Familiarity and in-depth experience in project coordination, strategic planning, and program building within academic institutions.

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Research

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $65,687 - $85,393

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



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

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Kacey Ernst, Professor |

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

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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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