Job Listings

Project Manager - Cancer Center

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Laboratory and Research

Posting Number: req10596

Department: Cancer Center Division

Location: UAHS - Tucson

Address: University of Arizona Cancer Center, 1515 N Campbell Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85724 USA

Position Highlights

The University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC) is a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer through patient care, research, and education. The UACC is seeking candidates for a project manager position. The project manager position explores and discovers answers to challenging questions. Develops, facilitates, implements, evaluates, performs, administers and oversees a wide variety of research programs or initiatives. Responsible for all phases of project management from project design to completion. Focuses on full complement of project management using specialized knowledge and skills usually acquired through formal education, specialized training, or certifications. This role may supervise or provide work direction to others; however, this is secondary to the primary functions of the job.

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; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocations services, please click here.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Coordinates and performs day-to-day operational activities for project(s), which may include administration, finance, Facilities, IT, Shared Resources, compliance, communications and outreach and other activities.
  • Develops, implements and tracks project plans, including monitoring project scope, schedule, timeline, deliverables, identifying and reporting issues (e.g. overrunning budget, scope changes, timeline problems) and performing research and analysis.
    • Designs and develops or assists with design and development of project(s).
    • Plans work schedules and determines key milestones and measurement criteria, identifies problems, and creates time and budget estimates for projects.
    • Enforces project timelines and negotiates changes to timelines and scope of project.
    • Ensures deliverables are completed and outcomes are achieved on schedule.
  • Coordinates with internal and/or external staff and faculty to ensure achievement of project outcomes, secure resources and/or provide updates.
    • Creates, disseminates, and delivers reports, presentations, and status updates to the Associate Director, Administration, leadership, and stakeholders.
    • Creates and delivers presentations using PowerPoint or Keynote
    • Creates and submits proposals to measure project scope.
    • Collaborates with university departments to ensure project deliverables are achieved.
    • Will interact closely with UACC staff to obtain data.
    • Work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Participates in the design and development of project knowledge resources (e.g. databases, documentation, policies and procedures).
    • Creates and updates project documentation.
    • Identifies, captures, and analyzes project-performance metrics for evaluation.
    • Designs and delivers project-related training.
    • Develops, implements, and improves processes and procedures.
    • Oversees and/or coordinates the collection, compilation, and analysis of program activity data; develops, writes and presents comprehensive statistical and narrative program reports.
    • Assists in establishing and implementing short- and long-range goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of project management principles.
  • Effective oral and written communication, time management, problem-solving, and customer service skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects or estimates.
  • Ability to analyze and document project failures and successes.
  • Ability to lead meetings effectively.
  • Ability to hold others accountable for project outcomes.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience is required.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

* Managing Projects from inception to completion.
* Managing complex structure of reporting.
* Verbal and written communications skills.
* Public speaking to diverse audiences, including stakeholders and leaders
* Creating and delivering presentations using PowerPoint or Keynote
* Experience in healthcare.

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Organizational Administration

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $53,463 - $70,037

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



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Project Mgmt

Job Function

Organizational Administration

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

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Sadie Maloof |

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.

Diversity Statement

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 an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-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.

This website is part of the HigherEdJobs network.