Graduate Program Manager, University of Virginia School of Arts & Sciences

August 24, 2021

A Graduate Training Program, Interdisciplinary Studies of the Phenotype: EXPANDing Training in Research and Careers, seeks applications for a Program Manager. This Program, supported by a 5-year National Science Foundation grant, will develop an academic curriculum, professional training, and career internships for graduate students. It will recruit students interested in studies of the phenotype, and generally strengthen multi-disciplinary research in life sciences at UVA. The specific duties of the position include program coordination across faculty and graduate students in Arts & Science and Biomedical Science Departments, development and support for programs aimed at student recruitment and training, scheduling and organizing meetings in support of program objectives, development and maintenance of websites and tracking budgets. In addition to the logistics and coordination support listed above, the Program Manager will be responsible for coordinating and assisting in the evaluation of the program and the writing of required reports to the National Science Foundation on progress and milestones.

    • Gain familiarity with the entire scope and requirements of project. Oversee project deadlines, and make recommendations to project leadership.
    • Ensure that executive sponsor and other key stakeholders are aware of project status and any barriers to successful project performance.
    • Develop appropriate methods to handle information. Interpret information and make informed decisions based on analysis.
    • Maintain knowledge of and work in compliance with current organizational policies and procedures relating to the execution of a project.
    • Support teams, committees, and tasks or functions related to projects.
    • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.—Program-Manager_R0026908

This full-time position will remain open until filled.

This is a restricted position contingent on continued funding.


Process for External Applicants: Please apply through Workday, and search for “BIOL – Program Manager”. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three professional references (name, email address, telephone number, and address).

Process for Internal UVA Applicants: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for “BIOL – Program Manager”. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three professional references (name, email address, telephone number, and address).

For questions about this position or the application process please contact Rich Haverstrom, Faculty Search Advisor, at


Education: Bachelor’s degree
Experience: Two years of experience. Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
Licensure: None.
Preferred Experience: Experience in programmatic and administrative support in an office setting. Must have strong writing, organizational and Interpersonal communication skills and experience in team building. Incumbent must be proficient in Microsoft Office.

Preferred applicants will have experience in the administration of higher education academic environments with emphasis on life science fields.


This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person’s perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

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