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MD Anderson Cancer Center Program Manager - Patient Safety in Houston, Texas

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree and 5 years of experience in program/project management, and possess qualities of adaptability, flexibility, and the ability to manage stress levels in a fast-paced working environment.

This is a hybrid position with both onsite and remote working requirements.

Program/Project Management

  • Coordinate and oversee the development of the various institutional CPSO projects

  • Manage the office of the CPSO and institutional stakeholders in addressing/mitigating urgent/emergent safety issues that requires timely analysis and resolution

  • Manage (leads, plans and directs) operational programs assigned including program/project deliverable

  • Clearly and professionally communicate vision, strategies, and current/future project outcomes

  • Facilitate seminars, conferences, and events to promote/educate about initiatives

  • Facilitates the implementation of projects/project teams using project management skills, tools, and techniques

  • Work closely with stakeholders and cross-functional teams to plan and develop scope, deliverables, required resources, work plan, budget, and timing for initiatives

  • Determine and secure necessary resources for programs/project- Manage program/project deliverables, ensuring quality and timeliness

  • Collaborate across MD Anderson manage challenges and mitigate barriers for programs/project

  • Manages program activities including facilitating meetings, structuring agendas, coordinating speakers, and recording minutes

Program/Project Communication

  • Represents the CPSO across forums internally and externally as needed

  • Prepares monthly and annual reports, publications and , and abstracts based on program/project outcome

  • Collaborates with key stakeholders from across the enterprise to participate in the design generation and analysis of reports for data collection related to safety and quality indicators, compliance monitors, and quality improvement activities

  • Serves as a liaison between stakeholders and department

  • Identify key stakeholders for each project and ensure a clear understanding of project scope, roles and deliverables.

  • Partner with internal and external stakeholders to produce manuscripts, pub


  • Regularly report to department leadership and stakeholders on the progress of all deliverables

  • Prepares and/or assists with the preparation of reports, briefings, presentations, responses, and other communication medium for institutional and strategic initiatives

  • Develop presentation materials as needed

  • Develop education materials as needed


  • Engaged in continuous learning activities (internal or external)

  • Leader with strong emotional intelligence, drive and coachability

  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to act independently

  • Ability maintain confidentiality

  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment with minimal direction and able to adjust workload based upon changing priorities

  • Willingness to think outside of the box, ability to adapt in a constantly evolving environment

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

  • Self-motivated and willing to accept temporary responsibilities outside of initial job description

Other duties as assigned.


Required Education: Bachelor's degree.

Preferred Education: Master's degree.

Required Experience: Five years related experience to include three years program management experience. May substitute required education degree with additional years of equivalent experience on a one to one basis. With preferred degree, three years of required experience.

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: 152135

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Work Week: Days

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Work Location: Hybrid Onsite/Remote

  • Pivotal Position: No

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 73,000

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 91,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 109,000

  • Science Jobs: No