Current Employment Opportunities

Meharry Medical College: Program Coordinator (Posted on April 20, 2023)

The Sr. Program Coordinator plans and coordinates the day-to-day fiscal, administrative, and operational activities of a narrowly defined funded program or set of funded activities. The program is usually focused to a single purpose, may be scientific, research, educational, or service oriented, and may exist as a discreetly funded subset of an integrated, grant-funded program activity. Duties typically include grant planning and administration, budget management and control, program implementation and administration, internal and external operational/administrative liaison, program marketing and reporting.

Job Description:
  • Manage the day-to-day detailed aspects of MVTCP {10 Projects)
  • Prepare, administrator and Monitor the Budgets (Personnel/Non-Personnel) of MVTCP
  • Write correspondence to NCI and Program Director about Budgets/Pilot Projects/PSC Members/PSC Annual Symposium/Retreat Meeting
  • Organize programs and activities in accordance with the specific aims and goals of the grant(s)
  • Assist in producing accurate and timely progress and budget reports to program director, executives and program sponsors (NCI and NIMHD).
  • Develop, implement and monitor multiple budgets for grant(s)
  • Develop course catalogs, promotional and educational materials; training manuals, newsletters, and/or brochures as appropriate to the MVTCP program.
  • Manage and Mentor Staff as Need with the Diverse of Array of responsibilities
  • Serve as a Back-up Administrator for the Three Basic Sciences Departments
  • Serves as a liaison between Meharry, Vanderbilt and Tennessee State Cancer Partnership grant
  • Coordinate and manage program activities including external and internal advisory committee meetings, annual retreats and regional health disparities conferences.
  • Assist SOM, SOD, and SOGRS departments with budget development in relation to MVTCP
  • Assist team members and program director when needed to accomplish grant objectives and goals
  • Implement and manage changes to ensure project goals are achieved
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Required Skills
  • Ability to utilize keen judgement in evaluating information to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgements
  • Ability to work in a stressful environment
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities
  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting and cost control procedures
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
  • Ability to gather and gather and analyze statistical data and generate reports
  • Advanced writing and editorial skills
  • Clerical, word processing, and/or office skills
  • Tech savvy, proficiency in personal computers and related software application, audio/video conferencing, presentations
  • Ability to interact with students, faculty and/or staff in a team environment
  • Records maintenance skills
  • Ability to coordinate and organize meetings and/or special events
  • Ability to lead and train staff and/or students
  • Knowledge of communication principles, media, and marketing techniques
  • Must be team oriented. 
Required Experience

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of two (2) years directly related experience is required.

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Tennessee State University: Program Manager (Posted on April 21, 2023)

Job Summary: The Cancer partnership program at Tennessee State University invites applications for a Program Manager position (full-time), to begin in June 2023. We are seeking an outstanding candidate with a background in grant program administration. The successful candidate should have a strong commitment to promote health equity and work with cross-functional inter-disciplinary groups.

Candidates must have at minimum a bachelors’ degree or an accredited diploma certificate in policy, management or sciences. The Meharry-Vanderbilt-TSU cancer partnership (MVTCP) is NIH funded grant supported program. The MVTCP program has up to 60 researchers, clinicians, data science and population science faculty and experts in the field. This is an interdisciplinary program and supports 6 core facilities and 3 research projects. The potential candidate is expected to work with researchers from all three institutes. The potential candidate will be reporting to the TSU institutional PIs Dr. Margaret Whalen and Dr. Venkataswarup Tiriveedhi.

Additional responsibilities include working collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students to promote successful growth of the program. Tennessee State University is the largest HBCU in the state of Tennessee with over 9,000 undergraduate/graduate students, and with a mission to foster scholarly inquiry and research, lifelong learning, and a commitment to service. The University is located in the Middle Tennessee area, Nashville, a vibrant and dynamic music city with vast demographic diversity.


  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or an accredited diploma certificate in management, policy or life sciences.
  • 0-2 years of experience in program management.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Meet regularly with the Program coordinators at Meharry Medical College (MMC) and Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center (VICC)
  • Well organized with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work under strict deadlines.
  • Prepare annual progress reports for the TSU portion of the partnership. This involves working with MMC and VICC counterparts in preparing and compiling information obtained from REDCap surveys. The potential candidate is expected to quickly learn and become fully familiar with the REDCAP survey software.
  • Monitor the budget for the grant.  Submit purchase requisition to the Purchasing Department and follow up on the PRs. Meet monthly with the Fiscal manager to monitor spending.
  • In conjunction with MMC and VICC counterparts, prepare periodic reports requested throughout each grant year by the National Cancer Institute Program managers.
  • In conjunction with MMC and VICC counterparts, organize monthly Internal Advisory Committee meetings (4th Wednesday of each month) and Principal Investigator meetings (3rd Wednesday of each month).
  • In conjunction with MMC and VICC counterparts, organize and manage the Annual Program Steering Committee meeting (March or April of each year) and Annual MVTCP Cancer Research Symposium (February of each year)
  • Organize and manage meetings for the partnership that are held at TSU (this includes reserving meeting rooms, arranging for catering (if needed), arranging for appropriate technology).
  • Aid in upkeep of social media sites (slack, instagram, twitter etc) in collaboration with MMC and VICC counterparts.
  • Be familiar with all cores and projects that are part of the grant.
  • Additional tasks may be required on an ad hoc basis.

Supervisory responsibilities: N/A

Benefits Summary: Tennessee State University offers eligible employees a competitive benefits package that includes annual leave (vacation), sick leave, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement, flexible benefits plans and more.

Salary:  DOQ (approximately $50,000/year)

  • U54 Cancer Partnership grant (222585-61075-250)
  • Research and Sponsored Programs (210020-61095-250)

Employment Authorization: Employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicant’s qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Special Instructions:This is a grant (NIH) funded position.

Employment is contingent upon successfully completing a criminal background check as mandated by Tennessee State University.
Official transcripts for positions which require a post-secondary undergraduate degree, advanced degree and/or certification must be presented upon hire.
An unofficial transcript may be attached in the “Transcript” section. You will be required to provide names and contact information for three references.

Required Documents: Resume; Cover Letter; List of References

To Apply: Email and with any questions.