Program Manager – Independent Contractor: Vaccine Development Center of San Antonio
Founded in 2012, the Vaccine Development Center of San Antonio (VDC) leverages the strengths of four leading research institutions: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health SA), the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), Texas Biomedical Research Institute (Texas Biomed), and Southwest Research Institute (SwRI). The VDC partners with several city-wide agencies including Metro Health and The Vaccine Partnership, and seeks to increase its local, national and global presence.
The overarching goals of the VDC are:
- Provide funding and/or coordinate the development of pilot projects to advance vaccine technology undertaken by researchers at two or more of the collaborating institutions.
- Organize an annual local symposium on Infection, Immunity and Vaccines featuring internationally recognized leaders as keynote speakers.
- Promote vaccinations at a local and regional level to mitigate or eliminate disease outbreaks.
Outstanding part-time opportunity to support the operations and programs of the VDC, build community outreach and communicate the mission and achievements of the VDC to the scientific community and public. The Program Manager will be responsible for daily VDC operations under the guidance of the Executive Director and in close collaboration with the VDC Administrative and Scientific Leadership.
Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Coordinate the administration and operations of the VDC.
- Provide programmatic support to the Scientific and Administrative leadership teams (e.g. coordinate and attend meetings, ensure adequate resources are allocated, resolve issues, etc.).
- Track the operating budget and generate quarterly financial reports.
- Update and manage the VDC website.
- Assist the Scientific Leadership Team in organizing and managing the annual VDC symposium (coordinate teams; invite speakers; develop program; venue; prepare conference grants; etc.)
- Establish relationships with local/national public media, and manage social media accounts.
- Maintain productive relationships with key stakeholders, including local private and public companies, non-profit agencies, and state and government agencies.
- Assist in the development and implementation of a fundraising strategy to sustain the VDC program.
The ideal candidate will be an accomplished individual with at least 5-year experience in program management, and a background in biological sciences and/or scientific communications. Will have a track record of setting and meeting ambitious but achievable goals.
Qualified candidates will possess an understanding of and appreciation for working within a private research institution and/or university and the diverse needs for operational and financial support. A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university is required. A Master’s Degree is preferred.
This is a one-year contract with the possibility of an extension dependent upon funding. Salary commensurate with experience.
Applications must be received by 5 pm Central Standard Time on January 31, 2021
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.