Project Manager - Health Disparities

City of Hope

Duarte, CA

ID: 7087944 (Ref.No. 10013677)
Posted: October 27, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

About City of Hope

City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 6000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation's leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

Position Summary

This project manager role will support City of Hope's strategic initiatives by managing and coordinating projects of various sizes and scales under the direction of the Principal Investigator in the Department of Surgery. Specific responsibilities partnering with assigned internal researchers and clinicians to assist them and their teams in developing project plans; managing and reporting schedules, risks and issues; leveraging standardized project management toolkits; coordinating and facilitating meetings; developing presentations, papers, grants and deliverables to support project priorities and facilitate project decisions; and ensuring aligned communication across project teams, with internal researchers, clinicians, and management.

Key Responsibilities include:
  • Responsible for all phases of project management including coordination, project plan development, schedule management, risk and issue management, communications and change management for assigned projects. Has experience managing 1-2 project workstreams and 5+ project resources.
  • Produces analysis and presentations to support project priorities and facilitate project decisions
  • Adapts enterprise and external best practice tools to meet the needs of assigned projects and project leads
  • Working with the collaborators and participants to ensure prompt delivery of papers, grants and other deliverables with focus on quality and timeliness.
  • Manages relationships with researchers and clinicians to ensure collaborative progress on individual projects.
  • Develop presentations, papers, grants, and deliverables to support project priorities.
  • Exercises critical thinking and engages with all participating parties to ensure paper, grant and project deliverables.


Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • Bachelors in Arts/Science or related discipline
  • 2+ years of recent related industry experience
  • Demonstrated ability to see and mitigate risks preemptively
  • Strategic agility and ability to navigate through and work with different leadership styles
  • Ability to navigate within varying degrees of ambiguity in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong organizational skills to effectively manage projects from inception to completion, adhering to deadlines, within budget, quality and desired outcomes/metrics
  • Demonstrated skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with executives and other key stakeholders
  • Superior project management, interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • Anticipates needs, responds quickly, provides guidance and support, monitors and follows up as required
  • Demonstrates high standards of personal excellence by continually seeking ways to improve performance and setting & working to achieve goals
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft suite, Adobe Pro, BioRender, EPIC (EMR)


Preferred education experience and skills:
  • Masters Degree in Health Sciences or related discipline
  • Healthcare/research project management experience, Social determinants, Health Disparities, Environmental Justice


Additional Information:
  • To protect the health of patients and staff and to comply with new State of California mandates, City of Hope staff are required to show proof of full vaccination by September 30, 2021. Compliance is a condition of employment.
  • For more information on Dr. Loretta Erhunmwunsee's research, please visit here .
  • Please note, this is a hybrid/remote.


City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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  • Posting Date: Oct 26, 2021
  • Job Field: Clinical Research
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Shift: Day Job


City of Hope is a community of people characterized by our diversity of thought, background and approach, but tied together by our commitment to care for and cure those with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The innovation that our diversity produces in the areas of research, treatment, philanthropy and education has made us national leaders in this fight. Our unique and diverse workforce provides us the ability to understand our patients' needs, deliver compassionate care and continue the quest for a cure for life-threatening diseases. At City of Hope, diversity and inclusion is a core value at the heart of our mission. We strive to create an inclusive workplace environment that engages all of our employees and provides them with opportunities to develop and grow, both personally and professionally. Each day brings an opportunity to strengthen our work, leverage our different perspectives and improve our patients’ experiences by learning from others. Diversity and inclusion is about much more than policies and campaigns. It is an integral part of who we are as an institution, how we operate and how we see our future.