American Association for Cancer Research

Career Opportunities

Program Administrator, Stand Up To Cancer

Reports To:  Director, Scientific Review and Grants Administration
Department:  Scientific Review and Grants Administration
Employment Status:  Full-time/Exempt
Position Description and Responsibilities

  • Assists with the Stand Up To Cancer grant review, administration, and evaluation processes;
  • Assists in developing and executing a comprehensive tracking tool to monitor and track team effectiveness;
  • Continue to develop the department’s process for SU2C grants administration;
  • Writes grant program guidelines and application requirements;
  • Communicates both orally and in writing with grant applicants and recipients concerning eligibility issues, policy interpretations, or grant management matters;
  • Oversees grant application process and ensures compliance of applications with policies and procedures as set by the AACR;
  • Serves as staff liaison to multiple grant review committees of scientific experts; communicates both orally and in writing with grant review committees concerning review and selection processes; convenes review committee meetings and conference calls and drafts meeting reports;
  • Prepares grantees’ terms and conditions documents and obtains all administrative information necessary to support post-award administration;
  • Receives grant activity reports, refers them to the appropriate scientific review committees, and approves the distribution of cyclical grant payments;
  • Organize and attend review visits of the grantees;
  • Works closely with the Department of Communications to publicize successful projects and grantees;
  • Works closely with Department of Development to recommend new funding vehicles and maintain relationships with funders;
  • Arranges and participates in meetings and conference calls and drafts meeting reports and minutes;
  • Organize meetings for the grantees (Annual SU2C Summit, SU2C activities at the AACR Annual Meeting);
  • Helps in maintaining comprehensive website information;
  • Maintains accurate archival records;
  • Delegates and supervises work of staff assistants and contributes to their professional development; and
  • Performs other essential tasks and duties required of the position in order to support the director as needed.

Position Requirements

  • Ph.D. in biology/biomedical-related field, or M.D.;
  • Postdoctoral cancer research experience required;
  • At least five years of professional experience;
  • Strong management skills and supervisory experience in a multi-project environment;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • High motivation with excellent judgment and well-developed analytic abilities;
  • Ability to work well in a team-oriented environment;
  • Experience within grant making organization or in grant management highly desired;
  • Experience with on-line grant application or management systems (such as proposalCENTRAL), or other relevant database-driven systems;
  • Proficient in MS Office products; and
  • Basic knowledge of web content management.

How to Apply

Please forward resume with cover letter indicating salary requirements to:
Human Resources
P.O. Box 40138
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Fax: (215) 440-1045