Program Manager - SU2C Science Strategy and Management - Stand Up To Cancer


Posted November 10, 2022

Program Manager – SU2C Science Strategy and Management

Job Description

Stand Up To Cancer (“SU2C”), a fund of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (“EIF” or the “Foundation”), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, is seeking a  Program Manager. This role works under the direction of the SU2C Vice President, Science Programs to provide leadership in planning, developing and implementing of SU2C’s scientific programs, with the main focus on managing Dream Teams, Research Teams, SU2C Catalyst, and special awards. This role carries a high degree of visibility and requires close collaboration with team members across SU2C and EIF along with external partners. The Program Manager is a passionate, ambitious, professional who can deliver results in an organization and a fast-paced environment. This role represents SU2C and EIF in planning events, scientific reviews, and managing relationships.



EIF/SU2C reserves the right to modify the job responsibilities listed below based on its needs.

  • Translates the Vice President, Science Programs’ departmental vision into concrete plans to achieve SU2C milestones and deliverables for the success of the SU2C program as well as other goals
  • Interfaces with key internal staff and external constituents on behalf of the Vice President, Science Programs.
  • Represents SU2C in meetings with key personnel to develop strategies and implement those strategies for SU2C goals as assigned
  • Manages the SU2C Dream Teams, Research Teams, SU2C Catalyst, and special awards by working with SU2C, EIF, and the assigned academic scientist, as well as the Team leaders and Project Managers, including the contracting side of the process.
  • Monitors SU2C portfolio and scientific news to support communications efforts .
  • Understands and utilizes the motivation and drivers of the cancer research industry.
  • Facilitate and manage the process of identifying, prioritizing, chartering, communicating, and managing key program-level strategic projects to ensure the objectives and operational efficiencies are achieved.
  • Disseminates information from the SU2C President and CEO to the staff and external audiences in a clear, concise, open and transparent manner.
  • Follows up with key contacts through written and verbal communications.
  • Responds to and/or escalates issues as they arise with various projects.
  • Researches and identifies national thought leaders in the field of cancer research or of other related SU2C goals.
  • Cultivates and manages the relationship between SU2C and those leaders to ensure success of the program and its goals.
  • Monitors trends, researches appropriate subject matter, new technology and assimilates this information into a business summary.
  • Plan and develop content for departmental meetings including staff meetings.
  • Proactively schedules and conducts internal and external meetings as needed.
  • Must be able to travel over 25%, at times with short notice.
  • Collaborate with other departments and administrative staff as needed.
  • Attend departmental and other meetings as required.
  • Perform all other job-related duties as assigned.


  • Demonstrate strong organizational and time management skills with the capacity to be highly task oriented
  • Demonstrate strong personal compatibility with, and commitment to, the Foundation’s/SU2C’s philosophies and mission while maintaining a high degree of professionalism
  • Demonstrate the ability to work independently, creatively, efficiently, and cooperatively in a fast-paced environment
  • Professional demeanor exhibiting the ability to listen actively and to communicate effectively (both orally and in writing), persuasively, and with confidence
  • Personable, approachable, and able to build relationships and trust with employees and management
  • Proactive problem-solving skills
  • The ability to multi-task, work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment while maintaining extreme attention to detail and refocus as the job and situations demand
  • The ability to work within a team and establish strong working relationships with individuals of diverse backgrounds and abilities


  • Advanced degree (MBA, JD, PhD, MD) from an accredited institution of higher education required.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of experience managing programs for agency or non-profit, preferably in biotech, pharma, or a cancer research organization (CRO).
  • Clinically oriented training and experience in clinical trials and research are a plus.
  • Translational, first in human, and/or signal finding trials experience are a plus.
  • Must have knowledge of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines.
  • Success and high comfort level with facilitating discussions between multiple stakeholders with multiple opinions and experiences required.
  • Must be articulate and display clear and dynamic communications skills- oral, written and presentation.


  • Some travel required (25%)
  • Ability to sit for extended periods
  • Frequent alpha/numeric keyboarding
  • Ability to view a computer monitor
  • Operate standard office equipment
  • Lift and carry boxes up to ten pounds
  • File and retrieve documents

SALARY RANGE:  $100,000 to $110,000


EIF is an equal opportunity employer. It considers applicants for all positions without regard to age (40 or older), ancestry, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), disability (either mental or physical, including HIV and AIDS), cancer, genetic characteristics, genetic information, marital status, military or veteran status, national origin (including language use restrictions), race, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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