Program Coordinator – The University of Iowa – Iowa City, IA

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The University of Iowa

The AYA Program and Clinical Initiatives Coordinator provides program development and administrative expertise to the Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Program of the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center (HCCC) and Stead Family Children’s Hospital. The coordinator also serves as project manager in the development of new clinical service delivery and their implementation. Projects may include but are not limited to telehealth, eConsults, nutrition counseling, genetic counseling, psychosocial services among others provided and yet to be developed throughout HCCC and the AYA Program.

Job Duties:

  • Identify and facilitate timely communication of financial needs of AYA Program, including staffing, research and process improvement.
  • Provide input for the AYA operating budget and allocate funds for appropriate programatic needs.
  • Facilitate requests for the usage of AYA philanthropic funds and report on fund utilization.
  • Identify, develop and report on billable AYA services and other related downstream revenue or cost avoidance supporting the sustainability of the AYA Program.
  • Guide implemnetation of new workflows and care delivery in conjuctions with clinical and administrative staff.
  • Provide administrative support for AYA research initiatives.
  • Identify and prepare grant submittals and subsequent funding requests to increase and/or support services and staff available through the AYA program.
  • Collaborate with pediatric and adult oncology research staff to assure clinical and research needs are met.
  • Use appropriate tools to facilitate AYA stragetic planning process.
  • Provide oversight for the development of short term and long term goals for the AYA Program and related services.
  • Create and maintain AYA specific balanced scorecard and performance dashboards to highlight program impact.
  • Represent AYA at Global AYA Congress and other national committees.
  • Organize meetings and conferences for AYA staff and patients, including the annual AYA Symposium.
  • Participate in outreach activities for AYA and HCCC; present to individuals and community groups; assist in obtaining and providing educational materials, resources, and information to staff.
  • Develop and conduct AYA specific Patient/Family Advisory Council to advocate for the needs of that patient population.
  • Ensure program compliance with applicable regulatory, compliance and accrediting bodies.
  • Identify, meassure and present metrics defining quality and value provided to the organization.
  • Audit quality improvement results to align with AYA stakeholder and programmatic guidelines.
  • Coordinate the efforts of AYA workgroups to pilot research projects based on findings discovered through feedback sessions and patient advisory council.
  • Advocate for the unique needs of AYA patients, families and staff.
  • Promote program awareness and connectiveness between various UIHC departments and divisions.
  • Act as a liaison for the AYA Program and UIHC facilities department.

Percent of Time: 100%
Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Position Type: 3 year specified-term

Benefits Highlights:

  • Regular salaried position located in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans
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  • A Bachelor’s Degree in business administration or finance or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
  • 1–3 years related administrative and program experience.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Prior programmatic development experience.
  • Proficient in computer software applications including spreadsheet and database software for report writing.
  • Excellent organizational, multi-tasking and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in public speaking.
  • Excellent technical writing skills.
  • Ability to travel as necessary.
  • Ability to work some nights and weekends.


  • Master’s in Health Administration or Business Administration
  • Knowledge of University of Iowa policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Previous experience working with AYA cancer population and/or advocating for oncology patients.
  • Grant writing experience.

Application Process: In order to be considered, applicants must upload a resume and a cover letter (under submission relevant materials) that clearly address how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position.

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days.

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.