Title:  Senior Manager, Communications

Division:  Pediatrics
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $103,851 - $118,000
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  15006


This position will work with the Chief of Service within the Texas Children’s Cancer Center to develop and manage the pipeline of large-scale funding proposals, strategic research initiatives, and communications (both internal and external of the Cancer Center). In this position, the candidate will be part of a team of laboratory and clinical research leaders, developing infrastructure and collaborating in large-scale research projects and research planning activities. This includes proposals for developing novel forms of cancer immunotherapy. In this position, the incumbent will advance strategic institutional research priorities while working closely with the Director of the Cancer Center (Dr. Susan Blaney) and will broaden the visibility of the center by promoting the work of researchers and celebrating their success through external communication channels.


This position is responsible for managing strategic initiatives related to internal and external TXCH communications, research proposals and manuscripts, as well as marketing materials to support the Chief of Service and work with the Cancer and Hematology Center and research submitted through the administration org unit.

Job Duties

Communications Related Duties
• In collaboration with the BCM Communications and Advancement departments, oversees the content of the Pediatric Cancer Center external communications. 
• Assists department leadership with the brainstorming and drafting of proposals and stewardship reports to be sent to the BCM Advancement Office for review and strategy development. All donor communication to be conducted by BCM Advancement Office in coordination with the department.
• Collaborates with the Pediatric Cancer Center Leadership to develop strategic communication plans. 
• Develops appropriate channels to create strategic communication efforts for new research projects in coordination with the SVP and Dean of Research.
• Collaborates with department faculty to ensure donor funds or other research funds are spent and reported on in a timely fashion in compliance with college policies and procedures.  All information and reporting to be shared directly with donors from the Advancement Office.
• Oversees the accuracy of content for the Pediatric Cancer Center web page. 
• Initiates, executes, monitors, and controls project work breakdown structure and project plans for research-related projects. 
• In partnership with BCM's Advancement and Communications Office, creates a framework for the faculty leadership on how to engage in advancement/communications at all levels.


Research Related Duties
• Works with the Office of Advancement to identify research and other donor funding opportunities. 
• Reviews program announcements and collaborates with the Director to create a pipeline of RFAs for application. 
• Manages project activities around research program development and funding project deadlines; writes literature searches and systematic reviews for grant proposals. 
• Participates in special projects as assigned by the department leadership team, including but not limited to research activities such as retreat development, slide creation, and collaborations with leadership, clinical scientists, and other stakeholders. 
• Ensures the ongoing review and development of process improvements to maximize business productivity.
• Oversees regulatory activities that lead to timely regulatory submission for specific projects. Sets goals and expectations for the project team around goals, timeliness, and work breakdown structures. 
• Develops standard operating procedures, implementation guides, and policies and procedures for project governance. 
• Provides administrative supervision of a team of professional scientific writers and web developers.
• Provides budget oversight of the Hem/Oncology Administration research unit.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Five years of relevant experience



Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.


Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.