Military Program Ops Manager- Admin II

Rochester, NY


Position Overview:

The Director of Operations for Military Programs will play a critical role in shaping operational success of our multi-million dollar grants and contracts within the military sector. The Director of Operations will liaise with military partners for research, education, and piloting, as well as manage the logistics for NIH and other funded research studies. The Director of Operations will work closely with the Director of Training in matters pertaining to curriculum and trainer preparation and will participate in program design, development, and evaluation.


Leadership, Liaison, and Logistics

  • Oversee and execute the operational aspects of our Military programs, ensuring alignment with our organization's mission, vision, and strategic goals.

  • Manage and coordinate the logistics for research studies, including planning, scheduling, and problem-solving.

  • Liaise effectively with various military departments for research, education, and piloting initiatives.

  • Collaborate with multiple organizations, including academic centers, government offices, and community organizations, to execute programs and initiatives.

  • Produce and present written reports, data-driven evaluations, and presentations for various audiences, including leadership, external partners, and program participants.

Program Research and Development

  • Participate actively in the design, development, research and evaluation of programs, contributing to program improvement and innovation and the design and funding of research.

  • Have a thorough understanding of human subjects research, overseeing and participating in the ethical conduct of research.


  • Serve as a trainer and/or implementer and aid in the dissemination of programs developed by the Network Health and Prevention Program.

  • Participate in preparing other implementers through modeling, coaching, and resources.

Staff Management and Support

  • Provide leadership support to a team of professionals associated with military programs, offering guidance, training, and development.

Budget Management

  • Assist in the development of budget proposals for program activities, coordinating with the financial department to ensure alignment with overall organization finances.

  • Assist with the management of program budgets and resources, ensuring efficient and effective use of funding.

  • Monitor and oversee the budget for specific program projects, providing input on cost management and efficiency.

  • Monitor and report on all program activities, progress, and outcomes, making recommendations for improvements as necessary.


  • Bachelor's degree required

  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience required

  • 5 years of experience with human subjects prevention research in an intermediate leadership and operational roles, preferably in the context of a randomized trial required.

  • Military service is strongly preferred, with extensive experience (10+ years) highly valued preferred.

  • Strong understanding of grant administration processes, general administration processes, and systems within a similar context required.

  • Strong understanding of study designs and methodologies of population research required.

  • Experience with and understanding of ethical guidelines and regulations related to human subjects research preferred.

  • Excellent project management skills, with a track record of successfully executed projects preferred.

  • Strong leadership and team management abilities preferred.

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Pay Range

Pay Range: $ 58,000 - $113,000 Annually

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

Location: School of Medicine & Dentistry
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Opening: Full Time 40 hours Grade 055
Schedule: 8 AM-4:30 PM