United Health Foundation has provided a $500,000 grant to the Louisiana Cancer Research Center to develop a coordinated strategy to improve care, support, and outcomes for the people of Louisiana. The Louisiana Department of Health will provide leadership support throughout this initiative.

The initiative is seeking to hire a Program Manager. Contact Carrie Vogelsang to refer a candidate who may be interested. This is not an official job posting.

This position will provide program management and governance structure support to multiple project work streams across the Taking Aim at Cancer in Louisiana initiative. The program manager will coordinate and support efforts aimed at improving cancer care and outcomes in Louisiana.



Coordination of program-level activities, including but not limited to: scheduling/coordination of meetings, development of program documents, facilitation of resources, engagement with multi-stakeholder work groups, and assistance with barriers to implementation. Program management leadership activities, including: alignment of work plans and initiatives across the initiative, development and maintenance of necessary initiative governance structures, maintaining an accurate record of project related activities and reports, assisting with project evaluation, data collection and coordination of reporting, and manage and expand reporting structures to executive management.


Regular communication with executive leadership and committee chairs to ensure timely completion of activities, including but not limited to: coordination to ensure meetings and conference calls are held and that implementation milestones are met.


Networking with a wide range of healthcare, government, business, advocacy, and other sectors. Building internal and external relationships with stakeholders and project team members.


Other duties as assigned.




  • A baccalaureate degree plus five years of professional level experience in public health, public relations, social services, health services.
  • At least two years of project management experience, project supervision, planning and/or program development.
  • Demonstrated experience in networking and the ability to bring together diverse groups of people to solve a common problem.
  • Works well independently and as part of team.
  • Demonstrated experience in handling confidential and sensitive information.
  • Complies with all policies and procedures related project management and personnel practices.



  • A graduate degree in Public Health, Public Administration, or similar
  • Experience working on projects pertaining to cancer.



Primary location (Baton Rouge or New Orleans) will depend on the candidate chosen. The position may need to travel to Baton Rouge, New Orleans or other parts of the state for applicable meetings.


Skills and Knowledge Required:

Excellent organizational, project management, written and oral communications skills and leadership skills with diverse groups.