Mgr, COVID-19 Testing Program

at Princeton University
Published June 29, 2022
Location Princeton, NJ
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  



The Manager, COVID-19 Testing Program will oversee and manage Princeton Universitys COVID-19 testing program.  Reporting to University Health Services, the Manager will be responsible for the day to day management of the testing program.  This includes ensuring all clinic sites are adequately prepared with staffing, assisting with inventory and supplies, establishing and maintaining quality of operations in the clinics, and scheduling sites.  

Hours are Monday through Friday; however, the Manager must be able to work evenings, weekends and holidays as needed.

This is term position ending December 31, 2022.   If the global COVID pandemic abates substantially during this period, other duties that are consistent in skill level and type may be assigned. 


Operations (70%)

  • Oversee the day-to-day functioning of COVID 19 Testing clinics, including, but not limited to: staffing, patient flow, safety operations, registration, inventory, and communications. The Manager will set up test sites on campus as needed.
  • Communicate and monitor that policies and procedures are being adhered to, coach staff on site as needed
  • Provide timely, routine reporting regarding inventory of personal protective equipment and other supplies, non-clinical staffing, and more.
  • Identify operational problems and develop and implement solutions.
  • Direct and manage program from beginning to end, including training of staff and management of clinical and administrative team working the site to assure optimal efficiency and high-quality care.
  • Assist with setup and break-down of clinics, proper handling of biohazard waste, including sharps containers.
  • Coordinate with facilities, IT, supply chain, and safety to follow established processes, resolve problems, and identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Ensure cost-conscious use of all resources and oversee the ordering of supplies.
  • Establish and sustain working relationships with third party resources such staffing agencies and vendors to troubleshoot issues as they arise.
  • Manage all supplies on site.
  • Coordinate with Building Services Movers and facilitate the pick-up of samples for timely delivery to the Testing Lab for processing.
  • Adjust routes, schedule, and drop box locations as needed.

Supervision (30%)

  • Recruit, organize, train and support temporary staff.
  • Develop and maintain an effective working relationship with staff and participants to foster smooth functioning and efficient resolution of disputes.
  • Supervise non-clinical vaccine clinic staff


5-7 years work experience 

3-5 years management experience, supervising staff

Excellent communication and influencing skills at all levels of an organization.

Excellent customer service skills

Experience with Microsoft office applications and software programs

Technically savvy in the suite of laptops, smart phones, Google Drive, and barcode scanners

Ability to improvise and troubleshoot under pressure

Punctual, reliable

Flexible with shifting plans and taking leadership in new, ambiguous scenarios

Ability to work with campus partners and vendors

Ability to work independently with minimal direction, excellent problem-solving skills

Ability to work well under pressure with multiple competing priorities and deadlines Ability to lead and direct the work of others in a supervisory capacity

Knowledge of public health response to emergent infections and/or communicable disease preferred

Work Environment:

Variety of testing locations including tents. May be exposed to potentially hazardous blood-borne/respiratory pathogens and bodily fluid. May be exposed to extreme cold, heat, and humidity due to outside weather conditions.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Standard Weekly Hours


Work Schedule, If Other Than Standard Hours

early morning, evenings and weekends

Eligible for Overtime


Benefits Eligible


Probationary Period

180 days

Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


Estimated Appointment End Date


Physical Capacity Exam Required


Valid Drivers License Required


Experience Level