The College of Business and Public Administration is currently seeking to fill a Grant Program Manager position on a full-time basis to perform administrative duties as well as research communication and outreach in support of The Small Urban, Rural, and Tribal Center on Mobility (SURTCOM) program in the Department of Planning and Public Administration. Position is available now.
The SURTCOM consortium, led by Montana State University with North Dakota State University and Eastern Washington University, focuses on mobility research for 71 western tribes in 9 states (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Colorado, and Utah) and dissemination of research findings to all tribes and their partners nationally through education, training, technical assistance and capacity building. Please see our website for more information about the SURTCOM program: https://www2.ewu.edu/cbpa/programs/urban-regional-planning/surtcom
Within the program's nine states, the Program Manager will support all aspects of tribal transportation. Applicants must hold a bachelor of arts or masters degree in planning, public administration, tribal affairs, transportation engineering or other directly applicable degree. Additionally, they must have at least 3 years experience in planning or transportation related programs and at least 1 year experience in grants management, planning and program development. They must be able to demonstrate 1) experience and awareness of tribal government structures and programs; 2) the ability to work on a team to support and carry out tribal training, technical assistance, and outreach; 3) proficiency in one or a combination of Banner Finance, Excel, QuickBooks, or other accounting software, and; 4) ability to apply a culturally responsive and flexible approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public.
This position is open until further notice; screening will begin during the 2nd half of April. All materials will be held in strictest confidence; references will not be contacted until candidates have been notified and agreed.
Information About Eastern, the Community, and the Region
Eastern Washington University is a regional, comprehensive public university with enrollment of over 12,000 students and campuses in Cheney and Spokane, Washington. The college is located on Eastern's Riverpoint Campus in Spokane, and maintains an administrative presence at the main EWU campus in Cheney, a residential suburb 17 miles outside of Spokane. The Urban Planning programs are professionally accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board.
Spokane is home to three universities and to health related, medical and other selective programs from the two state doctoral universities. Spokane offers a high quality network of public and private K-12 schools, an extensive community college system, and two major healthcare/hospital systems. Living costs are below the national average and Washington State does not levy an income tax.
Spokane is located on a desert high plateau and enjoys over 220 days of sunshine per year, with average summer time temperatures in the upper 70's and 80's, fewer than 4 feet of snow per year and low humidity. It is the gateway to the Inland Northwest, an hour drive from Lake Coeur d'Alene and a day drive from Glacier Park. Abundant outdoor recreational opportunities are available year round: skiing, snowboarding, hiking, biking, swimming, fishing, kayaking and more. The area offers a wholesome life-style for young families as well as for energetic empty nesters.
Eastern is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students and academic program offerings to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. We are an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will be required to pass a background check and show proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. pursuant to U.S. immigration laws.
Conditions of Employment
This is a 100% administrative exempt position funded under a grant contract. Continuation of the position is contingent on availability of contract funding.
A Bachelor of Arts or Masters Degree in planning, Public administration, tribal affairs, transportation engineering or other directly applicable degree;
3 years experience in planning or transportation related programs;
At least 1 year experience in grants management, planning and program development;
Experience and awareness of tribal government structures and programs.
Ability to work on a team to support and carry out tribal training, technical assistance, and outreach.
Proficient in one or a combination of Banner Finance, Excel, QuickBooks, or other accounting software.
Demonstrated ability to apply a culturally responsive and flexible approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public.
Professional planning, project management, or engineering accreditation
Project Management and/or research experience in tribal transportation
Experience in budgeting and project administration
Experience in direct work with American Indian reservations or tribal organizations
Eastern Washington University is a regional, comprehensive public university located in Cheney, Washington. Home to over 12,000 students, Eastern offers more than 100 fields of studies, nine master’s degrees, one applied doctorate, one educational specialist degree, and 11 graduate certificates. The university offers an exceptional learning environment that offers hands-on, real-world learning opportunities. Eastern offers a comprehensive liberal arts curriculum, which prepares students to succeed in the competitive job market. Students at Eastern receive a traditional, yet unique college experience.
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