Summary of Duties: The Project Manager position assists the lead PI, Dr. Lindsey du Toit, manage the logistics, reporting, communication, outreach, organization, and budget oversight for the 4-year onion USDANIFASCRI project (~$4M in funding plus $4M in cost-share to be tracked) with 24 people from 12 states and one other country.
This position is responsible for coordinating meetings (monthly for the PD and co-PIs, quarterly for the whole team, one videoconference/year for the whole team and the Stakeholder Advisory Panel (SAP), and one in-person meeting/year at a conference such as the National Onion Assoc. or National Allium Res. Conf. meetings); assisting with data management for the SCRI project team members to comply with USDANIFA requirements; compiling/drafting progress reports to NIFA and the SAP as well as other stakeholders using reports from team members; coordinating research and extension manuscripts with the co-investigators and project team; serving as liaison for stakeholder feedback; monitoring project expenditures and cost-share budgets; serving as scientific and administrative liaison for the SAP; assisting with Extension and outreach, including on the Alliumnet website.
This assignment may change in accordance with the needs of the SCRI onion project.
Required Qualifications: Position requires a Masters degree or a professional degree in an appropriate related scientific, agricultural, or communications and management discipline with at least three (3) years relevant work experience.
A PhD in a relevant scientific, agricultural, or management field may be substituted for up to two (2) years of the required work experience.
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