A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
This is a full time term-limited position ending December 20, 2019. It could be extended pending additional research funding and satisfactory performance. The position is the primary point of contact responsible for the management and execution of several existing multidisciplinary projects, including the University-wide Urban Collaboratory, in accordance with the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering’s project management methodology and strategic directions.
Provides management leadership for multiple multifaceted projects, including developing detailed work plans, schedules, project estimates, resource plans, and status reports.
Conducts project meetings and is responsible for project tracking and analysis of performance against the project plan.
Identifies and resolves operational problems, minimizes delays, and leads the assessment of each project’s impact. Evaluates changes that significantly impact the scope, budget, or timeline of each project and provides analytical guidance to the project team.
Uses existing community-based participatory methodologies to develop, get feedback on, and assess procedures that guide how project principal investigators (PIs) and research personnel will interact with stakeholders and partners within and outside of the University to develop and sustain key partnerships.
Identifies and nurtures relationships with potential funding entities.
Supports and manages all aspects of research proposal development.
Coordinates public relations and advertising or other forms of public dissemination related to projects.
Selects and manages ongoing relationships with external contractors so that contractual obligations are met and the Department receives satisfactory standards of service.
Experience working in a leadership role with local communities on applied research projects
Experience working in a leadership role with university stakeholders including students, faculty and staff
Experience managing academic centers and/or institutes including supervising personnel
Experience in managing communication and outreach efforts and campaigns
Experience with management of research projects including expertise in university budgeting preferred
Degrees and Professional Licenses:
Must have master’s degree in a related field, in addition to relevant experience
PE Licensure and/or PMP Certification (preferred)
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