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Apply now Job no: 506620
Position Type: Staff
Location: Boston Main Campus
Categories: College of Engineering

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

 

About the Opportunity:

 

Responsibilities:

The Project Manager will plan and manage the administration operations across multiple funded projects that support approximately 25 research scientists/engineers. The principal projects include the PROTECT Center, the CRECE Center, the ECHO Project, and the ROUTES Project; headquartered at Northeastern, these projects work across multiple institutions, supporting research in the areas of environmental and public health. The scale and breadth of the center requires significant support to ensure adherence to schedule, prepare required funder reports and communicate within and outside the team.

The Project Manager will plan and manage the administration operations across multiple funded projects that support approximately 25 research scientists/engineers. The principal projects include the PROTECT Center, the CRECE Center, the ECHO Project, and the ROUTES Project; headquartered at Northeastern, these projects work across multiple institutions, supporting research in the areas of environmental and public health. The scale and breadth of the center requires significant support to ensure adherence to schedule, prepare required funder reports and communicate within and outside the team.

The position will work closely with the Centers’ Principal Investigator and Executive Committee to ensure program activities are effectively planned, monitored and executed. The Project Manager will develop and execute programmatic scheduling of events/activities that support involvement by key parties and overall public awareness of program. The position provides grant and finance management and the Project Manager will work with the Senior Director-Finance and the PI on pre-award budget development, budget carry forward requests and annual reports, and other budgetary procedures. The Project Manager is responsible for developing the strategic plan of the Centers’ policies and process improvement implementation, in line with institutional and federal guidelines. The Project Manager will oversee Center communications, including the website, social media, and research education materials, and will directly supervise the communications assistant. The Project Manager will oversee overall center operations and direct the administrative services provided by the support staff. A key part of this position is its visibility both within and outside the Center. The individual will be responsible for handling most inquiries related to operations, and administration. This will require contact with students, industry and government, the funding agency Associate Directors, academic leadership, etc. Must interface flawlessly with faculty, research and administrative staff, and students.

Qualifications:

 

Management and Operations experience: At least 5 years of relevant experience involving complex operations. Includes the following specific expertise:
• Administration/operations management of a large (~20+-person) unit
• Grant, program and/or research management experience; strong familiarity with NIH grants management and programs (e.g., eRA Commons, ASSIST) preferred
• Communications and marketing (website, social media); ability to synthesize technical research into plain English a must
• Report writing and preparation
• Staff supervision and mentoring
Educational Experience: BS minimum, graduate degree preferred. Experience in higher education and/or environmental health research a strong plus.


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Salary Grade:

 11

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