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Project Coordinator

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Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 18016
For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Jovanka Voyich
(406) 994-7184

Classification Title Program/Project Lead
Working Title Project Coordinator
Brief Position Overview

The Project Coordinator will provide operational and organizational leadership for the American Indian Alaska Native Clinical and Translational Research Program, including supervising and coordinating project activities and providing assistance to the P.I. in carrying out all aspects of the project as detailed in the project grant proposal to the National Institutes of Health.

Position Number 4C0308
Department Microbiology & Immunology (CoA)
Division College of Agriculture/MAES
Appointment Type Professional
Contract Term Fiscal Year
If other, specify From date
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FLSA Exempt
Union Affiliation Exempt from Collective Bargaining
FTE 1.0
Benefits Eligible Eligible
Salary $65,000 annually, commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications
Contract Type LOA
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Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

The American Indian – Alaska Native Clinical and Translational Research Program is a joint partnership funded in cooperation with NIH to explore health disparities in native communities in Alaska and Montana.

Duties and Responsibilities

Supervision of the development and implementation of effective evaluation and planning, organizing network events and video-conferencing, arranging the External Advisory and Steering Committee Meetings, organizing and coordinating the network-wide research conference, and the tribal college network-wide forum. You will be responsible for program evaluation, including collecting and managing data needed for CTR Program, writing evaluation portions of the RPPR and SIR, submitting the electronic year-end report (June 1) and working closely with program leadership to develop appropriate measures that address broader goals of the project and enhance the ability of the CTR Program to demonstrate impacts and progress. Other responsibilities include coordinating Administrative Core, Community Engagement Core, Research, Epidemiology and Development Core, Professional Development Core and Tracking & Evaluation Core. Importantly, you will supervise all professional personnel within the MSU office and will represent the P.I. in the absence of the P.I.

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
  1. Bachelor’s degree plus two years of progressively responsible administrative work experience with an emphasis on public health.
Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
  1. Master’s Degree in Public Health/Administration.
  2. Familiarity and/or experience with Native American Tribes.
  3. Demonstrated experience with NIH grants, budgets, and policies/procedures.
The Successful Candidate Will
  • Possess the ability to be self-directed and independent, as well as be able to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Exercise good judgment and self-motivation.
  • Have superb organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Have demonstrated excellent customer service skills to a wide variety of constituents.
  • Be able to effectively prioritize workload and activities in order to meet deadlines and adapt to changing priorities while maintain a positive, effective and professional manner.
Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

Occasional travel to Alaska and in Montana will be required. Must possess currently or be eligible to obtain a valid State of Montana Driver’s license and have an acceptable driving record (less than 12 points).

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

This position has supervisory duties? Yes

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date Upon completion of a successful search.
Position End Date (if temporary)
Open Date
Close Date
Applications will be:

Screening of applications will begin on August 18, 2017; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Special Instructions
Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, gender, age, political beliefs, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation or preference. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; .

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume OR Curriculum Vitae
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