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Program Manager

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To be considered for this position, please upload a cover letter addressing the list of required and preferred qualifications, and a CV/resume.

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 18051
For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Raina Plowright
(406) 994-2939

Classification Title Program Mgr
Working Title Program Manager
Brief Position Overview

We are looking for a program manager to join an international team doing exciting research in the areas of disease ecology, conservation, and social science.

Position Number 4N0241
Department Microbiology & Immunology (CoA)
Division College of Agriculture/MAES
Appointment Type Classified
Contract Term Fiscal Year
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FLSA Non-Exempt
Union Affiliation Exempt from Collective Bargaining
FTE .5
Benefits Eligible Eligible
Salary $16.216 or higher per hour, commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications
Contract Type Classified Hourly
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Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

We need an organized and efficient person to help manage this large NSF-funded project on bats, viruses, and their interactions with humans. The project involves a large team of investigators, postdocs, and students across three continents.

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities will include organizing team meetings (in-person and via Skype), coordinating projects across investigators, managing budgets, ordering supplies, organizing international field work schedules, updating research websites, organizing travel and insurance for researchers, monitoring research time-lines, problem-solving potential barriers, writing reports, and generally motivating the team to sustain high quality productive research activities. Other related as assigned.

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
  1. Experience managing projects
  2. Accounting and budgeting and financial management skills
  3. Proficiency in using various Microsoft Office applications such as Excel and PowerPoint
Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
  1. Experience with research in a higher education environment
  2. A bachelor’s degree or higher
The Successful Candidate Will
  • Have outstanding communication skills and an ability to work within a collaborative environment
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • Have the ability to represent the department in a professional and courteous manner
  • Have the ability to identify and utilize resources to problem solve and self-teach
  • Take initiative and work well independently
  • Be principled in maintaining confidentiality of records and information
Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

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? No

Posting Detail Information

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

Screening of applications will begin on September 8, 2017; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Special Instructions

To be considered for this position, please upload a cover letter addressing the list of required and preferred qualifications, and a CV/resume.

Diversity Statement

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter addressing Each of the Required and Preferred Qualifications
  2. Resume OR Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents

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