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Program Mgr Research

Company: Arizona State University
Location: Scottsdale
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Job Description

The Program Manager Research works closely and collaboratively with Center Director, Principal Investigator(s), research team, and other stake holders to plan, direct, organize, execute and implement against project requirements; identifies and acquires necessary resources and coordinates efforts by all parties to ensure timely delivery of project outcomes in accordance with sponsoring source's expectations.

Working Environment

ASU is a diverse enterprise with a wide variety of work and learning modes, locations, and a commitment to sustainability, innovation, and employee work-life balance. We are determined to maintain our position as an employer of choice in a competitive labor market, as such the following options may be offered dependent on department needs:

Flexible work options:

  • Alternative work schedules can include four, 10-hour workdays in a workweek; a nine-day, 80-hour schedule over two workweeks for exempt employees only; and staggered start and stop times.
  • Hybrid work is an arrangement where employees spend a minimum of 60% of their regular workweek at their primary ASU work location. Dean or vice president-level approval is required.
  • Remote work is an arrangement where the employee spends less than 60% of their regular workweek at a regularly assigned ASU work location. Executive vice president-level approval is required. Standard Working Environment:
    • Climate-controlled office setting subject to extended periods of being in a stationary position.
    • Constantly detects and operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine and computer printer.
    • Ability to clearly communicate and exchange accurate information to perform essential duties.
    • Expected to be responsive to customers, engaged in work production, resourceful, flexible, and respectful of others. Background Check Statement

      ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

      Minimum Qualifications

      Bachelor's degree in a related field and 7 years related experience; 4 of which include project management of technical or scientific endeavors.

      Department Statement

      The Center for Broadening Participation in STEM at Arizona State University is a research organization specializing in developing and implementing inclusive and equitable educational strategies specifically for underrepresented students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The Center for Broadening Participation in STEM (CBP-STEM) provides diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in STEM educational opportunities and experiential learning services and training, and studies the impact of this work on outcomes for STEM faculty, staff and students.

      Our work addresses these national focus areas:
      • Hispanic population: Tap into the talent of this growing population and expunge the achievement gap;
      • Community colleges and HSIs: Support these institutions designed to lead students directly to the workforce or onto a pathway to bachelor's and advanced degrees;
      • STEM workforce: Invest in the national imperative to graduate more STEM students with higher earning potential and economic impact. Our vision is to increase representation of minoritized communities in the STEM workforce through increasing research efforts, developing and implementing educational best practices and processes, and enabling campus environments to be intentional and culturally responsive.

        Desired Qualifications
        • Experience working with Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Ecosystems. (3 years)
        • Demonstrated knowledge of two-year HSIs and community colleges for their general infrastructure and purpose, and as a desirable education opportunity for underrepresented students.
        • Desires the opportunity to be part of a dynamic team pushing the envelope of culturally-responsive practices and student servingness within its own Center and with its multiple HSI partners (primarily 2-year institutions). ASU Statement

          Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

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          Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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          Essential Duties
          • Manage caseload for Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) faculty and staff that teach or assist students in the STEM field.
          • Assist in the facilitation of programming and capacity building for partner HSIs
          • Comprehend and contribute to the institution's strategy and mission, enhancing cultural responsiveness
          • Evaluate the strategic performance of the STEM department in serving all students
          • Collaborate with faculty and staff to complete their STEM-ESS Assessments and to integrate institutional strategic planning into their STEM-ESS plans
          • Ensure alignment of projects, processes, resources, planning, and goals with overall strategy plan of the CBPSTEM.
          • Implement and prioritize and projects within the CBPSTEM.
          • Offer support and insight during significant organizational changes.
          • Demonstrate culturally-responsive practices and behaviors.
          • Work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
          • Commit to fostering student servingness and intentionality among educators to support success of all students, particularly those traditionally marginalized in STEM.
          • Display demonstrable strategic thinking skills.
          • Collaborate with all team members to assist with culturally-responsive and other related professional development.
          • Recruitment building and maintaining positive relationships.
          • Faculty and institutional recruitment within our grants.
          • Build and maintain relationships with industry partners and other potential participants, stakeholders, and partners, including those from and supportive of HSIs.
          • Engage in personalized outreach efforts (via Zoom, in person) and networking events and informational sessions.
          • Use provided project management tools.
          • Contribute to and prepare reports for documentation purposes, and to meet Federal Grant requirements. Ideally demonstrates:
            • Ability to wear multiple hats and willing to jump in to assist where help is needed, is a team player
            • Facilitation skills
            • Mentoring skills
            • Project management skills
            • Takes initiative; starts and completes projects; responds to requests for information/reports/etc.
            • Excellent writing skills

              Instructions to Apply

              Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

              Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

              Resume and cover letter should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

              ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

              Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

              IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of "equivalent combination" in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor's degree is equal to four years of experience.

Keywords: Arizona State University, Scottsdale , Program Mgr Research, Other , Scottsdale, Arizona

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