Thursday, October 4, 2012

Associate Directorship at COSMIC

The Associate Project Director within the Center of Science and Math in Context (COSMIC) at UMass Boston will be responsible for assisting the Principal Investigator in the fulfillment of all grant responsibilities, including project planning and coordination, managing and implementing project personnel and systems and internal and external compliance and reporting. The Associate Project Director will also: work with the Principal Investigator to create a project work plan that meets the goals of the project as identified in the grant proposal; assist the leadership team in carrying out the work plan; communicate project needs to the Principal Investigator in order to keep them informed of general project activities related to operations, budget and data collection; communicate the project goals and opportunities to stakeholders; strategize with the Principal Investigator and leadership team to improve efficiency of work, overcome challenges and identify new ways to improve participant recruitment; set-up project leadership team meetings in order to keep all principal investigators informed of project progress and strategically plan throughout the year; collect participant data via surveys, pre-post tests and portfolios; enter participant data into participant database and maintain project participant database; assist the Principal Investigator and leadership team in writing annual report to funders; use statistical analysis to analyze participant database information; submit any mid-year/mid-project deliverables to funder; write and submit IRB proposals for research approval based on the data collection methods outlined in the grant proposal; implement professional development opportunities by working with district partners to identify needs of teachers and communicating opportunities to district partners to support the goals of the project; be responsible for carrying out all operational duties related to event planning; maintain project budget; ensure all items purchased directly support the work of the grant; maintain all relevant paperwork related to purchases and reimbursements; assist the Principal Investigator in closing out the grant budget when the project is finished; and other duties as assigned.

Master’s Degree, PhD preferred, in Education, Business Management, Science or Mathematics preferred, and at least two years of work experience in science or education is required. Strong background in research is required. Interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Technology (STEM) education is required. Demonstrated experience in project management is preferred. Demonstrated background in working with large data sets is preferred.
• Proficiency in standard office software systems, including Microsoft Office Suite;
• Proficiency in data management, descriptive data analysis and associated computer applications;
• Ability to work across multiple organizational teams and institutional cultures;
• Ability and willingness to work flexible hours, including occasional weekends;
• High degree of initiative, self-direction and resourcefulness;
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Additional Information:
UMass Boston is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Title IX Employer. Among the procedures which may be used to select personnel to fill vacant positions are review of work experience, reference checks, and interviews. All appointments and promotions will be effective on a Sunday.

Application Instructions:
Please apply online with your resume, cover letter and list of three professional references.

  *   Professional. Union. Benefited.
  *   Full time. Grade 32.
  *   Normal Hiring Range: $50,545-$55,600.
  *   Trust funded.
Closing date for applications: October 9, 2012