Program Manager - Traffic21 Institute (Heinz College)-2007526
Carnegie Mellon University's H. John Heinz III College is seeking a Program Manager of the Traffic21 Institute and CMU National University Transportation Centers. The H. John Heinz III College consists of two schools, the School of Public Policy and Management and the School of Information Systems and Management, and offers an academic experience unlike any other. The Heinz College prepares students with a unique ability to conduct careful and objective analysis of relevant data, to understand and demonstrate the power of information technology, and to lead and implement change in managerial and policy contexts.
We are seeking a hands-on and innovative Program Manager of the Traffic21 Institute and CMU National University Transportation Centers. This is a dynamic opportunity for someone who thrives in an interesting and challenging work environment. The Program Manager of the Traffic21 Institute and CMU National University Transportation Centers will be responsible for:
Coordinating and reporting on various programs that focus on research, education, workforce development, and technology transfer.
Assisting with writing and editing grant proposals, contracts, requests for proposals, etc.
Generating research reports (e.g., USDOT), producing content for social media platforms, and producing other types of communications by working with the researchers across the University to obtain pertinent and timely information.
Ensuring compliance with all reporting, financial and other parameters set forth in various contracts and grants by working collaboratively with faculty and other third parties.
Updating and maintaining various web sites and social media sites (blogs, Facebook, etc.) regarding ongoing initiatives, status of projects, etc. to spark and maintain interest in the programs and initiatives as well as to attract new sponsors and partners.
Assisting with the ongoing efforts to build and expand partnerships, funding for new initiatives as well as increasing the visibility and reputation of the University, Heinz College, Traffic21 and the National University Transportation Centers.
Present research, data, and other relevant information to funders, deployment partners, faculty, etc. in a manner that garners interest, support, and excitement about the program, our mission and vision, and our accomplishments.
Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.
We will look for you to display adaptability, excellence, exceptional public speaking skills and passion for the research we conduct and the partnerships we forge.
You will have in-depth knowledge and expertise in the areas of project management, compliance, website maintenance and event planning. You will also be able to identify, cultivate, and expand organizational relationships to enhance faculty research and projects.
You will also have the ability to communicate effectively and present sometimes technical and/or complex research data with a high level of professionalism both in writing and verbally with, the public, media, government officials, high level executives, researchers, faculty and others across an organization.
We will look for you to be able to travel both domestically and internationally and be able to work outside of normal business hours as needed.
This is a grant-funded position.
Bachelor's degree in public administration, business administration, transportation engineering or planning, or other relevant degree.
Three to five years of experience in project or program management in academic, non-profit or government, or other relevant experience. Demonstrated experience translating complex and/or technical information into accessible, actionable initiatives and experience in community relations highly desired.
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solu...tions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.