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The Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering has an outstanding opportunity for an independent and well-organized contributor to serve as Program Manager for the NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training award (IGERT) in the area of Big Data. To be successful, the next generation of scientists needs to be deep in their own field as well as computer science and statistics. Similarly, the next generation of computer scientists needs to understand the real needs of domain scientists. The goals of the Program include (1) training a new generation of interdisciplinary scientists, (2) creating tools for data-enabled science including a Cloud based system that has the potential to transform how scientific data is collected, analyzed and modeled, and (3) developing a first-of-a-kind PhD program in Big Data available at UW and beyond, including online education.
This position will work autonomously to manage and control the academic, fiscal and operational activities of the multidisciplinary Big Data IGERT Project. It provides key management support essential for the Program's operation and success in achieving the Program goals and objectives, as mandated by the institution and by private, state, and federal funding agreements.
In addition to supporting the IGERT, this position will manage new research projects for CSE faculty. The Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering is expanding and experienced program management support will be needed to accommodate the growth in faculty and research projects. The five-year IGERT grant has approximately two years remaining, but when this project is completed, this position will have new research projects to manage.
Academic and Student Services
Every Big Data IGERT student will have an advisor in their core field and a secondary advisor in a complementary field, requiring coordination between departments. This position will:
Advise students concerning the Big Data Program, coordinate the admission process, monitor student progress toward certificate/degree requirements, develop procedures and materials and maintain student records.
Manage curriculum matters, including curriculum/degree approval procedures, time schedule coordination, and organization of resources for course offerings. All courses materials and lectures will be available online via Coursera.
Manage the required summer internship program.
Exercise decision-making authority and independent judgment in managing day-to-day operations of the IGERT Program. Develop appropriate policies, procedures and functions necessary to support successful program implementation.
Provide professional advice and assistance to the Director in support of Program goals and objectives including attending meetings, tracking and documenting task accomplishments, completing project status summaries.
Develop and maintain a communication network with all collaborating academic, administrative, and fiscal units and private industry.
Coordinate with external evaluators to assess and improve the program.
Manage office and lab space for IGERT students.
Hire and supervise hourly temporary employees as needed.
Grant and Fiscal Management
Manage complex fiscal accounting records for all funds supporting the Program.
Initiate, approve, process and monitor expenditures, assuring compliance with sponsor regulations.
Develop and implement funding plans across appropriate budgets for payroll appointments. Periodically meet with the faculty to present the financial status.
Manage complex cost sharing funds and reporting requirements.
Manage preparation of all competitive and non-competitive grant proposals for submission to granting agencies, including multi-million dollar, multi-university and multi-department center proposals.
Independently interface with funding agencies, write and submit required reports, and revised budgets.
Assure technical progress reports are submitted by deadlines; anticipate upcoming deadlines, give all involved personnel notice of requirements, write significant portions of the report and coordinate data prepared by research personnel for reports.
Compose documents required for Human Subjects Review Board in accordance with established guidelines. Process Invention Disclosures.
Fiscally support other CSE faculty as needed with new and expanding research projects including federal, state, private foundations, gifts and subcontracts.
Program Diversity Recruitment
Support Program and institutional diversity recruitment goals, directives, and activities, including but not limited to attendance at recruitment fairs, internal and external meetings, and institutional committees.
Coordinate recruitment activities among Program participating departments, collaborating institutions and organizations, and University entities such as DO-IT and the AccessComputing Alliance.
Public Relations and Event Management
Design, edit and publish Program publicity materials; provide information to the public concerning program goals, and admissions procedures.
Manage Program conferences, meetings, workshops, seminars, co-sponsored events and other such activities. Coordinate arrangements for invited visitors.
Web Page Authoring, Editing and Computer Related Projects
Create and maintain class, research, and conference related web pages. Regularly review to ensure that all data is current and coordinate updates with project personnel.
| Bachelor's degree in business, program management, or related field AND a minimum of four years of relevant experience in program administration or an equivalent combination of education and experience. |
Demonstrated experience with project management methodologies and best practices.
Demonstrated fiscal management experience.
Ability to work independently, problem solve, take initiative, set priorities and handle multiple projects efficiently and effectively. Takes responsibility and initiative to set and meet the Program goals, objectives and obligations.
Proven experience working in a deadline driven environment.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Proficiency with use of computers, experience with Excel, Powerpoint, electronic mail, and Internet systems.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
| Familiarity with University policies, procedures and systems, including grants and contracts (SAGE, Financial Desktop, Grant Tracker, eProcurement). |
Working knowledge of the principles of web page design and construction; graphic design experience.
Familiarity in a research, technical and/or grant funded environment.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
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