Research/Office Coordinator (Program Specialist) - (170000C5)
The University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Medicine has an opportunity for a Research/Office Coordinator. The selected candidate will be responsible for supporting the Director and Chief of the Program of Comparative Medicine and Veterinary Resources, while also providing assistance to Principal Investigators and staff within the program. The position will manage and organize the daily schedule, on-going research projects, regulated affairs, and internal and external operations of the Director & Chief in addition to gathering all relevant information needed for proposals and entering/routing them via the campus software programs.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
- Plan, coordinate, and oversee a variety of professional and administrative activities related to the efficient day-to-day operation of the Program of Comparative Medicine, Veterinary Resources and for the Director and Chief by utilizing word processing skills and a variety of software.
- Coordinate contracts and grants submissions on laboratory animal based research projects.
- Work closely with accountants to gather & enter information (project details, CVs, etc.) into pertinent research administration software.
- Prepare periodic reports, financial statements and records on program activities, progress, status or other special reports for management or outside agencies.
- Confer with and advise staff, students and others to provide technical advice, problem solving assistance, answers to questions and program goals and policy interpretation; refer to appropriate department person when unable to respond.
- Assist the Director and Chief in writing grant applications and contract proposals.
- Review program documents independently or in conjunction with supervisor to make decisions pertaining to the program.
- Evaluate program effectiveness in order to develop improved methods; devise evaluation methodology and implements; analyze results and recommend and/or take appropriate action.
- Coordinate with external vendors, contractors and collaborators.
- Purchases materials, supplies and services for the program.
- Develop and facilitate workshops, meetings or conferences; coordinate logistics, scheduling and departmental travel for faculty and staff.
- Research and obtain articles for collaborative study efforts.
- Represent the Director and Chief, Program in Comparative Medicine, Veterinary Resources, and School of Medicine to the public.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor's degree in Biology or related field. (Minor in science/biology also considered.)
Preferred Education: Advanced degree is preferred.
Experience: Two (2) years administrative/coordinator program experience. Administrative experience in an academic setting is preferred.
Other: Consideration may be given for a unique combination of education and experience. Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Skill in acting as a liaison with internal (and external) clients
- Ability to prioritize, plan and execute multiple complicated and continuing assignments in a timely manner with various deadlines.
- Working knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet computer software.
- Skill in exercising initiative, resourcefulness, and sound judgment with an ability to solve problems and make decisions.
- Ability to prioritize ongoing and new projects necessary to implementing a specific organizational program.
- Skill in communicating efficiently and effectively both orally and in writing with a variety of people internal and external to the organization.
- Skill in continuously seeking to improve the quality of services and processes.
- Skill in the use of relevant computer software applications.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Human Resource Services at 410-706-2606, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
: Exempt Staff - E1431D
Employee Class : Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
: Day Job
Financial Disclosure: No
: SOM Rsch & Grad Studies
: May 4, 2017
: May 25, 2017, 11:59:00 PM