Program Coordinator II

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Job Description Summary:

The Office of Industry and Corporate Research promotes industry collaboration at GW by better aligning the needs of both GW researchers and industry. The office engages University Administrators, Faculty and Staff with corporate leaders to help bridge the "cultural" and "linguistic" differences between industry and academia resulting in mutually beneficial partnerships. The Office of Industry and Corporate Research is seeking a qualified individual for the position of the Program Coordinator II to support and manage projects for the Assistant Vice President for Industry and Corporate Research (AVP). This individual will be tasked with identifying and creating innovative approaches to grow research funding at GW. Specific responsibilities include:

Reporting to the AVP, develops partnerships and research collaborations across campus (GW satellite campuses included) and between GW and external parties. Creates new and manages existing business relationships with industry leaders, vendors and suppliers for the research community. Assists with all pertinent office functions related to cultivation and stewardship of donor/partner relations. Interacts with a wide variety of audiences to identify opportunities for collaboration. Manages two work study students and coordinates the workflow and priorities of the AVP.

Serves as the acting liaison among University entities including Corporate and Foundation Relations, Technology Commercialization Office, Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, etc. and, in conjunction with these offices, develops strategies, manages strategy implementation and executes projects. In collaboration with AVP, develops creative approaches to enhance service and increase efficiency and integrates solutions when appropriate. Working with the AVP, coordinates donor, corporate, industry and prospect meetings and other high-level events and activities. Leverages relationships with University Leadership, Deans and Faculty to plan and facilitate meeting mechanics and execute effective strategies. On occasion, represents the AVP by attending various meetings or events. Responsible for the execution of the Annual Research Days Vendor Showcase and several other international delegations, and workshops.

Manages and updates the website and social media accounts. Works with the Communications and Outreach lead to support promotion and event management strategies. Develops all office correspondence including letters, event invitations, communications and other collateral. Creates presentations for dissemination to individuals, foundations and corporations.

Manages databases, and compiles and analyzes statistical, financial and other significant confidential data for OVPR offices including Technology Commercialization and Entrepreneurship. Performs in-depth research to provide background on various potential opportunities and prospects. Maintains policy and decision files, regulations, historical files and similar documentation. Organizes and maintains records related to partner/donor research and relations. Provides administrative support, including schedule and calendar management, answering phones, maintenance of departmental files, trip planning and briefing for the AVP. Partners with Research and Development & Alumni Relations staff to ensure a coordinated effort in support of the university's mission. Conducts preparatory and follow-up activities related to meetings. Attends meetings and conferences, and provides briefings.

Performs other duties as assigned. Omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:

Proven experience in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is desired.
Applicants should possess excellent interpersonal skills to facilitate internal and external activities, solid verbal and written communication skills, and strong organizational and planning skills.
Applicants should be able to interact with a wide variety of audiences to include university leadership, external partners, faculty researchers and private sector stakeholders.
Private sector and corporate industries experience preferred. Grants and contracts experience a plus.
Applicants should have a grasp of social media (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and be able to coordinate website updates using the DRUPAL platform.
Ability to elicit cooperation from senior management and other departments.
Applicants should be able to exercise discretion to determine when issues need to be handled independently or escalated to the supervisor.


Campus Location: Foggy Bottom College/School/Department: Office Vice President of Research (OVPR) Family Academic Affairs Sub-Family Program Administration Stream Individual Contributor Level Level 1 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: 8:30am - 5:30pm Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work. Telework: Yes Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search, Credit Special Instructions to Applicants: Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: S006204 Job Open Date: 03/20/2017 Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Letter of Recommendation 3

Documents needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Letter of Recommendation 3





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Posted: 3/18/2017
Application Due: 5/17/2017
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