Postdoctoral Affairs Program Manager

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Position Number: 00100440

Primary Function of Organization Unit: Graduate study has become increasingly important to professional development and career advancement. The Graduate School at NC State is ready for the challenge. With a focus on solving real-world issues through innovative research, NC State's graduate programs are committed to transforming graduate education;to prepare our best and brightest students as true leaders ready to tackle the critical issues that challenge our state, nation, and world. Our goal is to prepare career-ready students with a true competitive edge through a focus on professionally-oriented training designed for the real world. In scope and quality our graduate programs are superb. We offer master's and doctoral programs in a full range of traditional disciplines, as well as interdisciplinary programs that anticipate market trends and respond to national needs. Science, engineering, and technology are our core strengths. We also offer strong programs in design, education, management, the humanities, and the social sciences. Our location in North Carolina's Research Triangle means the best of industry-government-university partnerships. Our decade-old Centennial Campus reflects the university model of the future, where young investigators collaborate with faculty mentors, private companies, and public agencies to solve real-world problems. The land-grant tradition at NC State finds new expression in links with all 100 North Carolina counties and in consortia with other institutions, both domestic and international. NC State boasts a talented graduate student body of nearly 10,000 master's and doctoral students who reflect a richness and diversity that energize this community of scholars. They come from all 50 states and from over 100 different countries. In 2014-2015, we conferred 2,338 master's and 512 doctoral degrees. We are proud of our students, of their achievements and of the outstanding graduate faculty who are their mentors. For more information, please visit our website at

Essential Job Duties: The Postdoctoral Affairs Program Manager serves as the chief operating officer for Postdoctoral Affairs. Duties and Responsibilities: *Provides leadership, strategic vision, and management of short-and long- term operations and goals. *Oversees the development and administration of programs and services for postdoctoral scholars. *Services include orientation, onboarding programs, career advising, job search and interviewing resources, career development workshops, professional seminars, leadership in the responsible conduct of research (RCR) program at NC State and other offerings promoting the welfare and advancement of the postdoctoral population. Participation in our professional development programs: Teaching and Communication Certificate, Accelerate to Industry (A2i), Academic Packways and assist in development of new programs. *Serves as advisor to the local postdoc association; collaborate with postdoc association to plan and execute annual Postdoctoral Research Symposium and research talks during Postdoctoral Appreciation Week, provides guidance to the postdoc association on programming and administration. *Manages daily operations to ensure delivery of timely and effective services to postdocs; tracks employment trends and interacts with administrators, deans, department heads, faculty and external employers who hire postdocs. *Administers membership in the National Postdoc Association; maintains website content; creates partnerships with offices and resources on campus as well as institutions in Research Triangle Park. *Writes and submits grant proposals to obtain funds to enhance the postdoc experience at NC State University. *Administers postdoctoral scholar employment. This includes reviewing the creation and posting of postdoc positions, as well as approving all hire/rehire postdoc actions in the HR System. The Manager will also assist campus on classification, policy and procedure concerns related to postdocs. In addition, this position will update departmental personnel representatives on rules and regulations applicable to postdoc appointments.

Minimum Education/Experience: *Master's degree required (with a preference for degree(s) in Science, Engineering or related field)

Department Required Skills: *Experience with career advising and professional development program delivery required *Outstanding organizational skills and ability to balance multiple priorities *Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with diverse individuals on a variety of issues *Excellent oral and written communication skills; strong presentation skills *Strong initiative, excellent judgment and an ability to function independently *Ability to work effectively in teams; experience planning and working on shared projects collaboratively to achieve agreed upon outcomes *Ability to critically analyze information, synthesize key points, and report/apply findings clearly and concisely *Knowledge of career opportunities in academia, industry, nonprofit, government, and entrepreneurship

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: *PhD in Science, Engineering or related field preferred *Experience working with international population *Strong technical skills, including web authoring, Excel, Powerpoint, AdobePDF, Photoshop. Ability to learn new software skills quickly *Experience with online and/or distance education. Familiarity with Moodle or other LMS *Experience and/or demonstrated interest in issues related to graduate student and postdoc well-being *Experience with large scale event planning

Necessary Licenses and Certifications: N/A

AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at "":http// Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

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Posted: 9/15/2018
Application Due: 2/8/2019
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