PROGRAM MANAGER, Office of Professional Development & Postdoctoral Affairs
The Program Manager will manage a large-scale, multi-institutional National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded project that will launch, evaluate and improve digital and in-person postdoctoral professional development opportunities nationally. This program, called the Postdoc Academy, will create a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for postdocs as well as supplemental activities in support of local postdoc learning communities, with the goal of preparing a diverse community of postdocs to be successful in their careers. In addition, it will build capacity within graduate school and postdoc offices across the country to provide professional development through offering train-the-trainer workshops for faculty and administrators. Though based at Boston University and reporting to the Director of Professional Development and Postdoctoral Affairs, this position will support the activities across all the collaborative institutions involved in this project. This is a grant funded position.
PhD training required, postdoc experience preferred. Strong written and oral communication skills are essential. Needs to be an extremely organized and proactive individual that can work independently to complete multiple tasks across many different work streams and collaborators/teams efficiently. Also needs to be able to work collaboratively with remote teams. Candidates with a demonstrated publication record, involvement in professional development or teaching and learning-related projects, and/or grant-funded research are preferred. Proficiency with Microsoft and Adobe software required, Wordpress and online learning management and project management systems preferred. Experience tracking and forecasting budgets preferred. Experience teaching in either an online or in-person setting preferred. Applicants should submit a cover letter, academic CV, and a writing sample to complete their application. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis, but all applications should be received by October 15, 2018 for full consideration. Ideally applicants would be able to have a fall 2018 start date.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States