Research Program Administration Officer I (Yuma, AZ)

Tucson, AZ
Nov 20, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Number:



Agric Educ Tech & Innov-Ins

Department Website Link:




Yuma, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

The Program Coordinator (Research Program Administration Officer I) will be tasked with the planning and implementing of the NRCS-USDA ISEEME grant program including the supervision of grant involved interns, monitoring of expenditures, working with support agencies, schools, and industry partners, tracking results, and analyzing data which will be used in generating both grant status and final reports.
This is an Extended Temporary Employment (ETE) position.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocations services, please click here.
As a cost-saving measure related to the impact of COVID-19, Furlough and Furlough-Based Salary Programs have been approved by the Arizona Board of Regents. All new hires subject to the programs will be notified in accordance with adopted Furlough and Furlough-Based Salary Programs guidelines and will be required to comply with all measures. To learn more about the programs and whether this position is affected, please visit

Duties & Responsibilities:

1. Work with UAZ Yuma Leadership to help manage NRCS-USDA ISEEME grant.

Organize, Manage, Participate, Evaluate, and Final Report for 6 Symposiums-Engineering Symposium, Technology Symposium, Latino Farmer Symposium, Workforce Development Symposium, and Transfer Conferences (2).

2. Work with UAZ Yuma Leadership to help manage NRCS-USDA ISEEME grant.

Organize, Manage, Participate, Evaluate, and Final Report for 4 Student Programs- STEAM Mentorship Academy, Gadsden Academy, Rasberry Jam, and First Robotics Competition.

3. Work with UAZ Yuma Leadership to help manage NRCS-USDA ISEEME grant.

Organize, Manage, Participate, Evaluate, and Final Report for Student Experiential Learning Experiences- Internships, Research Match, and Student Celebration of Knowledge (student showcase), MANRRS Conference.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in life science or education. Up to 1 year of relevant work experience may be required.

Preferred Qualifications:

* Master’s or Doctoral degree life science, leadership, education, business, communication. * Preferred Spanish speaking. * Preferred grant managing experience.



Full Time/Part Time:

Part Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week:


Job FTE:


Work Calendar:


Job Category:


Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:


Compensation Type:

hourly rate



Career Stream and Level:


Job Family:

Research Program Admin

Job Function:


Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies:


Target Hire Date:


Expected End Date:


Contact Information for Candidates:

Dr. Baleshka Brenes [email protected]

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Similar jobs

Similar jobs