Program Coordinator, Geotechnical Center of Excellence

Tucson, AZ
Feb 19, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Number:



Lowell Institute for Min Res

Department Website Link:


Main Campus


Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

The Geotechnical Center of Excellence (GCE) within the Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources at The University of Arizona is seeking candidates for the position of Program Coordinator. The candidate will report to the Assistant Director of the GCE and will work with the center’s directors, researchers and students to support the efficient operation of the Center.

The Program Coordinator will be involved with a wide variety of projects undertaken by the GCE including the coordination of professional development program and the 2022 Slope Stability Symposium. The Program Coordinator will also support the development and planning of research projects and communications to stakeholders. This is an excellent position for someone wishing to pursue a hirer level degree related to the mining geotechnical profession.

Candidates will be evaluated based on their level of experience and education as well as their demonstrated commitment to contribute to a productive team environment. Ideally, candidates will be able to work in a remote team environment.

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!

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Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate development and support delivery of professional development courses including the promotion of the class, registration of students and organization of course material.<br>
  • Facilitate development and support delivery of professional development courses including the promotion of the class, registration of students and organization of course material.<br>
  • Coordinate with the event management company for the organization of the 2022 Slope Stability Symposium. This includes the facilitation of committee meetings and set up at facility location.<br>
  • Support of technical team for identifying and writing project proposals, managing budgets, and reporting results.
    Coordinate communications through social media.<br>
  • Ideally, candidates will be able to work in a remote team environment.<br>
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite of programs.<br>
  • Proficient in developing social media content.<br>
  • Additional duties as assigned.<br>

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained
    through experience required.
  • Up to 1 year of relevant work experience required.

Preferred Qualifications:

•Experience in mining geotechnical field.
•Fluent in English and Spanish.
•Experience in mining.
•Proven experience as a Coordinator or Administrator.



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week:


Job FTE:


Work Calendar:


Job Category:

Organizational Administration

Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:


Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level:


Job Family:

Administrative Support

Job Function:

Organizational Administration

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:

Bradley Ross
[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 and a Native American/Alaska Native-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.

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