Research Project Coordinator

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Position Type:

Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)


Renaissance Computing Inst-637100

Working Title:

Research Project Coordinator

Appointment Type:

EHRA Non-Faculty

Position Posting Category:

Research Professionals

Salary Range:

Dependent on qualifications and experience

Full Time/Part Time?:

Full-Time Permanent

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Position Summary:

The Renaissance Computing Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is seeking a Research Project Coordinator to report to its Project Management Office. This position will be responsible for coordinating one or more research and team science projects as well as provide support for RENCI engagement with the UNC campus and other partners.
Incumbent will work closely with project Principal Investigator (PI) or lead to:

- Provide program coordination, including planning, internal communications, management of team relations, milestone tracking, problem identification and solving, as well as information gathering and report drafting.
- Monitor project execution to ensure adherence to budget, schedule, reporting and scope, effectively using selected project management tool/s.
- Plan and execute outreach activities, including external communications, presentations and meetings materials. Incumbent will work closely with RENCI Communication Team on these tasks.
- Manage day-to-day operations for assigned projects, including scheduling and running meetings, taking notes, capturing action items and decisions, communicating with all teams, maintaining project boards and follow up.
- Provide support for RENCI proposal development efforts including identification of requirements, gathering and tracking of materials, and preparation of final documents.
- Recognize areas for internal improvement and develop plans for implementing updated or new processes and methods to facilitate desired project outcomes.
As a member of the PMO, incumbent will work with other teammates on RENCI internal projects and activities, identify and resolve problems, and contribute to RENCI internal process improvement.

Educational Requirements:

Post-Baccalaureate degree required; for candidates demonstrating comparable background in academic or research computing management, will accept an undergraduate degree with 3 or more years of relevant experience in substitution.

Qualifications and Experience:

Project planning and coordination:
- Plan and coordinate large multi-faceted and specialized projects;
- Implement defined program management strategy;
- Manage day-to-day business operations;
- Comprehend and adhere to project budgets;
- Coordinate multiple projects simultaneously;
- Assist with the research, development and execution of proposals;
- Track tasks, and ensure timely progress of the project through completion;
- Gather data and draft reports as needed;
- Collaborate with other teams as needed;

Outreach and Communication:
- Available for travel related to the project;
- Efficient engagement of all project participants to facilitate project outcomes;
- Ability to edit and analyze informational materials or content;
- Familiar with selection of customer tracking tools;

- Ability to establish and maintain a variety of positive and constructive working relationships;
- Ability to understand internal workings of the department relative to external expectations of clients and stakeholders;

- Ability to become a liaison between technical staff and lay audience;
- Skillful in using project and task management tools;

Prefer three years’ experience in project management and/or program coordination and organization. CAPM or relevant project management certification a plus. Working knowledge of federal funding mechanisms and reporting requirements a plus.

Equal Opportunity Employer :

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.




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Job No:
Posted: 6/2/2021
Application Due: 8/31/2021
Work Type: Full Time