Program Coordinator - Rist Institute

Employer
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Location
UMass Lowell
Closing date
Oct 22, 2021

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Job Details

Job no: 509261
Position type: Staff Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Sustainability
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience and grade/range
Applications Open: Jul 14 2021
Applications Close: Open until filled

General Summary of Position:

The Program Coordinator provides administrative and academic program, fiscal, and other support to the Rist Institute for Sustainability and Energy. Working with the institute Co-Directors and additional staff, the Program Coordinator will establish reliable and dependable operations that enhance and promote the goals of the institute.

The Program Coordinator is responsible for maintaining grants and financial accounts as well as assisting with budget development and tracking of grants for assigned Principal Investigators within the Rist Institute. Will maintain department financial records and support the Executive Director in monitoring budgets. Enter requisitions and follow-up on the creation of purchase orders as needed.

Will lead the Rist Institute’s administrative efforts in the planning of meetings, events, outreach programs, and scheduling. Record minutes for meetings and provide follow-up on action items needed. Manages the Rist Institute Call for Proposals for Fellowships (undergraduate, graduate, and faculty) as well as Institute supported university research grants.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Bachelor’s degree with a major in business administration, business management, public administration or a related field and 2 years of related experience,

-OR-

  • An Associate’s degree with 5 or more years of related experience or candidates with a High School Diploma/GED or equivalent and 10 or more years’ experience.

Additional Considerations:

  • Prior experience working in a higher education office environment
  • Familiarity with PeopleSoft Software, including finance & H.R. applications. Familiarity with Salesforce software a plus
  • Willing to learn new software
  • Strong Organizational Skills
  • Computer literacy, including knowledge of Excel, Microsoft Word & Internet communications
  • Strong interpersonal skills & ability to interact with students, faculty, administrators & general public

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a major in business administration, business management, public administration or a related field and 2 years of related experience,

-OR-

  • An Associate’s degree with 5 or more years of related experience or candidates with a High School Diploma/GED or equivalent and 10 or more years’ experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Only current UML Employees within the Grants & Contracts (MTA/GRACE) bargaining unit will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period.

This is a Grants & Contracts (MTA/GRACE) bargaining unit position, Grade P16.

This position is contingent upon funding.

Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received.

Please include a resume and cover letter with your application. Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process.

Organization

Working at University of Massachusetts Lowell

Located in the culturally and historically rich Merrimack.

Valley in northeast Massachusetts, the University of Massachusetts Lowell is a vibrant research university that offers its 13,000 students more than 120 bachelor’s, master’s, professional master’s and doctoral degree programs. Exciting opportunities in experiential and service learning, scholarship, community engagement, and international partnerships can be found across the Colleges of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Engineering; Management; Sciences; School of Health and Environment; and Graduate School of Education.

This is a time of unprecedented growth and opportunity at UMass Lowell. Student enrollment and retention have improved annually. Research funding and alumni giving have increased significantly and the campus has embarked on the construction of two new academic buildings: the Emerging Technologies & Innovation Center and the Health & Social Sciences Building.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Massachusetts Lowell is to enhance the intellectual, personal and cultural development of its students through excellent, affordable educational programs. The University seeks to meet the needs of the Commonwealth today and into the future and supports the development of sustainable technologies and communities through its teaching, research, scholarship and engagement.

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