Posted on February 10, 2013
Earth Institute, Columbia University
Earth Institute, Columbia University - Program Manager
The Earth Institute’s overarching goal is to help achieve sustainable development primarily by expanding the world’s understanding of Earth as one integrated system. We work toward this goal through scientific research, education and the practical application of research for solving real-world challenges. With 850 scientists, postdoctoral fellows, staff and students working in and across more than 30 Columbia University research centers, the Earth Institute is helping to advance nine interconnected global issues: climate and society, water, energy, poverty, ecosystems, public health, food and nutrition, hazards and urbanization. With Columbia University as its foundation, the Earth Institute draws upon the scientific rigor, technological innovation and academic leadership for which the University is known.
The Program Manager for interdisciplinary research support, a new central administrative position of the Office of Academic and Research Programs, will develop and support wide ranging internal functions that advance the Earth Institute’s overall research development and administration. Duties include, but are not limited to, supporting collaborative research initiatives proposed by Earth Institute scientists by writing and submitting successful interdisciplinary grant proposals; organizing and managing events to facilitate research development and exchange of ideas; identifying opportunities for research funding; developing resources and initiatives to support new and existing research; and coordinating preparation and submission of grant reports.
We are seeking candidates with a unique mix of qualifications who will excel at this new, dynamic position. Requirements include experience and/or a degree in a field related to sustainable development; experience related to grant development, especially budgeting, and a demonstrated ability to write successful grant proposals; excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to influence readers, and excellent copyediting and proofreading skills; a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team, lead on project-specific assignments, and also manage projects independently. Excellent interpersonal skills and the maturity to exercise diplomacy and discretion when appropriate; ability to work on multiple projects, under pressure, with competing responsibilities; strong organizational skills and attention to detail; demonstrated computer proficiency (Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Preference will be given to candidates with experience developing government grant proposals, and familiarity with Columbia University’s processes and systems for submitting grant proposals and/or Sponsored Projects Administration.
Applications must be submitted on-line at the Columbia University Job website where full details on the responsibilities of the position and a detailed list of all requirements may be found.
Apply at: https:// jobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=134558