Post-award Project Manager

College Park, Maryland
Aug 03, 2022
Sep 02, 2022
Full Time

The Department of Geographical Sciences is seeking a Faculty Specialist/Senior Faculty Specialist* to serve as the Post-award Project Manager to support project management needs of multiple scientists in the Department. The Post-award Project Manager will work with individual Principal Investigators, Research Coordinators, and the Director of Administration to manage awarded projects following the requirements of various funding agencies. Tasks will include:

  • Tracking milestones of project implementation specific to the Funder’s requirements
  • Organizing, formatting and packaging project reports
  • Assisting project teams in compiling and formatting the necessary information to support project implementation.
  • Assisting in coordination of project implementation with multi-institutional partners
  • Supporting logistical needs of projects (e.g. assisting with field work logistics)
  • Helping organize project meetings, visitors & associated logistics

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree
  • Project management experience
  • Strong organizational, time management, and interpersonal skills
  • Successful candidate will possess excellent oral and written communication skills, and attention to detail.
  • Ability to handle multiple, sometimes competing priorities, and provide excellent outcomes within required time frames.
  • Proven analytical skills are required, proactive solution orientation is a must, as well as the ability to be responsive to the needs of PI’s and Research Faculty.


  • Experience with reporting requirements and electronic submissions for a range of funding agencies is preferred.
  • Experience with project management software and advanced excel skills including pivot tables.
  • Background understanding of Geospatial Analysis/Remote Sensing/Earth System Science

Applications should include a cover letter, a signed and dated resume, and the names and contact information (including e-mail and phone) of 3 references.

For best consideration applications should be submitted no later than August 19th, 2022, but the search will continue until a suitable candidate is appointed.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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