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Project Manager

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Click on “Apply to this Job”. You will then either create an application or edit your current application that is on file. You will be required to attach your curriculum vitae, cover letter, list of references and a writing sample as four (4) separate documents in MS Word or PDF format. Please upload writing sample under "Other Documents".

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title Project Manager
Department Public Policy Center-1525
Requisition Number S_170808
Posting Open Date 11/29/2017
Application Review Date: (To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date) 01/05/2018
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Description of Work

The Project Manager will work independently to design, coordinate, facilitate, implement, and evaluate a wide variety of projects within the Public Policy Center’s Public Safety and National Security core priority area.
The Manager will coordinate all aspects of project administration from project design and development to final
reporting including: identifying and pursuing funding to support projects; coordinating and monitoring all aspects of research (including identifying, recruiting and/or hiring consultants for portions of the work, as well as undertaking research directly); facilitating and coordinating the work of project committees and subcommittees, and acting as the primary point of contact for project design, implementation, monitoring, and reporting; collecting and analyzing data; researching and reviewing existing reports and literature; developing scopes of work, timelines, and research plans for various projects; synthesizing research, research reports, and recommendations; and writing reports and presenting findings for on-going grant and contract funded projects that impact state and local policy, and will have national implications.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employee differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See: http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.

Minimum Required Qualifications

Master’s degree in a Social Science discipline or closely related field plus three (3) years’ experience in research management, data collection, and analysis(quantitative and qualitative). Work history will demonstrate outstanding verbal, interpersonal, planning, and writing skills required. Ability to identify complex policy issues and determine significant and meaningful approaches; the ability to work effectively and collaboratively with national, state, and local policymakers and stakeholders; the ability to multitask and perform assigned tasked quickly and accurately.

Preferred Qualifications

Ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in a Social Science discipline or closely related field. Additional five (5) years’ experience with planning and monitoring, collaborative processes, and project administration preferred. Professional experience in public safety and national security research and consultation preferred. Experience managing a team in coordinating projects, developing strategies, and accomplishing tasks independent from supervision. Experience with grants to include writing and pre/post award management.

Pre-Placement Driving Record Review Required No
Physical Required No
Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) required. Subject to DOT approved pre-employment & random testing for alcohol and controlled substances. No
Criminal History Background Check Required Yes
Posted Salary $70,000/yr minimum
How to Apply

Click on “Apply to this Job”. You will then either create an application or edit your current application that is on file. You will be required to attach your curriculum vitae, cover letter, list of references and a writing sample as four (4) separate documents in MS Word or PDF format. Please upload writing sample under “Other Documents”.

For questions or accommodations related to this position contact

Mario Scalora, 402-472-5678, mscalora1@unl.edu

Job Category (old) Managerial/Professional
Job Type Full-Time
Alternate Work Schedule (if other than 8-5)
Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding? Yes
If Temporary, indicate end date
Planned Hire Date:
Appointment End Date

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Describe your role in leading and managing collaborative project or translational research activities.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Describe your research background and interests and explain how they may relates to public safety and national security.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * What, if any, grant-writing experience do you have? Please list type and amount of successful award(s).

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. List of References
  4. Other Document
Optional Documents