Idaho State University

Meridan , ID

Project Manager, GEM3

Idaho State University
Meridan, ID Full-time
Posted on November 11, 2018

Project Manager, GEM3 (2518)
Posting Number: req702
12 Month

Non-classified Staff
Office for Research 
Pocatello - Main

Primary Purpose

Idaho State University and the Center for Ecological Research and Education invite applications for a project manager position to direct activities related to a recently awarded National Science Foundation Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research Infrastructure Improvement program grant ( The GEM3 award will facilitate statewide transdisciplinary research to uncover the fundamental genetic, environmental, social, and policy mechanisms connected to the adaptive capacity of two iconic organisms in Idaho: sagebrush and rainbow trout. The program manager will be responsible for coordinating and integrating the day-to-day activities of GEM3 at Idaho State University, including communication, financial, evaluation, and project organization activities essential for achieving GEM3 goals. We are particularly interested in applicants who can contribute to the diversity of our academic community, and who have demonstrated experience working with tribal stakeholders. The position will be funded for five years, with additional years of funding contingent upon availability.

Key Responsibilities

Work with GEM3 leadership team to implement day-to-day project activities
Primary person of contact for public, stakeholders, and participants
Coordinate and developing external and internal communication
Development and implement organizational and communication plans for Research, Cyberinfrastructure, and Education, Outreach and Diversity Teams
Plan and implement workshops, leadership meetings, and all-hands meetings
Implement, update, and revise strategic plan
Coordinate internal and external reporting
Design and conduct internal assessments
Coordinate and develop GEM3 response to new funding opportunities
Update and maintain GEM3 website
Oversee GEM3 budget and act as liaison with university accounting
Coordinate science communication with public and stakeholders
Represent GEM3 with tribal stakeholders

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree
One year of project management or related experience 
Demonstrated experience in goal setting and long-term planning
Must demonstrate independence and ability to take initiative in organizing programs, planning events, preparing materials, and communicating with key contacts and stakeholders
Budget oversight or accounting experience
Strong oral and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree or Ph.D.
Grant writing experience
Experience working in a university system
Experience managing scientific research projects
Experience designing and implementing evaluation protocols
Experience with science communication
Experience with website development

Please submit the following documents with your application:
Resume or CV, cover letter describing how the applicant meets the position criteria, and a list of three (3) professional references with contact information.

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by November 15, 2018. However, the position will remain open until filled. Salary has been approved at $50,000 annually, commensurate with education and experience. Includes a competitive benefits package. Offers of employment may be conditional pending successful completion of a background investigation.

About Idaho State University

Idaho State University (ISU) combines exceptional academics amidst the grand natural beauty of the West. ISU faculty and students are leading the way in cutting-edge research and innovative solutions in the areas of energy, health professions, nuclear research, teaching, humanities, engineering, performing and visual arts, technology, biological sciences, pharmacy, and business. ISU is the state's designated lead institution in health professions and medical education.

Idaho State University, a Carnegie-classified doctoral research and teaching institution founded in 1901, serves a diverse population by attracting students from around the world to its Idaho campuses. At the main campus in Pocatello, and at locations in Meridian, Idaho Falls, and Twin Falls, ISU offers access to high-quality education in more than 280 programs. Over 12,000 students attend ISU, receiving education and training in those programs. To read more, visit: Idaho State University Home