January 28, 2009

Open Position – CBC Senior Program Manager

The successful candidate must be able to travel between all three campuses.

Specific Responsibilities:
Acting as program liaison to coordinate efforts among NU, UC, and UIC by directing communications between NU and CBC sites, outside entities and scientists and facilitating interaction among high-level individuals at the three institutions in order to coordinate policies, procedures and long and short-term plans in order to maintain this large-scale collaboration; Assisting with writing projects by reviewing proposals submitted for funding, providing appropriate follow-up recommendations and assisting in the timely submission of required annual grant reports and continuation applications to ensure uninterrupted funding; Monitoring program management between institutions by setting goals and developing and implementing policies and procedures within program guidelines to ensure that consistent and acceptable standards are met; Supporting development initiatives by managing publicity efforts in local, regional, and national scientific funding communities, creating announcements and publicity pieces, and coordinating press releases with the three press and development offices to cultivate exposure and recognition of the CBC; Overseeing the content of the CBC’s website, database, email list-serves and access grid used to allow easy communication within the CBC community; Planning and directing the CBC symposia and workshops in areas of interest; Work with faculty to develop Graduate-level courses and student activities in CBC-interest areas. Interface with CBC-funded infrastructure projects and oversight boards to enhance collaborative use; Performing other related duties as required or assigned;

Minimum Qualifications:
A master’s degree required, preferably in Biomedical or Natural Sciences or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience from which comparable skills can be acquired; Excellent writing skills; Excellent oral communication skills; Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize and work under pressure to meet deadlines; Demonstrated ability to facilitate effective communication, cooperation, respect and teamwork within the CBC; The ability to self-motivate and to work with minimal direction; Displayed initiative; Demonstrated attention to detail; Strong analytical, quantitative and reasoning skills; The ability to maintain confidentiality; Excellent decision-making, planning and problem-solving skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
A Ph.D. or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience from which comparable skills can be acquired; Good interpersonal skills; Familiarity with one or more of the CBC institutions; Previous administrative, academic research program, or other relevant experience.

All applications received before February 26, 2009 will be considered. TO APPLY visit Northwestern University’s Careers site by clicking here. Once you are on the Careers Home page, please follow the below steps to view the Sr Program Manager position:
1. Choose Academic/Administrative Jobs under "Apply Now"
2. Type: Sr Program Manager into the Keywords text box in Basic Job Search
3. Click on the Search button to view the search results.