Project Manager-Sponsored Projects

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Classification:Administrative Professional 2
Grade:Grade 80
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:UAA Chancellor
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:

UAA Office of Research is seeking applicants for a full-time, Term Project Manager for Sponsored Projects. This position will assist UAA Principal Investigator(s) and research teams to pursue and execute externally sponsored projects. Further, this position will coordinate closely with the Vice Chancellor for Research (VCR) to strategically pursue opportunities to grow UAA’s externally funded portfolio. Expected to contribute to team development, proposal preparation, and subsequent project execution if awarded. This position will also work closely with the VCR to coordinate activities with Student Project Managers. This recruitment is open internally to current UA employees or those otherwise eligible to apply to internal postings.


10%Other duties as assigned.Essential
20%Work closely with the Vice Chancellor for Research to strategize, coordinate, and prioritize endeavors. Coordinate and collaborate with the Vice Chancellor for Research to train and support Student Project Manager activities.Essential
70%Plan, coordinate, organize, and execute activities in pursuit of project objectives with Principal Investigator(s), research teams, or other stakeholders. Projects may include but are not limited to proposal preparation, post-award project execution or reporting, or coordinating responds to sponsor inquiry. Locates potential funding opportunities, identifies project needs, connects project teams, organizes efforts of project team members and university administration to ensure delivery of proposal or project requirements in accordance with the solicitation, agreement, or sponsor expectation.Essential


Advanced knowledge of research methods and analytical procedures. Knowledge of standard reporting procedures. Skilled in accurate data collection methods. Ability to use computerized tools to organize and analyze information and communicate findings. Knowledge of publishing requirements. Knowledge of statistical/fiscal methods. Knowledge of fiscal restrictions associated with research monies. Ability to communicate findings for internal- and external- reporting. Ability to successfully guide the work of others.


Prior experience as a researcher, consultant, faculty, or contract manager with experience proposing for new work and working on projects with delineated budget and scope.


Bachelor’s degree in related field and five years relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Preferred Master’s degree and two years research experience at the postgraduate level in a field relevant to the research (e.g. science, math, business), or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Preference for CAPM, PMP, or PgMP certifications.

This position is a Full-time, term-funded, Grade 80, ($58,698/yr) DOE, 12-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package.


This recruitment is open internally to current UA employees or those otherwise eligible to apply to internal postings.

Term Position:

This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Probationary Period:

Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace. University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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Applications close: Alaskan Daylight Time

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