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Senior Coordinator, Projects and Events

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Senior Coordinator, Projects and Events
Department Cancer Center Division (0721)
Location University of Arizona Health Sciences
Position Summary

The UACC is seeking to hire a highly motivated, detail-oriented, and dynamic coordinator to provide organizational support to the Administrative Unit as it pertains to the organization of research grants, and related scientific events. The position reports to the Research Development Administrator and combines complex medical research proposal development and scientific meeting coordination for the UACC, which help foster an environment that promotes transdisciplinary cancer research.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Fully coordinate the preparation of NIH and DOD proposals between research Faculty at UA and collaborating institutions. This activity requires a seamless interfacing with UAHS pre-award to ensure alignment with grant application submission requirements.
  • Assist team in reviewing funding opportunity announcements and summarize requirements and scientific focus on a regular basis.
  • Organize meetings of faculty and administrators related to collaborative research activities, planning activities, and assist or take lead in coordinating larger events.
  • Lead the management of internal scientific award mechanisms including the communication of internal funding opportunity announcements, the organization of peer-review meetings, communication of results and progress reports.
  • Organize high-level scientific and administrative meetings and take notes and minutes as necessary.
  • Provide general administrative support and coordination to the Cancer Center’s Administrative and Director’s offices including scheduling, managing telecommunications, and clerical support as needed.
  • Work within the Cancer Center Administrative Unit as requested depending on administrative priorities.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Strong verbal and written skills.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment.
  • Three years of experience in medical research proposal organization in an academic setting.
  • Three years of experience in scientific event coordination in an academic setting.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and strong computing skills.
  • Ability to support multiple administrators and multitask is essential.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Extensive understanding of the NIH Grants Policy Statement.
  • Prior experience with the organization of complex multi-investigator proposals including P01 and SPORE proposals.
  • Ability to create figures and graphs for scientific presentations.
  • Knowledge of Smartsheet or other project management tools.
FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Administrative and Professional
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay $60,000 - $75,000 Annually, DOE
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number A22345
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Ioannis Stasinopoulos

Open Date 01/26/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 02/05/2018
Special Instructions to Applicant
Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff, and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have a master's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you possess expertise with Microsoft Office Suite, strong computing skills; AND proficiency in PowerPoint?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you possess the ability to support multiple administrators and multitask?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Upon hire, will you have at least three (3) years of experience in medical research proposal organization in an academic setting; AND at least three (3) years of experience in scientific event coordination in an academic setting?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you possess demonstrated skills in grant management; AND demonstrated skills in scientific event coordination?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents