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Position Opening: Program Coordinator

Program Coordinator – Sustainability Solutions Initiative & Senator George J. Mitchell Center
University of Maine

The University of Maine’s, Sustainability Solutions Initiative (SSI), a program of the Senator George J. Mitchell Center, is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Program Coordinator. This full-time, fiscal year position offers a salary of $45,000 to $50,000 and is contingent on external funding.

The Program Coordinator will utilize a well-rounded, entrepreneurial set of skills to provide professional program coordination and development as part of the SSI team.

Responsibilities and Duties: Assists the Director with project coordination, development and sustainability. Acts as liaison with project participants to ensure effective management and coordination of project sustainability goals. Builds relationships and acts as liaison with federal and state agencies, non-governmental organizations, business and industry, foundations, etc. Assists in the preparation of proposals and reports, and provides in-depth assistance to SSI faculty with preparation and coordination of new project development opportunities. Assists with planning and logistics for a comprehensive professional development program for faculty, staff and students. Develops and expands a systematic and comprehensive program for long-term sustainability of SSI. Reviews sources to identify federal, state, and other extramural opportunities related to sustainability science and disseminates information. Develops and maintains an archive of data related to development of sustainability science research & education projects. Represents SSI to potential collaborators and partners. Develops and maintains an inventory of SSI faculty research expertise. The position is a full-time, professional position.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Knowledge of issues pertaining to sustainability in Maine and experience working with diverse external stakeholder groups. In-depth knowledge of grant/funding process required. Excellent written, verbal communication and computer skills necessary. Ability to work creatively & independently within a team environment, and to manage multiple projects and deadlines.

How to Apply: Submit electronic copies of a cover letter addressing qualifications for the position, a resume, and names and contact information for 3 references to: Ruth Hallsworth, Strategic Program Manager, Senator George J. Mitchell Center, Review of applications will begin September 14, 2012.

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The University of Maine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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