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Project Manager

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Project Manager
Department Baker Institute
Full Time/Part Time Full-Time
Requisition Number S18218
Open Date 12/13/2017
Close Date
Salary Information

Salary Commensurate with Experience and Qualifications

Work Schedule

Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Benefits Eligible Yes
Eligible for Overtime No
Position Summary

The Center for Health and Biosciences at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy seeks a well-qualified individual to serve as Project Manager. Under the supervision of the institute’s Fellow in Child Health Policy, the position will manage the administrative and financial functions of grants focused on early childhood development within the Center for Health and Biosciences. S/he will be responsible for the execution of the grants and ensuring adherence to grant guidelines regarding project budget, events, outreach, external contractors and internal coordination with the Baker Institute administrative team. This position will also manage the day-to-day operations of the assigned projects.

Education Required Bachelor's Degree
Concentration / Degree Type

Early childhood health, biostatistics, public health, health policy, sociology, or a related field.

Substitution for Education Requirement

Experience may not be substituted for the education requirement.

Education Preferred

Graduate degree in early childhood or child and maternal health or any public health field.

Experience Required 2 years
Type of Experience

Administrative experience with financial responsibilities.

Substitution for Experience Requirement

May substitute additional related education, above and beyond what is required, on an
equivalent year for year basis in lieu of the experience requirement.

Experience Preferred

Prior experience conducting research or experience in the field of early childhood development or infant mental health is highly desirable.

License/Certification Required
License/Certification Preferred
Skills Required

- Critical thinking.
- Independently motivated with high attention to detail.
- Ability to work well in multidisciplinary groups.
- Strong organizational skills.

Skills Preferred
Internal / External Contacts

Will work with various administrative departments within the Baker Institute and serve as the primary point of contact for some external project contractors and program stakeholders.

Physical Demands

Must be able to work in front of a computer for extended periods (up to 8 hours per day).

Working Conditions

Typical office environment.

Security Sensitive Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
Quick Link for Posting http://jobs.rice.edu/postings/12534

Job Duties

Job Duty Name Project management
Description of Job Duty

- Oversees day-to-day activities of early childhood research projects and coordinates with consultants and community partners to ensure the work is being completed.
- Works with the Baker Institute Fellow in Child Health Policy to develop relationships in the community and foster new research opportunities.
- Serves as project manager, creating project plans, monitoring completion, adjusting timelines, developing promotional materials, and editing work to be published.
- Manages grant budgets and other administrative responsibilities of the grants.

Percentage of Time 75
Job Duty Name Events and outreach
Description of Job Duty

- Plans, manages and coordinates event activities, i.e. speaker travel, program information, honorariums, etc., related to assigned research projects.
- Facilitates networking efforts, and attends community meetings.

Percentage of Time 25

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Writing Sample
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a bachelor's degree in childhood health, biostatistics, public health, health policy, sociology, or a related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have two or more years of experience with financial responsibilities, or additional related education, above and beyond what is required, on an equivalent year for year basis in lieu of the experience requirement?
    • Yes
    • No