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Space Grant Project Coordinator

July 23, 2021

The NASA Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium at Carthage College seeks to appoint a Project Coordinator to support a growing portfolio of undergraduate team-based STEM projects and grant management functions. The position serves national and state-wide space-related STEM projects, including First Nations Launch, the Elijah High Altitude Balloon program, a CubeSat program, a high-powered rocket launch competition, UAH research, parabolic flight research, a space station experiment, and various technical workshops in support of these projects. The Project Coordinator supports the Director and Assistant Director in the daily operation of the Consortium and advises and supports student participants across a network of dozens of colleges and universities within the state and Native American students, faculty, and professionals across the nation.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Office management including accounting and invoicing.
  • Project management.
  • Budget management and reporting.
  • Grant compliance monitoring.
  • Hands-on project support and technical leadership.
  • Workshop development.
  • New program development.
  • Student recruiting, recruiting, and supporting students from underrepresented communities and first-generation college students.
  • Supervision of student workers.
  • Outcome tracking and reporting.
  • Building and maintaining relationships with student organizations across the state some laboratory facility management.
  • Limited in-state and national travel may be required.

The successful candidate will have a combination of project management experience and grant management experience. Applicants should exhibit excellent written and verbal communication skills and possess advanced proficiency with Excel and standard office accounting and management software.

Desired qualifications include experience managing a budget, grant writing experience, diversity recruiting, and familiarity with the NASA Space Grant College and Fellowship Program.

The position is grant-funded and annually renewable based on the availability of funding. The appointed candidate will report to the Director of the WSGC. Compensation, including full benefits, is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter detailing experience relevant to the criteria above, a resume/CV, and a list of three professional references to:

Kevin Crosby, Director
NASA Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium
wsgc-search@carthage.edu

 

Applicants should be submitted as a single PDF. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

For the best consideration, applications should be received by September 3, 2021.

The WSGC program offices are located in the David A. Straz Center of the Natural and Social Sciences on the campus of Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

The NASA Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium is part of the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program and contributes to the nation’s science enterprise by funding research, education, and public service projects through a powerful network of space and aerospace professionals, researchers, students, educators, and legislators. More information about the Consortium can be found on the program website: https;//spacegrant.carthage.edu.

Founded in 1847, Carthage College combines an environment of reflection and self-discovery with a culture of high expectation, so that our students uncover and ignite their true potential. As a four-year private liberal arts college with roots in the Lutheran tradition, we place a strong emphasis on both moral and intellectual values. Our prime location in Kenosha, Wisconsin, midway between Chicago and Milwaukee, allows students the opportunity to learn in a professional context. Our beautiful campus, an 80-acre arboretum on the shore of Lake Michigan is home to 150 scholars, 2500 full-time students, and 900 part-time students. Our rich academic experience equips students with foundational knowledge and skills, preparing graduates to be lifelong learners, and to lead meaningful, productive lives.

Carthage College values the diversity of its campus community and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups. Carthage College is an EOE.

Institutional Information

Founded in 1847, Carthage College combines an environment of reflection and self-discovery with a culture of high expectation, so that our students uncover and ignite their true potential. As a four-year private liberal arts college with roots in the Lutheran tradition, we place a strong emphasis on both moral and intellectual values. Our prime location in Kenosha, Wisconsin, midway between Chicago and Milwaukee, allows students the opportunity to learn in a professional context. Our beautiful campus, an 80-acre arboretum on the shore of Lake Michigan is home to 150 scholars, 2,600 full-time students, and 400 part-time students. Our rich academic experience equips students with foundational knowledge and skills, preparing graduates to be lifelong learners and to lead meaningful, productive lives.

Carthage College is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse community. We welcome applications from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.