The Program Manager independently oversees a portfolio of research projects within the Pulte Institute for Global Development’s (Pulte) Innovation and Practice (IP) Division. This includes a full range of professional level work that includes research design, project management, finance, coordination, administrative support and oversight for the Pulte Institute and research programs. The Program Manager supports effective implementation of externally-funded projects in the IP Division (the IP Division connects cutting-edge Notre Dame faculty research to help solve global development challenges) and serves as a critical link between Pulte, faculty/students, implementation partners, and funding agencies by providing budgeting, logistics, communication, identifying technical resources as needed, and other general program support. Of particular note are a number of projects incorporating Education as a program area, research translation and systems-level analysis. The Program Manager also assists in the financial management and reporting of the University-funded and grant-funded budgets, and will work closely with others within the IP Division and Pulte more broadly.
The Program Manager will assist in developing proposals for funding organizations, helping to expand the overall IP portfolio in line with the Pulte strategic plan and developing financial resources to support individual faculty needs. This includes independently identifying, researching, writing, and budgeting proposals for grants and project work funded by federal agencies, corporations, and foundations. The Program Manager will also assist in the financial management and reporting of the University-funded and grant-funded budgets, and will work closely with colleagues in Notre Dame Research and the Keough School of Global Affairs to do so. This position will inform program strategies and goals, direct long-term planning and develop policies and procedures related to projects and in support of the IP Division.
Program Management: Provide independent management oversight over a portfolio of projects to support innovative faculty research in areas such as basic education, environmental sustainability, global health, humanitarianism, effectives states in development, business in development, and other topics in line with the Pulte strategy. Experience or an understanding of basic education concepts around foundational skills, education in crisis settings, or higher education are highly preferred. Assist in the preparation and management of work plans, budgets, contracts, sub-agreements, reports and other communication as needed. Responds to program requests, liaise with other program staff, facilitate and support communications, and maintain information systems. This includes executing day-to-day administration, budget tracking and compliance, logistics, and work plan implementation tasks.
Research Support: Assist with designing and overseeing research opportunities around the world that will contribute further to informing policy and practice spaces. This will include working with a project and research team, being able to speak to appropriate research methodologies and approaches as needed, and oversee research projects with a high attention to detail and commitment to quality.
Proposal Development: Independently lead proposal efforts for research and technical projects through research, writing, budgeting, and serve as a resource for Pulte proposal teams and faculty in the identification and development of new proposal opportunities.
Business and Financial Management: Assist the IP Program Director and Associate Program Director in the oversight and strategy for the University-funded and grant-funded budgets, including coordinating the preparation, monitoring and reporting of the university-funded budget in the University budget system throughout the budget cycle; monitoring and approve transactions, analyzing and preparing financial and administrative information as requested by the University, the Keough School or the Director and the Executive Director of Pulte.
Communication: In collaboration with the IP Division Director, Pulte leadership, and communication specialists, prepare presentations on Pulte’s research and development initiatives for appropriate external audiences.
This is a 2 year limited term position.
- Bachelor’s degree required with a Master’s degree as a preference.
- Preferred 3 years previous experience working in a similar role.
- Collaborative work ethic and high degree of independence and initiative required.
- Potential travel to Low-Middle Income countries.
- Previous work with funding organizations such as corporations, foundations, and federal agencies (e.g., USAID, DOS, NSF, NIH) preferred.
- Strong oral and written skills required.
- Comprehensive knowledge of principles, practices, procedures and federal funded requirements preferred.
- Deep understanding of the international Education space, fluency in French.
- Experience in conducting research.
- Experience in budgeting, management, and proposal development in an international context for federal agencies.
- Demonstrated ability to learn and use financial systems and implement administrative policies.
- Quantitative research experience preferred.
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