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Montana National Science Foundation Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research- Project Administrator Computer Science

Company name
The University of Montana

Missoula, MT, United States

Employment Type

It, Administrative, Project Management, Education

Posted on
Mar 24, 2023

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Montana National Science Foundation Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research- Project Administrator, Computer Science

The person assigned to this role at the Montana National Science Foundation (NSF) Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) located at the lead institution (UM) functions on behalf of the science team of the grant and is responsible for developing and maintaining an advanced management structure to accommodate and support the Montana NSF EPSCoR Track 2 Grant: Supply Chain Optimization using Aerial Imagery Interpreted with Machine Learning Methods.

This position must work seamlessly with the University of Alaska, Anchorage science team and the University of Montana Grants and Contract personnel. The MT NSF EPSCoR Project Administrator must work closely with federal and state agencies to ensure compliance with all relevant laws, regulations, policies and procedures mandated by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the State of Montana, and other agency partners.

This person has responsibility for collaborating with the Primary Investigator in the development of projects, as well as leading faculty, staff, industry partners, and students in project development and execution. Projects vary depending on the funded scope of work and include maintenance of the project’s web presence, coordination of spending, execution of subcontracts, project reporting, developing meeting schedules, support of stakeholder relations with science team members, and student internship programs.

The successful candidate will have a high degree of independence in setting priorities and executing the affairs and responsibilities of the position. Employees do not directly report to this position; however, this person will functionally have the daily capacity to maintain command and supervision of each participants financial portfolio, including their effective outreach across campus to colleges, schools, departments, faculty labs, and to other universities, invested stakeholders and government agencies.

The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its five

priorities for action

: Place student success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of “mission first, people always; partner with place; and proudly tell the UM story.

Position Details

Position is full-time, 0.75 FTE, Letter of Appointment and includes a comprehensive and competitive

benefits package

including Insurance package, mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, and wellness program.

Salary for this position is $52,707- $54,707 per year commensurate with qualifications.

Required Qualifications

The education level must be equivalent in experience, education and knowledge to a bachelor's degree plus one (1) year experience in budget analysis in both pre- and post-award development and fiduciary federal compliance.

Experience in conducting analytical, in-depth management of complex administrative processes, and in handling large, multi-stakeholder and multimillion-dollar accounts is required.

Experience, knowledge, skills, and ability to recognize and apply management experiences to various problems, by using analytical, evaluative, or interpretive processes and independent problem-solving skills.

Demonstrated experience and skills to recognize the suite of approaches needed for refinement of reporting and implementation needs or when to make changes and the knowledge necessary to maintain compliant research behavior and oversee each investigator’s activities in that respect.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in public administration, the humanities or a related field and five (5) years related work experience in federal grant award administration, reporting, and compliance.

Experience, education, or training in administration and management related fields is preferred.



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Department Computer Science

The University of Montana is flagship, research-intensive R1 institution with approximately 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students. It is located in Missoula, a culturally vibrant community of about 75,000, surrounded by mountains and three rivers converge. Abundant recreational opportunities in surrounding state and national forests and nearby Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park complement a thriving intellectual atmosphere.

The Department of Computer Science uses computation and train others in its use to improve understanding and solve problems for the betterment of society.

To learn more about the University of Montana, Missoula, and the State of Montana, please visit the links below.

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Mission First, People Always

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City of Missoula


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Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment.

In accordance with university policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations.

ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference.

Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law.


*References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant.


Individual hiring departments at UM may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions.

E mployment Eligibility.

All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

Must be eligible to work in the United State upon hire. Sponsorship is not available for this position.


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