Program Specialist

  • University of Vermont
  • Vermont, USA
  • Aug 19, 2019
Full time Education

Job Description

Program Specialist

Advertising/Posting Title Program Specialist
Diversity Statement The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.
Posting Summary

Provide administrative, program and project support to Gund Institute initiatives. Fifty percent is to manage Gund competitions (e.g. PhD, Postdoc, Catalyst Award), provide development support and coordination, and track and analyze Institutional metrics. Manage administration of an internationally funded climate change initiative (CCAFS Low Emission Development), including perform budget management, assist with fundraising and proposal development, organize workshops, support impact assessment, and prepare reports to bilateral donors, including Federal agencies. May supervise support staff.

Minimum Qualifications (or equivalent combination of education and experience)

Bachelors degree in a related field, including natural resource management, food systems, agriculture, climate change, business/economics, international development or sustainability science knowledge with three years of related work experience required. Proficiency with spreadsheet word processing and database application. Effective written and oral communication skills. Attention to detail and highly organized. Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced office environment.

Desirable Qualifications

Database experience, workshop organizing experience, and experience with grant proposal development desired. Budget management and previous experience supervising student employees desired.

Proficiency Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

Other Information

Resume, cover letter, and 3 professional reference are required.
A probationary period is required.
Position is partially supported by restricted funds for 2 years and is contingent upon the continuation of these funds.

Special Conditions  
FLSA Non-Exempt
Hiring Min (Represents full-time (12 months, 1.0 FTE) equivalent salary. Must be prorated for jobs less than 12 months or 1.0FTE (Salary/12 x # of months x FTE)) 32000.00
Payband Max (Represents full-time (12 months, 1.0 FTE) equivalent salary. Must be prorated for jobs less than 12 months or 1.0FTE (Salary/12 x # of months x FTE)) 60800.00
Staff Hiring Band No Response
Staff Union Code NU
Posting Details

Position will be posted for a minimum of one week, after which it is subject to removal without notice.

Job Open Date 07/30/2019
Job Close Date (Jobs close at 11:59 PM EST.)  
Open Until Filled No
Position Information


Position Title Program Specialist
Posting Number S2187PO
Department Gund Institute for Environment/30030
Position Number 00025053
Employee FTE 1.0
Employee Term 12

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Documents Needed to Apply

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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
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