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Senior Research Program Coordinator - UTC Assistant Director

Hiring department Architecture
Monthly salary $4,833 - $5,416
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 17-09-07-01-9728
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

Grant funded position through the University Transportation Center authorized by the FAST Act for five years, with annual grant subject to availability of Federal funds. Must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for any employer.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


Responsible for managing and coordinating the day-to-day operations of the Tier 1 University Transportation Center (UTC): Cooperative Mobility for Competitive Megaregions (CM2) awarded by the U.S. Dept of Transportation. The assistant director will work closely with the Center Director to manage budgets and research.

Essential Functions

Manage operations including center budget management, center website content and maintenance, and coordination between USDOT and CM2 as well as among the CM2 consortium members on CM2 related business. Manage research operations including soliciting research ideas, proposals, and budgets, organizing proposal reviews, monitoring research progress, and compiling/posting research reports and deliverables for the CM2 consortium partners. Help to oversee and coordinate the UT Austin Team (School of Architecture and Center for Transportation Research) faculty principal investigators budgets and timeline. Coordinate communication and budgets with consortium partners Louisiana State University, Texas Southern University, and the University of Pennsylvania Oversee office management and operations including purchasing, travel, contracts, and coordinating with the Office of Sponsored Projects. Coordinate events including consortium meetings and outreach activities. Other duties as requested by Center Director. Hire, train, determine work priorities and oversee the UT Austin based UTC research team composed of students and participating faculty.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Occasional evening or weekend hours may be required. Some travel may be required. For further information on UTCs please visit: and

Required qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a related field and five years of responsible level experience in program administration or program coordination or master's degree and three years of above experience, or doctoral degree and one year of above experience. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to work independently and maintain cooperative interaction with University departments, stakeholders, and external agencies. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with federal grant management and budget preparation. Familiarity with UT Austin grant management processes and Office of Sponsored Projects review and coordination. Intermediate level of skills and knowledge in office computer applications and website content management. Skilled in budget management and preparation. Work experience in federal, state, regional, and local agencies or private sectors in transportation and related fields.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation

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