The ASPIRE NSF Engineering Research Center headquartered at Utah State University has an opening for a Research Project Coordinator. The position will provide program management support to a wide range of academic research and development projects. Program scope includes projects in the workforce development and electric vehicle infrastructure industry. The Research Project Coordinator will coordinate project efforts with the Center's faculty and student teams. This position will be responsible for laying out timelines, tracking milestones and goals, managing project execution, facilitating team meetings, and organizing reports both internally and externally to project sponsors. The position will also support management of internal and external proposals developed by the project teams.
This position will be hired at either Project Coordinator I, II, or Senior depending upon qualifications and duties assigned. Please see the Qualifications section. Partial telework may be considered with an understanding that working in the office is still required
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ASPIRE is a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded Engineering Research Center (ERC) that is headquartered at Utah State University. Our research leads the nation in supporting adoption and advancing the electrified transportation industry! We are the first of its kind in the world to take a holistic approach to eliminate range and charging as barriers to electrifying all vehicle classes, from passenger cars to heavy duty trucks. The ASPIRE team will serve as a trusted guide for society and as a champion for inclusive pathways from varied aspects of life into a diverse engineering workforce specially trained to support the ensuing cross-industry transformations. ASPIRE has grown to over 350 participants, recruited 31 industry and 21 innovation members, received commitments for more than $50M in pilot demonstration projects, formed and actively engaged its boards and councils, and significantly advanced engineering workforce development and diversity and culture of inclusion initiatives, including multiple workshops, training sessions, recruitment programs, and development of joint courses addressing convergent research across the center and diversity, equity and inclusion in transportation.
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