Project Manager, National Agricultural Biosecurity Center (Nabc)

Kansas State University Foundation Manhattan , KS 66503

Posted 1 week ago

About This Role:

The Project Manager will report directly to the National Agricultural Biosecurity Center (NABC) /Director and will be responsible for the successful coordination of all program-related activities, including, but not limited to, development of statements of work, budgets, and required reports; tracking expenditures' client/sponsor interface; creation and coordination of project teams. The Project Manager will have the authority to make decisions and perform NABC actions as designated by the NABC Director in their absence. This position will also work as the Manager of BRI Project Coordination, coordinating pre- and post-research meetings. Leads meetings with principal investigators, their research teams, BRI managers and support staff (biosafety, IT, Facility operations, business, security, animal care, etc). Coordinates room scheduling for different projects (especially livestock rooms) to ensure maximum occupancy and efficient space utilization. Works with project teams to prioritize projects to resolve scheduling conflicts.

Why Join Us:

Located on the campus of Kansas State University, National Agricultural Biosecurity Center (NABC) is an integral part of the Midwest's expanding animal health corridor. NABC contributes to and accesses a vast network of interdisciplinary research and resources in areas such as animal disease, foodborne pathogens, plant pathogens, and environmental changes affecting agriculture and human health.

  • NABC has extensive experience developing, implementing, and managing research projects and training programs for multiple state and federal agencies ranging from the U.S. Departments of Defense, Agriculture, and Homeland Security to the intelligence community.
  • NABC is dedicated to increasing public awareness of agro-terrorism and developing solutions for improving agricultural and food production safeguards.
  • NABC supports applied scientific research to develop practical agro-security capabilities and programs addressing diverse threats to the U.S. and world agricultural economies and food supply.
  • NABC welcomes new challenges where its subject matter expertise can be applied to enhance the capabilities of government agencies, private industry, and organizations to protect America's agricultural infrastructure.

This position is benefits eligible: health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, tuition assistance program, paid time off- vacation, sick and holidays.

To learn more visit: http:/www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits/

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks individuals whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's dedication to the Principles of Community.

What You'll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Requires a bachelor's degree and three to five years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree or higher

  • Prefer 5 years or more experience in project/program management.

  • Training and experience in animal/veterinary emergency response

  • Familiarity with animal disease response plans and exercises. Understand the development of exercise after-action reports and the derivation of lessons learned. Knowledge of governmental, private, and professional capabilities necessary to perform adequate animal disease response and experience in analyzing information to determine the same.

  • Working knowledge of biology, infectious diseases and/or general veterinary expertise

Other Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance

  • Valid Driver's license upon employment

  • Ability to receive a favorable background check from KSU and pass Select Agent Background Check upon employment

  • Strong interpersonal, leadership, writing and communication skills.

  • Strong analytical skills with attention to detail.

  • Ability to interact professionally and effectively across all levels of an organization to accomplish complex objectives.

  • Ability to motivate team members, create a positive work environment, and resolve conflicts.

  • Ability to develop and deliver professional presentations to a wide variety of audiences.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint).

  • Ability to work independently with little supervision.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume

  • Contact information for three professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$62,770 - $75,000 Annually

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

Advertised: 05 Apr 2019 Central Daylight Time

Applications close:


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Project Manager, National Agricultural Biosecurity Center (Nabc)

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