Arizona State University

Tempe, Arizona, United States


Posted over 1 month ago · $44,950.00 - $62,000.00 Annually

Job Description

Project Coordinator Research

Arizona State University

The School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering

Campus: Tempe



Job Description

The School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering seeks a highly motivated and dynamic Project Coordinator to facilitate the planning and coordination of activities for a new research center that will be focusing in the areas of semiconductor and microelectronics engineering.  The Project Coordinator will work closely and collaboratively with the center Director, center Principal Investigators (PIs), Research team, and other stakeholders to direct, organize, and execute against project requirements; identify and acquire necessary resources and coordinates efforts by all parties to ensure timely delivery of project outcomes in accordance with sponsoring source's expectations. Additional tasks may include assisting in the operation of the center, coordinating events and meetings, processing trip requests and post-travel expenses, assisting the center director, center faculty, and research staff at ASU with various tasks related to meetings, events, and performing various administrative services.


This position requires initiative, independent judgment, and working independently under general direction.


Salary Range

$44,950 - $62,000 per year; DOE


Close Date



Essential Duties

·       Plans, develops, implements, and manages a project team through complete task definitions and work requirement identification and assignments.

·       Works closely and collaboratively with key stakeholders on project scope, strategy, budget, and outcomes; identifies critical resource expertise and targets appropriate internal and/or external sources to ensure optimal outcome(s).

·       Establishes and continually monitors project expectations with team; assigns tasks and identifies issues for resolution to ensure optimal team effectiveness.

·       May assist with coordination and planning of meetings and special events: preparing notices, agendas and supporting documentation as needed, as well as managing space reservations.

·       Prepares and maintains all project status reports and schedules; tracks milestones/deliverables; re-sets expectations as needed in consideration of project progress/outcomes.

·       Interacts and maintains liaison with students, faculty, staff, other university departments, and outside/community agencies in facilitating program objectives.

·       Oversees daily operations and coordinates activities of program; determines priorities. Fosters team effectiveness by acting to develop an environment that promotes the effectiveness and morale of the team.

·       Prepares all post-project reports, budget allocations and summaries/filings to ensure timely dissemination of information to all interested parties.


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree and 2 years related experience; OR, any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.


Desired Qualifications

·       Experience in coordinating project activities and execution of projects.

·       Evidence of effective communication skills.

·       Demonstrated knowledge of project management applications/software for use in effective project management. 

·       Experience in identifying opportunities for use of solutions to improve efficiency and reduce errors.

·       Experience in developing and maintaining cooperative and collaborative working relationships among all project team members.

·       Experience in identify trends, anticipate and respond to project risks and results.

·       Experience in documenting activities and tracking progress to share with stakeholders through quarterly meetings.

·       Experience in preparing, reviewing, and summarizing project budgets (written and verbal).

·       Experience in preparing project related progress reports.

·       Ability to engage in a culture of collaboration with all partnering unit and within the department. 

·       Evidence of a CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management)

·       Evidence of PMP (Project Management Professional) and/or PgMP (Program Management Professional)


Working Environment

Activities are primarily performed in a regular, climate controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, standing, walking. Visual acuity and manual dexterity associated with daily use of desktop computer; bending, stooping, reaching and lifting up to 20 pounds. Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential duties.


Department Statement

The School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering (ECEE) brings together university faculty, students, government, and industry to develop collaborative relationships to provide solutions. Our degree programs in Electrical Engineering and related areas are widely recognized and offer opportunities for students to participate in research. Our research efforts are aligned with national and international efforts to address worldwide challenges in multiple technology areas. 


The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering is the largest producer of engineering and technical talent in the nation and seeks to deliver a world-class learning experience for our students and to advance research and innovation – all at scale.


We value and emphasize inherently interdisciplinary endeavors that leverage the breadth and depth of expertise among our outstanding faculty and have built a unique place for large-scale innovation characterized by foundational excellence and translational impacts. We are an engineering school on the rise at the most innovative university in the country and in the heart of the nation’s fifth largest metropolitan area. The scale of our faculty research interests and interdisciplinary mindset, combined with more than 48 graduate degree programs and 25 undergraduate degree programs, provide the foundation for knowledge generation and collaborative opportunities to advance new ideas.


The Fulton Schools of Engineering, located across ASU’s Tempe and Polytechnic campuses, is comprised of seven schools based on academic programs and research areas. Fulton Engineering has a nationally recognized faculty that conducts research, instructs and mentors students, provides service to engineering, computing and technology professions and creates lasting impacts across local and global communities.

The Fulton Schools of Engineering follows a framework of values designed to distinguish our practice and guide daily decisions in our academic, research, corporate engagement and entrepreneurial endeavors. These values influence how we recognize, reward and communicate our achievements.


At the Fulton Schools of Engineering, we:

● Cultivate excellence.

● Deliver innovation that matters.

● Encourage bold thinking.

● Foster a community of learning and collaboration.

● Build a foundation for all to be successful.


Working at ASU has outstanding benefits that include: health, dental and vision insurance plans; ASU/UA/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; life insurance and disability programs; sick leave and holidays; state and optional retirement plans; access to ASU recreation and cultural activities, and more. To estimate the value of your total compensation, please visit


ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.


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Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.


Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.


Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.


Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.


ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.


Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.


IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.


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