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Project Coordinator

University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, North Dakota (US)

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Salary Range
$60,000 - $69,999
Job Type
Full Time
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The Project Coordinator will provide high level support for the administrative core of the Dakota Cancer Collaborative on Translational Activity (DACCOTA), a program to facilitate collaborations between non-clinicians and clinicians to move basic research discoveries toward clinical applications. This position will assist the Senior Associate Dean for Medicine and Research in managing the operational and financial aspects of the grant, track progress, and communicate effectively with internal leaders and partner institutions.  The position will assist faculty/researchers with grant writing, editing, and programmatic reporting activities to federal agencies and private foundations. 

Duties & Responsibilities

  •  Participate in and provide support for the recruitment of applicants and mentors for DACCOTA pilot grant funding and scholar development programs
  •  Provide administrative support for the DACCOTA grant
  •  Provide financial management support for the DACCOTA grant
  •  Assist SMHS faculty/researchers with identifying new funding opportunities, developing grant proposals, and grant compliance
  •  Handle special projects for the office of the Senior Associate Dean for Medicine and Research 

Required Competencies

  •  Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  •  Ability to work in deadline-driven environment
  •  Ability to prepare complex documents that include figures, images, and text
  •  Ability to listen and develop information into grant proposals
  •  Ability to work collaboratively with faculty, researchers, and others in various disciplines
  •  Strong editing skills with attention to English language grammar, syntax, and spelling
  •  Strong contributor in team environments
  •  Ability to work independently, while meeting deadlines
  •  Ability to handle multiple assignments, ensuring accuracy and attention to detail
  •  Ability to monitor progress and meet the research needs of the SMHS
  •  Ability to maintain confidentiality of research and other relevant information
  •  Strong organizational and record keeping skills 

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications, Biomedical Sciences or other related field
  • Minimum of one year of experience writing and editing for professional publication
  •  Experience with Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Successful completion of criminal history records check

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Preferred Qualifications

  •  Experience working with federal grant structure and compliance requirements
  •  Experience with preparation of large multi-investigator extramural grants
  •  Experience with PS-Finance, HRMS, and Grant modules
  •  Knowledge of NDUS/UND policies and procedures, especially in areas of grants management, financial management, procurement, and travel 

Minimum Hiring Salary/Position Classification

$60,000/year, Full-time, Exempt, Benefited 

Work Schedule/Start Date

Regular work hours are 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday - Friday 


Includes single or family health care coverage (premiums paid for by the university), basic life insurance, EAP, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual and sick leave. Optional benefits available: supplemental life, dental, vision, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.

To Apply

For full consideration, all application materials must be fully submitted by 11:59 PM on the closing date.

Additional Information

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All information listed in this position announcement will be used by Human Resources, the Hiring Department, and EO/Title IX for screening, interviewing and selection purposes.

Confidentiality of Application Materials

Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three finalists who will be invited to campus.

EEO Statement

The University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or other protected characteristic. Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status as part of the application process. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

Veteran’s Preference

Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 or NGB 22 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

Clery Statement

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report includes the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years’ of crime statistics for our campus. As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report. The report and statistical data can be found online at You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND, 58202.


The University of North Dakota is one of the largest employers in the region. The University provides a comprehensive benefits package that includes full health insurance premium coverage for single or family plans, a retirement plan, tuition benefits for employees, as well as for the spouse and dependents of the employee, on-campus training programs, exclusive internal recruitment opportunities, as well as many other benefits.

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