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Project Manager - Artificial Intelligence Research Initiative

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

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Project Manager
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Full Time
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The College of Engineering & Mines at the University of North Dakota invites applications for one Project Manager position to begin Fall 2021.  This position will work with the Director to develop and manage a balanced portfolio of funded projects and programs that involve fundamental and applied research programs related to the vision of the Institute: 

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Oversee program initiatives and day to day project management
  • Create and implement quality improvement strategies
  • Facilitate and manage project meetings, including logistical arrangements, drafting agendas, recording minutes and appropriate support documentation for participants
  • Keep track of project budgets, including procured items and employee effort across all projects
  • Work with the PIs of the institute on proposals, and prepare materials for submission to funding agencies, including any reporting requirements
  • Develop business partnerships and support developing relationships with potential clients
  • Work with clients and vendors through the contracting process
  • Lead of participate in proposal writing
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Competencies

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including written and verbal communication, with the ability to establish and maintain productive relationships at all organization levels
  • Excellent team player and customer service representative
  • Understanding of basic principles of big data, machine learning, and artificial intelligence
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare funding proposals

Minimum Requirements

  • B.S. degree or higher in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a closely-related field
  • Two years experience in managing projects
  • Two years experience developing and tracking budgets
  • 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 with Python language and machine learning and their associated tools
  • Publications in any one or more areas of big data, cyber security and artificial intelligence

Minimum Hiring Salary

$76,000/year, exempt

Work Schedule and Start Date

Monday- Friday, 8am-4:30pm, November 2021 projected start date


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 11:59PM on the closing date and include the following:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • The names and contact information for 3 professional references

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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264 Centennial Drive
Stop 7127
Grand Forks
United States
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