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Competitive medical, dental and vision packages

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Competitive paid time off and paid holidays

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We invest in your future with 401K matching

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Group Life Insurance, long and short term disability, and AD&D

Health

Competitive medical, dental and vision packages

Rest & Relaxation

Competitive paid time off and paid holidays

Retirement

We invest in your future with 401K matching

Extras

Competitive paid time off and paid holidays

How to Apply

To apply for a specific job opening listed below, please send your resume and a cover letter to inquiries@ua-arc.org.
Please write the Job Title and Announcement Number in the subject line of the email.

Career Opportunities

Program Manager

University of Arizona Applied Research Corporation (UA-ARC)

Title:    Program Manager

To apply, send an email to inquiries@ua-arc.org for more information.

Position Summary:

The University of Arizona Applied Research Corporation (UA-ARC) seeks a Program Manager that will support the development and implementation of business plans to increase existing business and support the capture of new opportunities emerging from government, industry, and other sources of potential revenue. Duties and responsibilities include independent coordination of all day-to-day aspects of program activity; program planning, implementation, and monitoring; implementation of effective operational/administrative policies and procedures specific to the achievement of the objectives of the program; provide daily team interaction with, liaison between, and coordination of a wide range of internal and external constituencies involved in program activities. Additionally, manage other assigned projects, lead development opportunities, manage project resources, and perform detailed project planning and evaluation. The Program Manager will report to an UA-ARC Vice President or designated UA-ARC senior official.

The University of Arizona Applied Research Corporation (UA-ARC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit affiliated organization of the University of Arizona (UArizona) established to leverage the institution’s longstanding strengths as Arizona’s public land-grant university. UA-ARC extends UArizona’s focus on teaching and learning, research and discovery, and outreach and engagement in service to the state of Arizona, the nation, and the world community.  UA-ARC operates to identify and coordinate defense and security research opportunities and works with UArizona faculty and research teams to obtain new sources of funding through interdisciplinary collaborations and public and private partnerships. UA-ARC serves as UArizona’s front door to the external defense and security community.

The Mission of UA-ARC is to deliver superior technical, analytic, and innovative products, services, and solutions to national security challenges from government and industry, extending the brand and impact of the University of Arizona.

The Vision of the UA-ARC is be recognized as a responsive, effective, and innovative solutions provider and trusted partner that leverages the University of Arizona Research Enterprise.

This position will support UA-ARC and the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ.

UA-ARC will provide outstanding benefits that include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; 401K; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Sets and manages program expectations while delegating and managing deliverables.
  • Manages as required meetings, ensuring team members and customers clearly understand their respective deliverables, ensuring release schedules and milestone delivery dates are adhered to, and working closely with senior management to address program risks and issues.
  • Identify risks and issues, solve problems, and recommend improvement opportunities and create effective actions plans throughout the program by facilitating meetings, discussions, decision making and conflict resolution.
  • Provide regular status reporting regarding program milestones, deliverables, dependencies, risks, and issues.
  • Works closely with project management teams, ensuring product delivery schedules closely align to development and service delivery requirements.
  • Contributes to the development and implementation of innovative ideas for improving the product delivery process.
  • All other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Ability to build and maintain positive relationships to collaborate across organizational and external stakeholders.
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to manage multiple priorities/tasks and possess strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Knowledge of modern software development methods and associated development tools.
  • Understanding of project and program management principles, practices, and processes.
  • Versed in the use of industry-standard project management applications and able to produce detailed release plans.
  • Demonstrates a keen leadership aptitude and ability to navigate new challenges with confidence.
  • Experience in writing clear and accurate technical documents describing the software development and delivery process.
  • Proficient in analytical skills as evidenced by the ability to solve problems, identify improvement opportunities, and create effective action plans during the performance of assigned tasks.
  • Experience in communicating effectively with staff and customers, both verbally and in writing, including working with global distributed teams and communicating complex program scenarios clearly and concisely.

Minimum Qualifications  

  • U.S. Citizenship is required and must have the ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Government Top-Secret Security clearance.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, technology, or equivalent relevant experience.
  • 5 years project or program management experience overseeing the development and delivery of solutions, including projects encompassing a large number of tasks, multiple and competing resources, and strict deadlines.
  • Demonstrated experience in identifying, reviewing, and winning Federal Government solicitations (RFP, RFQ, RFI, Sources Sought).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current Top Secret / Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) clearance.
  • Master’s degree in business, technology, or equivalent relevant experience.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
  • Knowledge of working in a non-profit, 501.c.3 corporate structure.
  • Experience working in a university research environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead diverse team within congruent or matrixed organizational frameworks.
  • Experience with Program Management with Department of Defense (DoD) contracting.
  • Familiarity with International Traffic in Arms Regulations and Export Control Contacts.
  • Knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), contract and sub-contract management, and compliance with National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) regulations.
  • Knowledge of the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).
  • Experience with Department of Defense Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution process, DoD Acquisition Category ID major system procurement, DoD Developmental Test and Evaluation processes and procedures, DoD Operational Test and Evaluation, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification, and Sole Source Acquisition programs.
  • Ability to contribute to diverse team within congruent or matrixed organizational frameworks.
  • Success in organizational security compliance with federal regulatory frameworks.

University of Arizona Applied Research Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This company does not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits: 401(k) Dental insurance Health insurance Life insurance Paid time off Vision insurance

Schedule: Monday to Friday

Work Location: One location

To apply, send an email to inquiries@ua-arc.org for more information.

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