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NASA Acres Assistant Program Coordinator



The University of Maryland (College Park) Department of Geographical Sciences is searching for a full-time Faculty Specialist/ Sr. Faculty Specialist who will assist the Director of NASA’s U.S.-focused agriculture Consortium and Harvest's sister program, NASA Acres. This Faculty Specialist will serve as Assistant Program Coordinator and be responsible for: assisting in the day-to-day operations of a large, distributed, multi-partner Consortium; logistical planning of scientific events (meetings, workshops, meetings, and conferences); overseeing travel arrangements for Director and event attendees; editing technical reports and papers; assisting in vital communication between current Consortium and prospective researchers, sponsors, and collaborative organizations; liaising with the financial administrator on Consortium project budgets and deliverables; assisting in proposal preparation for new funding for the Consortium; providing general administrative support; as well as various other tasks as required for the successful functioning of the Consortium.


This Assistant Program Coordinator will be supporting the Director and NASA Acres Consortium from the ground up. This position is 12-month, full-time status and offers excellent benefits, including but not limited to health insurance, generous leave package from the first year (accrued at 22 days-annual leave, 3 days-personal leave & 14 days-sick leave), retirement subsidy (ORP/Pension System), tuition remission and many professional development opportunities. The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established from $65,000 to $90,000 per year, depending on qualifications.


For best consideration, applications should be submitted by February 6, 2023 but the search will continue until the position is filled. View additional position details and apply at