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Program Coordinator in Houston, TX at Universities Space Research Association

Date Posted: 10/11/2018

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Job Description

The Program Coordinator is to provide support to a Program Manager by managing assigned tasks or phase(s) of a project. Under direct supervision of the Program Manager, this person assists in all phase(s) of a project and is responsible for the following specific areas of project management including but not limited to scheduling, business requirements, and other operational duties needed. 


Position Summary:

Demonstrated abilities in administering project planning, tracking, logistics, and compliance for government-funded programs focused on promoting science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines and internship opportunities. 

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Assist program managers and NASA Center leads in all aspects of project management including strategic planning, data gathering, analysis, development, communication, status tracking, implementation, documentation, monitoring, and follow-up, associated with NASA Internships activities.
  • Collaborate with NASA Internships Lead to provide on-site implementation and assist with operational elements for USRA’s interns located at local center.
  • Follow-up on project issues with project manager(s) to assist in the development of solutions.
  • Follow through on action items generated from project team meetings.
  • Participate in required meetings, activities, and related projects and relevant interdepartmental activities.
  • Perform special projects as requested by the EPO Program Manager.
  • Coordinate selection, placement and management of interns, including provision of pre-arrival, enrichment, and exit activities; support mentors and interns for student deliverables.
  • Integrate best practices and innovative approaches to streamline internship program and implementation plan.
  • Coordinate all logistics for student orientation, enrichment activities, and poster sessions.
  • Work collaboratively with fellow Project Specialists to address related tasks effectively.

Required Qualifications:


  • A bachelor’s degree in education, business management, administration, or related degree required.


  • 1-3 years relevant experience of successful experience administering related projects or educational programs.
  • Excellent professional and technical written and verbal communication skills.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:  

  • Ability to develop relationships and create effective solutions to communication problems.
  • Ability to work independently requiring time management, self-reliance, and strong work ethic.


  • Must be a U.S. citizen and able to secure a government security background investigation approval to secure appropriate access to government facilities.
  • Ability to work extended hours and weekends, as necessary. 


  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and its applications.

Working Conditions:

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, etc. Extensive online usage. This is largely a sedentary role.


Up to 25% travel.

Applicants should apply to the posting at and include a letter of interest, resume, or curriculum vita.  Review of candidates will begin immediately.  Additional information on USRA can be found at

USRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Disabled / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity.


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