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Program Coordinator in Mountain View, CA at Universities Space Research Association

Date Posted: 3/29/2018

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Job Description

USRA is an independent, non-profit research corporation where the combined efforts of in-house talent and university-based expertise merge to advance space science and technology.  USRA works across disciplines including biomedicine, planetary science, astrophysics, and engineering and integrates those competencies into applications ranging from fundamental research to facility management and operations.  USRA engages the creativity and authoritative expertise of the research community to develop and deliver sophisticated, forward-looking solutions to Federal agencies and other customers-on schedule and within budget.

USRA is seeking an experienced Program Coordinator for a full-time exempt position in the Mountain View, California area at NASA Ames Research Center (ARC).  The successful candidate will have 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 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 the NASA Internships Lead to provide on-site implementation and assist with operational elements for interns located at ARC.
  • Coordinate selection, placement and management of interns, including provision of pre-arrival, enrichment, and exit activities; support mentors and interns for student deliverables.
  • Support other student activities, as assigned by the program manager.
  • 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.
  • Integrate best practices and innovative approaches to streamline internship program and implementation plan.
  • Coordinate all logistics for student orientation, enrichment activities, and poster sessions.
  • Some travel may be required.
  • No relocation is available for this position.
  • Other job related duties as assigned.


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