Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking candidates for the position of Technology & Education Program Manager. The individual selected for this position will be working with the DCSITE program.
The Auburn University Detection Canine Sciences, Innovation, Technology and Education (DCSITE) program will serve as the primary academic resource to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for expertise in all areas of detection canine sciences. The DCSITE program will integrate best scientific practices in analytical chemistry, genetics, genomics, reproduction, veterinary and sports medicine, olfactory neuroscience, behavior and cognition, metrology and engineering to advance detection canine sciences. For more information, please visit: www.dcsite.org
This is a five (5) year limited term position. Continuation of employment is contingent upon availability of funding.
The individual selected for this position provides support for extramural projects including proposal development assistance, review and approval, award review, accounting, and contract and grant management.
Reporting to the Canine Performance Sciences Program (CPSP) Co-Director, The Technology and Education Program Manager (TEPM) manages a portfolio of 2-4 concentrated lines of research and development and a team of approximately 30 individuals across Auburn University and multiple external partnering institutions, focusing capabilities on mission driven national security initiatives consistent with the mission of the Auburn University DCSITE program. Collaborates with DCSITE Co-PIs in facilitating technology transfer to the operational community and reports to and conveys programmatic guidance from the DCSITE Coordinator and PI.
1. Manages DCSITE initiatives related to handler best practices, proficiency assessments, and building canine community resources.
2. Ensures that assigned projects meet quality, budget, and timeline objectives, including identification and realization of project milestones, development of key deliverables, risk assessment, and problem solving.
3. Serves as liaison between DCSITE and end-user communities in public and private sectors consistent with the DCSITE program mission.
4. Solicits feedback on DCSITE programs and initiatives from the end-user community to facilitate DCSITE program assessment and monitor impact.
5. Works with the DCSITE Coordinator to establish partnerships that enhance DCSITE capabilities in service to the program mission.
6. Develops and executes a communications strategy to disseminate DCSITE national security solutions and technologies to end-users.
7. Develops operational protocols as necessary to ensure regulatory compliance requirements are met.
8. Documents task-related progress as required to meet reporting requirements.
9. Performs other related duties as assigned.
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