LUMCON is searching for an experienced, reliable, and task-oriented
Consortium Coordinator. LUMCON not only represents a traditional marine
laboratory, the DeFelice Marine Center, but also a Consortium of public
and private colleges and universities in the state of Louisiana. LUMCON
works to serve the education and research needs in marine and coastal
sciences across these more than two dozen member institutions
(lumcon.edu). Furthermore, LUMCON’s serves as a center for the
synthesis in coastal and marine science
The Consortium Coordinator will provide the management, coordination,
and oversight to bolster LUMCON’s Consortium mission. The ideal
candidate is focused on results, has a dedicated personality, and is
committed to building scientific and educational networks. The applicant
should have experience managing collaborative projects involving
multiple stakeholders. Superior communication, networking and
organizational skills, and attention to detail are essential.
The Consortium Coordinator reports directly to the Executive Director
but coordinates with other LUMCON management as well as variety of state
Duties and Responsibilities:
Manage and coordinate specific projects between LUMCON and individual
Coordinate follow-ups and updates on existing projects.
Coordinate, plan, and promote Consortium institution visits to LUMCON
Identify and promote new collaborations between LUMCON and individual
Identify and lead efforts to fund and support consortium collaborations.
Coordinate communications with Consortium institutions.
Work with the Associate Director of Education to coordinate, organize,
and promote undergraduate and graduate courses.
Coordinate and participate in Consortium institution visits with and
without the Executive Director both in out of the state and provide
appropriate follow ups.
Attend conferences, state administrative and legislation meetings, and
Consortium institution events as needed.
Maintain a database of contacts within Consortium institutions
Coordinate participation in or planning of events as needed.
Oversee and promote LUMCON’s Marine Synthesis Center and recruit users
into the program.
Promote and coordinate with the Associate Directors of Education and
Science educational and research usage by Consortium institutions of the
Generate reports of Consortium usage of LUMCON on monthly, quarterly,
and annual basis.
Generate and update marketing materials for LUMCON as related to
Minimum of 4+ years of experience in educational or research program
Experience in coordinating multidisciplinary teams.
Masters or Ph.D. preferred.
Willingness to travel within state and occasionally nationally.
Advanced Microsoft Office skills, with an ability to become familiar
with LUMCON-specific programs and software. Familiarity with online
collaboration tools, e.g. Slack, and file sharing, e.g. Dropbox.
Proficiency in collaboration and delegation of duties.
Strong organizational, project management, and problem-solving skills
with impeccable multi-tasking abilities.
Exceptional interpersonal skills.
Friendly and professional demeanor.
Those interested in the position should submit a resume, cover letter,
contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org