Project Manager, TCU Cyberinfrastructure Study Project

American Indian Higher Education Consortium | Alexandria, Virginia

Job Summary

A non-profit organization dedicated to advancing American Indian Higher Education, seeks a Project Manager for the AIHEC TCU Cyberinfrastructure Study Project. Successful candidate should be able to work independently in a fast- paced environment, be accurate, well organized and possess excellent computer and communication skills.

The Project Manager will assume a leadership role in a US National Science Foundation-funded project to conduct a comprehensive study of the current status of the IT infrastructure of AIHEC's member Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) and the role, both current and planned, of the colleges' cyberinfrastructure in supporting STEM education and research programs and activities.

Reports To

The Project Manager of the AIHEC TCU Cyberinfrastructure Study will report to the AIHEC project Principal Investigator Al Kuslikis.  



Specific responsibilities include – but are not limited to – the following:

Program Management:

  • Oversee the day-to-day program management tasks and engage in regular planning and coordination of project activities with the investigators, TCU faculty and staff, and partnering organizations.
  • Conduct outreach and engagement activities with TCU presidents, CIOs, and faculty to encourage participation in the study
  • Assist in encouraging and supporting TCUs in completing a comprehensive campus computing survey
  • Schedule and assist in conducting informational webinars for TCU administrators, IT staff and faculty
  • Work with the site visit team and TCUs to schedule site visits
  • Participate in TCU site visits when feasible
  • Make information requests to TCU administrators, staff and faculty as needed
  • Collect data for use in evaluation of program activities, outputs, and impacts
  • Take a lead role in writing individual TCU reports based on information gathered from the survey and site visits.
  • Take a lead role in writing reports for the National Science Foundation
  • Plan and conduct an annual convening of AIHEC IT directors and staff


  • Assist project investigators in generating individual TCU site visit reports and a comprehensive CI status report on all TCUs that either participate in the CI survey or host a site visit
  • Assist investigators in generating an annual progress report and final report to NSF


Education and Experience

The candidate must have earned a Master's degree in a relevant field or Bachelor's degree with 3 years' experience.

The successful candidate will bring: a high level of motivation and a strongly entrepreneurial approach; an appreciation of the value of collaboration; experience in successful grant management or other major programs, including demonstrated knowledge of federal grant compliance requirements; strong general management skills, with proven success in managing teams and mentoring/developing staff; demonstrated writing skills; experience within the American Indian reservation-based communities; background in information and computer science or related fields; and strong familiarity with TCUs and/or American Indian/Alaska Native tribal communities.  

The candidate must have earned a Master's degree in a relevant field or Bachelor's degree with 3 years' experience.

Team, Analytical, and Communication Skills

The successful candidate will have keen analytical skills with the ability to synthesize and coordinate complex projects; the capacity to write and speak clearly and effectively to a wide range of audiences, including students, faculty and staff, institutional presidents, media, and federal agency officials. The candidate will have strong quantitative and qualitative research skills and will have the ability to explain quantitative research outcomes to a variety of audiences and stakeholders.  The candidate will be adept at establishing and maintaining good work relationships and will be comfortable working collaboratively – as well as independently.  The candidate will have experience with online information sharing and collaborative work environments, and will be able to participate in their design and management.


Competitive salary (commensurate w/ experience)

How to Apply

Qualified candidate should submit cover letter, résumé, and salary history to:

American Indian Higher Education Consortium

Email: [email protected] – subject line - TCU Cyberinfrastructure

Fax: (703) 838-0388 – Attn: TCU Cyberinfrastructure

American Indian Higher Education Consortium


Organization: Nonprofit Organizations