Job Opening: Southwest Experimental Garden Array Program Manager
Thursday, January 28, 2016 09:13 AM

Job Opening: Southwest Experimental Garden Array Program Manager

Application Deadline: Open until further notice. We will begin reviewing application on February 9, 2016

Job Description: The Merriam-Powell Center for Environmental Research at Northern Arizona University seeks a Program Manager for the Southwest Experimental Garden Array (SEGA) for the study of climate change and genetics. The Program Manager will oversee the operation of the array of 10 field sites as a multi-user field research facility. The SEGA Program Manager is primarily responsible for the continued development of sites for research, managing researcher use of the SEGA garden sites, including experiment application processing, correspondence, invoicing, orientation, tracking, and scheduling. The position also includes responsibility for oversight of infrastructure deployment and operation including water supply and fencing infrastructure. Additional responsibilities include:

  • Development and implementation of procedures for ensuring safety and compliance with permits and regulations
  • Budget management
  • Coordination between researchers and the sensing and data management team.
  • Coordination with landowners and managers
  • Supervision of interns, part-time staff, contractors, and volunteers
  • Preparation of use summaries for reports and proposals
  • Organizing meetings of SEGA governing and advisory groups
  • Soliciting, organizing, and editing materials for website updates
  • Assisting in grant development to promote use of SEGA sites

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment & five years administrative/coordinative program experience; or Master’s degree in field appropriate to area of assignment & three years administrative/coordinative program experience; or any equivalent combination of experience and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in an academic or applied research environment
  • Administrative or supervisory experience
  • Experience in field ecology, botany, horticulture, forestry, or related field
  • Experience working in remote field sites
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills
  • Familiarity with design, specification, and maintenance of field site infrastructure, including communication systems, irrigation systems, and fencing. 


Salary $53,199

To Apply see the full listing at NAU HR: . Complete an NAU online application form and submit the following with the application: a cover letter, resume or cv, and two letters of recommendation (emailed directly from your recommenders). Any questions may be directed to [email protected] or [email protected]


Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.  Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. NAU is an Employer of National Service.  AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.