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Program Manager of the CMU University Transportation Center, Safety21 - Heinz College

Carnegie Mellon University
Job Location:
Pittsburgh, 15213
Facilities Management
Carnegie Mellon University's H. John Heinz III College consists of two schools, the School of Public Policy and Management and the School of Information Systems and Management and offers an academic experience unlike any other. The Heinz College prepares students with an outstanding ability to conduct careful and objective analysis of relevant data, to understand and demonstrate the power of information technology, and to lead and implement change in managerial and policy contexts.

We are seeking a hands-on and innovative Program Manager of the CMU University Transportation Center, Safety21. This is a dynamic opportunity for someone who thrives in an exciting and challenging work environment where your contributions can make an impact locally and globally.

Core responsibilities will include:

  • Coordinating and reporting on various programs that focus on research, education, workforce development, and technology transfer.

  • Assisting with writing and editing grant proposals, contracts, requests for proposals, etc.

  • Generating research reports (e.g., USDOT), producing content for social media platforms, and producing other types of communications by working with the researchers across the University to acquire pertinent and timely information.

  • Ensuring compliance with all reporting, financial and other parameters set forth in various contracts and grants by working collaboratively with faculty and other third parties.

  • Updating and maintaining various web sites and social media sites (blogs, Facebook, etc.) regarding ongoing initiatives, status of projects, etc. to fuel and maintain curiosity about the programs and initiatives as well as to attract new sponsors and partners.

  • Assisting with the ongoing efforts to build and expand partnerships, funding for new initiatives and growing the visibility and reputation of the University and the Center.

  • Present research, data, and other relevant information to funders, deployment partners, faculty, etc. in a manner that garners interest, support, and enthusiasm about the program, our mission and vision, and our accomplishments.

Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued proficiencies at Heinz College. Therefore, you will need to be able to optimally interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for you to share our values and support the university's mission through your work.

You should demonstrate:

Display adaptability, excellence, outstanding public speaking skills and passion for the research we conduct and the partnerships we forge.

In-depth knowledge and expertise in the areas of project management, compliance, event planning and networking. You will also be able to identify, cultivate, and expand collaborator relationships to enhance faculty research and projects.

Ability to interact and present sometimes technical and/or sophisticated research data with professionalism both in writing and verbally with, the public, media, government officials, high level executives, researchers, faculty and others across an organization.


  • Bachelor's degree in public administration, business administration, or transportation engineering

  • A combination of education and shown experience from which comparable knowledge is demonstrated may be considered

  • At least three years of experience in project or program management in non-profit or government or similar experience in the transportation sector particularly with translating complex and/or technical information into accessible, actionable initiatives and experience in community relations

  • Previous federal grant management experience is helpful


  • Successful background check

Additional information:

  • Travel Requirements: You should be able to travel both domestically and internationally and be willing to work outside of normal business hours as needed.

  • Funding: This is a grant-funded position.

Joining the CMU team opens the door to an array of exceptional benefits available to eligible employees.

Those employees who are benefits eligible have the opportunity to experience the full spectrum of advantages from comprehensive medical, prescription, dental, and vision insurance to an enticing retirement savings program offering a generous employer contribution. You can also unlock your potential with tuition benefits and take well-deserved breaks with ample paid time off and observed holidays. Finally, rest easy knowing you are covered by life and accidental death and disability insurance.

Other perks include a free Pittsburgh Regional Transit bus pass, our Family Concierge Team to help navigate childcare needs, fitness center access, and so much more!

For a comprehensive overview of the benefits that may be awaiting you, explore our Benefits page.

At Carnegie Mellon, we value the whole package when extending offers of employment. Beyond just credentials, we consider the role and responsibilities, your invaluable work experience, and the knowledge gained through education and training. We acknowledge and appreciate your unique skills and the diverse perspective you bring. Your journey with us is about more than just a job; it's about finding the perfect fit for your professional growth and personal aspirations.

Are you interested in an exciting opportunity with an exceptional organization?! Apply today!


Pittsburgh, PA

Job Function

Academic Program Administration

Position Type

Staff - Regular

Full Time/Part time

Full time

Pay Basis


More Information:

  • Please visit "Why Carnegie Mellon" to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world.

  • Click here to view a listing of employee benefits

  • Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.

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