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Project Administrator Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Tufts University

Date Posted May 29, 2024
Title Project Administrator Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department Department of Civil and Environmenta
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Administrative Support/Services


The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is focused on applying engineering and science to help society anticipate and respond to the emerging challenges of our changing world.


The research team “MOCEAN (Mission is the OCEAN)” team is supported by NSF to develop a strategic plan and grow an innovation community to advance the Nature-Inclusive Design (NID) and operation of multi-purpose offshore wind energy farms; see The objective of MOCEAN is to improve ocean health, increase fishing stocks, create a broader new blue economy, and bring benefits to communities that have the most to gain (or lose) from the energy transition and the effects of a changing climate. Those engaged through MOCEAN include researchers, educators, scientists, community leaders, industry, suppliers, economic development organizations, aquariums, regulators, asset managers, state policymakers, bluetech innovators, justice advocates, entrepreneurship supporters, clean energy organizations, and environmentalists. The Core Team directly funded by this award are Tufts University, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the New England Aquarium, SeaAhead, UMass-Boston, and Rutgers University.



What You'll Do

A fulltime Project Administrator (PA) is sought to support a recently funded multi-institutional project from the National Science Foundation (NSF); the lead organization for this NSF project is Tufts University. This position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found, and it is funded by NSF through February 28, 2026. The research team will be seeking additional funding to support the continuation of this position and the addition of new and more senior positions. The remainder of this note presents information on the funded project, responsibilities of the PA, and the nature of this opportunity for those who may be interested in this position.


The responsibilities of the PA will be to support the operation and breadth of activities of MOCEAN, which includes organizing meetings, workshops, webinars, and other events (online, in-person, and hybrid) as well as documents and other materials. The PA will report to Dan Kuchma from Tufts University, who is the Principal Investigator for the NSF award. In addition to co-organizing events, meetings, and materials, key responsibilities of the PA include:

  • Be the Executive Administrator responsible for all administrative and operational aspects
  • Be responsible all budgetary tracking, expense reimbursement, and interfacing with the various university research offices to ensure project financing and tracking
  • Manage external communications, outreach and social media presence, including maintaining and improving the MOCEAN website (
  • Maintain digital library of all MOCEAN documents, presentations, and other project materials
  • Provide a primary point of communication/organization among MOCEAN Core Team members; with partnering organizations in government, academia and industry.
  • Organize and deliver the various meeting logistics and operations

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:


Knowledge and skills typically acquired by a Bachelor's degree
3+ years of related experience
Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills



Preferred Qualifications:


Knowledge/familiarity with standard project management concepts

Pay Range

Minimum $52,600.00, Midpoint $65,750.00, Maximum $78,900.00

Salary is based on related experience, expertise, and internal equity; generally, new hires can expect pay between the minimum and midpoint of the range.

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