Texas A&M AgriLife Research Program Coordinator II in Vernon, Texas

Job Title

Program Coordinator II


Texas A&M Agrilife Research



Proposed Minimum Salary


Job Location

Vernon, Texas

Job Type


Job Description

Manage and execute short and long-term business development strategies. Identify new market opportunities and produce a marketing plan for TAMU developed varieties. Develop partnerships with new industry partners and grow existing industry collaborations. Provide a functional communication network between customers, operations, and management. Develop and maintain relationships with stakeholders, providing seed customers with technical information. Write content for web site and social media, while providing weekly communication updates and reports to TFSS manager.

Work with TAMU Division of Research, Sponsored Research Services, and corporate affairs to identify potential sources of research funding. Coordinate grant writing, budgets, and will assist grant program managers, funding agencies, and companies with project administration and academics. Write summaries of RFP highlighting what it will take to be successful and distribute to faculty. Identify appropriate resources to accomplish objectives, creating teams from the best academic resources. Maintain and grow existing industry collaborations, as well as develop new collaborations. Other job related duties as required.

Required Education:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Education:

M.S. or Ph.D. in Agronomy or related field.

Required Experience:

Four years of program administration experience.

Preferred Experience:

Three years in a university, research environment or private industry in program management.

Required special knowledge, abilities, and skills:

Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications. Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others. Verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred special knowledge, abilities, and skills:

Knowledge of research management and business development preferred. Ability to meet deadlines, objectives, measurements of success, excellent time management and prioritization skills are highly preferred. Ideal applicant should be proactive, an independent self-starter with a strong work ethic and embraces quality and accurate work products. Strong attention to details, follow-through, and closing is preferred to foster collaboration. Should demonstrate creative capabilities to lead progress and overcome obstacles. Operates at the highest level of ethical conduct and has a demonstrated history of facilitating complex relationships in industry and academia.

Other requirements or other factors:

Ability to establish effective working relationships with other faculty, clientele, and research administrators. Ability to identify relevant information and transmit that information at the appropriate level of detail. Other duties as assigned by the Center Director. Travel as necessary.

Required Documents. Please attach:

Cover Letter - required C.V. - required Transcript - optional List of References - required Other Documents

Comments to Applicants:

Employment is contingent upon the agency's verification of credentials and/or other information required by agency procedures, including the completion of a criminal history check. Finalists may be required to furnish a copy of official transcript documenting degree conferred. Texas law requires all males 18-25 show proof of compliance with federal Selective Service law to be eligible for employment.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Texas A&M AgriLife Research is the state’s premier research and technology development agency in agriculture, natural resources, and the life sciences. Headquartered in College Station, AgriLife Research has a statewide presence, with scientists and research staff on other Texas A&M University System campuses and at the 13 regional Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Centers. We conduct more than 500 projects each year, with more than $202.5 million in research funding for fiscal year 2015. AgriLife Research helps to improve the productivity, efficiency, and profitability of agriculture. At the same time, we focus on conserving natural resources and protecting the environment.

Texas A&M AgriLife Research is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (979) 845-2423​.

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