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Job Announcement: Project Manager, Cal-Bridge and CAMPARE programs

Project Manager, Cal-Bridge and CAMPARE programs

Job Announcement: 

The Cal-Bridge and CAMPARE (California Minority Partnership for Astronomy Research and Education) programs invite applications for a Project Manager to provide leadership, administrative, and operational management support for all aspects of these programs, including supervising any additional personnel hired by the programs. The Project Manager will provide national leadership in developing, organizing, and implementing elements of the Cal-Bridge and CAMPARE programs, which have a shared goal of increasing the number of underrepresented minorities and women receiving doctoral degrees in astronomy and physics.

Applicants must have at least a master’s degree (PhD preferred), with a Bachelor’s (or higher) degree in the natural sciences or engineering. In addition, the successful candidate will have experience with issues faced by underrepresented minorities and women in natural sciences or engineering (knowledge of effective practices in supporting minority students desired); ability to read and synthesize relevant literature; and excellent organizational, inter-personal skills, and written and verbal communication skills. Experience with program administration is desired.

CAMPARE ( is an innovative REU-like summer research program, currently in its seventh year, comprising a network of 46 comprehensive universities and community colleges throughout California (most of which are minority serving institutions), and 12 major research institutions around the nation. Cal-Bridge ( is a consortium of over 75 Physics and Astronomy faculty from a network of 5 UC campuses, 9 CSU campuses, and 14 community colleges in southern California, coming together to create a CSU-UC PhD Bridge program. Additional funding is being sought to expand Cal-Bridge into a statewide program including all 9 UC campuses, 15 CSU campuses, and 28 community college campuses which will have a national impact on the number of students from underrepresented groups obtaining PhDs in physics and astronomy.

Applicants should e-mail their complete applications to Dr. Alexander Rudolph, Program Director, at, including (in PDF format) a CV, cover letter, and contact information for three references. The position will remain open until filled.

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and the Foundation are Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employers committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans.

Included Benefits: 

Benefits package includes: medical, dental, vision, life, and a retirement program currently offered through CalPERS.