SDSU Research Foundation

Program Development and Management Analyst

Req No.
Full-Time Contract
$17.00 - $20.00 per hour
Dept/Proj Name
SDSU - Biology Dept


The salary range for this position is $17.00 - $20.00 per hour depending upon qualifications and is non-negotiable.


SDSU is leading a new project funded by a UC Climate Action grant in support of a collaborative partnership to advance community and ecosystem resilience to climate change through Indigenous stewardship. Our project, the Collaborative of Native Nations for Climate Transformation and Stewardship (CNNCTS) brings together four universities, six Tribal partners, and the Climate Science Alliance’s Tribal Working Group, a network of representatives from 20+ Tribal governments and organizations in southern California to facilitate a paradigm shift in how climate action is visioned, led, and implemented. Our collaborative model embodies equal valuation of Indigenous and academic knowledge, advances Indigenous management practices and stewardship, and innovates shared learning opportunities for university students and community members.


The objectives of CNNCTS are to:

  1. Advance Science-informed Climate Action;
  2. Translate Knowledges to Practice;
  3. Put Adaptation into Action;
  4. Expand Landscape Stewardship Pathways; and
  5. Promote Social Entrepreneurship.


CNNCTS will deliver high-impact, interdisciplinary curricula and research opportunities to Tribal members and CSU/UC students and faculty, providing real-world technical and workforce training. We will co-produce actionable research on relevant climate adaptation strategies and strengthen relationships between academic and Tribal communities through place-based experiences that will advance community-led climate action.



The Program Development and Management Analyst will be hired to oversee the day to day operations and logistics of CNNCTS. The candidate will oversee a wide range of initiatives in a fast-paced environment, with attention to detail, accuracy and timelines. You will plan, coordinate and complete internal events such as off-sites, team building events and

organizational wide meetings (all hands). You will plan, coordinate and implement external events as well for our community partners.



Core Responsibilities

The Program Manager will play a major role in supporting the Network Coordinator, and the PI team. The Manager will lead project coordination and logistics. Pending experience and interests, program managers can also get involved in identifying existing resources/materials, brainstorming, coordinating content conversations and content development.


Position Specific Responsibilities

The selected candidate will be responsible for coordinating and providing support for research collaborators, working with subcontractors to organize stakeholder engagement sessions, and managing project reporting, timelines, and budgets.

Analytical, content or program development opportunities will be determined based on the experience and expertise of the selected candidate.


Project Specific Knowledge and Abilities

  • Knowledge of and ability to use basic office support technology systems such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Excellent English oral and written communication skills, including a sound foundation in English grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Ability to plan and coordinate work activities in a proactive and organized manner.
  • Ability to apply independent judgment, discretion and initiative to address problems and develop practical and creative solutions.
  • Ability to display flexibility in handling multiple work priorities and frequent interruptions.
  • Ability to provide a welcoming environment to all.
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service to all.
  • Ability to report to work on time and interact effectively with co-workers.
  • Ability to understand and follow posted work rules and procedures.
  • Ability to be well organized, meet deadlines, display detail orientation; possess good judgment and common sense.
  • Ability to demonstrate a high level of cross-cultural sensitivity.
  • Ability to interact effectively with co-workers, collaborators, and community members.
  • Ability to relate well to others within the project environment.
  • Ability to be a highly motivated self-starter with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment and to work with a multi-cultural staff and participant population.



  • High school diploma or equivalent


  • Previous experience in an office or administrative environment.


  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s Degree.
  • One year of project management experience 
  • Excellent organization skills and attention to detail.
  • Experience working with California Tribal communities or in environmental justice or related fields/areas



  • A background check (including a criminal records check)  and/or Livescan (fingerprint) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with SDSU Research Foundation.
  • Candidate must reside in California or live in a commutable distance from SDSU at time of hire.
  • San Diego State University Research Foundation is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer 


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