Are you eager to take your leadership and program management skills
to a new level? Then The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space
Physics (LASP)is the place for you! As part of an accomplished team
of experts, you will lead a space flight aerospace program to help
achieve all strategic, contractual, and technical achievements over
the lifecycle of the program.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a
culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students
dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We
are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and
individuals with disabilities.
Who We Are
LASP at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU) began in 1948, a
decade before NASA. We are the world’s only research institute to
have sent instruments to all eight planets and Pluto.
LASP combines all aspects of space exploration through our
expertise in science, engineering, mission operations, and
scientific data analysis. As part of CU, LASP also works to educate
and train the next generation of space scientists, engineers, and
mission operators by integrating undergraduate and graduate
students into working teams. Our students take their unique
experiences with them into government or industry or remain in
academia to continue the cycle of exploration.
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
What You Should Know
- Lead the implementation and execution of space flight related
aerospace hardware contracts.
- Responsible for overall program leadership, direction, and
guidance that ensures successful program execution in accordance
with budget, schedule, contract, resourcing planning, and technical
- Develop metrics and data reports to monitor program process and
- Review and evaluate the program status on a continuing basis
and work unplanned program issues to the best solution, including
the development of plans-forward, escalation and increased
resources, as needed.
- Collaborate with the program customer and main LASP
representative on all program matters.
- Identify and ensure required compliance of policies/procedures
with all partners. Assess risk and develop mitigation plans as
- Manage budgets and implementation of capital equipment and
- Employ proactive risk & opportunity management processes
and practices to mitigate or capture the potential program issues
- Employ Earned Value (EV) and Earned Value Management (EVM)
processes and practices including variance reporting as required by
- Identify and lead change proposal efforts for the program
including pre-coordination with customers to establish
- Lead and mentor program staff.
What We Can Offer
- Due to ITAR requirements, only US citizens and permanent
residents may apply.
- Travel to other locations and local commute between LASP
facilities may be required.
- All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to
align with the campus COVID-19 vaccine
requirement . New employees must provide proof of vaccination
or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of
The salary range for the Program Manager I-III is $100,000 -
$140,000 and Program Manager IV-V: $150,000 - $210,000. We offer a
generous retirement plan that includes 200% matching for the first
5% contributed with immediate vesting. Relocation assistance is
available per institute guidelines.
The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits
, including medical, dental,
retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The
University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in
Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education
environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder
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What We Require
What We Would Like You To Have
- A Bachelor’s Degree in a related field of engineering,
business, or science.
- 2 - 10 years of related experience in the aerospace
- Master’s degree or Ph.D., may substitute for part of relevant
- Leadership and management experience in the development of
space flight hardware.
- Experience with subcontract management and supplier oversight
- Space flight aerospace program or project management
- Direct experience with NASA, NOAA, USGS Program
- Experience with NASA Announcement of Opportunity (AO)
To apply, please submit the following materials:
- Cover Letter
- Optional: Transcripts/Proof of Degree
If you are selected as the finalist, your degree will be verified
by the CU Boulder Campus Human Resources Department using an
approved online vendor. However, if your degree was obtained
outside of the United States, please submit a translated version
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue
until the position is filled.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For
consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.
Posting Contact Information
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