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Management Associate

RTI International
Washington, Ohio, US
Closing date
Feb 7, 2023

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
RTI International / Research Triangle Institute (RTI) is both a global research institute and a leading international development organization. We combine these powerful capabilities with those of our partners to co-create smart, shared solutions for a more prosperous, equitable, and resilient world. Based in North Carolina, USA, RTI is one of USAID's top implementing partners. A commitment to making meaningful change energizes our 6,000 staff who deliver results across eight international development sectors and in more than 80 countries. RTI's Sustainable Growth & Resilience (SG&R) technical unit within the International Development Group brings together RTI experts and capabilities across food security, agriculture, energy, environment, water, governance, and economic opportunity. SG&R will leverage RTI's experience designing and delivering multisectoral programming and technical solutions to respond to climate change, build resilience, and promote economic growth around the world. Position Description:RTI is currently accepting applications for the position of Management Associate to provide cross-unit support to the Sustainable Growth & Resilience unit. This position will work closely with other project management team members and provide a wide range of financial and operational project and proposal support tasks. The position is expected to support projects 80% of the time, proposals 10%, and other tasks as required, 10%. This position will report to the Director of Project Operations and be expected to be based in Washington, DC or the Research Triangle Park, North Carolina (RTI headquarters). Telecommuting will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The position will be expected to travel internationally up to 25% of the time when COVID restrictions are lifted. Travel assignments could range 2 weeks - 3 months. Candidates must be authorized to work in the US.

Administrative:Create project cheat sheets/trackers with key funding, contractual, and technical information; lead and manage project trackersSupport daily project and team activities including managing the calendars, agendas, and meeting notes for the project and or technical activity meetings.Maintain project files on shared drives and SharePoint.Financial:Support project staff with financial monitoring and tracking.Support budget planning, consult with technical teams, business partners, regional offices, and project team members to support improved forecasting as needed.Review invoices and work with Accounts Payable to ensure on time payment.Procurement:Support engagement of subcontractors, consultants, and/or other vendors by assisting with collecting necessary documentation and preparing subcontract/purchase order requests and modifications.Create and maintain Level of Effort (LOE) and budget trackers for subcontractors, consultants, and/or other vendors.Under the supervision of Project Coordinators, support the project team with participating in procurement processes and ensuring compliance.Other:Perform discrete tasks on projects and or proposal development efforts under the supervision of other staff.Perform other tasks as directed and delegated by the direct supervisor or Project Coordinator in the assigned project


Bachelor's degree in international relations, public policy, or relevant social science discipline, with at least one year of related professional experience; Master's degree; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience working with project management teams; experience in project administration for international development projects a plus.
Proficient administrative support skills and abilities.
Strong written and verbal communications skills in English.
Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Must be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship.

Preferred Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge

Proven excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Ability to manage and support complex and geographically disparate portfolios.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, prioritize multiple tasks, and meet deadlines under pressure.
Excellent soft skills, including strong interpersonal and communication skills, and a problem-solving attitude.
A self-starter who works both independently and as a collaborative team player.
Language skills in Spanish or French preferred.


EEO & Pay Equity Statements:
As a global employer of choice, RTI is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging in the workplace and the communities and markets where we serve our mission. We value diversity of thought, culture, background and perspective and welcome applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, creed, citizenship status, disability, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws or RTI policy.We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Further information is available here.RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach and one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development. We believe in the promise of science, and we are inspired every day to deliver on that promise for the good of people, communities, and businesses around the world. For more information, visit USA Job Postings Only: RTI participates in the US Government E-Verify program. Further information regarding the E-Verify program and laws that are designed to protect you against discrimination relating to your legal right to work in the US can be found here.For San Francisco, CA USA Job Postings Only: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. Further information is available here. The anticipated pay range for this role is listed below. Our pay ranges represent national averages and may vary by location as a geographic differential may be applied to some locations within the United States.RTI considers multiple factors when making an offer including, for example: established salary range, internal budget, business needs, and education and years of work experience possessed by the applicant. Further, salary is merely one element to our offer.At RTI, we demonstrate our commitment to rewarding individual and team achievement through a total rewards package. This package includes (among other things) a competitive base salary, a generous paid time off policy, merit based annual increases, bonus opportunities and a robust recognition program. Other benefits include a competitive range of insurance plans (including health, dental, life, and short-term and long-term disability), access to a retirement savings program such as a 401(k) plan, paid parental leave for all parents, financial assistance with adoption expenses or infertility treatments, financial reimbursement for education and developmental opportunities, an employee assistance program, and numerous other offerings to support a healthy work-life balance.

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