Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $32,663
Maximum: $50,000
Details: Depends on Experience



Application Deadline



United States


Program Coordinator, Global Locust Initiative

Arizona State University

School of Sustainability

Campus: Tempe



Salary Range:

$32,663 - $50,000 per year; DOE

Close Date:


Job Description:

The Global Locust Initiative (GLI) is a newly-launched program at Arizona State University designed to promote interdisciplinary locust research and management to improve the well-being of farming communities and global food system sustainability. We have three main objectives:

1.      Facilitating fundamental and applied research

2.      Creating and maintaining a global network

3.      Developing on the ground solutions with local collaborators

Work by the Cease Lab ( ) provides inputs and infrastructure to support the Initiative. GLI also has substantial support from, and is a unit of, ASU's Wrigley Institute ( ) and School of Sustainability (

We hosted our launch event in April 2018 with representatives from six continents, 14 countries, and 27 institutions. The GLI program coordinator would thus be joining an exciting, newly-established initiative with substantial university and GLI member support that is well-poised for global impact.

The GLI program coordinator will be supervised by the GLI director and work closely with the GLI research coordinator in organizing and directing the activities and functions of the GLI. They will work independently to ensure that various tasks to meet the goals and objectives of the GLI are accomplished in accordance with priorities, time limitations, funding limitations, or other specifications.

Essential Duties:

Establishes and maintains liaison with GLI members and organizations involved in the GLI

In collaboration with the GLI director, plans and implements program meetings and webinars involving investigators, stakeholders, and others

Develops and monitors daily operations and coordinates program/project activities

Oversees logistics, scheduling and target audience communications, including communication with academic institutions, government agencies, and other organizations in countries researching and/or affected by locusts

Oversees media and branding for the GLI, including website updates and social media

Oversees collection and curation of materials related to locust and management research for the GLI website to make them broadly accessible to GLI members

Prepares and maintains program status reports and schedules; tracks milestones/deliverables, critical paths and dependencies; re-sets expectations as needed in consideration of program progress/outcomes

Assists with locating funding opportunities, including developing relationships with funding agency and foundation officers

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in field appropriate to area of assignment AND two years administrative/coordinator program experience; OR, Six years of progressively responsible administrative/coordinator program experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications:

Experience in interpersonal skills including cross-cultural exchange and interactions, and working collaboratively in diverse teams

Evidence of being bilingual French and/or Spanish

Experience with international development and living/working internationally

Experience with meeting/conference planning, execution, and follow-up

Experience with media and branding, including managing social media accounts

Evidence of effective verbal and written communication skills

Working Environment:

Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding, and manipulating a computer mouse

Required to stand for varying lengths of time, and walk moderate distances to perform work

Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds

Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts

Clearly communicate to perform essential functions of the job

Regular use of standard office equipment including, but not limited to: computer workstation/laptop (keyboard, monitor, mouse), printer, fax, calculator, copier, telephone and associated computer/technology peripherals

This position receives annual managerial review of objectives

Department Statement:

The Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability conducts research, education, and problem-solving related to sustainability, with a special focus on urban environments. The Institute initiates and nurtures work on issues of sustainability across many departments on the four campuses of ASU, and collaborates with other academic institutions, governments, businesses and industries, and community groups locally, nationally, and globally.

ASU Statement:

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 90,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit

AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement:

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Instructions to Apply:

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resumes should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meet the minimum and desired qualifications stated in this requisition. 

Only electronic applications are accepted.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

To apply, please go to under Careers at ASU, click “External Staff” and enter ReqID#46105BR or go directly to:

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree