Part-time Project Manager to Support Research Project

Want to help an interdisciplinary research team with a project designed to have local impacts for economic, ecological, and social well-being, including human health? We’re Hiring!


Michigan Tech’s Department of Social Sciences is seeking a part-time project manager to support an exciting new research project led by Dr. Chelsea Schelly that involves researchers from across campus and professional partnerships, funded by the Environmental Protection Agency. This research project investigates various aspects of indoor and outdoor air quality, energy use, economic considerations, and community priorities for well-being in energy provision in Baraga and Houghton Counties. We are looking for an individual who can facilitate community outreach, participant recruitment, and project logistics. The project manager will play a crucial role in ensuring the project’s success by coordinating efforts across the team.

Position Details:

This is a part-time research project management position expected to start at 5 hours per week, with potential to increase the number of hours worked per week based on performance and availability of funding. Both Michigan Tech students and staff as well as individuals not affiliated with Michigan Tech are encouraged to apply. Applicants with prior experience engaging with the community in Baraga County are particularly desirable for this position.


– Collaborate with project stakeholders to develop and implement community outreach strategies.

– Assist in participant recruitment, ensuring diverse and representative study samples.

– Manage community logistics, including scheduling meetings and coordinating resources.

– Maintain clear communication channels among project team members.

– Monitor project timelines and deadlines.

– Provide logistical support to the project leader and research team.

Application Process

To express your interest in this position, please submit the following to Dr. Chelsea Schelly via email ( with the following subject “Application for Part-time Project Manager Position – [Your Name]”:

1. Cover Letter of no more than two pages explaining the skills and attributes you believe are important for this position, providing evidence or examples of your relevant experience, and how this position aligns with your professional interests.

2. An up-to-date resume or CV detailing your qualifications and experience.

Applicants may be asked for references and to participate in an interview with the project team.

Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Michigan Tech is an EOE that provides

equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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