12562 - Program Manager

Lecce - Venezia - Bologna - Caserta - Viterbo - Sassari - Milano, Italy
Full Time
Entry Level

Job Opening cod. 12562
CMCC Position
Program Manager
(Deadline: May 3rd, 2024)


Are you ready to join a dynamic team where your proactiveness and management prowess can translate directly into tangible outcomes in the research field? Whether it's ensuring smooth management of financial resources, overseeing day-to-day operations, or providing strategic support for research initiatives, your contribution will be crucial to our collective success. We are looking for a highly organized and motivated individual with a proven track record in project/program management, particularly within the context of scientific research.

Over the last decade, CMCC has experienced extraordinary growth. We are now embarking on a new chapter of our journey, launching four cutting-edge Strategic Programs (Integration of the planetary biogeochemical and industrial carbon cycle, Global coasts as the new frontier, Predicting socio-economic impacts of climate change, Integrating AI and Machine Learning in the modelling chain) that will further boost CMCC’s global position in climate change research.

We are looking for 4 Program Managers, one for each Strategic Program, capable of effectively liaising with multiple stakeholders, including researchers, administrators, and external partners; with strong financial and budget experience; with the ability to prioritize tasks and solve problems efficiently.


CMCC Foundation is a cross-cutting scientific research center on climate change and its interactions with the environment, society, the world of business, and policymakers. Our work aims to stimulate sustainable growth, protect the environment, and develop strategies for the adaptation and mitigation of climate change. CMCC's core objective is to conduct cutting-edge science, to train the next generation of scientists at both national and international levels, and to be a beacon for climate modelling.

CMCC pursues fundamental and applied science with utmost scientific integrity, prioritizing data-driven science and providing data, information, and research results that can support informed public debate and decision-making processes. To achieve climate research objectives at the highest international standards, we invest in training all our talents, and strive to create a workplace where everyone can excel.

At CMCC you will find a strong, professional environment. Join an inclusive community that values diversity, where every voice is heard and respected. Help foster a culture of innovation and societal change, where individuals from all backgrounds can thrive and succeed.

To learn more about this opportunity and submit your application, please refer to the following:


The Program Manager reports to the Program Director and is responsible for the smooth running of the Program and related day-to-day operations in close collaboration with the three Institutes.


The program manager will support the Program Director, with:

  • Fundraising strategy coordination: mapping of funding sources in collaboration with the Fundraising Office and in line with the financial plan of the three Institutes.
  • Strategic support: providing strategic guidance and support to the research team, contributing to the development and implementation of research objectives and initiatives.
  • Stakeholder coordination: facilitating communication and collaboration among internal and external stakeholders, such as researchers, administrators, and funding bodies.
  • Financial management: overseeing budget planning, through efficient allocation of Program resources; monitoring to ensure efficient utilization of resources within the research program; analysing economic-financial data for management monitoring purposes.
  • Operational oversight: managing day-to-day administrative tasks, including procurement, logistics, and facilities management, in line with internal CMCC policies and Program objectives.
  • Compliance and reporting: ensuring compliance with internal regulations and policies; preparing reports and documentation as required by funding agencies or governing bodies.
  • Problem-solving and decision-making: identifying operational challenges and proactively implementing solutions to address them, making data-driven decisions to optimize the efficiency and effectiveness of the research program.
  • Team leadership: supervising and managing administrative staff; supporting team professional development and enhance overall team performance.
  • Continuous improvement: continuously evaluating and refining administrative processes and procedures to streamline operations and enhance the overall effectiveness of the research program.


  • Minimum 5 years managerial experience in research field.
  • Experience with international/multicultural work environment is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of European, national and regional funding programs, their regulations and their reporting and audit methods.
  • Strong focus on research objectives.
  • Ability to coordinate and manage personnel.
  • Ability to plan, organize and supervise research activities.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.


  • Please note that this opportunity will be issued both internally and externally.
  • Contract and gross annual salary will be based on qualifications and working experience.
  • The Managers will be based in one of CMCC’s offices; availability for national and international travel will be required.

Belonging to legally protected categories (ex L. 68/99) will constitute a preferential condition.

Some fiscal benefits could be applied for repatriated workers or foreign researchers/professors, having the requirements defined by Dlgs 147/2015 (for repatriates) or Dl 78/2010 (for foreigners).

CMCC is an equal-opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, familial status, and other legally protected characteristics. Please omit from your CV any data you or we might consider discriminatory.

This job announcement is an invitation to express interest in the above-mentioned CMCC Position.

Applicants responding to this posting declare that they have read, understood and agreed to the Official Rule for the CMCC Personnel recruitment".

We will keep your information on file for up to 1 year.


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