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Human Performance Project Coordinator


IHMC is seeking a strong Human Performance Project Coordinator for a full-time role in Pensacola, FL. The Human Performance Project Coordinator interfaces regularly with other internal and external team members, research scientists, and administrative personnel, and is responsible for the support of all Human Performance programs. This role will assist with event coordination as well as numerous programmatic responsibilities.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Ideal Candidate: We are seeking individuals who are passionate about human performance and have experience working on multi-disciplinary teams to drive research success. Applicants must be capable of functioning both in a tight-knit team and independently for extended periods of time. Responsibilities include:

  • Facilitating the monitoring, tracking, completion, and delivery of human performance project deliverables and reporting requirements
  • Facilitating the tracking of human performance project inventory
  • Creation and management of human performance invoices, purchase orders, etc.
  • Tracking and delivering on grant/program reporting
  • Coordination and facilitation of entrepreneurial outreach programs
  • Developing and implementing new processes as required
  • Additional duties as assigned
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Availability to work night and weekend hours on occasion as required.

The candidate must work well within a team of research scientist as well as administrative personnel. They should have good speaking and writing skills and be able to express complex ideas clearly and succinctly. The candidate should also be self-motivated, should be able to solve challenges without significant assistance, and should pro-actively seek to help the rest of the IHMC team reach their goals.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in related field
  • Experience working with Military personnel
  • Experience collaborating with multiple programs
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office, Adobe, etc.) Extremely detail oriented
  • Authorization to work in the United States
  • Strong experience in programmatic coordination to include:
    • Scheduling
    • Reporting
    • Deliverable tracking
    • Inventory management
    • Event coordination

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with military cohorts
  • Experience working in not-for-profit research environments


To Apply:

Email to with the subject line 'Project Coordinator - YourLastName' and include the following:

  1. Current resume in pdf format. Name your file: 'YourLastName_Resume.pdf'.
  2. Cover letter in pdf format. Name your file: 'YourLastName_CoverLetter.pdf'

**Application is considered incomplete until all items are submitted.**


Location: Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC), Pensacola, FL

IHMC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Client Description

The Institute for Human & Machine Cognition (IHMC) pioneers technologies aimed at leveraging and extending human capabilities. 

IHMC is a not-for-profit research institute of the Florida University System and is affiliated with several Florida universities.

Researchers at IHMC pioneer technologies aimed at leveraging and extending human capabilities. Our human-centered approach often results in systems that can be regarded as cognitive, physical, or perceptual orthoses, much as eyeglasses are a kind of ocular orthoses. These systems fit the human and machine components together in ways that exploit their respective strengths and mitigate their respective weaknesses. The design and fit of technological orthoses and prostheses requires a broader interdisciplinary range than is typically found in one organization, thus IHMC staff includes computer scientists, cognitive psychologists, neuroscientists, linguists, physicians, philosophers, engineers and social scientists of various stripes, as well as some people who resist all attempts to classify them.

Current active research areas include: artificial intelligence, cognitive science, knowledge modeling and sharing, human interactions with autonomy, humanoid robotics, exoskeletons, advanced interfaces and displays, cybersecurity, communication and collaboration, linguistics and natural language processing, computer-mediated learning systems, intelligent data understanding, software agents, expertise studies, work practice simulation, knowledge representation, big data and machine learning, as well as other related areas.

IHMC faculty and staff collaborate extensively with industry and government to develop science and technology that can be enabling with respect to society’s broader goals. IHMC researchers receive funding from a wide range of government and private sources. IHMC research partners have included: DARPA, NSF, NASA, Army, Navy, Air Force, NIH, IARPA, DOT, IDEO, Raytheon, IBM, Microsoft, Rockwell Collins, Boeing, Lockheed, and SAIC, among others.

Opportunity Details

  • Human Performance Project Coordinator - Human Performance, Robotics/Exoskeleton and AI/Computer Science Teams