Research Project Manager, University of Pennsylvenia 2019-03-30T00:56:27+00:00

Job description:

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

With oversight from the People Lab director, the Research Project Manager will be responsible for overseeing all facets of People Lab projects, from day-to-day operations to ensuring that all deliverables are completed, on time and within budget. Tasks include managing complex and long term projects with varied stakeholders, contributing to the design of research studies, collaborating with and directing research assistants and student teams, negotiating changes to projects as needed, advising on projects and timeliness, assisting in preparing research for publication and/or dissemination to organizations, and managing project workflows.

Working both independently and collaborating with the Wharton community and external organizations, this position identifies new initiatives for research and provides oversight for multiple projects, including but not limited to those that are revenue generating, with particular focus on WPA’s work in assessment, personal development, performance and leadership development. The research project manager role will evolve in complexity over time, and will be an integral position supporting the growth of an innovative initiative.

Masters degree and 3 years to 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
Project management experience is required. 

Other required experience includes:
– ability to be proactive and solutions focused
– exceptional interpersonal fluency
– experience and interest in social science research
– strong presentation skills
– ability to interact professionally at the highest levels of organizations
– strong attention to detail
– strong communication skills