PROJECT COORDINATOR

Location
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County
Posted
May 14, 2016

Duties: The Project Coordinator will provide day-to-day support to the Director of the Network Dynamics Group (NDG) at the Annenberg School for Communication. The position combines administrative, communication, and research/experimental duties.

The ideal candidate is intelligent, interested in research, and motivated to assist in the functioning and excellence of the Networks Dynamics Group.

The position has a two-year limited term from date of hire and is contingent upon continued funding. If additional funding is secured the term may be extended.

Research Duties:

* Participate and take notes in research meetings, and track development of potential collaborations between NDG and other departments and organizations.
* participate in testing new simulations, online games, and experiments
* evaluate online content, participate in lab group/online learning

Administrative Duties:

* arrange travel, academic scheduling, speaking engagements, etc. for NDG Director
* process Director's travel expense reports for reconciliation and reimbursement via Concur
* coordinate visiting speaker dinners, including: scheduling and travel and hotel arrangements for speaker and attendees
* coordinate with the Director, developers, and graduate students on projects, timelines, budgets, and grant reports
* manage NDG emails, phone calls, and correspondence

Communication Duties:

* handle experimental participant payments and receipt management in accordance with Penn and funder policies
* proactively manage and update NDG website and content; coordinate with front-end developers/designers on new web designs
* coordinate public relations efforts; work with ASC Director of Communications to promote NDG research

Qualifications: HS and five years of professional experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Bachelor's degree/recent graduate strongly preferred. Applicants should be proficient with MS Office software, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and be comfortable using a content management system for the management of the Group's website. Working knowledge of Penn's travel reimbursement system, policies, and procedures is a plus.

Candidates must have the ability to work independently and be self-motivated, while also being able to take direction and work in a team environment when necessary. Must possess excellent organizational skills and have attention to detail. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and possess the ability to communicate effectively on the telephone or in-person with a diverse population of faculty, students, developers, and visitors.

Reference Number: 36-22874

Salary Grade: 025

Employment Type: Non-Exempt

Org: Annenberg School for Communication

Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

Job Family: X-Secretarial/Administrative