Feb 24, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Duties: The School of Arts and Sciences seeks a Project Manager to join an exciting new project on 'The Humanities and Human Flourishing: A Multi-Disciplinary Collaboration for Understanding, Assessing, and Cultivating Well-Being.' The aim of this three-year project is to identify and assess the mechanisms through which the humanities influence physical, psychological, and normative aspects of human flourishing. The project will be a collaborative effort among teams of scholars across a range of disciplines in the humanities, as well as social scientists who will use both qualitative and quantitative research methods. Our project team will consist of highly dedicated individuals bringing a unique set of strengths to the group to support the creation and application of new knowledge in the arts, humanities, and human flourishing.

The position is located in the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Work at the Positive Psychology Center focuses on the scientific study of the factors that enable individuals and communities to thrive, as well as on the broad dissemination and responsible application of this research.

The Project Manager will be the first person to join what will be a team of researchers investigating connections between well-being and the arts and humanities. This individual will have outstanding organizational and social skills and will drive the logistical processes of the grant. The Project Manager will oversee the creation of nine anthologies across eight disciplines to establish a book series on the Humanities and Human Flourishing. This individual will also design, plan, and execute a series of eleven conferences for leading scholars and board members to advance connections between the science of well-being and the culture of human flourishing. Additionally, the Project Manager will oversee the development of a website, recruit and supervise part-time student workers, write progress reports, and work closely with the Research Manager.

Interviews will be conducted until the position is filled, with an expected start date in the Spring or Summer of 2017. Along with the online application, each applicant must include a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for three references.

Qualifications: * Bachelor's degree is required; preference for a background in the humanities, arts, or psychology
* 1 to 2 years of experience in project management or event planning, or equivalent combination of education and experience is required
* Strong sense of mission, professionalism, and responsibility
* Highly developed project management and organizing abilities, with a strict attention to detail
* Able to plan, organize, and manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines
* Able to manage projects across multiple institutions
* Proven ability to thrive under high pressures of time and workload
* Independent thinker, resourceful, with a 'can do' attitude
* Excellent communication, writing, and editing skills
* Excellent interpersonal skills, with a strong service-orientation
* Self-motivated and able to work on a team and independently
* Willing and able to work nights and weekends as needed
* Willing and able to travel as needed for project activities
* Strong computer skills required

Reference Number: 02-25000

Salary Grade: 025

Employment Type: Exempt

Org: Positive Psychology Center

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: I-Technical/Professional Research

Similar jobs

Similar jobs