Job description

Duties: As part of the senior leadership team of Perry World House, the Program Manager will design and drive one of Perry World House's two major research themes, "Global Shifts: Urbanization, Migration, and Demography," which focuses on the global policy challenges of human population movements. Using multiple tools, including interdisciplinary research, strategic convenings, publications, partnerships, and public engagement, the Global Shifts theme bridges academic research and public policy in order to generate better policy responses on issues including refuge flows, human displacements, urban settlements, and demographic trends. In coordination with faculty directors, the Program Manager will provide thought leadership, including by researching and authoring reports, white papers, blog posts, opinion pieces, etc.; planning and executing annual public colloquia, workshops, lectures, symposia, etc.; engaging Penn faculty, think tanks, academic institutions, and other external stakeholders to advance the work; and leveraging insights and knowledge through strategic communications. The Program Manager will utilize her/his expertise and networks related to refugees, urbanization, migration, and demography to identify prospective Visiting Fellows and Scholars and will manage the related outreach, visit planning, and output. Produce presentation and development materials and participate in the grant writing process for thematic area, as needed. To advance Perry World House's overall mission, develop and implement undergraduate student programming, including annual career week, weekly public lectures, and rapid response programming.

Qualifications: BA/BS required, a Master's Degree or higher strongly preferred plus 3 years to 5 years of work experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Candidate
should have extensive academic and programmatic expertise in the thematic area of Global Shifts: Migration, Urbanization, and Demography; have undertaken policy-relevant research with a global focus; thrive in a multi-faceted, faced-paced environment; have exceptional writing, editing, and public presentation skills across multiple platforms; be thoroughly self motivated; and be a team player, highly collaborative, and entrepreneurial.

Reference Number: 62-27702

Salary Grade: 027

Employment Type: Exempt

Org: Perry World House

Special Requirements:

Job Family: I-Technical/Professional Research




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Posted: 1/13/2018
Application Due: 3/15/2018
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