Program Manager

Job description

Requisition # 2018-8641
Department Woodrow Wilson School
Category Academic Administration
Full-Time / Part-Time Full-Time
Application Deadline


Reporting to a Professor of Politics and Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School, the Program Manager oversees the day-to-day operations of the Empirical Studies of Conflict Project (ESOC) and is responsible for all aspects of pre- and post-award administration of sponsored research grants affiliated with ESOC as well as the program's other budgets.


Specific responsibilities include developing grant applications, including proposals for federal and private sponsors; preparing and monitoring sub-awards to partner organizations; managing the post-doctoral associate program; coordinating the processing of consultant agreements as needed; and managing the ESOC Annual Meeting and other research conferences. The Program Manager is also responsible for coordinating research compliance issues including filing and maintenance of human subject protocols and all financial duties associated with sponsored research.


Essential Qualifications

Bachelor's degree with 3-5 years of relevant work experience. Successful candidate must possess excellent judgment and organizational skills; ability to prioritize effectively, multi-task and shift priorities quickly scheduling multiple projects; a collegial, problem-solving style based on personal integrity and professional confidence; excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels; extremely detail-oriented and able to manage up with ease. Must have excellent computer skills including significant experience with financial management tools, and proficiency with Excel, and a willingness to learn new software packages as needed. Proven ability to work effectively in building relationships with faculty, staff, and external partners. A deep appreciation of and respect for academic values and culture and an understanding of the critical role research and policy engagement play in maintaining the intellectual rigor and positive social impact of an elite research university.

Preferred Qualifications

Advanced degree and experience with development, stewardship, or financial management is preferred. Experience with the University systems (PRIME, Coeus, Labor Accounting) and other financial systems desired. Experience with electronic proposal submissions systems (e.g., and human subject protocols and University policies and procedures preferred. Prior experience working in a fast-paced multi-tasking research environment in higher education or related field preferred.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Salary Grade

ADM, 050

Standard Weekly Hours


Eligible for Overtime


Benefits Eligible


Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


Physical Capacity Exam Required


Valid Driver's License Required


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Posted: 4/6/2018
Application Due: 5/3/2018
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