Project Manager - Fellows Engagement & Strategic Initiatives
Job location: Colonial Penn Center
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-08-01
University OverviewThe 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.Posted Job TitleProject Manager - Fellows Engagement & Strategic InitiativesJob Profile TitleManager BJob Description Summary
The Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (Penn LDI) is one of the first university programs to successfully cultivate multi-disciplinary research collaborations to improve the nation’s health care system. Penn LDI’s high-impact research is data-driven with a focus on policy and action. Working in close collaboration with the Executive Director and the Director of Fellow Engagement, the Project Manager is the main point of contact for Fellows at LDI and is responsible for supporting and implementing Penn LDI’s Fellow engagement initiatives and will be responsible for managing the Fellows’ appointment process and onboarding. He/she will also manage and implement new Fellow engagement initiatives, such as Fellow trainings and educational activities. Working with the Managing Director, the Project Manager will be responsible for planning Fellows engagement events such as: Fall Kick-off, new Fellows breakfasts, AcademyHealth Party, LDI Annual Retreat. The Project Manager will also be accountable for compiling data, statistics and other information and materials pertaining to Fellows for internal reporting. In addition, the Project Manager will help manage the LDI Pilot Grant program, new strategic initiatives as needed, and act as a back-up resource to the LDI Executive Administrative Assistant when needed. The Project Manager will interact with a variety of faculty members, staff, and students throughout the university, so strong interpersonal communication skills are essential. High accuracy, strong organizational skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, dependability, and attention to detail will be vital to success in the position. The Project Manager should have the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
A Bachelor’s degree with 3 to 5 years experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, required. Master’s degree and 5 to 7 years preferred. Educational background and/or professional experience in health care or health policy preferred. The Project Manager must be analytically skilled, thrive in multi-tasking environments, and be a self-starter with a results orientation. The Project Manager will interact with a variety of faculty members, staff, and students throughout the university and individuals outside the university, so strong interpersonal communication skills are essential. High accuracy, strong organizational skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, dependability, and attention to detail will be vital to success in the position. The Project Manager should have the ability to work independently and as part of a team.Job Location - City, StatePhiladelphia, PennsylvaniaDepartment / SchoolWharton SchoolPay Range$42,953.00 - $77,315.00Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.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.