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Research Project Manager - The Hope Center

Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

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The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice at Temple University is seeking a Research Project Manager to join our rapidly growing team. We are a national action research center that is redefining what it means to be a student-ready college with a movement centering #RealCollege students’ basic needs. We believe that students are humans first and that their basic needs are central conditions for learning. Our work is firmly grounded in rigorous science, thoughtful practice, and social justice. Based in the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, we enjoy the benefits of working in a top research university while also collaborating with colleges and universities in communities across the nation.

This Research Project Manager is primarily responsible for project management on several research-focused projects. Functions include providing support in management of project process and stakeholder relationships. Additionally, the candidate may provide some support in areas such as data management and other research tasks such as developing bibliographies and literature reviews, preparing presentations and supporting in writing of reports. The incumbent will report to the Associate Director of Research Partnerships and work closely with research staff such as Senior Research Associate(s), Research Associate(s) and Research Assistants as well as the Communications team. Incumbent will have some level of both research and administrative experience; the position will provide opportunities for growth in both domains. The candidate must thrive while handling a variety of constituencies, managing multiple tasks simultaneously, and achieving strong outcomes in a complex environment with multiple shifting priorities.

Required Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in Social or Computer Science field required. At least 4 years of experience in higher education or non-profits. They must also have at least 2 years of experience leading and managing projects, required. Some experience in education-related research field. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. 

Required Skills & Abilities:

Specific requirements include:

Field-Specific Expertise:

*Strong project management, analytical, problem solving, strategic, and organizational skills
*Ability to coordinate and be accountable for multiple tasks
*Ability to work in fast-paced environment and multi-task
*Ability to work with individuals across a wide range of expertise (e.g., faculty, researchers, Executive Assistants, undergraduate students)
*Excellent written and oral communication skills, especially on virtual interfaces
*Strong attention to detail
*Excellent skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint mandatory).
*Experience with Qualtrics, preferred
*Experience with Slack or other electronic communications system, preferred

Exceptional Collaborative Skills:
*Maturity, professionalism and poise and excellent judgment
*Open to feedback and professional development
*Capable of “managing up” to ensure deadlines are met
*Integrity; respect for confidential information
*Commitment to The Hope Center’s mission

*Master’s degree
*One year of experience with STATA, SAS, or R software

*Experience in Qualtrics or other survey platform
*Experience utilizing online project management software (such as Asana)


This is a grant funded position.

“Remote Work Locations Available” 

Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

In accordance with the City of Philadelphia’s mandate, all Temple University students, faculty, staff and contractors must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by October 15, 2021, unless they have a medical or religious exemption approved by the university.  An individual is considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks or more following the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks or more following a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Individuals who do not meet the University’s vaccination or exception requirement by October 15, 2021 will be prohibited from working until proof of vaccination or an exception is provided.  For more information visit the university's Vaccines web page at 

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

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You may request a copy of the report by calling Temple University’s Campus Safety Services at 215-204-7900.

Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Health Sciences Campus (HSC)-Jones Hall
Job: Staff
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular


One of the nation’s top urban public research universities, Temple University is a dynamic workplace in the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant cities. Founded in 1884 as a night school for the working-class men and women of North Philadelphia, for 130 years Temple has retained its core mission of being a beacon of educational opportunity to students of every background, while adding a national and global reputation as a leader in education, research and real-world oriented instruction.

With nearly 39,000 students and 290,000 living alumni, Temple has a major impact on its region and on Philadelphia, the nation’s 5th largest city. One in seven college graduates in the Philadelphia area holds a Temple degree, and the university is the 4th largest provider of professional education in the nation (law, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and podiatry). Temple offers 17 schools and colleges, 399 academic degree programs, 17 Division 1 intercollegiate men’s and women’s athletic teams, as well as nine campuses including international campuses in Italy and Rome.  

Like the students the university serves, Temple’s approximately 8,000 employees are hardworking, diverse and energized by the vibrant and supportive work environments across the university, all aligned towards advancing the teaching, research and service missions of Temple University.

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