Project Manager

Pennsylvania, United States
28 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
28 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The 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.

The School of Arts and Sciences forms the foundation of the scholarly excellence that has established Penn as one of the world’s leading research universities. We teach students across all 12 Penn schools, and our academic departments span the reach from anthropology and biology to sociology and South Asian studies.

The Program Manager will collaborate with the Program Director in the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of all activities specified in the U. S. Department of State Federal Assistance Award for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage Sites of Minority Communities in Northern Iraq. The Program Manager will oversee all Program activities in the U. S. and Iraq, day to day. He/she will serve as the usual point of contact with DOS, and is expected to be a regular and active participant in meetings with policy and decision makers in the US and abroad. He/she will be responsible for all official reporting to DOS, including Monthly Program Progress Reports, Quarterly Performance Reports and other deliverables, and will collaborate with the Project Director in academic and public presentations of Program activities. This position will travel to Northern Iraq as part of the project responsibilities.

The Program Manager’s specific responsibilities will include the following:

  • Supervising and managing all operational aspects of the Program and Program staff day to day
  • Overseeing and collaborating with the Iraq Team Coordinator in survey, emergency response and conservation efforts on the ground in Mosul and vicinity
  • Implementing third-party monitoring of Program activities
  • Managing security arrangements and logistics in Iraq and developing dynamic risk assessments
  • Planning for sustainability of conservation efforts
  • Organizing and analyzing data deriving from efforts on the ground
  • Maintaining relationships with Program partners, collaborating with related programs and partners, and informing the general public about Program-related activities,
  • Collaborating with the Program Director and Penn SAS Advancement in fundraising, grant writing, etc.

A Master’s Degree or more and 3 years to 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Ph.D. and 4-5 years of experience is strongly preferred. Must have experience in cultural heritage protection and preservation in the Middle East, in particular Iraq, and North Africa, with some knowledge of Arabic a plus. Previous experience in implementing DOS Cooperative Agreements is required.

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.