Research Program Coordinator

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Pennsylvania (US)
24 Aug 2018
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23 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
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 Research Program Coordinator oversees a portfolio of research programs and special projects designed to connect Penn to the water industry, water practitioners and local communities in the Philadelphia and Mid-Atlantic region. This position is responsible for project proposal, development, execution and outcomes for key initiatives at The Water Center at Penn. The Research Program Coordinator supports the Director of Research in representing the Center’s broad interests in water technology, policy, and scientific research; fosters collaboration and interacts with multiple stakeholders including Penn students, faculty and administration, as well as water practitioners and local community stakeholders. Additional responsibilities include maintaining critical document management and office protocol systems.

B.A. or B.S required with one to three years of professional work experience that includes work in the water sector preferably work for or with a water utility; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience working independently, working on budgets, project management, and coordinating efforts among multiple stakeholders. Exposure and knowledge of urban water issues and potential solutions 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.