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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 Penns distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.
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The Worlds First Business SchoolJOSEPH WHARTON, FOUNDERIn 1881, American entrepreneur and industrialist Joseph Wharton established the worlds first collegiate school of business at the University of Pennsylvania.Whartons pioneering vision was to produce graduates who would become pillars of the state, whether in private or in public life. The Wharton School maintains a long tradition of educating visionary business leaders in academia, business, government, and not-for-profit organizations.Today, Wharton has expanded the scope of this vision to become the most comprehensive source of business knowledge in the world with over 225 faculty members, 95,000 alumni, 5,000 students across 10 academic departments, 20 research centers, and more than 9,000 executive education participants annually.JOSEPH
Reporting to the People Lab Director, the Research Project Manager for Wharton People Analytics (WPA) works with faculty, students, and organizations to develop and manage a broad spectrum of projects associated with the People Lab initiative, whether initiated by WPA or requested by external organizations who seek to utilize the expertise of Wharton in this area.With oversight from the People Lab director, the Research Project Manager will be responsible for overseeing all facets of People Lab projects, from day-to-day operations to ensuring that all deliverables are completed, on time and within budget. Tasks include managing complex and long term projects with varied stakeholders, contributing to the design of research studies, collaborating with and directing research assistants and student teams, negotiating changes to projects as needed, advising on projects and timeliness, assisting in preparing research for publication and/or dissemination to organizations, and managing project workflows.Working both independently and collaborating with the Wharton community and external organizations, this position identifies new initiatives for research and provides oversight for multiple projects, including but not limited to those that are revenue generating, with particular focus on WPAs work in assessment, personal development, performance and leadership development. The research project manager role will evolve in complexity over time, and will be an integral position supporting the growth of an innovative initiative.
Masters degree and 3 years to 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.Project management experience is required. Other required experience includes:- ability to be proactive and solutions focused- exceptional interpersonal fluency- experience and interest in social science research- strong presentation skills- ability to interact professionally at the highest levels of organizations- strong attention to detail- strong communication skills
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