University of Pennsylvania Managing Director, The Center for Social Norms and Behavioral Dynamics in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Managing Director, The Center for Social Norms and Behavioral Dynamics
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The Managing Director will report to the Faculty Director and play a key role in overseeing, managing, and developing research and consulting projects for the Center for Social Norms and Behavioral Dynamics. The research center has a number of permanent researchers and assistants and the Managing Director will be tasked with, among other things, supervising them. The research and consulting involves major international organizations, government, and large companies.
The Center for Social Norms and Behavioral Dynamics is a newly formed research center at the University of Pennsylvania, which aims to support positive behaviors on a global scale, across both informal and organizational settings. The Center for Social Norms and Behavioral Dynamics has undertaken a range of projects with different partner organizations around the world by leveraging our expertise in measuring behavior, analyzing behavioral data, and identifying systematic behavioral drivers.
The Managing Director will help secure grant and consulting funding for the Center, engage faculty affiliates in the Center projects, and oversee postdocs and research associates. He/she will assist the Faculty Director with postdoctoral and other research staff hiring, as well as with the recruiting and managing of visitors. The Managing Director will be expected to actively search for sponsors and research partners. Experience in fundraising and grant writing is crucial.
*Find, develop and execute grant and consulting proposals for the group.
*Oversee and manage grants and contracts for the Center, including all personnel hiring and developing and overseeing budgets for each project.
*Keep in touch with industry, NGOs, governments and other interested parties.
*Organize training courses for industry and international organizations.
*Network with industry, NGOs, governments and other potential partners. Represent the Center through participation in conferences and other outreach efforts.
*Contribute to ongoing projects, including participating in project meetings, writing reports to sponsors and ensuring project deliverables are satisfactory and on time.
*Organize and run an annual workshop highlighting the work done by the Center. Manage publicity and a website publicizing work done by the Center.
A Master's Degree and 3 years to 5 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, is required. PhD preferred. The ideal candidate will be deeply committed and enthusiastic about policy and industry-relevant research and consulting on behavioral decision making, with special interest in collective behavior and norm measurement and change. The ideal candidate will also have behavioral research experience, as well as experience managing major research/consulting projects and supervising research staff. They should also have experience grant writing and managing major research projects, supervising junior research staff, and fundraising for social norms and behavioral science related research. Preference for previous experience managing, developing and applying for grants. Experience in fundraising and grant writing is crucial. Preference for previous experience leading a team. Must have willingness to travel.
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Excellent organizational skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Proven ability to work with different kinds of people at all levels
Excellent public relation skills
Job Location - City, State
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School of Arts and Sciences
$50,684.00 - $91,232.00
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