Vacancy: Global Shifts Program Manager, University of Pennsylvania


School/Center Overview Penn Global provides strategic direction for Penn’s global endeavors with a focus on efficient investment of university resources for global activities. Penn Global collaborates with Schools and Centers across the University and seeks to catalyze cross-school collaborations to integrate knowledge that addresses key issues. We partner with leaders from Penn and around the world to develop innovative interdisciplinary global strategies, initiatives and programs. In addition, Penn Global provides important services in support of University endeavors, including academic year study abroad, immigration services for international students and operational, compliance support for international projects and Perry World House.
Duties As part of the senior leadership team of Perry World House, the Program Manager will design and drive one of Perry World House’s two major research themes, “Global Shifts: Urbanization, Migration, and Demography,” which focuses on the global policy challenges of human population movements.

Using multiple tools, including interdisciplinary research, strategic convenings, publications, partnerships, and public engagement, the Global Shifts theme bridges academic research and public policy in order to generate better policy responses on issues including refuge flows, human displacements, urban settlements, and demographic trends. In coordination with faculty directors, the Program Manager will provide thought leadership, including by researching and authoring reports, white papers, blog posts, opinion pieces, etc.; planning and executing annual public colloquia, workshops, lectures, symposia, etc.; engaging Penn faculty, think tanks, academic institutions, and other external stakeholders to advance the work; and leveraging insights and knowledge through strategic communications.
The Program Manager will utilize her/his expertise and networks related to refugees, urbanization, migration, and demography to identify prospective Visiting Fellows and Scholars and will manage the related outreach, visit planning, and output.
Produce presentation and development materials and participate in the grant writing process for thematic area, as needed.
To advance Perry World House’s overall mission, develop and implement undergraduate student programming, including annual career week, weekly public lectures, and rapid response programming.

Qualifications BA/BS required, a Master’s Degree or higher strongly preferred plus 3 years to 5 years of work experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Candidate should have extensive academic and programmatic expertise in the thematic area of Global Shifts: Migration, Urbanization, and Demography; have undertaken policy-relevant research with a global focus; thrive in a multi-faceted, faced-paced environment; have exceptional writing, editing, and public presentation skills across multiple platforms; be thoroughly self motivated; and be a team player, highly collaborative, and entrepreneurial.
Affirmative Action Statement 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.
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