Research Project Manager 1

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
01 – I – Exempt
Work Unit:
Student Affairs
Counseling and Psychological Services, The Center for Collegiate Mental Health (CCMH)
Full/Part Time:


The Pennsylvania State University, the Center for Collegiate Mental Health (CCMH) at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS, University Park, PA) has a Research Project Manager position available, beginning Spring 2018. The Center for Collegiate Mental Health (CCMH) at Penn State invites nominations and applications for the position of a Research Project Manager for CCMH (Level 1 or Level 2). CCMH is a rapidly growing practice/research network with over 500 member institutions along with students, faculty, and staff from Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Department of Psychology, College of Education, and Student Affairs at Penn State. The Project Manager reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of CCMH including oversight for multiple web-based systems associated with the activities of CCMH; managing member institutions; coordinating the CCMH Advisory Board; coordinating local meetings and projects; supporting graduate students and related projects; managing internal and external communications; presenting at conferences and publishing research articles; and working closing with a team of individuals to manage a variety of tasks related to data-handling. This position would be an ideal match for individuals who are detail oriented, self-directed, highly motivated team players interested in leadership work at the intersection of clinical practice and science. This position will provide unique research experience in a highly-visible, national research program with opportunities for grants and publications. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate superior communication skills (both oral and written), strong interpersonal skills, project management expertise, experience with applied social science research, fluency in current office technologies (such as web-site administration, social media, customer-relations management software, data analysis, data warehouses, and electronic medical records). The opportunity for clinical work at CAPS may be available for qualified applicants. Please see for information on Penn State University’s diversity “All In” effort and see for Diversity Resources at Penn State. State College, PA, a university town, with a population of 105,000 (which includes the State College borough and surrounding townships) was recently cited as one of the top university towns in the United States. Pittsburgh and Philadelphia are 3 to 4 hours from State College and Baltimore is about 3 hours. State College and the university provide the major intellectual, cultural and recreational resources for central Pennsylvania. Application review will begin on Monday, February 5th, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Master's degree or Doctoral degree in Psychology, Project Management, or a related field are preferred though not required. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,104 $23,748 $31,392
B $17,712 $26,124 $34,524
C $19,152 $28,728 $38,304
D $21,072 $31,620 $42,156
E $23,604 $35,400 $47,196
F $26,436 $39,660 $52,872
G $29,136 $44,412 $59,712
H $33,192 $50,616 $68,040
I $37,848 $57,696 $77,580
J $42,444 $65,772 $89,136
K $49,236 $76,308 $103,392
L $57,120 $88,524 $119,928
M $66,240 $102,672 $139,116
N $78,168 $121,152 $164,148
O $90,768 $142,968 $195,168
P $107,124 $168,696 $230,280
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088