Research Project Manager 2 (DoD Family Advocacy Program FAP Project Manager)

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
02 – J – Exempt
Work Unit:
Vice President of Research
Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness
Full/Part Time:


The Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness at Penn State University (Clearinghouse) seeks a program manager to lead applied research projects associated with the DoD Family Advocacy Program (FAP). The position will provide direction, instructions, supervision to a team of individuals for the purpose of supporting the DoD FAP effort. Duties include: Oversee, conduct, and report on assigned applied research projects; manage, supervise, and provide leadership and mentoring to all members of team; manage the flow and assignment of day-to-day tasks; be accountable for team and program success. Be the communication point of contact with partners; collaborate with the partners to develop both strategic and operational plans; lead partner meetings, phone meetings/emails to discuss status of the projects. Develop a detailed project timeline to meet deadlines and achieve project objectives; manage the development of briefing reports, papers, publications, and conference presentations; be knowledgeable about, and uphold, all Clearinghouse policies and procedures as discussed in the handbook and any updated guidance and directives published between handbook revisions. Actively participate in Clearinghouse meetings and disseminate information to the team members. The Clearinghouse is an applied research center, nationally recognized for its work, that focuses on improving the health and well-being of military service members and their families. Currently, the Clearinghouse has funded projects with the Department of Defense, Army, Navy, and Air Force. Projects focus on topics such as parenting, building family resilience, preventing family violence, enhancing child and youth development, suicide prevention, obesity prevention, evaluation of mental health treatments for service members, veteran transitions from military to civilian life, and families at risk, among numerous others. Our current staff of approximately 45 individuals have a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds and interests, thus, there will be significant opportunity to form unique and interesting collaborations. Knowledge of military culture and military families, or a military background are a plus. Typically requires a Master's degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The ideal candidate will have a masters or doctoral degree in a social science field (e.g., social work, psychology, human development, or family studies). Experience in the area of child maltreatment or domestic violence is preferred. The successful candidate must have strong verbal and writing skills as he/she will be leading the development of high-quality applied research. 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 $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088