Research Project Manager 1 (Program Manager)

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
01 – I – Exempt
Work Unit:
College of Engineering
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Full/Part Time:


The Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering is seeking to hire a Project Manager to work closely with the Director and Chair of the Service Enterprise Engineering (SEE) Program, the Department Head of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering and the SEE Advisory Board to lead the enterprise toward achievement of its mission. Responsibilities will include overseeing day-to-day operations of the program on behalf of the director, manage services and coordinate activities, develop internal policies and procedures to optimize program's operations. Perform frequent communication with advisory board members and interns via email, video conferencing, or face-to-face meetings. Initiate, review and approve (as proxy for Director) administrative actions that result in the commitment of financial resources. Manage and track budgets and resources to assure efforts are following project guidelines. Analyze data and prepare reports for regular meetings. Travel to meetings and present materials on behalf of the Director of Service Enterprise Engineering program when needed. Additional travel to professional conferences, or special events is required. Coordinate and manage the following SEE events: Student Poster Competition, Guest Speakers, Panel Discussions and Field trips. Conduct surveys of students and employers. Collect data required for metrics used to manage the program including student enrollments and employment. Supervise interns who may be directed to assist with setup/take down and logistics at advisory board meetings, may assist with the development of marketing materials (print and on-line). Communicate progress on projects with key stakeholders weekly. Manage multiple projects performed by undergraduate and graduate students. Coordinate all communications on behalf of Program's Director, including partnering with departmental-level personnel to support marketing communications initiatives and representation on the website and through periodic newsletters. Oversee the Program's general email accounts and responds to inquiries. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of University policies and procedures related to students and FERPA guidelines is preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and a demonstrated commitment to providing exceptional, proactive customer service is essential. 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