Research Project Manager 2

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
02 – J – Exempt
Work Unit:
College of Agricultural Sciences
Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education
Full/Part Time:


The Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education, College of Agricultural Sciences, seeks applicants for a full-time Project Manager for a 5-year USDA/National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)-funded project, Thriving Agriculture in Urbanized Landscapes. Responsibilities include developing and overseeing processes for effective and timely communication among project personnel at Penn State and the partner institutions on this project, and between project personnel and the project’s stakeholder advisory board; collecting and archiving data from project research activities, including metadata, and overseeing the deposition of learning modules and other project outputs on Cooperative Extension’s eXtension platform; overseeing day-to-day financial and administrative aspects of the project to manage ongoing expenditures, forecast expenditures, and ensure that the project stays on budget; coordinating external communications about project activities and results, including a project website and social media; overseeing communications between project personnel and the external project evaluator; and providing guidance and oversight of compliance with federal regulations and Penn State policies on research with human subjects. Typically requires a Master's degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Applicants should have excellent communication skills and the ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams. An ability to engage professionally with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students is required. The salary is competitive, and commensurate with background and experience. An attractive benefits package is available. Review of applications will begin on January 27, 2020. The starting date will be April 2020 or as negotiated. 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