Program Manager: Future of the Global Order Research Theme

University of Pennsylvania
  • Location
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Apr 04

Position description

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.


Manage tasks related to the work of Perry World House’s Global Innovation Program. Primary responsibility will be to drive the research, policy, and public convening agendas of the Future of the Global Order: Power, Technology, and Governance thematic area, in coordination with the faculty directors, including producing written output (reports, white papers, blog posts, etc.), planning and executing several conferences and workshops each academic year, and planning weekly/monthly lectures, symposia, and other convenings. The Program Manager also utilizes his/her expertise and networks in the Global Order subject area to identify prospective Visiting Fellows and Scholars and to manage the related outreach, visit planning, and output of the Fellows and Scholars. Produce presentation materials, as needed. Participate in the grant writing process for thematic area, as needed. Assists with the postdoctoral program.


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 the intersections of technological advances, governance, and power in shaping a new world order; 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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