1+ months

Project Manager

Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08542
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The Princeton School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) seeks an experienced Project Manager for a two-year term who will be responsible for coordinating all aspects of the Violence and Inequality Project. The Violence and Inequality Project is a multidisciplinary research project based at Princeton University that brings together a network of researchers at seven universities to develop a research infrastructure to answer two questions: Why does violence rise or fall within neighborhoods or cities? What can be done to reduce violence while also reducing inequality?


The Project Manager is a two-year position that will be responsible for coordinating all aspects of the Violence and Inequality Project. The specific responsibilities, which are not exhaustive, are as follows:
  • Track status of various aspects of the research and facilitate communication between network members, organization of all files, and progress toward the project milestones and deliverables;
  • Provide detailed accounting and forecasts of budget and expenditures; communicate with Princeton representatives and funders; provide detailed reporting to funders;
  • Provide all communication with members of the advisory board and partners in multiple cities;
  • Lead fundraising efforts for the project;
  • Manage and supervise graduate student research assistants and all project staff, providing feedback and guidance;
  • Respond to queries from project staff and network members;
  • Supervise workflow and assign tasks to staff members and network members; track progress of workflow and provide updates to PI;
  • Manage all hiring, interviewing, recruitment;
  • Plan and coordinate all meetings and site visits;
  • Coordinate all data agreements and Institutional Review Board (IRB) applications;
  • Organize and manage all data developed as part of the project;
  • Schedule monthly meetings and take minutes;
  • Assist with organizational and administrative assistance to PI;
  • Assist with scheduling, travel arrangements for PI and network members when needed;
  • Assist with all expenses and reimbursements;
  • Manage space requirements and usage;
  • Assist with writing, copyediting, formatting, fact-checking, and publication of all documents produced over the course of the project;
  • Provide research assistance to PI and other network members when needed;
  • Work with developers and programmer on the project website and data repository;
  • Manage all grant reporting in collaboration with Princeton's Office of Population Research.



  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • 3+ years of previous relevant experience managing complex research project or similar organizational projects or initiatives
  • Demonstrated previous experience in communications with policy makers and local organizations
  • Strong organization and administrative skills and abilities
  • Clear and efficient communication
  • Strong writing skills, proofreading and editing experience
  • Computer skills: Word, PPT, Excel
  • Demonstrated experience managing academic grants, budgets
  • Experience supervising and managing project staff


  • Masters degree or equivalent in relevant field
  • Demonstrated experience with academic writing
  • Demonstrated experience with statistical analysis and coding in R or Stata
  • Remote work will be considered but proximity to Princeton and ability to meet in person on an occasional basis is strongly preferred

We at the School of Public and International Affairs believe that it is vital to cultivate an environment that embraces and promotes diversity, equity and inclusion fundamental to the success of our education and research mission. This commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment and hiring as we actively seek colleagues of exceptional ability who represent a broad range of viewpoints, experiences and value systems, and who share Princeton University's dedication to excellence.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW



Posted: 2022-08-19 Expires: 2022-10-04

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