Assistant Director

24 Dec, 2020

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Assistant Director

Princeton University Behavioral Science & Public Policy Center
Princeton, NJ

Overview

The Kahneman-Treisman Center for Behavioral Science and Public Policy seeks an experienced Assistant Director who will provide support to the faculty director of the Center and oversee the Center’s day-to-day operations.

The Kahneman-Treisman Center for Behavioral Science and Public Policy is a fairly new interdisciplinary center at Princeton University. During the past 20 years, the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, home of the new center, has developed an array of research and teaching initiatives in the area of behavioral applications to policy involving faculty from the psychology department, and also from economics, politics, sociology, and other disciplines. Princeton’s faculty members are applying behavioral science to topics that include law, education, health care, household finance, the environment, discrimination, inequality, and dispute resolution, among others. The research conducted at the center aims to influence local, national and global public policy, identifying new approaches to address social problems and improve lives.

 

The Assistant Director will be the primary public face of the center and will play a vital role in the creation, management, and direction of the Center. The candidate must have the capacity to help envision and develop new programming; coordinate new interdisciplinary initiatives; establish and foster marketing and branding strategies. This individual will develop the Center budget in collaboration with the Director and be responsible for the careful and appropriate management of Center funds and resources; create and edit the Center’s research blog; coordinate grant writing and proposal production; perform and/or oversee day-to-day center operations; cultivate high-profile research collaborations and public events, often with other Princeton departments and centers as well as external institutions; manage public communications, web site and print materials.

 

Responsibilities

 

Management and Administration

  • Direct the preparation and distribution of marketing, communications and promotional materials to constituents in support of the Center’s activities, via web site and printed materials, written correspondence, and social media.
  • Coordinate visits involving Center sponsors, high-ranking university representatives, visiting international scholars, government and industry personnel, student collaborators, and others.
  • Oversee the planning, coordination, organization, and execution of high-profile activities of the Center, including lecture series, workshops and policy briefings.
  • Participate in the development and enhancement of standard operating procedures and guidelines for all matters related to the Center.

Research

  • Cultivate research collaborations and joint public events with other institutions.
  • Create and edit the Center’s research blog.
  • Provide programmatic support to the Center Director and coordinate the Center’s research initiatives and activities to establish and achieve common goals and milestones.
  • Assist the Center Director in developing and writing research grant proposals for additional funding for research relating to the Center’s activities.

 

Budget and Financial Management

  • Develop and oversee the Center’s budget development in collaboration with the Director and be responsible for the careful and appropriate management of Center funds and resources.
  • Direct the Center’s day-to-day operations, with responsibility for administrative support functions and details of project management including project financial status and purchasing decisions.
  • Prepare and draft correspondence and written reports (annual report, stewardship reports, etc.), and analyses of the effectiveness of various funding programs.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree plus five years’ experience in related field.
  • Strong writing and speaking skills.
  • Experience with editing and maintaining websites.
  • Ability to interact and function in a cross-disciplinary academic environment.
  • Strong organizational and management skills and good judgment; demonstrated project planning skills; responsiveness with the ability to handle multiple tasks in a timely manner.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills, the ability to work in a dynamic environment.
  • Strong personal initiative; self-motivated and self-directed; unwavering commitment to excellence.
  • Demonstrated tact, diplomacy, and discretion; appreciation for the values of higher education and sensitivity to the nuances of academic culture.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Active listening skills to develop and maintain relationships and build trust and credibility with a diverse set of stakeholders.
  • High level of emotional intelligence, judgment and strategic agility. Ability to resolve conflict thoughtfully and with minimal disruption.
  • Leadership, management, and staff development skills which exhibit qualities of integrity, trustworthiness, respect and team collaboration.
  • Ability to work with confidential information, manage information and data.
  • Proven ability to work independently with limited supervision; capacity to multi-task and manage competing priorities while consistently delivering results.

 

Preferred:

  • Advanced degree (MPA, MPP, MBA, JD, etc.)
  • Event planning background
  • Strategic marketing and/or brand management experience
  • Audio-Visual production

The Princeton School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) believes that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity, equity and inclusion is fundamental to the success of our education and research mission.  This commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention as we actively seek colleagues of exceptional ability and promise who represent a broad range of viewpoints, experiences and value systems, and who share in 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.

 

Standard Weekly Hours

36.25

Eligible for Overtime

No

Benefits Eligible

Yes

Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)

No

Physical Capacity Exam Required

No

Valid Driver’s License Required

No
Princeton University job offers are contingent upon the candidate’s successful completion of a background check, reference checks, and pre-employment screening, as applicable. The type and extent of background check, reference checks, and pre-employment screening may vary depending on the requirements and/or functions of the job and the candidate’s current employment status with Princeton University.
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Job posted: 2020-12-24