Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Research Programs Manager
Description: The Engagement Lab at Emerson College is an applied research and design lab that investigates and creates media and technology to reduce disparities in civic participation. The Research is responsible for helping to develop and administer all Lab programs. Because of their familiarity with all Lab projects, this person will also guide communication strategy and creation of website content, newsletters, and social media.
Campus Location: Boston Campus
Required Knowledge: Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience. Experience with digital technology and social media. Proficient computer skills (i.e., Google docs, Adobe Suite, etc.). Experience managing multi-streamed project ques and prioritization across projects. Good judgment in decision-making and priority setting.
Preferred/Desirable Knowledge: 3-5 years of work experience in program/project management preferable in a start-up or community nonprofit environment. Masters degree or equivalent experience. Be passionate about solving civic problems with art, design, and technology, and participatory research methods. Have the ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion with confidential information. Be comfortable with a fast paced and ever-changing work environment. Have excellent negotiation skills. Be creative and willing to play (even during work hours). Be a professional, proactive, collaborative, conscientious and results-oriented individual. Have an optimistic and positive demeanor.
Required Prior Work Experience: please see above
Diversity Statement: Emerson College believes diversity enriches the educational experience by providing students with the opportunity to learn from individuals who may have different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Engagement with diversity in the curriculum, in our co-curricular offerings, and all other aspects of the College enhances the personal and intellectual growth of all members of our campus community. Emerson is committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for meaningful citizenship in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society.
Emerson College is the nation’s premier private college dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. It is located in the theater district in the dynamic multi-cultural city of Boston in close proximity to major arts institutions, media outlets, and research centers. The College enrolls 3,783 undergraduate students and 641 graduate students from 71 countries and 48 states. Emerson College is committed to an active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity – in its people, in the curriculum, and in the College’s intellectual, social, cultural and geographical communities. Our inclusive excellence framework recognizes that institutional excellence comes from fully engaging with diversity in all aspects of institutional activities. Members of historically under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.