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Professional Specialist/Assistant Director at the Kahneman-Treisman Center

Princeton University
New Jersey, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Sep 16, 2021

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Research Administration
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Professional Specialist/Assistant Director - The Kahneman-Treisman Center for Behavioral Science and Public Policy   The Kahneman-Treisman Center for Behavioral Science and Public Policy seeks a Professional Specialist who will provide support to the faculty directors of the Center and oversee the Center's day-to-day operations. The position is for a three-year term, with the possibility of renewal, contingent on satisfactory performance. Rank and salary will be determined on the basis of experience and accomplishments. The Kahneman-Treisman Center for Behavioral Science and Public Policy is an interdisciplinary center at Princeton University. During the past 20 years, the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, home of the 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 Professional Specialist/Assistant Director will be the primary public face of the center and will play a vital role in supporting 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; coordinate visits involving Center sponsors, high-ranking university representatives, visiting international scholars, government and industry personnel, student collaborators; prepare and draft correspondence and written reports (annual report, stewardship reports, etc.) and manage public communications, web site and print materials. Qualifications: *Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills, the ability to work in a dynamic 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. *Demonstrated tact, diplomacy, and discretion; appreciation for the values of higher education and sensitivity to the nuances of academic culture. *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. *Ability to work with confidential information, manage information and data. EDUCATION REQUIRED: Master's degree in related field. Ph.D. preferred. This position is subject to the University's background check policy. TO APPLY Submit a cover letter, CV and one reference name. Apply at 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.
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