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Project Manager - Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) - Tisch College
Tufts University

Date Posted Jan. 10, 2020
Title Project Manager - Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) - Tisch College
University Tufts University
Medford\/Somerville, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Administrative Support/Services

The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life prepares Tufts students to become active citizens and community leaders. As the only university-wide college of its kind, its mission is to engage Tufts students in meaningful community building, public service experiences, and transformational learning. It conducts groundbreaking research on young people’s civic and political participation and forges innovative community partnerships. Tisch College is a national leader in civic education, whose model and research are setting the standard for higher education’s role in civic engagement.

The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) is a research-based think tank that studies how young people in the United States learn to become active participants in our democracy. CIRCLE studies a broad range of topics, from K-12 civic education, youth organizing, youth and civic media, to community characteristics that promote civic development. The central focus of its work is on expanding access to civic learning and engagement opportunities, especially for marginalized youth.

Provides advanced project management skills to a research group that focus on youth civic engagement using a wide range of methods, diverse team members with multiple external partners. The person in this position will work with CIRCLE’s Director, Director of Research, and Director of Impact to identify, organize, sequence, and manage relevant objectives, tasks and timelines for various types of deliverables, events, and projects. The Project Manager should demonstrate proficiency in one or more major project management platforms and use appropriate tools and relationships to ensure each project is closely monitored. They will work together with staff to make sure each project’s progress is followed. Project Manager may participate in research activities such as participant recruitment and communication, literature review, web-based research, and grant and administrative reports. This person’s responsibilities also include organizing and managing appointments and priorities for the director of CIRCLE and providing administrative support in partnership with the Business Manager and Administrative Manager of Tisch College.


Basic Requirements:
Knowledge, experience and skills typically acquired through a bachelors degree
Project Management Certificate
At least 12 consecutive months of full-time office work experience in a project management role
Demonstrated commitment to equity and interest in civic and political engagement
Ability to commute daily to Tufts University’s Medford campus

Preferred Qualifications:
3 years of project management experience
Experience working in a multi-disciplinary research group
Strong organizational skills with keen attention to details

An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

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