🔗Program Coordinator/Research Associate
Website Center for the Preservation of Civil Rights Sites
The Center for the Preservation of Civil Rights Sites works to advance the understanding and sustainable conservation of heritage places commemorating American civil rights histories and Black heritage. The Center is a part of the Weitzman School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania.
The Center for the Preservation of Civil Rights Sites (CPCRS) seeks applications for a Research Associate, a faculty position, as the Program Coordinator. This position is supported by a multi-year Andrew Mellon Foundation grant to build capacity among partner institutions to advance the historic preservation of places of civil rights heritage significant to the Black experience in the US.
The Program Coordinator will manage research and programmatic activities and support the Center’s administrative areas in financial operations and development. This position will work closely with a small team of collaborators and report to the Center’s Director.
The principal tasks and responsibilities of the Program Coordinator will include:
- Managing and supporting graduate student internships and fellowships
- Assisting in the on-boarding of new hires, consultants, and contractors
- Helping process payments for collaborators
- Producing reports, documents, and social media posts
- Coordinating logistics for meetings, workshops, and academic gatherings related to the Center, including quarterly advisors’ meetings
- Collaborating closely with the Center’s other staff and advisors
- Collaborating on Center planning, strategy, and operations
Full-time, salaried position ($65,000) with certain benefits, available to the rank of research associates. One-year contract renewable each year for up to three years.
The Stuart Weitzman School of Design includes Historic Preservation, Fine Arts, Landscape Architecture, City & Regional Planning, and Architecture. The Weitzman School prepares students to address complex sociocultural and environmental issues through thoughtful inquiry, creative expression, and innovation. As a diverse community of scholars and practitioners, we are committed to advancing the public good—both locally and globally—through art, design, planning, and preservation. We are also home to the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy and the Ian L. McHarg Center for Urbanism and Ecology.
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The University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design is committed to creating an educational setting in which all students, faculty members, and staff members are valued. We strive to create an inclusive culture that celebrates difference and is strengthened by contributions from people of all races, religions, countries of origin, genders, ages, sexual orientations, physical abilities, learning differences, and socioeconomic backgrounds. We aspire to support and retain a student body, faculty and staff who are representative of the multiple communities and publics with which we collaborate and work. A diverse community here enhances our ability to prepare the next generation of artists, architects, landscape architects, planners, and preservationists to become leaders and innovators in a multicultural society.
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