DRP Network

Job opening: multi-project program manager

Do you have a background in Math, Science, or Science Studies? Are you considering a new career in outreach and communication? Want to make a big impact with democracy reform or an innovative mentorship program?
We are hiring for a full-time position with elements in program design, communications, grant writing, and project management.
Salary: approx. $70k/year depending on experience
Term: initial term of 1.5 years, possibly extendable pending funding.

The program manager position consists of three components, each with different but related administrative responsibilities. There is lots of room for creativity - we would love to hire a partner and collaborator, someone who will take initiative in shaping the programming and direction in each of the three components:
  1. DRP network manager (15 %)
    Coordinate national mathematics mentorship network. At least 14 programs are already running, pairing undergraduates with graduate student mentors to do reading projects in math.
    Key administrative responsibilities: Outreach, professional communication, research study coordination (including IRB approval process), conference planning, website design.
  2. Program manager for Tufts Science, Technology and Society program (40 %)
    Help run new interdisciplinary program at Tufts, now offering a major and a minor.
    Key administrative responsibilities: Long-range program planning, budgeting, event programming and planning, public communications, student services and outreach, program assessment.
  3. Program manager for Metric Geometry and Gerrymandering Group (40 %)
    Coordinate a team of mathematicians and computer scientists working together with legal and political scholars and civil rights and community groups to identify and combat gerrymandering.
    Key administrative responsibilities: Seeking grant support, creating and managing database of community participants, media strategy and coordination, conference organization, managing publication of edited volume.
  4. Etc (5 %)
    Graphic design? Mathematical work? Refining teaching materials? Depends on you!
Overall qualifications: Relevant experience includes event organization/planning (e.g., academic conferences), professional communications, grant writing, project management (including team supervision), web design, STEM outreach, graduate work in mathematics, STS, or related field (PhD preferred but not required). Database management and familiarity with IRB process would be an asset.

The position is open immediately.   Apply here !

Upcoming Conference

The DRP network program kickoff conference will be held May 26-27, at MIT. Whether you are thinking of implementing a DRP in the future, a current organizer, a former participant, or are interested in learning more about what DRPs can do, we invite you to join us! Information and registration here.