The Democracy Initiative and the College and Graduate School of
Arts and Sciences invites applications for a new Memory
Project/Special Projects Manager position. The Democracy Initiative
is an exciting and ambitious interdisciplinary teaching, research
and engagement effort bringing together a diverse range of
scholars, government leaders and practitioners to study and advance
the prospects of democracy around the world. The Democracy Projects
and rotating Labs promote faculty and student research, teaching,
and public engagement.
The Memory Project's goals are to inform discussion about the
politics and practice of memory and to promote an ethos of
inclusion in public spaces and institutions. The Project both
studies how memory is produced and reproduced, and seeks to
participate in, catalyze and scale that process through support for
educational initiatives and production of media and the arts, as
well as public history and commemorative events. Its work is
largely forward-facing and applied, bringing together theoretical
investigation of the politics of memory with direct engagement with
its real-world effects.
The Memory Project's work is centered on Charlottesville,
Virginia, which in recent years has become a pivotal space to
define and shape broader debates about memory in the United States.
The Project also works with partners in Richmond, Virginia and
Greensboro, North Carolina, and in every instance, it draws on
approaches being developed by communities to democratize the
creation of public memory and develop models that cultivate forms
of memory that promote democratic values.
The Project Manager works independently but in coordination with
the faculty director of the Memory Project to develop and manage
the program. More specifically, the position is responsible for
project management, fiscal administration, communications, event
planning, grant writing, and other such administrative functions.
The successful candidate will be committed to the social sciences
and policy studies within a liberal arts tradition, and demonstrate
interest in racial justice advocacy.
Additional project management may include event curation,
assisting with internal and external communication efforts,
managing Lab/project selection processes, and working with UVA and
external partners to amplify the work of the Democracy
The position will send 60% of their time in support of the
Memory Project, and 40% of their time on special projects as
assigned by Democracy Initiative leadership.
* Gain familiarity with the entire scope and requirements of the
Memory Project. * Working with the project workplan, oversee
deadlines and make recommendations to project leadership. * Ensure
that the Memory Project Faculty Director, the Democracy Initiative
Co-Directors, and other key stakeholders are aware of project
status and any barriers to successful project performance. *
Develop appropriate methods to handle information. Interpret
information and make informed decisions based on analysis. * Ensure
that the Project is in compliance with organizational policies and
procedures. * Manage project budgets, handle financial
transactions, and facilitate human resources needs of the Memory
Project and other special projects. * Participate in public and
private event planning and execution. * Track and communicate
impact of The Memory Project and other special projects. * Maintain
website and social media accounts for the Memory Project and other
special projects. * In addition to the above job responsibilities,
other duties may be assigned.
This position requires a bachelor's degree with at least two
years' experience in program or project management, administrative
coordination, or academic affairs. Relevant experience may be
considered in lieu of a degree.
* Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects in a complex
environment. * Demonstrated skills in team building and
collaboration, cultivating relationships with partner faculty, and
in navigating complex internal and external relationships are also
required. * Track record of demonstrating a high degree of
initiative, flexibility and will have the skills to shape and be
shaped by an evolving initiative program. * Proficiency in
Microsoft Office and Microsoft PowerPoint is required. * Experience
with social media and website management (Drupal) preferred.
This position is a restricted position and is dependent upon
project need, availability of funding, and performance.
Anticipated Hiring Range: $65K to $70K depending upon
qualifications and experience.
Apply online at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs:
search for posting #R0023774 (or through Workday for internal
applicants), complete the application, and attach the
* Please note ALL REQUESTED documents MUST be uploaded in the
cv/resume box and you can combine documents into one PDF.*
1. Cover letter - addressing why you are interested in this
position, how your experience has prepared you and demonstrated
experience working with underrepresented groups.
3. Contact information for 3 references
* Applications that do not contain all the required documents
will not receive full consideration.*
For questions about the position, please contact Ellen Ochs, at
firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions about the application process,
please contact Nicole Robinson, Faculty Search Advisor, at
The selected candidate will be required to complete a background
check at time of offer per University Policy.
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