Project Development Manager

  • Pennsylvania State University
  • University Park, PA
Full Time Advertising-PR Media Program Management

Job Description

Project Development Manager


WPSU Penn State is seeking a project development manager to conceptualize, develop and ensure the high-quality delivery of public media and engagement projects that: incorporate innovative media production (i.e., television, radio, digital, multi-media); have externally-funded budgets of $50,000 to $2 million; foster public awareness of important Penn State programs and social issues; gain significant reach locally, regionally and/or nationally; involve academic and Outreach units; and engage multiple external partners. The position is responsible for identifying, planning, funding, delivering, and assessing public media and engagement projects that benefit the missions of WPSU Penn State, Outreach, and the University. The position collaborates with the WPSU production team and with University development, foundation relations, and sponsored programs. This role provides strategic direction, leadership, and management for the project development function. This role also ensures project compliance with the policies of Federal, state, foundation, and corporate funders, as well as with University policies. Critical skills include cross-functional team building, project design, budgeting, prospect identification, grant strategy, proposal writing, solicitation, project oversight, and post-award reporting. A Master's degree or higher and 5+ years of related experience (or an equivalent combination) is required. Qualified candidates will demonstrate leadership, the ability to include diverse voices, and an appreciation for public media.


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Education Requirements

Master's Degree