We invite applications for a General Manager (GM) position. The GM will be in charge of the administrative management of the Lab.
Employment status: Full-time
Duration of the contract: 12 months (possibility of permanent position afterwards)
Location: Paris, France
Starting date: As soon as possible
Compensation: Competitive and based on candidates’ CV. The prospective employee will benefit from the social benefits in place at PSE, i.e. health insurance, 50% of the cost of public transportation and restaurant vouchers.
DESCRIPTION OF THE ROLE
The General Manager (Secrétaire Général.e) oversees the daily management of the Lab, of human relations and exchanges with the PSE administration as well as with external administrative partners. The General Manager can represent the WIL in external administrative reunions and meetings. The GM is appointed by and under the supervision of WIL co-directors.
The GM is responsible for the management of coordinators and of the central team and ensures that deliverables are produced in due time. The GM sets up WIL meetings and is responsible for taking minutes of meetings. The GM oversees the administrative work related to contracts with WIL salaried personnel and external service providers. The GM oversees WIL’s grants and supervises exchanges with PSE accounting and administrative services. The GM provides support to WIL directors and coordinators for the development of new grants. The GM can represent WIL in administrative meetings with PSE and other institutions within PSE.
The GM has 10+ years professional experience, with a solid background in management and good understanding of how research institutions function. The GM also has expert knowledge in research-policy interface. Candidates are expected to have a BSc or MSc in science, social sciences or management, or related fields.
Other skills include: English and French fluency, working knowledge of human relations processes, experience in a managerial role, strong decision-making capabilities, above-average communication and collaboration skills, proven ability to develop and maintain work plans, ability to motivate team members. The GM will not be in charge of the scientific management of the Lab, but ability to understand the topic will be required.
- Management of WIL contracts and grants and support to new partnership developments
- Administrative support to team members
- Coordination of exchanges between WIL research teams and PSE administration services
- Coordination of WIL team’s time sheets
- In charge of WIL human relations and WIL team’s annual evaluations
- Organization of WIL meetings and minutes of meetings
- Coordination of activity reports along with the communication manager
- Support to organization of events
Your application is to be sent electronically to the following address firstname.lastname@example.org, while specifying “Application – General Manager” in the subject line. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis according to the applications received. Applications should be written in English and include a CV and a cover letter.
The WIL is an equal opportunity employer. All our positions are open to people with disabilities.
The World Inequality (WIL) is research laboratory focusing on the study of inequality worldwide. The WIL hosts the World Inequality Database, the most extensive public database on global inequality dynamics. The core missions of the WIL are the extension of the World Inequality Database, the publication of working papers, reports and methodological handbooks on the different facets of socio-economic inequality and the dissemination of research findings in academia and in the media. The WIL regroups about twenty researchers and professionals based at the Paris School of Economics and coordinates a network of over 100 scholars affiliated to the World Inequality Database. The WIL is hosted by the Paris School of Economics.
PSE – Paris School of Economics is a private non-profit research foundation. PSE develops economic research of the highest international standard and disseminates the results. It brings together a community of 140 researchers and around 200 PhD students, and offers teaching in Masters, PhD, Summer School and Executive Education programs at the cutting edge of the discipline. Now firmly established as a feature on the global academic landscape, PSE breaks down all kinds of barriers to attain its goal of excellence: it brings together universities and grandes écoles, promotes exchanges between economics and the other social sciences, delivers its scholarship to a broad public, and supports the work of its teams in multiple partnerships with public institutions and private organisations.