University of Pennsylvania ASSOC DIR, LIFELONG LEARNING AND GLOBAL FORUMS in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 07-29465


School Name Wharton School

Org External Affairs

Posted to the Web 08/03/2018

Posted Job/Salary Grade 027

Employment Type Exempt

Hours N/A

Position Type Full Time

Position Schedule 9-5

Months 12

Position Length Ongoing

Position End Date

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

School/Center Overview

The World’s First Business SchoolJOSEPH WHARTON, FOUNDERIn 1881, American entrepreneur and industrialist Joseph Wharton established the world’s first collegiate school of business at the University of Pennsylvania.Wharton’s pioneering vision was to produce graduates who would become ‘pillars of the state, whether in private or in public life.’ The Wharton School maintains a long tradition of educating visionary business leaders in academia, business, government, and not-for-profit organizations.Today, Wharton has expanded the scope of this vision to become the most comprehensive source of business knowledge in the world – with over 225 faculty members, 95,000 alumni, 5,000 students across 10 academic departments, 20 research centers, and more than 9,000 executive education participants annually.


Reporting to the Director of Alumni Relations, Lifelong Learning and Global Forums, the Associate Director of Lifelong Learning and Global Forums is responsiblefor planning, execution and successful implementation of the School’s Lifelong Learning programming .The associate director works collaboratively with External Affairs colleagues, external constituents, faculty, and academic departments to ensure timely and effective implementation of alumni programming, which includes the Global Forums, alumni reunions, and Campaign, regional, campus, and online events.Responsibilities include developing and executing the delivery of programs to enhance alumni engagement via the alumni club network and department events (Global Forums, Reunions, webinars, and regional events); producing and interpreting reports, metrics, and benchmarks, including website analytics, email open rate and qualitative and quantitative feedback to enhance program offerings, marketing, data collection, and outreach; working collaboratively with alumni relations colleagues to determine short and long-range goals for programming and initiatives; supporting and reporting of the Alumni Relations budget allocated to LLL expenses; collaborating with academic departments in capturing and leveraging faculty travel; coordinating and facilitating surveys, focus groups, and needs analysis conducting research to proactively identify regional issues important to the LLL audience; working with the communication team to market and promote LLL programs and steward alumni participants; and securing and cultivating faculty, alumni, and external speakers for programs.ating a cohesive strategy and seamless executions for lifelong learning involving marketing, communications, data analytics, operations, digital strategy, stewardship, events, clubs, engagements and programming. Lifelong Learning program management activities include, program execution, marketing and outreach campaigns to drive attendance, quality control and ROI analysis, managing budget, conducting stakeholder analysis, research and analyze impact of engagement, create systems and processed to improve efficiency, transparency and effectiveness. The incumbent will have direct contact and communications with key external constituencies: alumni, high-level executive speakers, business leaders, government officials, prospect students and corporate donors. The incumbent will represent Wharton External Affairs and its mission to alumni, external contacts, students, and the Wharton and Penn communities.


A Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of experience of equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Experience in project management and program development is highly desired, as well as experience in working with alumni, faculty, and communications and or marketing. The ideal candidate must display ability to understand a senior business community, advanced presentation and communication skills, understanding of international cultures and heightened diplomacy skills; confidence and maturity to work with senior business alumni and faculty. Must be detail oriented, pragmatic, and able to handle multiple projects simultaneously. Exceptional collaboration, leadership, and conflict resolution skills required. Must be willing to work occasional evenings and weekends and travel both domestically and internationally. A valid driver’s license and passport are required.

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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