University of Pennsylvania PENN-VINGROUP PROJECT COORDINATOR in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 40-29307


School Name Perelman School of Medicine

Org SM-DN-Global Health Programs

Posted to the Web 07/12/2018

Posted Job/Salary Grade 025

Employment Type Non-Exempt

Hours 40.00

Position Type Full Time

Position Schedule 8-5

Months 12

Position Length End Date Established

Position End Date 09/30/2020

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 Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the United States. Penn is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. Since its founding in 1765 the School has been a strong presence in the community and prides itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education.


The University of Pennsylvania (Penn) has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and a multi-year contract with VinUniversity and Vinmec, entities that are subsidiaries of Vingroup, a multi-national conglomerate headquartered in Hanoi, Vietnam. This contract fully funded through 2020 commits Penn to provide advisory services to Vingroup to help create new medical and nursing schools as part of a nonprofit, private university in Vietnam. Accordingly, staff will be required to plan, implement and administer this partnership. The Penn-Vingroup Project Coordinator will report to the Penn-Vingroup Project Operations Director and provides assistance to the Project Director, and the overall academic team who will provide the advice and deliverables as mutually agreed upon in the contract.The Project Coordinator provides administrative and logistical support for the Penn-Vingroup Project and coordinates the day-to-day fiscal, administrative, and operational activities of this funded project. The project is focused on providing advisory services to the Penn-Vingroup project, as outlined in the approved and signed contract, which runs June 1, 2018 through October 1, 2020. Duties generally include providing analysis and support for projects, administrative, and general operations. Duties include logistical and travel support, notetaking, assistance with creating relevant reports and program marketing.This position is contingent upon funding and is currently funded through September 30, 2020.


The minimum of a High School diploma with 5 years of professional experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, required. College degree or coursework with relevance to global health, project/operations management, preferred. Demonstrated knowledge of issues in global health and related programs; excellent project management, writing, customer service, management and problem-solving skills; ability to work independently and on own initiative; ability to effectively manage and prioritize tasks and initiatives for self. Willing to travel to support project and client team in Vietnam. Significant international experience required, including time living abroad and familiarity navigating cultural differences and cross-cultural communication. Able to work in a fast-paced work environment and meet deadlines. Familiarity with Penn processes and data systems highly preferred. Minimum professional proficiency preferred in Vietnamese language, both written and oral.

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.

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