University of Pennsylvania PROGRAM MANAGER in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 32-29361

Posted Job Title PROGRAM MANAGER

School Name Graduate School of Education

Org Center for Academic Innovation

Posted to the Web 07/12/2018

Posted Job/Salary Grade 027

Employment Type Exempt

Hours N/A

Position Type Full Time

Position Schedule TBD

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

At Penn GSE, staff, students, and faculty enjoy an Ivy League environment that supports both practical knowledge building and high-quality research. The community in this top-ranked school is united in its efforts to create positive change through education in our region, country, and world. http://www.gse.upenn.edu/

Duties

Catalyst @ Penn GSE connects people and ideas across diverse constituencies to develop innovative ways to address persistent and emerging problems in education. Building upon Penn GSE’s history of leadership in education, Catalyst is both a collection of unique programs and a facilitator within and beyond the University. Throughout its work, Catalyst combines education, business, and technology to embrace an ongoing process of generating, testing, adapting, and disseminating best practices. Catalyst’s new and established programs cut across sectors to serve educators, entrepreneurs, researchers, policymakers, investors, business leaders, and others with a stake in education’s power to create opportunity for all learners.PositionThe Program Manager will have the primary responsibilities of managing the implementation of a set of programs and services as well as establishing a network across the broad variety of stakeholders with who we collaborate to make that happen. This individual will work collaboratively in order to expand our tradition of innovation at GSE through Catalyst. In addition, the Program Manager will also manage the physical office we have renovated to serve as a creative, flexible and productive space. The Program Manager will report to Michael Golden, Executive Director of Catalyst.Responsibilities* Work with the Executive Director and others to implement and manage a series of innovative programs, services and processes in areas that meet Catalyst’s strategic priorities * Help establish and manage a network of stakeholders with whom we partner to empower the education entrepreneurial ecosystem to tackle the pressing problems of education practice* Develop comprehensive project plans and track project performance and budget to analyze the successful completion of short and long-term goals through measured returns and outcomes * Develop and manage a programmatic plan of events, workshops and functions for the Catalyst space along with marketing plans, usage guidelines and technology upgrades * Manage research to understand and measure the effectiveness of this pilot incubator work space to inform courtyard innovation building * Keep current on the latest trends on ed tech, entrepreneurship, incubation in education, teaching and learning, and the future of learning

Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree and 5-7 years of experience required or equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s preferred.* Practical project management knowledge and experience* Experience in strategic planning, risk management and/or change management* Critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills * Ability to build consensus across diverse stakeholders * Adaptability and ability to tolerate ambiguity* Experience developing and managing programming for a center/ lab space* Knowledge of and passion for the education and entrepreneurial ecosystems

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.

Quick Link http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/38482

Posting Supplemental Questions

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  • How did you hear about this employment opportunity?

  • Jobs@Penn

  • Contacted by a Penn Recruiter

  • Referred by a Penn Employee

  • Referred by a friend or family member

  • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)

  • Inside Higher Ed

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  • Professional Affiliation/Trade Website

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  • Heard about it at a conference or career fair

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  • Recruitment and/or staffing agency


  • What is your highest level of education completed?

  • Less than high school education

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Vocational or Technical School

  • Associate's Degree or Two Year College

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Master's Degree

  • PHD/MD/JD or equivalent doctoral degree


  • How many years of experience do you have related to this position?

  • 0 to 1 Year

  • 1 to 2 Years

  • 2 to 3 Years

  • 3 to 5 Years

  • 5 to 7 Years

  • 7 to 10 Years

  • Over 10 Years

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume

Optional Documents

  • Cover Letter