University of Pennsylvania SENIOR ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reference Number 85-29782
Posted Job Title SENIOR ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
School Name Student Services
Org Career Services
Posted to the Web 08/25/2018
Posted Job/Salary Grade 028
Employment Type Exempt
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule 9:00 - 5:00
Position Length Ongoing
Position End Date
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.
Division of the Vice Provost for University Life (VPUL) is Penn’s foremost provider of student services and educational access. VPUL partners and collaborates with diverse organizations across many dimensions including: race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, historical tradition, age, religion, disabilities, veteran status, interests, perspectives and socioeconomic backgrounds. We enhance the ability of nearly 25,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, along with other community participants. University Life programs provide academic and career support, campus and community engagement, health and wellness programs, and much more. Our efforts help to fulfill Penn’s strategic vision of integrating knowledge across campus. VPUL is part of the Office of the Provost and includes 32 campus departments. http://www.vpul.upenn.edu/
Supervise the Graduate and Professional School Advising unit of Career Services, including three Associate Directors and an Administrative Assistant. Oversee all advising of Penn students and alumni applying to graduate and professional programs. Set priorities for the unit and suggest budget implications of those priorities. Manage the implementation of the comprehensive Health Professions Advisory Board process for medical and dental school applications each year. Plan and supervise annual schedule of programs, workshops, panels, and graduate school recruiter visits. Compile and analyze statistical information on admission of Penn students to medical and law schools and become expert on admissions trends. Organize the development and updating of substantive information about graduate and professional programs for the Career Services website. Maintain relationships with admissions representatives at law, medical, and other graduate schools. Collaborate with Penn faculty and administrators in programming and advising activities. Receive administrative direction from and report to the Executive Director of Career Services.
A Master’s degree or more is required and 3-5 years of experience in graduate and professional school advising or related areas. A Ph.D, J.D. or M.D. is preferred. Excellent advising and communication skills, with the ability to work with students and alumni who are applying to a broad range of graduate and professional school programs. Sensitivity to the needs and concerns of a diverse student body. Strong organizational and supervisory skills. Outstanding writing and presentation skills. Experience and interest in program planning. Ability to work effectively with faculty, administrators, and graduate school admissions representatives. Ease with assimilating and retaining large volumes of information on graduate and professional school programs and admissions trends. Database and website management skills strongly preferred; social media skills helpful. Comfort with juggling multiple priorities and working well under pressure needed.
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.
Quick Link http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/39637
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