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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 02-26033
School Name School of Arts and Sciences
Org Center for the Humanities
Posted to the Web 06/07/2017
Posted Job/Salary Grade 026
Employment Type Non-Exempt
Hours 35.00
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 School of Arts and Sciences forms the foundation of the scholarly excellence that has established Penn as one of the world’s leading research universities. We teach students across all 12 Penn schools, and our academic departments span the reach from anthropology and biology to sociology and South Asian studies.


For the Wolf Humanities Center (formerly Penn Humanities Forum) and Price Lab for Digital Humanities, coordinate and help plan day-to-day program activities and oversee smooth, efficient functioning of exchange between two centers. Work with senior leadership to develop public relations and marketing strategies that respond to current media trends, and implement those strategies across both centers through inventive use of social media, creative design and video work, and thoughtful curation of content. Under limited supervision, manage logistics for all special events, seminars, and fellowship programs, as well as all research projects and curricular programs. For special events and seminars, oversee venue bookings and setup, guest speaker arrangements, vendors, and contracts. For fellowship, research, and curricular programs, oversee databases and expense management for faculty fellows and researchers. Supervise full-time and temporary staff, including administrative coordinator, graduate research assistant, and student workers. Provide administrative support to the Director and Associate Director of the Wolf Humanities Center and the Managing Director of the Price Lab. Position reports to Associate Director, Wolf Humanities Center, and Managing Director, Price Lab for Digital Humanities.


BA/BS required, with 2 to 3 years of experience in special events planning, management, and promotion, or equivalent combination of education and experience. 5 to 7 years of experience are strongly preferred. Must have strong skills in graphic, video, and media design as well as Microsoft Office Suite. Experience with grants management and working with complex budget spreadsheets helpful. Must work collaboratively with others, independently as necessary, and strategically with senior leadership on a wide variety of projects and programs. Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills 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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  1. * 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
    • Diversity Association/Publication Website
    • Heard about it at a conference or career fair
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    • Recruitment and/or staffing agency
  2. * 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
  3. * 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
  4. * Do you have 2 to 3 years of experience in special events planning, management, and promotion?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have strong skills in graphic, video, and media design as well as Microsoft Office Suite?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have experience with grants management and working with complex budget spreadsheets?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have prior experience working with senior leadership?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Do you have excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

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  2. Resume
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