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CHIEF COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING OFFICER

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 07-26188
Posted Job Title CHIEF COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING OFFICER
School Name Wharton School
Org Marketing and Communications Group
Posted to the Web 06/27/2017
Posted Job/Salary Grade 031
Employment Type 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 World’s First Business School

JOSEPH WHARTON, FOUNDER
In 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. https://www.wharton.upenn.edu/

Duties

Reporting to the Vice Dean of Finance and Administration, this position is part of the Wharton School’s senior team and heads a department of 26 marketing and communication professionals. Staff with a marketing and communications role within the School have a dotted line report to this position. The incumbent will drive a successful marketing and communication strategy for the Wharton School, one of the leading business schools in the world. . In order to accomplish this, the incumbent will be required to work closely with various constituents, including the Dean and Deputy Dean’s Offices, the President’s Office, faculty and senior administrators of the School. In addition to overseeing marketing and communications for the School, the CMCO will also coordinate the activities of Wharton’s other communication tools, including Knowledge@Wharton, Wharton Digital Press, and Wharton Sirius Satellite radio. The incumbent must have a strong understanding of technology and social media and its role in a successful marketing and communications program.

Qualifications

A Master’s Degree or more and over 10 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Affinity for the academic environment and mission. Demonstrated leadership and management skills. Ability to foster a cohesive team and promote a positive work environment. Proven track record of developing and implementing strategies and of leading initiatives across a wide range of platforms; must possess strong negotiation and facilitation skills. Experience in media relations, marketing, communications, and crisis management. Advanced knowledge of strategies and best practices for communications, including sophisticated and creative use of social media and other forms of communications. Ability to capitalize on emerging technologies to further business goals.

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/29427

Posting Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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  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

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter