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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 07-26403
School Name Wharton School
Org Pennsylvania SBDC
Posted to the Web 07/20/2017
Posted Job/Salary Grade 027
Employment Type Exempt
Hours 35.00
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule 9 - 5
Months 12
Position Length Contingent Upon Funding
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

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.


-Oversight and management of all outreach, partnership and marketing initiatives assigned.
-Supervise department staff to include administrative coordinator and student interns.
-Oversee and manage intra-network communications, event planning, website/intranet maintenance, report and funding proposal writing and the production of communication materials.
-Develop and support initiatives to enhance outreach to program stakeholders.
-Manage network advertising and sponsorship programs.
-Assist in resource development including the solicitation and growth of corporate partnerships and alliances.
-Interaction with federal, state, and local government agencies, local economic development organizations, and university programs so as to increase the visibility of the SBDC.
-As requested, serve on regional and national committees to strengthen the Pennsylvania and national SBDC programs.
-Perform additional duties as assigned.


-A Bachelor’s Degree and 3 – 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required; 5 – 7 years of experience is preferred.
-Online marketing skills and/or experience.
-Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite.
-Experience with database management.
-Working knowledge of social media platforms and campaigns.
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
-Strong organizational skills.
-High attention to detail, accuracy, and follow through.
-Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment.
-Flexibility and a related ability to work autonomously and in a team environment.
-SBDC experience preferred.
-Experience with and/or knowledge of corporate sponsorships preferred.
-Strong computer skills (MS Office, online communications, internet research).
-Travel required; must have a valid driver’s license.

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

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents