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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 51-24612
School Name School of Dental Medicine
Org SDM Admissions
Posted to the Web 12/22/2016
Posted Job/Salary Grade 027
Employment Type Exempt
Hours 40.00
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule Mon-Fri, weekends as req.
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

Penn Dental Medicine is on a mission to provide the highest quality clinical and research environment for students while shaping the future of care. Join Penn Dental Medicine to live that mission every day by supporting our students, faculty, and community. With PDM, not only can you maximize your career potential at an Ivy League Institution, but you can make a real difference in the lives of our students and patients.

This position reports to the Director of Admissions with additional supervision from the Assistant Dean for Admissions. This position provides additional oversight of the admissions processes and day-to-day operations for the four year predoctoral program, the PASS program for foreign trained dentists, and post-graduate specialty programs. Evaluate applications for the pre-doctoral and PASS programs for interview consideration. Counsel prospective applicants. Assist with recruitment activities including pre-health fairs and virtual fairs. Schedule faculty and staff interviewers, process admissions applications as needed to meet admissions deadlines and schedules. Supervise the criminal background check process. Assist with interview day activities including presentations and meeting with candidates individually. Serve as back up administrator for WebAdmit admissions computer systems. Assist with data collection for all survey requests both internal and external.


BS/BA, graduate work desired; three to five years progressive experience in admissions (graduate level admissions desired); proven organizational and interpersonal skills; excellent written and presentation skills; demonstrated proficiency in working with wide range of personalities, familiarity of highly selective health professions admissions and recruiting, experience with culturally diverse student populations including international students; must be willing to work non-traditional hours; proficiency with admissions computer systems; knowledge of CAS admissions systems helpful.

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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Posting Supplemental Questions

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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
    • Other Internet Advertisement
    • Linkedin
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    • Other Social Media Site
    • Professional Affiliation/Trade Website
    • Diversity Association/Publication Website
    • Heard about it at a conference or career fair
    • Apple One
    • 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 excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you possess demonstrated proficiency in working with wide range of personalities, familiarity of highly selective health professions admissions and recruiting, experience with culturally diverse student populations including international students?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Are you willing to work non-traditional hours?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have proficiency with admissions computer systems; knowledge of CAS admissions systems?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter