Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 81-26821
School Name President's Center
Org President's Office
Posted to the Web 09/09/2017
Posted Job/Salary Grade 028
Employment Type Exempt
Hours N/A
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
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 mission of the President’s Center is to support the President, the trustees, and the University’s senior leadership; advance Penn’s highest priorities; to aid the faculty, students, and staff in their teaching, research, and service activities; and to advance excellence at Penn. In addition to the Office of the President, the President’s Center includes the following units: African-American Resource Center, Almanac, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, Office of General Counsel, Office of Institutional Research & Analysis, Office of Government and Community Affairs, Office of the Ombudsman, Office of the Sexual Violence Investigative Officer, Office of the University Secretary, University Archives and Records Center, Office of University Communications, and WXPN.


Reporting directly to the Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff, the Strategic Analyst will support decision-making and strategic initiatives by utilizing his/her policy knowledge, facility with data analysis, and communications and project management skills in furtherance of institution-wide goals and projects. He/she will have an interest in the development, implementation and evaluation of policy, an understanding of higher education issues and trends, and the analytic abilities to advance the University’s mission and priorities. Using information and data from various sources and by partnering with colleagues and key stakeholder groups, the Strategic Analyst will identify trends and opportunities, and provide analyses and recommend strategies for furthering the aims of the Penn Compact 2020.


A Master’s Degree (or higher academic degree) and 5 years to 7 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Strong understanding of the higher education landscape, emerging trends, and higher education policy issues; demonstrated experience in policy analysis and development. Experience integrating, analyzing and reporting in a strategic policy context on data from a variety of sources, including institutional data and data prepared by others. Experience and expertise with quantitative and qualitative analysis, and appropriate tools. Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to convey information clearly regarding complex matters to diverse administrators, faculty, and stakeholders to convey understanding of both the issue and the proposed action/response. Ability to create and edit reports, presentations and other documents that evaluate and clearly support recommendations on important issues. Self-starter who is good at working with a broad group of stakeholders around complex and sensitive topics in a decentralized environment.

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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  3. * How many years of experience do you have related to this position?
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    • 2 to 3 Years
    • 3 to 5 Years
    • 5 to 7 Years
    • 7 to 10 Years
    • Over 10 Years

Applicant Documents

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