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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 32-26898
School Name Graduate School of Education
Org Education
Posted to the Web 09/16/2017
Posted Job/Salary Grade 025
Employment Type Non-Exempt
Hours 40.00
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule TBD
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

At Penn GSE, staff, students, and faculty enjoy an Ivy League environment that supports both practical knowledge building and high-quality research. The community in this top-ranked school is united in its efforts to create positive change through education in our region, country, and world.


The Penn GSE Education Entrepreneurship program is an executive-style Master’s program built at the intersection of education, business and entrepreneurship, for students interested in creating 21st century education innovations. The accelerated program runs multiple student cohorts and follows a ten-course curriculum. The Administrative Coordinator position is part of GSE’s Education Entrepreneurship program staff. The Coordinator supports the day-to-day logistics of running the graduate degree program, under the supervision of the Program Manager.

Position responsibilities include assistance with day-to-day program operations including event planning, scheduling and logistics, purchasing and processing expenses, technology trouble shooting, and working with internal and external vendors for the acquisition of items such as course materials, classrooms, student hotel lodging, and meals.

The Coordinator must be available to work three extended weekends each semester and an eight- to ten-day summer intensive (schedule may vary from year to year).


Bachelor’s Degree and at least 3 to 5 years of experience strongly preferred. High School diploma and at least 5 to 7 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

The successful candidate will have work experience of increasing responsibility preferably in areas such as program administration, student engagement and support, and/or project management. Experience working with digital media and a variety of tech platforms is strongly preferred. We also encourage candidates to apply with prior experience and/or familiarity with Penn’s business/financial processes.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record as a self-starter. He/she will have a history of working effectively with diverse constituencies and as a collaborator in the workplace. The successful candidate will have excellent written and oral communication and organizational skills, as well as the ability to work independently on new, fast-track projects. Interest in working on teams in a dynamic and entrepreneurial environment with diverse constituencies is required for this position.

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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Applicant Documents

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