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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 13-27020
Posted Job Title COORDINATOR B
School Name School of Engineering and Applied Science
Org Computer and Information Science
Posted to the Web 10/05/2017
Posted Job/Salary Grade 026
Employment Type Exempt
Hours N/A
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule 9:00 am-5:00 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

Penn Engineering’s world-acclaimed faculty, state-of-the-art research laboratories and highly interdisciplinary curricula offer an experience that is unparalleled. Innovation and technology drive every program and transform the fundamentals of what future engineers are learning.


Evaluate student applications to the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) Data Science Master’s program and determine eligibility for admission for each applicant. This requires cognizance of international academic standards and variations between academic grading and standards among schools in the US and internationally. Give initial rankings of applicants based on TOEFL and GRE scores, school, GPA, and other factors. Make tentative decisions to accept or reject applicants and identify the small percentage of applications that will require faculty decision-making. Communicate with applicants, respond to questions, maintain an FAQ sheet, etc. Develop and implement systems for application review.

Manage day-to-day aspects of the Data Science Master’s program by advising students on course selection, tracking academic progress, and keeping inventory of practicum projects across campus. Since the Data Science Masters allows/requires electives from around the university, the advising responsibilities for this program are significantly more challenging than for many of our other programs. Assist the faculty director over program content by maintaining an inventory of courses relevant to Data Science across the university, and what course substitutions are allowed.

Manage advertising for the program by creating content for and maintaining web pages, as well as social media outlets (e.g. Facebook or Twitter). Assist faculty director in scheduling and archiving information sessions, Webinars, etc. as well as setting up curriculum committee meetings and other program development activities.

Maintain statistics on programs; track applications, admits, accepts and enrollment for each program. Track jobs upon graduation. Develop and grow ties to companies with projects and employment opportunities in Data Science. Assist the faculty director in exploring online opportunities for components of the Data Science curriculum, coordinating with the Online Coordinator and Director of Online Learning and Analytics.


A Bachelor’s Degree and 3 years to 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. High level of initiative, independent judgment and organizational savvy. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel.

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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  2. * What is your highest level of education completed?
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    • 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