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SENIOR ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, CAREER SERVICES

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 85-27278
Posted Job Title SENIOR ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, CAREER SERVICES
School Name Student Services
Org Career Services
Posted to the Web 11/08/2017
Posted Job/Salary Grade 028
Employment Type Exempt
Hours N/A
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule 9-5
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

Division of the Vice Provost for University Life (VPUL) is Penn’s foremost provider of student services and educational access. VPUL partners and collaborates with diverse organizations across many dimensions including: race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, historical tradition, age, religion, disabilities, veteran status, interests, perspectives and socioeconomic backgrounds. We enhance the ability of nearly 25,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, along with other community participants. University Life programs provide academic and career support, campus and community engagement, health and wellness programs, and much more. Our efforts help to fulfill Penn’s strategic vision of integrating knowledge across campus. VPUL is part of the Office of the Provost and includes 32 campus departments. http://www.vpul.upenn.edu/

Duties

Establish direction for and oversee all career services, programs and outreach for undergraduates, master’s students and alumni in the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) who seek support in career development and the job search process. Set priorities for the unit and suggest budget implications of those priorities. Counsel students and alumni through in-person and phone appointments. Create ties to administrators, faculty, staff and alumni working with SEAS students, and work closely with them on program planning. Schedule and lead workshops and moderate panels. Reach out to employers to interest them in hiring Penn students and alumni; respond to employer requests. Plan and run career fairs. Develop content for website. Represent the University at employer functions and professional meetings. Manage a great deal of varied, complex data and reports. Responsible for knowing about technical career trends both nationally and globally, and about career fields of interest to engineering students. Manage career newsletters. Supervise counselors and an administrative assistant. Receive administrative direction from and report to the Director of Career Services.

Qualifications

A Master’s Degree or more and 3 years to 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Excellent counseling skills with sensitivity to the needs and concerns of a diverse student body. Sophisticated understanding of career paths of engineering students and alumni. Ability to work effectively with faculty, administrators and employers. Demonstrated ability to
supervise professional and support staff. Outstanding writing and presentation skills. Strong organizational and administrative skills. Experience in program planning. Ability to assimilate and retain large volumes of information on employment trends, career fields and individual employers. Ability to understand and manage complex data sets and prepare reports for different groups, often with short turnaround time. Database, social media and website management skills strongly preferred. Ability to juggle multiple priorities and work under pressure. Diplomatic and collaborative. Good judgment and sense of humor.

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
Quick Link http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/32660

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
    • Indeed.com
    • Other Internet Advertisement
    • Linkedin
    • Twitter
    • 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

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter