Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 56-27525
School Name Law School
Org Legal Education Programs
Posted to the Web 12/05/2017
Posted Job/Salary Grade 027
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

Penn Law is one of the nation’s oldest and most distinguished law schools. We offer a distinctive cross-disciplinary legal education, drawing on the depth and breadth of the University of Pennsylvania. The resulting intellectual opportunities and professional relationships bridge traditional boundaries and disciplines, making Penn Law an extraordinary supportive academic community for its scholars and students alike.


Reporting to the Executive Director of Legal Education Programs, the Associate Director of Legal Education Programs develops, implements, and administers innovative, non-degree programs at Penn Law. Identify promising areas of program development that complement Penn Law’s curricular strengths. Manage relationships prior to and during programs with prospective clients and program participants. Manage day-to-day schedules for some on-site programs; develop systems and supports to ensure success of all programs.

Program Development and Marketing
- Research potential markets, identify interested and interesting potential audiences and partners, and recommend and prioritize programming opportunities. Identify promising areas of program development that complement Penn Law’s curricular strengths.
- Manage program development; develop, propose, and monitor program budgets.
- Ensure excellent and strategic marketing efforts for existing and new legal education programs; develop content for and manage the general and individual web sites for Legal Education Programs.
- Represent Penn Law and Legal Education Programs to a variety of audiences both to research potential programs and to market existing programs.

Program Management
- Manage relationships prior to and during programs with prospective clients and program participants.
- Develop and implement sound enrollment procedures and technologies.
- Ensure excellent staffing of individual programs with program directors, faculty and adjuncts, lecturers, and other participants.
- Collaborate with program directors to ensure the development of innovative and informative curricula and supportive events.
- Manage the day-to-day schedules for some on-site programs; develop systems and supports to ensure success of all programs.
- Develop and implement mechanisms for receiving feedback on each program; prepare reports on each for the Executive Director and for broader audiences, recommending program enhancements.
- Manage program budgets; working with Business Affairs, reconcile program income and expenses.


B.A./B.S. required; Masters or JD preferred. The successful candidate will have 3-5 years experience in higher education administration and/or the creation and launching of new executive education or other educational programs. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent understanding of effective research and marketing strategies. The successful candidate will have a portfolio showing strong project management skills. Candidates must demonstrate a track record of flexibility; the ability to prioritize and complete multiple, time sensitive tasks; and the ability to work well with a wide variety of people. We seek candidates who have established track records as collaborators in the workplace, within the immediate department and within the larger institution.

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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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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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

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