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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 02-27539
School Name School of Arts and Sciences
Org Fels Administration
Posted to the Web 12/11/2017
Posted Job/Salary Grade 025
Employment Type Non-Exempt
Hours 40.00
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule 9am-6pm
Months 12
Position Length Contingent Upon Funding
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 School of Arts and Sciences forms the foundation of the scholarly excellence that has established Penn as one of the world’s leading research universities. We teach students across all 12 Penn schools, and our academic departments span the reach from anthropology and biology to sociology and South Asian studies.


The Fels Institute of Government is committed to advancing the quality of public leadership. For more than 75 years, Fels has accomplished its mission by offering focused, practical educational programs that prepare students for public and nonprofit sector work and bridging the worlds of practice and possibility through conferences, lectures and discussions about public issues and solutions. Based at Fels, ImpactED accelerates social change by building data-informed organizations. Our work bridges the worlds of research and practice through two key components: —Evaluation: We conduct rigorous and responsive evaluation studies. Our evaluations provide a trusted validation of organizations’ work and provide insights to increase organizational effectiveness. —Development: We offer targeted development for organizational leaders through our evaluation capacity-building programs. Our unique approach increases organizations’ effectiveness by equipping them with the information, skills, and tools they need to inform improvement and share their story with the broader community.

The Program Coordinator for Fels ImpactED is responsible for program design, coordination, and monitoring for ImpactED’s evaluation and development components. This position works closely with the Director of ImpactED, the Director of Evaluation, current students, and staff of the Fels Institute of Government to carry out position responsibilities. This position will be responsible for overseeing program design and execution of ImpactED’s training programs and coordinating key program evaluation activities. This position will also provide support for Fels Executive Education programs; in particular, the Board Governance Program.

Support and planning work includes coordinating with Fels staff, students, outside partners and vendors and the Business Office in planning the content of programs and logistics of activities. Strong communication skills and organizational ability are essential to success in this position.


High School degree and 5 to 7 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, is required. Bachelor’s degree and 2-4 years of professional experience in relevant positions is strongly preferred, as well as strong alignment to ImpactED’s core values of empathy, excellence and continuous improvement. Strong communication skills and organizational ability are essential to success in this position. Qualified candidates will be required to submit a writing sample. Preferred: 3-5 years of experience in program/curricular design, education, non-profits, or related field. Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and a willingness to work with new software and technology is preferred. Qualified candidates must be willing to work occasional nights and weekends.

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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  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?
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    • 1 to 2 Years
    • 2 to 3 Years
    • 3 to 5 Years
    • 5 to 7 Years
    • 7 to 10 Years
    • Over 10 Years
  4. * Please rate your level of expertise using Microsoft Office.
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    • Basic
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    • Advanced
  5. * Are you able to work occasional nights and weekends?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter