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ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF STUDENT AFFAIRS

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 02-27544
Posted Job Title ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF STUDENT AFFAIRS
School Name School of Arts and Sciences
Org Fels Administration
Posted to the Web 12/18/2017
Posted Job/Salary Grade 027
Employment Type Exempt
Hours N/A
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule 9-5
Months 12
Position Length One year term appointment
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. http://www.sas.upenn.edu/

Duties

The Associate Director of Student Affairs in the Fels Institute of Government is responsible for all aspects of student career advising and placement for the full-time and executive MPA programs at Fels. The Associate Director connects students with Fels alumni and other decision makers in the public, nonprofit, private, and international sectors to help them determine and plan their career paths post-MPA and certificate. S/he plans and implements strategic events and programs to showcase the talents and accomplishments of Fels and other Penn students to employers and public officials. This position conceptualizes and supervises planning for Fels events, including recruiting/admissions, career-related, and academic events including the Fels graduation ceremony. The Associate Director collaborates on planning and implementation of initiatives such as the Fels Public Leadership and Service (PLAS) Fellowship Program, new student orientations, student clubs and affinity groups, and special summer programs. The position works closely with the Fels executive director.

This is a one year term appointment.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree and 3 years’ experience in programming and career advising, or equivalent combination of education and experience, is required. Master’s degree is strongly preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills and strong constituent service orientation. Proven ability to function effectively in fast-paced, team environment and manage interactions with multiple internal and external constituencies. Superb organizational skills and supervisory experience.

Preferred: Experience in higher education administration, especially in a graduate professional program. Familiarity/experience with career planning, alumni outreach and programming.

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.
Quick Link http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/33441

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

Required Documents
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  2. Resume
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