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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 32-27105
School Name Graduate School of Education
Org Education
Posted to the Web 10/17/2017
Posted Job/Salary Grade 026
Employment Type Exempt
Hours N/A
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule TBD
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

At Penn GSE, staff, students, and faculty enjoy an Ivy League environment that supports both practical knowledge building and high-quality research. The community in this top-ranked school is united in its efforts to create positive change through education in our region, country, and world.


The CPRE Knowledge Hub is looking for a person with a background in communications and education policy to serve as its Multimedia Communications Specialist. This position will work with other team members to conceptualize, produce written content, and contribute to a virtual space with videos, podcasts, research, and interactive forums. Manage website content and social media accounts including posting and writing content for the site, and developing and implementing social media strategies to increase viewership and engagement. Conduct literature reviews on topics, recognize strong research and awareness of the education policy landscape. Draft blog posts, discussion forum topics, social media posts and other external-facing collateral for print and online publications. Occasional video and audio editing and graphic design tasks will be required.

This position will require some travel. Position is contingent upon funding.


Master’s Degree or more and 2 to 3 years of relevant experience in education or communications are strongly preferred. Bachelor’s degree and at least 3 to 5 years of relevant experience in education or communications or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

Experience with video and audio editing software and graphic design is a plus. Strong knowledge of web design and experience in content management systems and instructional design. Must be proficient in content management systems and social media platforms. Exceptional written, verbal, copy editing, and interpersonal communication skills are required, as is experience in developing social media campaigns and project management. Time management, organizational skills, and the ability to work collaboratively is essential. Must be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite software (InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop). Experience with editing software (Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, Audition or other media editing software) is preferred.

Past experience as an education practitioner with familiarity with education sector and policy/reform issues and /or communications is a plus.

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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  3. * How many years of experience do you have related to this position?
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    • 3 to 5 Years
    • 5 to 7 Years
    • 7 to 10 Years
    • Over 10 Years

Applicant Documents

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