Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 85-27746
School Name Student Services
Org Weingarten Learning Resource Center
Posted to the Web 01/19/2018
Posted Job/Salary Grade 027
Employment Type Exempt
Hours N/A
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule 9 to 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.


Responsible for actualizing all legally mandated exam and in-class accommodations for all Penn undergraduate, graduate, and professional students with a range and variety of disabilities. Supervise and implement services for accommodated exams and in-class accommodations that are mandated by federal law and University policies. Hire, train, and supervise Administrative Coordinators and over 200 student workers who are responsible for providing accommodations that insure sensitive, confidential services and maintain the academic integrity of the exam process. This position involves both hands-on and oversight of diversified tasks involved in with the provision of accommodation services, including use of a complex database, communication with students and faculty and solving often unique problems.
Serve as a member of the SDS staff, contributing to the development of policies and procedures and their continued integration with the smooth delivery of mandated services. Serve as the primary liaison among Student Disabilities Services, faculty, professional staff, and students to facilitate exam accommodations and the delivery of in-class accommodations, including the complex system of providing note-taking services. Utilize often new and complex technologies to deliver services, maintain office database, produce reports, and track operations. Develop and maintain accurate, detailed administrative and student files. Ensure the confidentiality of highly sensitive and confidential information.


A Master’s Degree required and 3 years to 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. A minimum of three years of related work, preferably in an academic setting. Knowledge of basic computer software, including Windows Suite. Experience with databases required. Ability to work independently, as well as to interact in a professional manner with diverse constituencies; excellent organizational skills and written and communication skills required.

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.

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