Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 56-27954
School Name Law School
Org Law Alumni and Development
Posted to the Web 02/13/2018
Posted Job/Salary Grade 028
Employment Type Exempt
Hours N/A
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule M-F, 9-5 usually
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.


The Director of Alumni Engagement is the primary architect of Penn Law’s strategies to encourage alumni engagement in the life of their alma mater. The Director of Alumni Engagement creates and implements programming and leadership opportunities designed to involve alumni through substantive activities, social events, and life-long learning activities that encourage volunteerism and an on-going relationship with Penn Law.

Reporting to the Vice Dean for Development and Alumni Relations, and working with DAR colleagues, faculty, and staff from a variety of Penn Law offices, the Director builds and strengthens the relationships between JD & LLM alumni, current and admitted students, faculty, the various departments within Penn Law, and the institution as a whole through communication, outreach, and fostering professional and personal connections.


A Master’s Degree or more and 5 years to 7 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

The successful candidate will hold an advanced degree, J.D. preferred (Penn Law a plus), and have a minimum of five years of increasing administrative responsibility in a creative enterprise. Experience in high level alumni or legal programming preferred. The successful candidate will understand and describe Penn Law’s strengths and its life-long appeal to its graduates. The successful candidate will have knowledge of database management, reporting systems, and assessment tools to evaluate and course-correct on programming. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent understanding of effective communication and marketing strategies as well as of novel ideas in alumni programming. The successful candidate will demonstrate commitment to diversity and sensitivity to graduates from different cultural, ethnic, geographic, and experiential backgrounds. We seek candidates who have established track records as collaborators in the workplace, within the immediate department and within the larger institution, as well as records as strong and motivational managers. The successful candidate will demonstrate a creative bent and will be well-suited to representing Penn Law proudly in all manner of public and internal forums.

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?
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    • 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?
    • 0 to 1 Year
    • 1 to 2 Years
    • 2 to 3 Years
    • 3 to 5 Years
    • 5 to 7 Years
    • 7 to 10 Years
    • Over 10 Years

Applicant Documents

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  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
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