Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 85-27880
School Name Student Services
Org Career Services
Posted to the Web 02/17/2018
Posted Job/Salary Grade 031
Employment Type Exempt
Hours N/A
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule 9-5
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. http://www.vpul.upenn.edu/


Provide strategic leadership for Career Services, the centralized career center serving all Penn undergraduates, graduate and professional students in nine schools, alumni of these degree programs, and Penn post docs. Manage a staff of over 30 knowledgeable and committed professionals who help Penn students define their goals and build meaningful and rewarding careers. Ensure high-level, comprehensive and innovative career development programming. Serve as the face of Career Services on campus, and forge partnerships with Penn colleagues to enhance services to a diverse student body. Represent Career Services and Penn externally. Consult with employers to encourage and improve their recruiting efforts and strategies. Build productive relationships with external partners to improve services and increase opportunities for students and alumni. Represent the University at corporate and civic events and at professional meetings.


A Master’s Degree or more and 7 years to 10 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Career Center management experience strongly preferred. Supervisory experience required, as is familiarity with budget planning, particularly in a RSM environment. Strong organizational, program planning and assessment skills. Demonstrated knowledge of careers and career fields, and sophisticated understanding of employment trends and the issues that will affect the working lives of today’s students required. Sensitivity to the needs and concerns of a diverse student body of undergraduate and graduate students. Knowledge of best practices in career development and employer relations. Outstanding writing and presentation skills. Experience using statistics and data to inform programming and services. Understanding and appreciation of growing role technology and social media play in delivery of career services. Demonstrated public relations/marketing abilities. Innovative and open to new ideas. Effective multi-tasker, able to juggle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.

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
Quick Link http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/34693

Posting Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Jobs@Penn
    • Contacted by a Penn Recruiter
    • Referred by a Penn Employee
    • Referred by a friend or family member
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Indeed.com
    • Other Internet Advertisement
    • Linkedin
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    • Professional Affiliation/Trade Website
    • Diversity Association/Publication Website
    • Heard about it at a conference or career fair
    • Apple One
    • Recruitment and/or staffing agency
  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?
    • 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

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents