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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 56-27998
School Name Law School
Org Law
Posted to the Web 02/19/2018
Posted Job/Salary Grade 029
Employment Type Exempt
Hours N/A
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule typically 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

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.


Penn Law is one of the nation’s oldest and most distinguished law schools. At its campus in University City, Penn Law provides an optimal learning and research environment for approximately 850 students and 50 full-time faculty, a host of visiting and adjunct faculty, 125 staff members, and thousands of visitors, conference participants, and guests.

The Managing Director of Facilities is responsible for developing and implementing a strategic plan for maintaining a world-class environment that complements our core purpose of providing the finest in legal education. The Managing Director manages day-to-day operations of Penn Law’s four building complex; ensures a host of facilities services are provided to faculty, students, staff, and guests; manages maintenance, renovation, and construction projects for the Law School; builds and stewards a multi-million dollar facilities budget; and manages a directly-reporting staff of three while overseeing the work of contracted security and housekeeping staff. The Managing Director reports to the Vice Dean for Administrative Services and represents Penn Law to the University’s Facilities and Real Estate Services department as well as to other high-level University departments.


Bachelor’s degree and extensive (7-10 years) experience in facilities management, building engineering, maintenance, and capital improvement projects; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Building engineers license strongly preferred. Experience in managing large-scale renovation and construction project preferred. Experience with managing housekeeping and security issues preferred. Excellent communication skills; ability to communicate with a wide variety of constituents necessary. The preferred candidate will have deep experience in managing operation of a complex building environment where commitment to constituent service is of the highest priority.

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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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
    • Other Internet Advertisement
    • Linkedin
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    • Other Social Media Site
    • 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
  4. * Do you have a Building Engineer license?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have experience in managing large-scale renovation and construction project(s)?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have experience with managing housekeeping and security issues?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents