University of Pennsylvania ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, ACADEMIC AFFAIRS OFFICE in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 07-29127

Posted Job Title ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, ACADEMIC AFFAIRS OFFICE

School Name Wharton School

Org MBA Program Office

Posted to the Web 01/08/2019

Posted Job/Salary Grade 028

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

The World’s First Business SchoolJOSEPH WHARTON, FOUNDERIn 1881, American entrepreneur and industrialist Joseph Wharton established the world’s first collegiate school of business at the University of Pennsylvania.Wharton’s pioneering vision was to produce graduates who would become ‘pillars of the state, whether in private or in public life.’ The Wharton School maintains a long tradition of educating visionary business leaders in academia, business, government, and not-for-profit organizations.Today, Wharton has expanded the scope of this vision to become the most comprehensive source of business knowledge in the world – with over 225 faculty members, 95,000 alumni, 5,000 students across 10 academic departments, 20 research centers, and more than 9,000 executive education participants annually. https://www.wharton.upenn.edu/

Duties

The Associate Director (AD) reports to the Deputy Vice Dean (DVD), Academics, and provides academic support and guidance to students considering studying for a semester in Wharton San Francisco. The Associate Director works in partnership with students, faculty, and staff to assure an exceptional educational experience for our students in every aspect of their academic experience. The AD is expected to be knowledgeable of educational pathways provided by the program in general and specifically through their San Francisco experience, that support students’ goals, aiming for a high degree of personalization and customization.

It is expected that the associate director will develop in depth knowledge of technology, entrepreneurship, finance, and/or analytics, and is responsible for advising San Francisco bound students on all possible tracks in these academic areas. In addition, the other professional staff will look to the associate director to share his/her expertise in these areas.
The AD works closely with the coordinator for co-curricular opportunities on the San Francisco admissions process, and with the DVD on course selection for San Francisco, and is responsible for communicating the San Francisco programming to MBA Admissions. The position acts as a liaison to Career Management providing a seamless communication between MBA Career Management and Academic Affairs. This position resides on our Philadelphia, PA campus. Ability to travel to San Francisco as needed, several times during the academic year, is required. Error Error Error

Qualifications

A Bachelor’s Degree and 5 years to 7 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. MBA (preferred)

Proven business experience in an environment with applications in technology, entrepreneurship, finance, and/or analytics

Cultural competency and ability to deliver superior customer service

Strong communication skills and attention to detail

Ability to travel to San Francisco, as needed

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.

Quick Link http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/37956

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  • 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


  • How many years of experience do you have related to this position?

  • 0 to 1 Year

  • 1 to 2 Years

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  • 5 to 7 Years

  • 7 to 10 Years

  • Over 10 Years

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume

Optional Documents