Academic Coordinator

Pennsylvania, United States
22 Oct 2018
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22 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

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.

The School of Social Policy and Practice contributes to the advancement of more effective, efficient, and humane human services through education, research, and civic engagement. In pursuit of this mission, our theory-based masters and doctoral programs in social work, social welfare, nonprofit leadership, and social policy encourage students to think and work across disciplinary lines and cultures as well as across national and international boundaries.

The School of Social Policy & Practice seeks a professional higher education program coordinator to join the Nonprofit Leadership Master’s Degree Program at the School of Social Policy & Practice. The coordinator will support faculty and instructors as they develop and update courses and manage the development of programming for NPL.
This includes assisting in the day-to-day activities of the NPL Program and working closely with the program’s Administrative Director on program needs, providing resources to students and faculty, and assisting with expansion of the program’s reach within Penn and beyond.

A High School Diploma or GED and 5 to 7 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required; Bachelor’s degree and 2-3 years of experience preferred.

Progressive experience in higher education program coordination, especially course development, instructional support for academia, or a related training capacity; or equivalent combination of education and experience., Ability to work effectively with instructors and graduate student and working professional learners. Knowledge of the latest in instructional pedagogies and service-learning and experiential education. Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work in small teams and independently, superb attention to detail and customer service skills


Experience with graduate programs
Background in a social policy & practice related field

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.