Front Desk Receptionist
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.
People are our highest priority at Penn. Without the help of talented faculty and staff, it would be impossible to carry out the mission of this University. That’s why Human Resources strives to provide you with all the resources you need to excel personally and professionally. Whether you’re looking to enhance your skills, explore your academic interests, build your retirement savings or develop a healthy lifestyle, we can help.
Human Resources also encourages the University to welcome and support diversity in the workforce. A diverse and open campus maximizes our talent pool, inspires creative thinking and encourages a culture in which different views are appreciated and respected.
Our focus is on the people at Penn-over 25,000 strong-who make us the largest private employer in the Philadelphia region. To learn more about the Division of Human Resources visit: https://www.hr.upenn.edu/
Act as first contact for the University’s Human Resources Department. Receive and direct visitors, respond to incoming calls, answer questions, route calls and take messages, maintain reception area making sure printed materials are up to date and appropriately stocked. Maintain conference room calendar.
A High School Diploma or GED and 3 to 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Ability to interact with diverse client base at all levels. Understand sense of urgency and have the ability to prioritize. Strong oral communications skills. Act with discretion when dealing with highly confidential and sensitive matters in highly visible area. Familiarity with University policies and procedures preferred.
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.