Senior Director

Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Posted
25 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
25 Dec 2018
Ref
07-30161
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
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 World’s First Business School
JOSEPH WHARTON, FOUNDER

In 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/

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Senior Director of the McNulty Leadership Program is responsible for developing and executing an external strategy for Wharton’s leadership initiatives, in partnership with Wharton Executive Education and Wharton External Affairs. Key components of the strategy include the stewardship of key donors, development of corporate and foundation partnerships, and the design of executive and public programs in support of the School’s revenue-generating and philanthropic goals. The Senior Director is designated to coordinate and work closely with Wharton External Affairs on all activity associated with fundraising and alumni relations, including donor identification, engagement, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.He/she also manages engagement for the senior fellows of the Center for Leadership and Change Management and the members of the Leadership Advisory Board.

He/she serves as a senior leader, representative, and ambassador of the McNulty Leadership Program (MLP), Center for Leadership and Change Management, and Lipman Family Prize. The Senior Director leads the team that manages civic leadership programs within those three entities, including the Lipman Family Prize, the Lipman Fellows Program, and the Nonprofit Board Fellows Program.

A Master’s Degree or more and 5 – 7 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required, preferably in University and entrepreneurial settings. Strong organizational and project management skills. Experience in strategy and program development, classroom instruction, and curriculum development. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Proven ability to build and sustain strategic relationships, including donor cultivation and stewardship.

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.