Graduate Group Coordinator

Pennsylvania United States
20 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

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 Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the United States. Penn is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. Since its founding in 1765 the School has been a strong presence in the community and prides itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education.


The Graduate Group in Epidemiology and Biostatistics (GGEB) provides training to approximately 50 PhD students and 5 research MS students. It is administered within the graduate division of Biomedical Graduates Studies (BGS). GGEB’s education and training activities are carried out by approximately 75 faculty members, mostly based in departments in the Perelman School of Medicine but also representing the schools of Arts and Sciences, Nursing, Veterinary Medicine, and Wharton.


A Bachelor’s degree and 3 years to 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required.The GGEB Coordinator is the lead administrative staff person. The Coordinator works closely with the graduate group chair, program chairs, and faculty on committees for admissions, advising, and the curriculum. The GGEB coordinator oversees all aspects of GGEB administration, in coordination with the program faculty and the graduate division staff, including: student recruitment and admissions, student training activities and records management; student advising, course registration, curriculum development, and course information management; group-wide events; graduate group information and data analysis; program publicity and outreach; student affairs; and operating and recruitment budgets.

Prior experience working in an academic environment is strongly preferred. Other requirements: excellent organizational, interpersonal, and written & oral communication skills; adaptability, flexibility, initiative, and good judgment; ability to work autonomously while being responsive to the requirements of supervisors and colleagues.

A high degree of proficiency with word processing and spreadsheet software is essential. Experience with database and web publishing software is highly desirable.

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.