Academic Coordinator

Pennsylvania (US)
09 Jan 2019
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09 Mar 2019
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.

Penn Engineering’s world-acclaimed faculty, state-of-the-art research laboratories and highly interdisciplinary curricula offer an experience that is unparalleled. Innovation and technology drive every program and transform the fundamentals of what future engineers are learning.

Assist Undergraduate Curriculum Chair in coordinating the administrative and advising aspects of the undergraduate program and courses for the Bioengineering (BE) Department including overseeing departmental undergraduate registration and course scheduling, maintain undergraduate records and course requirements and basic advising to supplement faculty advisor services and support and coordination of freshman advising program. Assist in preparation of the BE roster. Coordinate data collection, processing. and administrative aspects of accreditation processes. Provide undergraduate chair staffing support which includes, advising and providing analysis to faculty to assist long- and short-range undergraduate program planning. Provide staff support for undergraduate student groups in the department.

A High School Diploma or GED and 5 year to 7 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Able to maintain confidentiality of records and sensitive information. Able to work professionally and tactfully with diverse faculty and students. Ability to take initiative and multi-task. Work both independently and as part of a team. Experience with student database/systems preferred, familiarity with Penn’s procedures and systems including Concur a plus.

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.