Associate Director

Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Posted
26 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
26 Jun 2019
Ref
83-31752
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.

School/Center Overview    

The Office of the Provost provides direction on all facets of the University’s academic mission, including education, faculty, research, online learning, global initiatives, admissions, athletics, student life, and arts and culture. The Provost’s Center aggregates programs and offices designed to support University operations, including: the Office of the Provost, the Office of the Vice Provost for Research and its reporting departments (Penn Center for Innovation, Environmental Health and Radiation Safety, University Laboratory Animal Resources, and Regulatory Affairs), the Office of the Chaplain, the Graduate Student Center and Family Resource Center, the Division of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics, College Houses and Academic Services, New Student Orientation, the Office of Student Conduct, the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, the University of Pennsylvania Press, and all of the University’s arts organizations (Penn Museum, Institute of Contemporary Art, Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Arthur Ross Gallery, and University Art Collection). It also includes interdisciplinary academic centers and institutes that are more appropriately housed centrally than in an individual school, including the Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter, the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, the Center for Neuroscience and Society, the Penn Institute for Urban Research, the Center for Teaching and Learning, Kelly Writers House, and Weiss Tech House. http://provost.upenn.edu/

Duties    

The Associate Director, Penn First Plus (P1P), provides logistical oversight of the P1P initiative’s programmatic wing. As a component of this work, the position regularly: advises students; collaborates with colleagues across campus on student concerns and programming; plans and facilitates professional development opportunities for faculty and staff; assists in the supervision of P1P staff; and engages in professional development with the goal of maintaining their expertise on undergraduates who are the first in their families to pursue a 4-year degree and/or are financially vulnerable.

Qualifications    

A Bachelor’s Degree is required. Master’s Degree preferred, plus 3-5 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education & experience. Preference given to candidates with academic backgrounds in Higher Education, Social Work, or the Social Sciences. Practical and/or scholarly knowledge of the experiences of students who are the first in their families to pursue a 4-year degree or whom may be financially vulnerable strongly preferred. 3-5 years of full-time experience in higher education advising undergraduates and developing student-centered programs required. Excellent oral and written communications skills.

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.

Special Requirements    

Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.