Associate Director

Pennsylvania, United States
28 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
29 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
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 University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing is dedicated to changing the world through leadership in the science and practice of nursing since 1886. We were the first to offer an Ivy League nursing education for all three professional nursing degrees – baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral. The research we conduct defines the course of healthcare practice around the globe. Our students learn from the foremost leaders in nursing science. We offer a unique work environment for our employees who are inspired to be part of an organization that ‘Cares to Change the World’. Join us to become part of a vibrant community of outstanding scholars, highly talented staff and the best and the brightest students.

Key responsibilities include providing one on one, continual mentorship to more than 25 nursing PhD scholars while also working in general capacities with the more than 200 total scholars in the program. This person will be responsible for overseeing and managing the development and delivery of a web-based leadership development program for nursing PhD students. This position works with presenters across the country to deliver three tracks of webinars and informational calls for the three active cohorts of the scholars program. The person in this role will also help plan, execute, and evaluate all aspects of the program’s summer institute, a week-long event held each year for scholars. This person will maintain the program website, contribute to the program’s writing agenda, and provide editing support on all documents and academic papers. The Associate Director may be asked to assist in managing one administrative staff member and will advise on all matters relating to vendor payment and support. The Associate Director works closely with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the School of Nursing’s business office, all participating schools, and the program’s National Advisory Committee. The Associate Director reports to the Deputy Director. Some non-traditional hours are expected, including travel to the summer institutes and other national and regional meetings as requested.

BA/BS required, with 5-7 years progressively responsible administrative experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills with the ability to thrive in a fast paced environment with competing deadlines and priorities. Excellent customer service orientation essential. The position requires strong initiative and sound judgment with the capacity to exercise discretion in working with highly confidential matters. Solid written and oral communication skills with the ability to compose and edit written documents essential. (Writing samples are required). A systems thinker with a results orientation is needed for success in this role. Demonstrated intermediate to advanced level PC skills including all facets of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Access and Outlook) includes ability to update web content. Ability to work autonomously as well as an effective team player. Knowledge of University policies and procedures desired.

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.