Director of Analytics

Pennsylvania (US)
11 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
09 Aug 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.

The World’s First Business School
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.

The Director of Analytics at Wharton is responsible for working with the Vice Dean to communicate the overall strategic mission of Analytics at Wharton and implement new analytics-focused programs and initiatives for The Wharton School.

The Director will create cross-collaboration efforts across five programs including: Penn Wharton Budget Model, People Analytics, Wharton Customer Analytics, Wharton Neuroscience Initiative, and Wharton Research and Data Services and will build the infrastructure of any new programs including staff, systems, processes, and programs.

This position is responsible for all financial management of Analytics at Wharton including income to disbursements, budgets to closing, gift related logistics, payroll processing, and funding requests. The Director manages all of the hiring, training, payroll processes, supervision, and evaluation of 4 future staff members of Analytics at Wharton.

This is a new position and will report directly to the Vice Dean, Analytics at Wharton.

A Master’s Degree or more and 5 years to 7 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. The ideal candidate will have experience building relationships with various university departments, external constituents, and managing university-based programs. Familiarity with analytics is required. Ability to be an ambassador for Analytics at Wharton by managing high-level relationships with donors, faculty, university staff, and industry professionals. Demonstrated project management, ability to manage others and successfully lead a group is required.

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.

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