Coordinator Program

Pennsylvania (US)
12 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 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 Program Coordinator will provide administrative, functional coordination and support to the Community Engagement and Research Core (CEAR Core), the UPenn Prevention Research Center (UPenn PRC), and the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network Collaborating Center (CPCRN), all directed by PIK Professor Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH. The person in this position will provide administrative support to research grants (from grant submission through manuscript preparation) and will implement, facilitate, and organize communication, logistical, and administrative functions related to these projects outlined above.

A Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years to 3 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Excellent written and verbal communications skills. Exceptional attention to detail and strong organizational skills. Ability to work independently, and exercise initiative, as well as be a team player. Outstanding interpersonal skills, experience working with people at all levels. Excellent problem solving skills, ability to recognize deadlines and prioritize work accordingly. Experience with Microsoft Office, including Word, PowerPoint, Outlook & Excel.

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.