Administrative Coordinator, Office of Social Equity and Community

Pennsylvania, United States
14 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
14 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

University Overview

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.

Job Description Summary

Provide support to the Office of Social Equity and Community team by engaging with various guests, maintaining the office's social media presence and completing other administrative responsibilities.

Job Description

About the Office of Social Equity and Community
Led by the newly appointed Vice President for Social Equity and Community, this office will focus on “programs and initiatives that promote and support communication, collaboration, research and innovative programming within the Penn community that deepen awareness and help to advance the University’s mission of fostering social equity, diversity, and inclusion.” The office will design and oversee the recently announced Projects for Progress, a new fund that encourages faculty, staff and students to develop and implement projects to support Penn’s commitment to a more inclusive community. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a new initiative working for change, social justice, equity, community and peace across the Penn community.

Job Description

The Administrative Coordinator for the Office of Social Equity and Community will work closely with the Directors of the office, providing high-quality, engaging, and timely administrative planning, support, and coordination. They will also offer welcoming, hospitable reception to guests in the office suite. This person will also maintain the office website and assist strategic communication efforts across various social media outlets. 

Professional Experience and Qualifications

H.S. Diploma or GED Required, with 5 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience, are required. A Bachelor's Degree is preferred, but it our hope that this won't keep anyone from applying. Self-motivation with the ability to prioritize, excellent written and oral communication, technological, organizational, and interpersonal skills required. Proficiency with various social media outlets including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, LinkedIn, and YouTube preferred. Ability to work effectively with diverse constituents and to function productively both independently and as a team member are essential.

Working Conditions

Office, Library, Computer Room

Physical Effort

Typically sitting at a desk or table

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

President's Center

Pay Range

$20.00 - $36.00

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.

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