Director of Outreach, Education and Research

Pennsylvania, United States
08 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
08 Feb 2021
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 Profile Title

Associate Director E

Job Description Summary

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.

Job Description

The Director of Outreach, Education and Research will oversee all outreach initiatives, locally and nationally. Responsibilities include the implementation of new outreach opportunities, projects and programs in line with the educational mission of the Perelman School of Medicine, and continued evaluation of Project BioEYES program, Project DrosoPHILA, the Penn Academy for Skin Health, the Penn Academy for Reproductive Sciences, and the IRM summer internship. This also includes supervising full time staff members, part-time staff, graduate student volunteers and interns, high school interns, and Penn volunteers for the different supported programs. The Director will also promote, through the PSOM, outreach and educational activities across campus including: training of students at all levels; developing and facilitating cross-campus initiatives; and providing educational/training opportunities. The Director will collaborate with outside stakeholders, such as the School District of Philadelphia and other education and research institutions, developing MOUs, contracts, and grant proposals. The Director will also work closely with PSOM leadership and administration to align outreach goals to various initiatives, manage finances, and promote the work being done under his/her direction. Lastly, this position will be responsible for identifying and soliciting opportunities for funding, as appropriate. This position is contingent upon continued funding.


Master's Degree and 5-7 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Ph.D. preferred.

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range

$72,837.00 - $138,391.00

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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