Senior Director, Deputy Dean's Office, Wharton School

Pennsylvania, United States
09 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
09 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
Director E

Job Description Summary

The Senior Director of the Deputy Dean’s Office partners with the Deputy Dean in the overall management of the academic divisions of the school and of faculty affairs.

Job Description

The Senior Director oversees operations of the office, manages priorities, supervises staff, writes communications, and independently handles projects. The Senior Director represents the Deputy Dean in his duties with the faculty and senior administrators, including those in the central university, and external constituents including donors. This position requires sensitivity about confidential matters, excellent communication and analytical skills, and a high level of knowledge about academic administration and faculty affairs. The position works closely with the Dean’s Chief of Staff in the administrative overlap between the Dean and the Deputy Dean.


  • Master’s degree and 7-10 years of experience, with experience in an academic setting required, or equivalent combination of education and extensive academic experience
  • Experience managing complex issues and problem solving
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Supervisory experience
  • Experience managing budgets is preferred

*cover letter and resume required when applying

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Wharton School

Pay Range
$108,411.00 - $205,981.00

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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