Communications Coordinator, Leonard Davis Institute

Pennsylvania, United States
05 Jan 2021
End of advertisement period
05 Mar 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 Description Summary

The Communications Coordinator is responsible for supporting LDI’s grant-funded portfolio of work through theimplementation and execution of communications strategies. Working alongside the LDI Assistant Director of Communications, the Communications Coordinator will work to elevate the profiles of LDI and its partnerships to internal and external audiences with the goal of enhancing the reach, impact, and reputation of these groups among researchers and policy makers.  

Job Description

The Communications Coordinator will be responsible for updating and maintaining the website, optimizing and maintaining social media accounts, assisting with the development and implementation of communications plans for projects and events, assisting with the design and creation of website graphics and branded materials, researching and curating stakeholder networks, and assisting with the creation of newsletters, presentations and annual reports. Additional responsibilities include proofreading and copy editing print and digital content per branding guidelines, researching and writing outreach materials, tracking media mentions and related surveillance, and producing communications-related analytics reports. The Communications Coordinator must be detail oriented, excel at problem solving and multitasking, have strong writing skills, and be a self-starter with a results orientation. Prior experience in a communications role is strongly preferred. Proficiency is required in website content management systems, social media platforms, email marketing programs, website analytics, listserv management, and graphic design software.

A Bachelor’s Degree with 2 to 3 years of experience in communications; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Educational background and/or professional experience in health care or health policy are strongly preferred. Proficiency in content management systems, social media platforms, email marketing programs, website analytics, listserv management and design software is required. The Communications Coordinator must be detail oriented, excel at problem solving, have strong writing skills, excel at multi-tasking, and be a self-starter with a results orientation. The Communications Coordinator will interact with a variety of faculty members, staff, and students throughout the University and individuals outside the University, so strong interpersonal communication skills are essential. The Communications Coordinator should have the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

This position is contingent on funding.

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  

Department / School

Wharton School

Pay Range

$50,684.00 - $91,232.00  

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.