Instructional/Project Coordinator

Pennsylvania (US)
16 Aug 2018
End of advertisement period
16 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
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 World’s First Business School


In 1881, American entrepreneur and industrialist Joseph Wharton established the world’s first collegiate school of business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Wharton’s pioneering vision was to produce graduates who would become ‘pillars of the state, whether in private or in public life.’ The Wharton School maintains a long tradition of educating visionary business leaders in academia, business, government, and not-for-profit organizations.

Today, Wharton has expanded the scope of this vision to become the most comprehensive source of business knowledge in the world – with over 225 faculty members, 95,000 alumni, 5,000 students across 10 academic departments, 20 research centers, and more than 9,000 executive education participants annually.

Develop, plan, and execute the Knowledge@Wharton High School (KWHS) summer programs for high school students, and develop custom instructional programs in collaboration with internal and external sponsors for Knowledge@Wharton (K@W), the online research and business analysis journal of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA.

Duties include: plan and perform on-site execution of the annual KWHS summer programs, including organizing production and design of curriculum materials, coordinating all logistical planning, and serving as the primary contact between KWHS, the students, and their parents (of which approx. 20% are Chinese-only speakers); and evaluate effectiveness of programs and student satisfaction.

Develop instructional programs and serve as the primary contact for clients of the K@W Network in China. Conduct conference calls and develop educational content and related materials in Chinese, and analyze and maintain performance metrics. Collaborate with the K@W editorial and technical teams to develop business analysis content with external partners through co-branded print, audio and video content, with particular emphasis on K@W partners in China and East Asia 

Requires at least a Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field and 3 years of related experience, or alternatively, a Master’s degree and 1 year of related experience in same. Experience must include planning and executing international student programs. Fluency in Chinese and background checks are required. 

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.