Associate Director, Career Services
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.
Posted Job Title
Associate Director, Career Services
Job Profile Title
Associate Director C
Job Description Summary
University of Pennsylvania Career Services, positioned within the division of University Life, is seeking an Associate Director to advise undergraduates students and alumni of The Wharton School, through one through one-on-one and group settings, regarding all facets of career planning and employment-related activities as well as professional development.
Career Services offers a wonderful opportunity to be at the nexus of Penn students, alumni, employers, and campus partners, and provides an engaging environment to apply your skills in effective communication, relationship building, program/event managing and leadership/supervision.
The Associate Director, Career Services advises students and alumni from the Wharton Undergraduate Division on career planning and employment-related activities, works directly with employers interested in hiring Penn students, and participates in the collection and management of data and computer applications necessary to support these efforts. Plans and develops programs and resources. Receives administrative supervision and reports to the Senior Associate Director for the Wharton team in Career Services.
- The Associate Director will advise Wharton undergraduates and alumni regarding all facets of career planning and employment-related activities as well as professional development, through individual career advising appointments, mock interviews and same day advising hours.
- Create dynamic, actionable workshops, speaker panels, programs and events (virtual and in-person) and present to student organizations and in classrooms
- Keep updated on relevant career news, resources, websites and tools and develop content for website and blog to communicate effectively to students
- Manage MBA Mock Interview Day program for all undergraduates
- Contribute to planning and management of career fairs
- Establish effective relationships with recruiters, hiring managers and alumni with potential for hiring Wharton undergraduate students and alumni
- Collaborate closely and serve on interoffice and internal office committees with administrators across the University, student services and student organizations on program planning and implementation
- Actively participate in the collection and outreach of summer and post-graduate outcomes data
- Develop effective communication approaches targeting Wharton undergraduate population, distributing content as relevant through various channels including social media and the Career Services website
- Represent the office at professional meetings and participate in continued professional development
A Master's degree and 2-3 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Motivation to work in a student service role as part of a positive, high, energy multi-team office is needed. Interest in developing ideas and creating innovative programming reflecting the changing needs of students/graduates. Demonstrated advising skills, with ability to understand a diverse range of student and alumni needs and concerns. Outstanding presentation and writing skills across different formats and tailored for different audiences. Proven initiative in program planning and implementation, communication and teamwork. Quick learner with ability to assimilate and retain large volumes of information on career fields - prior knowledge of business careers a plus, but not required. Eagerness to learn and apply new technologies and tools, and a comfort with learning by doing. Strong command of technology resources, including career exploration platforms and tools, in addition to MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Collaborative nature with a willingness to work within and across teams internally and partner with colleagues within Wharton and across campus. Evidence of prior employer relations, relationship development and networking skills. Experienced in successfully managing multiple priorities. Demonstrated flexibility in adapting to new systems and responsibilities. Positive, can-do attitude and outlook and sense of humor a plus!
A Cover Letter is required to be considered for this opportunity. Please upload your Cover Letter under Resume/CV; multiple documents allowed.
The Office of the Provost provides direction on all facets of the University's academic mission, including education, faculty, research, online learning, global initiatives, admissions, athletics, student life, and arts and culture. The Provost's Center aggregates programs and offices designed to support University operations, including: the Office of the Provost, the Office of the Vice Provost for Research and its reporting departments
(Penn Center for Innovation, Environmental Health and Radiation Safety, University Laboratory Animal Resources, and Regulatory Affairs), the Office of the Chaplain, the Graduate Student Center and Family Resource Center, the Division of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics, College Houses and Academic Services, New Student Orientation, the Office of Student Conduct, the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, the University of Pennsylvania Press, and all of the University's arts organizations (Penn Museum, Institute of Contemporary Art, Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Arthur Ross Gallery, and University Art Collection). It also includes interdisciplinary academic centers and institutes that are more appropriately housed centrally than in an individual school, including the Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter, the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, the Center for Neuroscience and Society, the Penn Institute for Urban Research, the Center for Teaching and Learning, Kelly Writers House, and Weiss Tech House. http://provost.upenn.edu/
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
$50,684.00 - $91,232.00
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- Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your family's health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.
- Tuition: Take advantage of Penn's exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.
- Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn's Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.
- Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family—whatever your personal needs may be.
- Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you're newly hired, you won't have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.
- Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. That's why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance.
- Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.
- University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the University's libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. There's always something going on at Penn, whether it's a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, you're right in the middle of the excitement—and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free.
- Discounts and Special Services: From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you'll find great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks.
- Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures.
- Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home improvements.
- Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up to two adoptions in your household.
To learn more, please visit: https://www.hr.upenn.edu/PennHR/benefits-pay
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