Talent Search Gaming Coordinator

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Talent Search Gaming Coordinator

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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. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America's Best Employers By State in 2021.

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Posted Job Title
Talent Search Gaming Coordinator

Job Profile Title
Temporary Employee - Non-Exempt

Job Description Summary
The University of Pennsylvania's Educational Talent Search (ETS) Program is a federally funded program designed to help first-generation students from modest income families successfully complete high school and enroll in postsecondary school. Educational Talent Search provides approximately 600 students in grades 6-12 from three middle schools and six high schools throughout Philadelphia with support services that promote the academic and personal development necessary for entry into and success in postsecondary school. Our services are completely free to eligible students. 

Position Description: Working remotely, the Gaming Coordinator will design and facilitate virtual workshops and other programming for 6th-12th grade students in Philadelphia public schools.

Job Description

Specific Duties

  • Design and facilitate virtual Gaming workshops and programming for Talent Search Program's 6th-12th grade participants
  • Provide small-group and individual tutoring as needed
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Background working in a school environment and/or with school-age participants; current teacher preferred
  • 3+ years of experience with gaming, e-sports, and/or game influencer programs
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Understanding of overall gaming industry (e-sports from leagues to teams, influencers, genres, and titles)
  • Experience working with game publishers and/or game platforms
  • Understanding of Twitch and social platforms as media and content distribution channels
  • Applicants with school clearances preferred


Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Provost Interdisciplinary Programs

Pay Range
$7.25 - $230.00

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 may be required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

To apply, visit https://wd1.myworkdaysite.com/en-US/recruiting/upenn/careers-at-penn/job/St-Leonards-Complex/Talent-Search-Gaming-Coordinator_JR00043803 

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