Coordinator of Online Programs, Wharton Global Youth

Coordinator of Online Programs, Wharton Global Youth

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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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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.

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Posted Job Title
Coordinator of Online Programs, Wharton Global Youth

Job Profile Title
Coordinator, Program

Job Description Summary
The Coordinator of Online Programs is a key member of the Wharton Global Youth team.

Job Description

The Coordinator of Online Programs works on all aspects of online programming, including assisting with marketing and student recruitment, reviewing program applications, developing curricula compatible with the online space, incorporating online tools and resources for deeper student understanding, supporting enrollment management, and leading the operational logistics for online programs and community events.


Administrative Coordination
  • Create detailed master calendars for online programming
  • Assist with hiring coordination, scheduling interviews, recruiting and training student workers and keeping track of hiring data
  • Address student and parent inquiries regarding programs, logistics, schedules, etc., in a timely manner

Online Programs Operations Support
  • Coordinate day-to-day operations of online programming for high school students, including: overseeing student communication, addressing technical questions, revising Canvas course sites as needed, maintaining course and project deadlines, assisting instructional team with teaching needs, monitoring the synchronous and asynchronous course/program activities, processing certificates
  • Coordinate logistics, communications, access, and delivery of business simulations within programming

Instructional Design
  • Create and manage the portfolio of Canvas course sites for online programs and coordinate Canvas integrations for optimized student learning and ease of access
  • Manage the course review and evaluation process. Aid in the creation of surveys and other forms of data to inform revisions.
  • Serve as a liaison to the larger online course development community (both internal and external) to keep informed of current trends in online course design and delivery and facilitate the success and satisfaction of online learners.

Online Community Development
  • Coordinate, develop, and implement online virtual community for program participants, to include: informative and engaging events, challenges, workshops, guest speakers and relevant activities
  • Coordinate outreach across Wharton and Penn to engage different resource centers, alumni, and student groups for community events/engagement
  • Develop a theme and brainstorm graphics/visuals for Canvas course and upload/organize course for use

Application and Enrollment Management
  • Support outreach and recruitment efforts by attending in-person and virtual recruitment fairs tailored for various audiences
  • Support admissions committee in application review and cohort building
  • Manage the online course enrollment funnel process and oversee the build of student program rosters and learner groups for instructional needs


Bachelor's degree and 2-3 years work experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Individual should possess strong communication skills and a desire to work in a collaborative environment. Applicants should demonstrate ability to manage multiple projects and a passion for entrepreneurial education. Experience with online learning (Canvas, video editing, Zoom) is preferred, as is experience working with high school students.

The anticipated salary range for this position is approximately $24-26/hour.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaCoordinator, Program

Department / School
Wharton School

Pay Range
$24.13 - $36.36

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.

University Benefits
  • 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.

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