Public Interest & Pro Bono Coordinator, Hybrid Eligible

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Public Interest & Pro Bono Coordinator, Hybrid Eligible

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. 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.

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.

COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement for all positions at the University of Pennsylvania. New hires are expected to be fully vaccinated before beginning work at the University. For more information about Penn's vaccine requirements and the use of Penn Open Pass, visit the Penn COVID-19 Response website for the latest information.

Posted Job Title
Public Interest & Pro Bono Coordinator, Hybrid Eligible

Job Profile Title
Administrative Coordinator

Job Description Summary
Penn Carey Law, one of the nation's oldest and most distinguished law schools, we offer a distinctive cross-disciplinary legal education, drawing on the depth and breadth of the University of Pennsylvania, and a supportive intellectual community for our scholars and students alike.

The Law School actively pursues a more just and equitable society through pedagogical, programmatic, and direct legal service efforts. The Toll Public Interest Center (TPIC) sits at the core of these efforts. TPIC is home to the Law School's distinctive Pro Bono Program and oversees a wide array of public interest programming, including scholarship and fellow programs, advocacy skill development trainings, and educational and community-building efforts.

We are a passionate, mission-oriented team that works in a collaborative environment: while each of us manages an extensive list of individual responsibilities, we complete major projects as a team, maintain an open-door policy, and enjoy a mandate to generate and implement new ideas that benefit our students and the clients and communities they serve.

The Public Interest & Pro Bono Program Coordinator reports to the Executive Director of the Toll Public Interest Center and supports TPIC staff members to facilitate event planning, communication, and office administration.

Job Description

The Public Interest & Pro Bono Program Coordinator reports to the Executive Director of the Toll Public Interest Center and supports TPIC staff members to facilitate event planning,

communication, and office administration.

The responsibilities of the position include:

Event Planning and Event Support

Support TPIC colleagues in the logistics of planning, executing, and communicating about TPIC's many public interest and pro bono programs and events.
  • Serve as TPIC's point person with vendors and caterers.
  • Work closely with the Law School's facilities and events teams to ensure scheduling conflicts are avoided, rooms are reserved, and events are posted to internal and external calendars.
  • Attend Law School's regular event planning meetings.
  • Attend and support TPIC weekend retreats (one in the fall, one in the spring) and TPIC's evening events which take place several times during the academic year.

Office Management and Office Support

  • Serve as the first point of contact for TPIC's in-person visitors by greeting guests, fielding common questions, and giving an overview of TPIC's programs to prospective students.
  • Answer general TPIC emails.
  • Keep the TPIC office well supplied and functioning smoothly.
  • Serve as TPIC's ITS partner - communicating with ITS and handling all of TPIC's technology needs.
  • Help students to schedule meetings with TPIC staff members when needed.

Communication and Media Management

  • Oversee TPIC's newsletter.
  • Generate and disseminate event invitations.
  • Ensure TPIC's web content is accurate and regularly updated.
  • Manage TPIC's social media presence.
  • Work with Communications colleagues on larger publications.

Other Miscellaneous Responsibilities


The best candidate will be a civic-minded individual with exceptional writing, critical thinking, organizational, and administrative skills. HS and 5-7 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. A B.A./B.S. is preferred. Applicants must be proficient in Microsoft Office products and have the ability to learn new computing programs with ease. Applicants must also be able to work independently, demonstrate initiative, effectively balance multiple tasks simultaneously, and work collaboratively in a service-oriented environment. We have a fun but busy workplace. We emphasize individual responsibility while requiring strong team support.

Applicants are asked to submit both a resume and a cover letter.

This position is eligible for a hybrid work schedule with a work week divided between working onsite and working remotely.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
This position is eligible for a hybrid work schedule with a work week divided between working onsite and working remotely.

Department / School
Law School

Pay Range
$20.45 - $30.82

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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