Program and Center Coordinator, GSWS FQT

Program and Center Coordinator, GSWS FQT

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Posted Job Title
Program and Center Coordinator, GSWS FQT

Job Profile Title
Academic Coordinator

Job Description Summary
The GSWS Program Administrator/FQT Center Administrator handles the general office administration for two cooperative campus entities: 1) The Penn Program for Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies (GSWS) and 2) The Penn Center for Research in Feminist, Queer, and Transgender Studies; serves as the primary contact for undergraduate, graduate students, and faculty for both the Program and the Center; and providing administrative support to the GSWS Director, FQT Director, GSWS Associate Director, FQT Associate Director, and other Affiliates of both GSWS and FQT. Employee is responsible for developing and maintaining communications, fielding inquiries, and guiding both students and faculty through a variety of University policies, resources, and procedures. Employee handles student activity coordination and provides guidance to undergraduate and graduate students. Employee provides administrative support to GSWS Director and GSWS Associate Director as related to academic and curriculum planning. Responsible for coordinating human resource needs of GSWS and FQT, including assisting with faculty and staff searches, lecturer appointments, postdocs, visiting scholars and artists. Maintains and organizes all records with strict confidentiality. Acts as Program and Center point person to budget and finance areas within SAS, including being knowledgeable about Program and Center expenses. Working in conjunction with the Program's and Center's business office, arrange for reimbursements, payments, and procurements. Keep track of emerging needs of the GSWS and FQT. Be aware and respond to changing priorities and required resources for the Program's and Center's missions. Employee is also responsible for GSWS Program's and FQT Center's event planning and workshop coordination, as well as maintaining, updating, and developing the department website, email list serves and print communications. Must also understand and effectively communicate the scholarly and teaching missions of the Program and Center. Assignment is to work daily on campus in the GSWS Program/FQT Center administrative offices.

Job Description

The Penn Program for Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies is an interdisciplinary program whose primary mission is to provide interdisciplinary training to graduate and undergraduate students on the ways that gender, sexuality, and race have developed and changed over time in their meaning, practice, and treatment. GSWS has 135 core and affiliated faculty from thirty-four departments-and ten of Penn's twelve Schools. The GSWS Program offers a major, a minor, and a graduate certificate.

The Penn Center for Research in Feminist, Queer, and Transgender Studies (FQT) supports academic research, artistic production, and public engagement on gender and sexuality studies. The FQT Center engages persons from across the university and the Philadelphia community through research initiatives, programming, and outreach. Each year, FQT hosts or co-hosts dozens of performances, screenings, panel discussions, lectures, seminars, workshops, and works- in- progress. We also Connect Penn faculty, staff, and students with the Philadelphia community through

outreach, public events, and partnerships with artistic and social justice organizations.


GSWS Duties include: Office Administration; Budgeting and Financial Support; Administrative Support to GSWS Director, GSWS Associate Director and other GSWS Affiliates; Coordinate Human Resource Activity; Serve as Program Liaison for Program; Maintain and Update GSWS Websites and Print Communications; Academic and Curriculum Planning; Event Coordination; Student Activity Coordination

FQT Duties include: Office Administration; Budgeting and Financial Support; Administrative Support to FQT Director, FQT Associate Director and other FQT Affiliates; Coordinate Human Resource Activity; Serve as Center Liaison for Program; Maintain and Update FQT Websites and Print Communications; Event Coordination


High School degree and 5 to 7 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, is required. Bachelor's Degree with 3 years to 5 years of experience is strongly preferred. Experience providing administrative support in an academic environment strongly preferred. Ideal candidate must possess strong organizational skills, strong written and oral communications skills, and the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines. Candidate must have a professional demeanor with the ability to provide excellent collaborative customer service to a diverse audience. Cultural sensitivity required. Financial experience, event-planning experience, and an understanding of academic and curriculum planning are preferred. Candidate should demonstrate an exceptional mastery of professional skills and the precise ability to handle situations with poise, understanding and tact. Candidate must exhibit respect for others, patience, diplomacy, compassion, and sensitivity in working with students, staff, faculty, and center affiliates. Prior administrative experience in a non-profit academic environment preferred.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
School of Arts and Sciences

Pay Range
$20.45 - $30.82
Salary offers are made based on the candidate's qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, as well as internal and market factors and grade profile.

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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