Mar 11, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Duties: Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Research Training Programs, the Assistant Director of the Office of Research and Diversity Training will coordinate all aspects of diversity recruitment and support for the Office of Research and Diversity Training, including Biomedical Graduate Studies (BGS), Biomedical Postdoctoral Programs (BPP), the Combined Degree and Physicians Scholars Program and the Office of Master Programs. The main job duties and responsibilities for this position include: (1) plan, administer, and coordinate all aspects of BGS Summer Undergraduate Internship Program (SUIP) [~35 students/yr.] and Penn Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program (PennPREP) [~10 students/yr.]; (2) coordinate recruitment efforts and attendance to national conferences, career fairs, and individual colleges, and participate in on-campus recruitment events, such as the Fontaine Weekend; (3) collect, manage and update databases of program admissions, current trainees, and alumni, and provide administrative support for training grant applications; (4) work with graduate student/postdoctoral trainee associations (EE Just Society, SACNAS Chapter, BPP Diversity Committee, etc.) in the development of programming that aims to recruit and retain Diversity Trainees; and (5) coordinate outreach initiatives and manage and maintain social media outlets. This position will also require that the Assistant Director cultivate strategic relationships and develop partnerships with constituents at colleges/universities, professional organizations, and science foundations.

Qualifications: We are looking for a dynamic individual to coordinate programs to advance diversity in our educational enterprise. A Bachelor's degree and 3 to 5 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, are required. A Master's Degree and 5-7 years of experience preferred. A background in a science-related discipline preferred. The ideal candidate will have a strong service-orientation supported by excellent interpersonal skills, facile multitasking capabilities, data management abilities, strong computer skills, experience with social media and strong presentation, writing, and editing skills. The individual in this position needs to be comfortable with advising/mentoring students as well as planning, organizing, and managing multiple projects simultaneously within determined deadlines. Close attention to detail and procedures related to expense and budget reports is a required. Experience with development and fundraising and academic program management are preferred. Some evening and weekend work will be required. Candidates should be willing and able to travel as needed.

Reference Number: 40-25193

Salary Grade: 026

Employment Type: Exempt

Org: SM-DN-Research

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.

Job Family: A-General/Professional Administrative

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