SENIOR DIRECTOR

Location
Philadelphia
Posted
Apr 22, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Duties: The Senior Director will be responsible for providing operational and strategic insight and implementation for the growth of the Wharton Social Impact Initiative (WSII). We are looking for a highly strategic, efficient, and experienced individual to join the senior leadership team of WSII. The ideal candidate will have a diverse set of qualifications including experience in: fundraising; creating and developing programs; management of advisory boards; financial/budgeting experience; subject matter expertise in one of WSII's core areas (urban innovation, impact investing, gender lens investing); project management. Experience working with students and in project management highly desired; experience working with donors, alumni, and/or other high-profile individuals necessary.

Duties include:
1) Lead WSII engagement with Penn and Wharton External Affairs. Lead the development and management of WSII Advisory Board; provide strategic and operational support for External Affairs, Board members, and alumni and industry leaders. Ensure implementation of funded activities and communications to Boards, donors, and stakeholders, with a goal of increasing donor engagement; and donor contributions.

2) Lead development and execution of cross-Penn initiatives, including overseeing student programs such as the Turner Social Impact Society and cross-university efforts like the Penn Social Impact Consortium. Responsibility for this work will include management of WSII staff, strategic program design, and representing WSII in collaborative work with the Penn community.

3) Support WSII research activities through: collaborative research activities with faculty; identifying collaborative projects with other Penn centers, alumni, and industry leaders; as subject matter expert, contribute thought leadership to WSII research projects; manage student involvement in projects.

4) Lead high-level financial activities and operational activities of WSII, including: financial management; budgeting; hiring and human resources, and donor management.

5) Represent WSII with alumni, industry leaders, and students through presentations, conference attendance, SiriusXM111 radio, blogs, and other communication/marketing vehicles.

Qualifications: We are looking for a highly strategic, efficient, and experienced individual to join the senior leadership team of WSII. The ideal candidate will be highly entrepreneurial--able to balance strategic planning with a willingness to 'dig in' and implement. An understanding of and commitment to the role of business in creating positive social impact is essential.

The ideal candidate will have a diverse set of qualifications including experience in: fundraising; creating and developing programs; management of advisory boards; financial/budgeting experience; subject matter expertise in one of WSII's core areas (urban innovation, impact investing, gender lens investing); project management.

Experience working with students and in project management highly desired; experience working with donors, alumni, and/or other high-profile individuals necessary.

A Bachelor's Degree and over 7 - 10 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

Reference Number: 07-25610

Salary Grade: 029

Employment Type: Exempt

Org: Institute for Social Impact

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: B-Executive/Managerial Administration