Duties: The Director reports to the Associate Vice Provost for Equity and Access and is based in the Albert M. Greenfield Intercultural Center. The Director will coordinate the Penn-KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program) Partnership, an initiative designed to increase the college completion rates for underserved KIPP students nationwide. The Director is responsible for the design, coordination and implementation of programs and services to support the retention of 50 plus KIPP alumni annually. The Director will collaborate with the Associate Vice Provost, cultural center directors, advisers in all four undergraduate schools, and connect students to offices such as Student Financial Services, the Weingarten Learning Resource Center, Student Intervention Services and Counseling and Psychological Services to support their success at Penn.
Qualifications: A Master's Degree is required. Candidates with STE(A)M Master's are especially encouraged to apply as well as those holding masters in other areas such as Urban Education, Humanities, Counseling, or Social Work and other relevant fields. 3 to 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Program Design and Implementation skills, as well as budgetary management skills essential. Highly developed communication skills are essential to this position, including facility and comfort with public speaking, excellent written communication, and strong interpersonal skills. Must have a proven record of ability to manage and prioritize complex projects in a high volume and timeline driven process. Expertise win working with first generation college students will be important, as well as, the ability to develop workshops and training opportunities to educate colleagues and constituent groups on first generation and underrepresented population issues at highly selective schools. Must possess creativity, flexibility, and a sense of humor. Must have well-developed critical thinking and analysis skills and be a self-starter who has the ability to work both independently and in a team. Must demonstrate a commitment to the mission of higher education and be knowledgeable about best practices related to issues of access and opportunity of underrepresented populations. Must be familiar with computer applications (Microsoft Office, Filemaker, Outlook, etc.) and general information management. Ability to work evenings and weekends is required.
Reference Number: 85-26211
Salary Grade: 027
Employment Type: Exempt
Org: Equity and Access Programs
Job Family: B-Executive/Managerial Administration