Dec 19, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Duties: The Associate Director of Student Affairs in the Fels Institute of Government is responsible for all aspects of student career advising and placement for the full-time and executive MPA programs at Fels. The Associate Director connects students with Fels alumni and other decision makers in the public, nonprofit, private, and international sectors to help them determine and plan their career paths post-MPA and certificate. S/he plans and implements strategic events and programs to showcase the talents and accomplishments of Fels and other Penn students to employers and public officials. This position conceptualizes and supervises planning for Fels events, including recruiting/admissions, career-related, and academic events including the Fels graduation ceremony. The Associate Director collaborates on planning and implementation of initiatives such as the Fels Public Leadership and Service (PLAS) Fellowship Program, new student orientations, student clubs and affinity groups, and special summer programs. The position works closely with the Fels executive director.

This is a one year term appointment.

Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree and 3 years' experience in programming and career advising, or equivalent combination of education and experience, is required. Master's degree is strongly preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills and strong constituent service orientation. Proven ability to function effectively in fast-paced, team environment and manage interactions with multiple internal and external constituencies. Superb organizational skills and supervisory experience.

Preferred: Experience in higher education administration, especially in a graduate professional program. Familiarity/experience with career planning, alumni outreach and programming.

Reference Number: 02-27544

Salary Grade: 027

Employment Type: Exempt

Org: Fels Administration

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

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