Duties: The primary goals of Wharton's Communication Program are to help PhD, Executive MBA, F/T MBA and Undergraduate students become effective communicators. The last 3 student groups are required to take Management Communication courses in order to graduate. In addition, the Communication Program offers help to Wharton faculty who want to improve their teaching.
The Associate Director of the Wharton Communication Program works closely with the Director and other Associate Directors to support the Program's mission. Specific responsibilities include:
* Serve as course head for two core MBA Management Communication courses. (Designated as 'core' because Wharton faculty determined that they are required for graduation). The Associate Director will manage all aspect of the curriculum design and delivery of the courses. This includes:
o Selection, supervision, and ongoing development and training of 10 to 12 Communication Program lecturers who teach and grade these courses.
o Develop and continually update course materials and implement all aspects of the curriculum from instructor training through Canvas (Learning Management System) integration, through student evaluations.
o Cultivate and maintain a community of entrepreneurs and investors in the Philadelphia region who will assist with curricular updates and attend 'Investor Pitch Day' - an opportunity for MBA entrepreneurs to present their business ideas to local investors and entrepreneurs. Some of these community members also serve as in-class resources for students.*
* Responsible for a new initiative: Create, manage, maintain, and continuously improve a new Undergraduate TA Program. This Program is essential for the success of the new Undergraduate core course: WH 201. Management Communication. (Year 2 of the 4- Year Leadership Journey). There will be approximately 60 TAs each year.
* Manage components of the new Undergraduate core course including:
o Serve as the curricular bridge between the speaking and writing portions of the new WH 201 course.
o Work with the Director to implement best practices re: course design and delivery from a pilot to full roll-out. Beginning in August 2018, 700 undergraduates will be offered 90 sections of speaking and writing instruction.
o Work with the Director to develop and implement training for approximately 50 P/T Instructors.
* Teach MBA, Undergraduate and possibly Executive MBA students the required Management Communication courses.
* Serve as the entrepreneurial communication resource for Wharton faculty and students, and for the greater Penn community.
* Participate in optional coaching sessions for faculty who want to improve their teaching.
* Coach PhD students on their research presentations and academic job talks.
* Participate in new Communication lecturer selection and training
Qualifications: A Masters degree and 7 years to 10 years of experience required or equivalent combination of education and experience. Strong oral and written communication skills required. Strong preference for business experience and for teaching experience at the graduate school level. Preference for candidates who have coaches others to teach at the graduate school level. Strong interpersonal skills with a proven track record of working successfully and collegially in a fast-paced work environment.
Reference Number: 07-28741
Salary Grade: 029
Employment Type: Exempt
Org: Wharton Communications Unit
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