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Reference Number 81-32135 Posted Job Title COMMUNICATIONS AND REPORTING MANAGER School Name President's Center Org Institutional Research Posted to the Web 05/24/2019 Posted Job/Salary Grade 027 Employment Type Exempt Hours N/A Position Type Full Time Position Schedule 9am-5pm Months 12 Position Length Ongoing Position End Date University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

School/Center Overview

The mission of the President’s Center is to support the President, the trustees, and the University’s senior leadership; advance Penn’s highest priorities; to aid the faculty, students, and staff in their teaching, research, and service activities; and to advance excellence at Penn. In addition to the Office of the President, the President’s Center includes the following units: African-American Resource Center, Almanac, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, Office of General Counsel, Office of Institutional Research & Analysis, Office of Government and Community Affairs, Office of the Ombudsman, Office of the Sexual Violence Investigative Officer, Office of the University Secretary, University Archives and Records Center, Office of University Communications, and WXPN.


The Communication and Reporting Manager works in close collaboration with the Associate Vice President for Institutional Research and Analysis to manage workflow, respond to routine requests for information and ensure that others are referred to the appropriate IR&A analyst. The incumbent prepares federal, state, accreditation, and other external reports on behalf of the University. The Manager also aids and supports the strategic work of the Associate Vice President through departmental strategic planning efforts and collaboration with University committees and councils. The Manager oversees, enhances, and updates institutional research tools utilized for project management, data collection systems/software, recordkeeping and retrieval, and departmental email account. The Manager also provides quality control by reviewing information prepared or disseminated by IR&A for accuracy and consistency with departmental standards. Additionally, the Manager designs and oversees the development of formal presentations and materials disseminated by IR&A to ensure that they are accurate, accessible and consistently formatted.


BA/BS and 3-5 years of work experience (or equivalent combination of education and experience) required.
Advanced design, layout, and formatting experience with Excel and MS Office Suite required; experience with other software such as Adobe Create Suite / Creative Cloud preferred. Demonstrated ability to finalize report for submission or posting online
Critical and independent analytical thinking skills required
Excellent communication, interpersonal and customer service skills required
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail with the demonstrated ability to track, document, and advance multiple projects concurrently required
Proven ability to work under time constraints while adhering to strict deadlines is required
*Flexibility to work collaboratively or independently as needed

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

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. Quick Link Posting Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • [email protected]
    • Contacted by a Penn Recruiter
    • Referred by a Penn Employee
    • Referred by a friend or family member
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Other Internet Advertisement
    • Linkedin
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    • Professional Affiliation/Trade Website
    • Diversity Association/Publication Website
    • Heard about it at a conference or career fair
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    • Recruitment and/or staffing agency
  2. * What is your highest level of education completed?
    • Less than high school education
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Vocational or Technical School
    • Associate's Degree or Two Year College
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • PHD/MD/JD or equivalent doctoral degree
  3. * How many years of experience do you have related to this position?
    • 0 to 1 Year
    • 1 to 2 Years
    • 2 to 3 Years
    • 3 to 5 Years
    • 5 to 7 Years
    • 7 to 10 Years
    • Over 10 Years
Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter




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Posted: 5/25/2019
Application Due: 6/29/2019
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