ASSOC DIRECTOR, WHARTON COMMUNICATION PROGRAM
Posting DetailsPosting Details Reference Number 07-29362 Posted Job Title ASSOC DIRECTOR, WHARTON COMMUNICATION PROGRAM School Name Wharton School Org Wharton Communications Unit Posted to the Web 06/11/2019 Posted Job/Salary Grade 028 Employment Type Exempt Hours N/A Position Type Full Time Position Schedule 9-5 Months 12 Position Length Ongoing Position End Date University Overview
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In 1881, American entrepreneur and industrialist Joseph Wharton established the world’s first collegiate school of business at the University of Pennsylvania.
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The primary goals of Wharton’s Communication Program (‘WHCP’) are to help MBA, Executive MBA (‘WEMBA’), Undergraduate and PhD students become more effective communicators. 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 a course head for two Management Communication courses that MBA students must complete as a graduation requirement: ‘Fundamentals for Prospective Entrepreneurs’ and ‘Communication Challenges for Entrepreneurs: Pitching Your Business’. Responsible for updating curriculum and implementing course content consistently and fairly across course selections.
* Support the Program’s initiatives re: entrepreneurial communication, including organizing events; bringing local alumni, entrepreneurs and investors to campus to evaluate students’ start-up business pitches
* Teach management communication courses to undergraduates, MBAs, and Executive MBAs.
* Manage online aspects of our Program’s teaching mission: e.g., SRS, Penn in Touch, Instruction Center, Classroom scheduling, and possibly new technical requirements to enhance the classroom and online learning opportunities for students.
* Support for other programs throughout the School in which WHCP is involved; e.g., Graduate Division committee membership, coaching PhD students for their research presentations & academic job talks, and coaching faculty who want to improve their teaching
A Master’s degree and 5 to 7 years of experience required or equivalent combination of education and business experience. Strong preference for business experience. Strong oral and written communication skills required. Preference for candidates who taught, and have coached 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.Affirmative Action Statement
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