Assistant Director - Office of Research and Diversity Training

Job description

Job location: Anatomy/Chemistry Building

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-10-15
Req: JR00010855
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.

Posted Job Title

Assistant Director - Office of Research and Diversity Training

Job Profile Title

Coordinator B

Job Description Summary

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the United States. Penn is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. Since its founding in 1765 the School has been a strong presence in the community and prides itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education.

Job Description

Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Research Training Programs, the Assistant Director of the Office of Research and Diversity Training will coordinate all aspects of diversity recruitment and support for the Office of Research and Diversity Training, including Biomedical Graduate Studies (BGS), Biomedical Postdoctoral Programs (BPP), the Combined Degree and Physicians Scholars Program and the Office of Master Programs. The main job duties and responsibilities for this position include:

  • (1) plan, administer, and coordinate all aspects of BGS Summer Undergraduate Internship Program (SUIP) [~35 students/yr.] and Penn Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program (PennPREP) [~10 students/yr.];
  • (2) coordinate recruitment efforts and attendance to national conferences, career fairs, and individual colleges, and participate in on-campus recruitment events, such as the Fontaine Weekend;
  • (3) collect, manage and update databases of program admissions, current trainees, and alumni, and provide administrative support for training grant applications;
  • (4) work with graduate student/postdoctoral trainee associations (EE Just Society, SACNAS Chapter, BPP Diversity Committee, etc.) in the development of programming that aims to recruit and retain Diversity Trainees; and
  • (5) coordinate outreach initiatives and manage and maintain social media outlets.

This position will also require that the Assistant Director cultivate strategic relationships and develop partnerships with constituents at colleges/universities, professional organizations, and science foundations.

We are looking for a dynamic individual to coordinate programs to advance diversity in our educational enterprise.

  • A Bachelor’s degree and 3 to 5 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, are required.
  • A Master’s Degree and 5-7 years of experience preferred.
  • A background in a science-related discipline preferred.
  • The ideal candidate will have a strong service-orientation supported by excellent interpersonal skills, facile multitasking capabilities, data management abilities, strong computer skills, experience with social media and strong presentation, writing, and editing skills.
  • The individual in this position needs to be comfortable with advising/mentoring students as well as planning, organizing, and managing multiple projects simultaneously within determined deadlines.
  • Close attention to detail and procedures related to expense and budget reports is a required.
  • Experience with development and fundraising and academic program management are preferred.
  • Some evening and weekend work will be required. Candidates should be willing and able to travel as needed.

Working Conditions
Office, library, computer room

Physical Effort
Typically sitting at a desk or table

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range

$42,953.00 - $77,315.00

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.




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Posted: 10/4/2019
Application Due: 1/15/2020
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