Coordinator, Independent School Teaching Residency Program

Job description

Job location: Graduate School of Education

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-09-23
Req: JR00024011
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

Coordinator, Independent School Teaching Residency Program

Job Profile Title

Coordinator, Program

Job Description Summary

This position is responsible for the overall coordination of the Graduate School of Education’s (GSE) Independent School Teaching Residency Program, including the Boarding School and Day School Tracks. This program involves close coordination with 21 partner schools, nearly 100 students and their mentors, and about 30 full time and adjunct faculty members. The role supports the program directors and all associated faculty, directly reporting to the directors.

Job Description


Responsibilities include the coordination of both programs around the following areas: student recruitment and admissions; management of student records and financial aid payments; program operations including procurement of materials and logistics for meetings and classes; event planning for large program meetings; payment of instructors, contractors, and suppliers; student registration and course work; communications with program community and alumni; PA state certification; student services; alumni network; school contracts and invoices. All of these responsibilities combine to ensure consistency in the operational functions of the program including the successful facilitation of class sessions and special events.


A high school diploma and 5 to 7 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Experience with data management, event planning and coordination, and student support are preferred as is experience in an academic or non-profit setting. Strong communication skills and proven ability to build strong relationships with co-workers and outside vendors. Proven ability to learn internal database systems or demonstrated knowledge of university systems. Tech-savvy, flexible in proactively taking on additional responsibilities and maintaining confidentiality when needed. Ability to work evenings/weekends as needed.

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Graduate School of Education

Pay Range

$23.60 - $42.48

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: 9/24/2020
Application Due: 10/8/2020
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