Executive Director, Wharton Executive MBA Program - San Francisco

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Executive Director, Wharton Executive MBA Program - San Francisco

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
Executive Director, Wharton Executive MBA Program - San Francisco

Job Profile Title
Director E

Job Description Summary
The Executive Director will report to and assist the Vice Dean of the MBA Program for Executives in the implementation of all strategic plans and operational priorities for the MBA Program for Executives (WEMBA) in San Francisco.

This position is located in San Francisco and reports to the Vice Dean of the MBA Program for Executives.

Job Description

The Executive Director will manage the key areas of the WEMBA San Francisco Program, including admissions, career services, and program operations. He/she is responsible for key relationships outside of Wharton, including catering and hotel, which are a linchpin of the program both operationally and financially. Ensuring compliance with governmental regulation, including the Bureau of Private Post-secondary Education (BPPE) and the Veterans Administration, lies with the Executive Director. The Executive Director must work closely with the Wharton San Francisco operations and IT staff, and should coordinate as appropriate with Executive Education and the MBA Program as the other two primary users of the Wharton San Francisco facility. A strong working relationship with the Philadelphia WEMBA program is essential in ensuring the quality of the MBA for Executives experience is of the same caliber across coasts. Developing solid working relationships with other offices at Wharton and Penn are also important for success as the Executive Director.


Strong organizational, communication, and relationship management skills are required. A strong understanding of the higher education, MBA and/or Executive MBA environment is helpful. Evening and weekend commitments and availability and some travel will be required. A bachelor's degree is required, but a master's degree in education, business or a related field is preferred. The successful candidate will have at least 7 years of relevant work experience as well as experience managing staff. Experience working in higher education is preferable. He/she will also have a desire to work with professional adult learners and staff to create a collegial and superior learning environment.

This position is located in San Francisco and reports to the Vice Dean of the MBA Program for Executives.

Job Location - City, State
San Francisco, California

Department / School
Wharton School

Pay Range
$108,411.00 - $205,981.00

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.

To apply, visit https://wd1.myworkdaysite.com/en-US/recruiting/upenn/careers-at-penn/job/Wharton-West/Executive-Director--Wharton-Executive-MBA-Program---San-Francisco_JR00029359

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Posted: 2/19/2021
Application Due: 2/19/2033
Work Type: Full Time