Managing Director, Penn Program on Regulation

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Managing Director, Penn Program on Regulation

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
Managing Director, Penn Program on Regulation

Job Profile Title
Managing Director

Job Description Summary
The University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School is one of the nation's oldest and most distinguished law schools. The school offers a distinctive cross-disciplinary legal education, drawing on the depth and breadth of the University of Pennsylvania. The resulting intellectual opportunities and professional relationships bridge traditional boundaries and disciplines, making the Law School an extraordinarily supportive academic community for its scholars and students alike.

The Penn Program on Regulation (PPR) brings rigorous, balanced analysis from multiple disciplines to bear on important regulatory policy problems and alternative strategies to solve them, as well as on the processes of making and implementing regulation. Reporting to the Faculty Director, the Managing Director of PPR ensures a rigorous agenda of activities, research, and recommendations, communicates PPR's important research to a host of audiences, and promotes and stewards the organization. The Managing Director implements all operations of this cross-disciplinary research center.

Job Description

These responsibilities include:


  • Organize, participate in, and contribute to strategic sessions setting PPR's programming agenda.
  • Develop agenda and build resources around conference and symposium topics, student opportunities, and PRR research efforts.
  • Lead the process of building bridges to faculty in other parts of the University, policymakers, and legal, industry, and NGO professionals with interests related to PPR. Represent PPR and the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School in developing the participation in PPR activities of high-level academics, representatives from advocacy and business groups, judges, regulators, and lawyers from around the country and the globe.
  • Oversee the strategic and coordinated development of high-level invitation lists coordinated with conference topics and ensure excellent attendance at events.
  • Manage all event details in collaboration with the Law School's Conferences and Events team. Oversee calendaring, invitation and promotional materials design and delivery. Manage vendor selection and negotiation of contracts, on-site oversight on the day of events.
  • Coordinate with Penn Law Executive Education staff on PPR programming and support the Faculty Director in developing and implementing Executive Education, on-line education, and other educational activities.
  • Complete all financial requirements for events, working with vendors, participants, and the Office of Business Affairs to ensure timely and complete payment of all expenses.

Data Management and Analysis
  • Ensure creation and management of a historically accurate set of data about PPR activities, events, and participants.
  • Oversee the development and management of PPR data bases, maintaining excellent and reportable data about all PPR events.
  • Support Faculty Director on overseeing and assisting with PPR research projects.
  • Generate analysis and reports for faculty, research sponsors or funders, and other requestors.
  • Build data and substantive media (articles, blogs on programs, etc.) throughout the year to feed into annual program and other reports.

Communications and External Relations
  • Participate in an on-going and ambitious reputational campaign for PPR. Compose and publish original content to further PPR's visibility and reputation, including developing and implementing content for the PPR website, blogging, newsletters or mailings, engaging in social media outreach, and drafting and designing PPR's periodic reports.
  • Collaborating with the Law School's Communications team, design and implement strategies for the publication of PPR research and communication about its multi-faceted programming.
  • Collaborating with Communications, respond to and direct to faculty media inquiries and inquiries from academics, lawyers, donors, and others.
  • Develop and maintain PPR's online series of reports, lectures, videos, and working papers. Use technology and/or social media to publicize PPR research and programming. Coordinate with IT staff and web developer on the maintenance of and periodic updates to design of PPR website and The Regulatory Review.
  • Represent PPR to donors, faculty, students, visitors, and speakers.
  • Oversee the drafting, design, and production of PPR's annual report.

  • Work with the Faculty Director and collaborate with the Law Development & Alumni Relations Office, develop and implement fundraising strategies for PPR.
  • Contribute to the design of an participate in all stewardship activities (meetings, reports, annual publications, etc.)

  • Oversee daily operations of PPR.
  • Create a draft budget for Faculty Director approval and monitor budget revenues and expenditures.
  • Hire and manage work-study students and other part-time assistants.
  • Collaborate with and represent PPR to Business Affairs, Communications, Conferences & Events, Law Development & Alumni Relations, Faculty Support, and other Penn Law and University partners.

Manage All Special Projects
  • Oversee all special projects assigned by PPR faculty.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: B.A./B.S. required; Ph.D. or law degree valued. Five to seven years of progressively increasing responsibility in academic administration, event planning, or program administration. Previous experience running a national academic center highly desired. Established track record as collaborator in the workplace, within the immediate department and within a larger institution. Experience representing a sophisticated organization in a variety of public and internal forums. Experience as a fundraiser valued.

*Please include a cover letter with application materials.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Law School

Pay Range
$104,191.00 - $200,000.00

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