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Director of Regulatory Affairs, Academic Affairs Office, Penn Law

University of Pennsylvania
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Job location: Law School

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-12-08
Req: JR00044928
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. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America’s Best Employers By State in 2021.

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.

COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement for all positions at the University of Pennsylvania. New hires are expected to be fully vaccinated before beginning work at the University. For more information about Penn’s vaccine requirements and the use of Penn Open Pass, visit the Penn COVID-19 Response website for the latest information.

Posted Job Title

Director of Regulatory Affairs, Academic Affairs Office, Penn Law

Job Profile Title

Director B

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 University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School staff play a critical role in providing a world-class educational experience, supporting faculty, students, alumni, and fellow staff members in a collaborative and ambitious environment.

The Law School’s Academic Affairs Office collaborates with many other offices at Penn, to foster a student-centered environment in which each learner is inspired to do his or her best work.

The Director of Regulatory Affairs serves as the point person for all regulatory issues related to the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School’s program of education and ensures compliance, accurate data collection and reporting, and communication of internal and external rules and regulations throughout the Law School. The position reports to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and has responsibilities in the following areas below.

Job Description

Academic Regulations:

  • In coordination and consultation with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, develop, maintain, and communicate a firm understanding of Penn Law’s rules and regulations about the academic program, faculty rights and responsibilities, and student rights and responsibilities.
  • In coordination and consultation with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, develop, maintain, and communicate a firm understanding of the relevance of all the regulations of the American Bar Association, Bar Examiners, other accrediting organizations, and other external regulators to Penn’s program of legal education across the JD, LLM, LLCM, ML, and SJD programs.
  • Continually assess relevance of regulations the Law School’s program of legal education; report on this assessment to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, the Deputy Dean and members of the Educational Program Committee, and to the Dean and faculty as appropriate.
  • Develop and implement operational systems that comply with faculty and regulatory requirements.
  • Work with Associate Dean for Academic Affairs to support faculty Educational Programs Committee and ensure implementation of Committee decisions.
  • Ensure that Penn Carey Law’s policies and procedures are well-communicated (including via Faculty and Adjunct Faculty Handbooks and Student Policies and Procedures Manual) and updated to comport with faculty decisions on curriculum, credit requirements, and other academic requisites.
  • Collaborate with Student Affairs colleagues to communicate academic protocols to students and consult with them on application of policies to individual student situations as appropriate.

Data Analysis and Reporting:

  • Maintain and interpret statistical data and other information on a host of academic issues. Ensure compliance with FERPA regulations in the management of all data.
  • Develop strategic reports from this data with programmatic recommendations as appropriate.
  • Maintain data on accreditation issues, collaborating with departments throughout Penn Cary Law to collect ABA required and Law School required information.
  • Serve as the main point person on annual collection of academic, curricular, enrollment, and bar passage data required by the ABA. Maintain historical reports on this and other relevant data sets.
  • Collaborate with Business Affairs, Communications, and other departments on all internal and external requests for ABA and other informational data.
  • Ensure compliance with all data requests from accreditors. Manage a host of reports and historical records on data provided to external news and media sources and other organizations.

Registrar’s Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the coordination and scheduling of the Law School curriculum and oversee a host of faculty/student curricular issues.
  • Develop expertise in and maximum use of the University’s Next Generation Student System (Pennant). Interpret and ensure best communication of procedures to students, faculty around Pennant and other tools, including Canvas.
  • Assist with the scheduling and administration of exams; oversee the proctoring program. Ensure compliance with University regulations about grading systems, including the recording of grades.
  • Work with colleagues to prepare for graduation, including coordination with Student Affairs, to identify students eligible for awards and prizes.
  • Represent Penn Carey Law Registrar as necessary and appropriate in faculty committee meetings and other campus engagements. Liaise with University’s Registrar’s Office to ensure Law School compliance with University policies and procedures.

Student Support:

  • Collaborate with colleagues to offer thoughtful and comprehensive academic advising support and programming to students.
  • With Student Affairs Colleagues, support administration of Journal writing competition.
  • Ensure excellent communication of policies and procedures throughout the Academic Affairs staff and establish best practices in communicating these to students via drop in sessions, ticketing systems, on-line resources, trainings, etc. Respond to questions and direct students to appropriate resources.

Participate in other special projects as assigned and as needed.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will hold an advanced degree, J.D. or experience in data analysis preferred, and have a minimum of five years of increasing responsibility in administration, accreditation, and/or strategic statistical data management and reporting; or equivalent combination of education and experience. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to design, plan and implement organizational strategies and will have a track record of detail-oriented data management and interpretation skills. The successful candidate will have a history of working effectively with diverse constituencies, including faculty, current students, external agencies, alumni, and colleagues. We seek candidates who have established track records as collaborators in the workplace. Commitment to the University of Pennsylvania Law School Staff Ideals of collaboration is required.

A cover letter is required with application materials.

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Law School

Pay Range

$59,703.00 - $95,524.33

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.

University Benefits

  • Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your family’s health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.

  • Tuition: Take advantage of Penn's exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.

  • Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn’s Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.

  • Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family—whatever your personal needs may be.

  • Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you’re newly hired, you won’t have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.

  • Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. That’s why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance.

  • Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.

  • University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the University’s libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. There’s always something going on at Penn, whether it’s a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, you’re right in the middle of the excitement—and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free.

  • Discounts and Special Services: From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you'll find great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks.

  • Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures.

  • Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home improvements.

  • Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up to two adoptions in your household.

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Welcome to the University of Pennsylvania! Penn is the largest private employer in Philadelphia and is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation.  

Across our 12 highly-regarded schools, more than 25,000 students, and more than 4,000 faculty members, we become one university: a wide-ranging, ever-changing community that draws its strength from a multitude of races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, historical traditions, ages, religions, disabilities, veteran status, interests, perspectives, and socioeconomic backgrounds. 

Penn carries on the principles and spirit of its founder, Benjamin Franklin: entrepreneurship, innovation, invention, outreach, and a pragmatic love of knowledge. Franklin's practical outlook has remained a driving force in the university's development. To learn more, visit About Penn



As engines of knowledge and new ideas, universities have the unique potential to define the future rather than be defined by it; to pioneer change rather than merely manage it. To do so requires a plan both visionary and pragmatic. The Penn Compact 2022 motivates community members to innovate, be radically inclusive, and positively impact their local, national, and global communities. 


Penn’s fundamental priorities — increasing access, integrating knowledge and engaging locally, nationally and globally — are supported by the three core values that make us uniquely Penn: inclusion, innovation, and impact. 


Learn about the signature initiatives of the Penn Compact 2022:  




Understanding and appreciating diversity is one of Penn's most important priorities and is fundamental to success in today's world. 


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. 


To learn more about Diversity and Inclusion at Penn visit: 




Penn offers a wide range of benefits and perks - from Penn's retirement Matching Plan to bike repair stations to access to the full LinkedIn Learning library to adoption assistance to workshops at the letterpress and book arts studio and much more! 


Campus and Beyond


We invite you to explore our campus and its stately buildings and state-of-the-art facilities. 


Try our self-guided tour! Come and visit


Learn about sustainability at Penn




Stay up-to-date with Penn's response to COVID-19: Coronavirus Information & Resources


Penn supports news publications that tell the ongoing story of the University community, communications services for external media, telephone and video services, and other media resources: Campus Media 


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