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Part Time Communications and Engagement Manager (Temporary)

University of Pennsylvania
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Part Time Communications and Engagement Manager (Temporary)

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.

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
Part Time Communications and Engagement Manager (Temporary)

Job Profile Title
Temporary Employee - Non-Exempt

Job Description Summary
The Communications and Engagement Manager is a part-time position (20-30 hours per week) reporting to the Director of Communications, Wellness at Penn. The Communications and Engagement Manager is responsible for developing on-brand content and graphics and implementing them across all communications channels, including social media. The Communications and Engagement Manager will create and execute social media branding guidelines, helping the Division to achieve their mission, vision, and values through outreach, engagement, and communications.

The Communications and Engagement Manager will create and maintain health-related content for the Wellness at Penn department, consisting of Student Health and Counseling and Public Health and Wellbeing divisions, in addition to ongoing COVID-19 communications. The ideal candidate will help to create a more seamless user experience across all digital platforms and assist the Director of Communications to find opportunities to improve communications and engagement strategies with the respective audiences.

Job Description

Essential Qualifications:
  • A passion for communications, strategy, engagement, and social media utilization.
  • Experience in graphic design - Adobe Creative Cloud, Canva, etc.
  • A broad understanding and experience in a wide range of social media platforms, including Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
  • Strong writing and verbal skills. Ability to convey institutional ‘voice.'
  • Strong reporting skills, including experience in live tweeting and/or posting Instagram stories at events.
  • Portfolio of social photography and videography, demonstrating the ability to shoot, select, edit and post quickly to social media channels.
  • Must show initiative and use sound judgment.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal skills: ability to work collaboratively and with creative teams.
  • Highly developed time management and multi-tasking skills.
  • Ability to handle and keep confidential highly-sensitive information.
  • Ability to originate story ideas and carry them out.
  • Strong ability to lead and manage a high volume of projects and deadlines.
  • Good organization skills, including the ability to prioritize and set standards.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft O365 Applications, primarily PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Teams.

Preferred Qualifications:
Candidates should be able to demonstrate:
  • An understanding of how strategy, particularly within social media, can improve communications efforts.
  • Experience in website design and editing, and knowledge of Content Management Systems, specifically WordPress and/or Drupal a plus.
    • Basic knowledge of HTML/CSS preferred
  • Experience with video and photo editing software:
    • Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Premiere, After Effects, and Photoshop.
  • Experience in higher education communication.
  • Experience working with social media management systems, such as Hootsuite, Sprout Social, etc.

Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree in communications, marketing, public relations, or a related field.
  • 1-3 years of experience in communications, social media, or similar role.

Application Requirement

A Cover Letter and Resume/CV are required to be considered for this position.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Health and Wellness

Pay Range
$7.25 - $155.75

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 may be 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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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. 


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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. 


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