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Posted Job Title
Associate Director, Office of Student Life
Job Profile Title
Associate Director D
Job Description Summary
Reporting directly to the Director of the Office of Student Life (OSL), this position along with three other associate directors are charged to create, manage and implement a holistic co-curricular student experience for the 1600+ Wharton MBA students. Each Associate Director is assigned a cluster of about 400+ first and second year students, while working in tandem, the entire team to will promote, role model, and connect MBA engagement via four distinct areas, transition, first and second year experiences, and alumni engagement.Â Moreover, the Associate Directors will work collaboratively across the University of Pennsylvania to support MBA students in achieving their goals, as well a thorough understanding of all that the university has to offer.Â
Oversee the Wharton experience for 400+ (first and second year) MBAs. Represent your cluster as an active member of the Advising Support Network, partnering with advisors across the division to support and triage students when necessary. Provide thought leadership around the efficacy and implementation of all Student Life activities.
Manage overall communications strategy/ plan for MBAOSL.Â Develop, support, and promote office goals, including message development, and social media content creation.Â Identify student target audiences to effectively engage with them. Work closely with student leaders to develop and strengthen student engagement in activities and overall affinity for the Wharton school. Additionally, this role will manage and update office website, as well as being the point person for the MyWharton platform.
Provide institutional memory and support for the Wharton Graduate Association (WGA) clubs as assigned.Â Using data and available analytics, support students in the cluster and WGA by working with the student leadership and WGA leadership to plan cluster activities, travel and events, letting students make decisions but holding them accountable for their actions. Encourage students to participate in the events and activities that suit their development goals to maximize learning across their two years.Â Work with clubs to develop best practices and smooth leadership transition year over year.
Thoughtfully develop programming and curriculum pertaining to the 2nd year MBA experience.
Manage relationships with all offices in the division: Admissions, Academics, Career Management, Communication, Alumni Relations, External Affairs, and Leadership to develop relationships with key personnel. Understand roles and connectivity to students, cohort, and/or WGA.
Assist in developing and implementing equity programs.Â Ability to create and facilitate programs pertaining to Diversity & Inclusion programs that are in line with MBA divisional goals of belonging and satisfaction. Â Â Â
With a thorough knowledge of developmental opportunities that Penn/Wharton offers, coach students on achieving their goals and building their networks. Continually learn about and engage with all relevant campus resources and developing relationships with key personnel (CAPS, SDS, VPUL, etc.) to provide maximal impact for each student. Specifically liaise with Penn Violence Prevention to continue to develop training for students regarding respect, bystander behavior, etc.Â Â
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelorâ™s degree required and a minimum of 5 to 7 years of prior work experience. Masterâ™s Degree preferred.
Highly motivated and dedicated individual with strong project management, customer service, presentation delivery, and interpersonal skills.Â
Previous managerial experience required, along with an ability to work as a strong team player.Â
Ability to interact across multiple levels, and willingness to go above and beyond in order to achieve the required goals.Â
Previous experience with creating and facilitating equity programs.
Previous experience with departmental communication management. Â
Knowledge of business and business careers, experience in recruiting, job placement, career counseling or coaching and/or significant industry experience.
Some ability to travel.
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
$59,703.00 - $113,435.00
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.
Internal Number: JR00013429
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Penn has a long and proud tradition of intellectual rigor and pursuit of innovative knowledge, begun by Benjamin Franklin in 1740. That tradition lives today through the creativity, entrepreneurship, and engagement of our faculty, students, and staff. Academic life at Penn is unparalleled, with an undergraduate student body of 10,000 from every U.S. state and around the world. The entering class of 2015 is the most talented and diverse in Penn's history. Consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in the country, Penn welcomes an additional 10,000 students to our top-ranked graduate and professional schools.