The Associate Director of Student Affairs in the Fels Institute of Government is responsible for all aspects of student career advising and placement for the full-time and executive MPA programs at Fels. The Associate Director connects students with Fels alumni and other decision makers in the public, nonprofit, private, and international sectors to help them determine and plan their career paths post-MPA and certificate. S/he plans and implements strategic events and programs to showcase the talents and accomplishments of Fels and other Penn students to employers and public officials. This position conceptualizes and supervises planning for Fels events, including recruiting/admissions, career-related, and academic events including the Fels graduation ceremony. The Associate Director collaborates on planning and implementation of initiatives such as the Fels Public Leadership and Service (PLAS) Fellowship Program, new student orientations, student clubs and affinity groups, and special summer programs. The position works closely with the Fels executive director.
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.