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 Pennâ™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.
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The Office of Principal Gifts works with the University of Pennsylvaniaâ™s most generous prospect pool to maximize their levels of support for Central, School and Center priorities. As part of the Principal Gifts department, responsibilities include managing the relationships of the Universityâ™s most generous donors and strategically organizing use of and staffing the President, Provost, Deans, Trustees and other high level volunteers in principal gift cultivation and solicitation. In addition, develop and manage the Academy of the University of Pennsylvania, the highest-level stewardship program hosted by the President.
The position provides high-level administrative support and project management to Schools/Centers. The incumbent will engage in a wide range of activities including budget management, administrative support, interaction with students, faculty, and staff on campus and at local events. The position also interacts with senior administrators, prospects, donors, faculty, alumni, board members, and senior government and corporate executives. The position includes budget oversight of a wide variety of programs involving multiple travelers and currencies as well as preparing staff for domestic and international travel. Generally included in confidential, ongoing cross divisional projects as directed by the Dean/Department Leader's Office program. The Administrative Coordinator interacts with important external constituents, and therefore must prioritize while delivering a very high level of service. Responsible for developing and maintaining communications, fielding inquiries, and guiding both graduate students and faculty through a variety of University policies, resources, and procedures.
Qualifications H.S. Diploma or GED Required, with 5-7 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience within a College or University setting preferred.
Please provide a resume and cover letter for consideration. Please upload all documents in the âœResume/CVâ section of the application prior to submitting.
Working Conditions Office, Library, Computer Room
Physical Effort Typically sitting at a desk or table
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
Development and Alumni Relations
$20.00 - $36.00
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: JR00004336
About University of Pennsylvania
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.