School of Arts and Sciences
School Name School of Arts and Sciences Org SAS Office of Advancement Posted to the Web 03\/12\/2018 Posted Job\/Salary Grade 027 Employment Type Exempt Hours N\/A Position Type Full Time Position Schedule 9am - 5pm Months 12 Position Length Ongoing Position End Date 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\u2019s 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. School\/Center Overview The School of Arts and Sciences forms the foundation of the scholarly excellence that has established Penn as one of the world\u2019s leading research universities. We teach students across all 12 Penn schools, and our academic departments span the reach from anthropology and biology to sociology and South Asian studies. http:\/\/www.sas.upenn.edu\/ Duties Reporting to the Director of Global Alumni Engagement in the School of Arts and Sciences Office of Advancement (SASOA), the Associate Director of Alumni Engagement (Associate Director) will manage the SAS Professional Women\u2019s Alliance (PWA) programming and will support ongoing alumni programming that showcases the School and engages a broad base of constituents. They will also serve as a main liaison with campus partners including the College Office, Career Services and academic departments to facilitate recruitment of alumni for career mentoring initiatives. The Associate Director will be creative, strategic, and collaborative in their approach to constituency engagement, working with colleagues across campus and alumni volunteers to advance the mission of Penn Arts and Sciences. Specific Duties * Support SASOA signature alumni engagement events with an eye towards continuous improvement and evaluation. * Working with the Director and volunteer leadership, conceptualize and execute events for the SAS Professional Women\u2019s Alliance. Cultivate volunteers and support recruitment of new members. * Manage recruitment process of alumni volunteers based domestically for one-off career mentoring opportunities by collaborating with relevant offices, leveraging alumni volunteer recommendations, and proactively identifying prospective volunteers using Qlikview, QuakerNet, social media, etc. * Maintain alumni engagement related aspects of digital presence including the intranet, PWA website and PWA Linkedin page. * Develop and maintain library of effective messaging for engagement opportunities, volunteer recruitment, event invitations, follow-up, and other alumni communications to mobilize SASOA and central colleagues in their efforts to engage alumni with SAS. * Provide programmatic support associated with the new SAS volunteer leadership group. * Serve as a resource for SASOA staff and central colleagues on SAS engagement opportunities, field inquiries from alumni interested in involvement, and build relationships with alumni. * Work to ensure high-level stewardship by collecting and improving quality of alumni and constituent data; come up with new and innovative ways to capture and update contact and career information of alumni via surveys, email, projects, correspondence, online forms, etc. * Take on other projects and duties as assigned to contribute to the success of SASOA\u2019s alumni engagement efforts. * Understand and abide by the University\u2019s prospect management business rules for working with alumni. Qualifications \u2022BA\/BS with 3-5 years of experience in alumni relations, public relations, marketing, relationship management and\/or related activities is preferred. \u2022A deep understanding of alumni\/donor-centric communications strategy and practice. \u2022Ability to understand individual, institutional, and cultural nuances. \u2022Volunteer management experience preferred and must have the ability to exercise tact, discretion, and collaboration when working with high level volunteers. \u2022Ability to exercise mature judgment, maintain confidentiality, and represent the SASOA in a complex organization with multiple stakeholders. \u2022Resourceful, creative, innovative, and ability to work both independently and collaboratively. \u2022Ability to manage ambiguity and change. \u2022Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills. Must be able to inspire\/persuade colleagues and build consensus. \u2022Proven ability to manage multiple projects effectively, including developing timelines, setting priorities, and meeting deadlines. \u2022Excellent written and oral communication skills. \u2022Highly detailed-oriented and well-organized. \u2022Enthusiasm, ability to take risks, intelligence, insight, initiative, resilience, and a pioneering spirit. \u2022Ability to travel domestically and internationally and work evenings and weekends as needed. \u2022Valid driver\u2019s license required. 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.
School of Arts and Sciences