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Sr. Associate Director, Employer Engagement (Hybrid Eligible)

University of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 13, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs
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Employment Type
Full Time

Sr. Associate Director, Employer Engagement (Hybrid Eligible)

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.

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.

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, visit the Penn COVID-19 Response website for the latest information.

Posted Job Title
Sr. Associate Director, Employer Engagement (Hybrid Eligible)

Job Profile Title
Associate Director D

Job Description Summary
Reporting to the Director of MBA Career Management, the Senior Associate Director, Employer Engagement oversees a team of several Relationship Managers and is responsible for developing employer services strategies and implementing them across mature and enterprise sectors. The two Senior Associate Directors of Employer Engagement co-lead implementation of the employer services strategy, which includes core events and service delivery, core account and relationship management, new and existing services to employers, new corporate partnerships, business development, student recruiting support programs and student events that involve recruiting. Specifically, this individual will create and implement strategies, from concept to execution, for employer marketing efforts (web, print, and email communications), technology usage within the context of recruiting services, and MBA Career Management's office-wide business development efforts with employers with the participation of the Relationship Manager team.

Job Description

This position will have primary responsibility for the corporate relationships in one industry as well as oversee and have secondary responsibility for the direct reports' (Relationship Managers') industries to ensure success in relationship building and student placement. As the person overseeing MBA Career Management's business development progress with companies, the Senior Associate Director will create standards and goals for relationship building across the department, educate the internal industry teams, enforce completion of goals, and encourage cross-pollination of information. New business development includes increasing the Wharton hiring footprint across companies where relationships currently exist (including existing recruiting partners and developing new employer relationships), connecting to alumni within our employer firms, and outreach to Wharton colleagues such as External Affairs, Research Centers, Faculty, and others that could offer insight and value to the employer relationship.

The Employer Engagement team holds high standards of core operations excellence, strong employer relationship management, and innovative recruiting strategies. This leadership position is tasked with meeting the department's overall goals by executing strategies to facilitate relationships between employers and students. Responsibilities include:
  • Leading or serving on various, integrated internal project teams to build out best-in-class initiatives across marketing, events, business development, and technology improvements which include MAP, Wharton Alumni Career Chats platform, Enterprise Recruiting Lab, Peer Career Chats program, Alumni Supporting Careers program, and enhancing CareerPath features.
  • Implementing forward-thinking solutions and best practices related to recruiting and relationship management that are mutually beneficial to students and employers.
  • Setting the short- and long-term direction for how MBA Career Management serves employers by recommending effective recruiting strategies; driving to increase the breadth and depth of institutional relationships across all industries.
  • Inviting and cultivating connected communities of employers, recruiters, alumni and students in an ever-expanding set of industries, geographies, and interests with the goal meeting and exceed stakeholder expectations.
  • In conjunction with the Director, Student Engagement, increasing student and alumni engagement by providing valuable hiring resources, educational career programming, and the continual building and deepening of corporate relationships.

The role will be responsible for supporting group objectives, measures and outcomes as well as managing part of the team to support those measures. This person will drive analysis and collection of data to monitor outcomes. The Senior Associate Director will focus on driving industry strategies with the correct balance of business development and current relationships.

The ideal candidate will have strong project management skills, a high degree of technology savvy, comfort with translating business needs to technology staff, outstanding written and oral communication skills, strong detail orientation, and be a high level contributor, collaborator, and self-starter. This position is Hybrid Eligible. Annual compensation range is $70,000 to $85,000 and is commensurate with experience.

  • A Bachelor's degree required and a minimum of 5 to 7 years of prior work experience.
  • Highly motivated and dedicated individual with strong project management, customer service, presentation delivery, and interpersonal skills.
  • Previous managerial experience required, along with an ability to work as a strong team player.
  • Able to interact across multiple levels, and willingness to go above and beyond in order to achieve the required goals.
  • 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
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Hybrid Eligible - This position is eligible for a hybrid work schedule with a work week divided between working onsite and working remotely.

Department / School
Wharton School

Pay Range
$61,046.00 - $95,972.00
Salary offers are made based on the candidate's qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, as well as internal and market factors and grade profile.

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.

University Benefits
  • Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your family's health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.
  • Tuition: Take advantage of Penn's exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.
  • Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn's Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.
  • Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family—whatever your personal needs may be.
  • Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you're newly hired, you won't have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.
  • Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. That's why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance.
  • Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.
  • University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the University's libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. There's always something going on at Penn, whether it's a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, you're right in the middle of the excitement—and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free.
  • Discounts and Special Services: From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you'll find great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks.
  • Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures.
  • Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home improvements.
  • Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up to two adoptions in your household.

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