Program Coordinator, MSSP Program
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Posted Job Title
Program Coordinator, MSSP Program
Job Profile Title
Job Description Summary
The Program Coordinator provides administrative and programmatic
support to the entire M.S. in Social Policy (MSSP) and the MSSP
with a Certificate in Data Analytics (MSSP+DA). This position is
responsible for overall management assistance to the MSSP &
MSSP+DA Administrative Director in relation to program procedures,
project management, and program development. The Program
Coordinator provides administrative and programmatic support;
assists with recruitment, admissions initiatives, and operations,
including recruiting fairs and interviewing applicants; manages
marketing and communications operations; organizes events; and
provides project management and support to the internship program
and career development initiatives.
All SP2 staff are required to participate in convocation and
graduation ceremonies as needed.
- Provide overall administrative and programmatic support for
MSSP faculty, students, staff, and Governance Committee. Coordinate
and schedule meetings, write meeting minutes, and other documents;
work with the finance department to request purchase orders,
honorarium, and make departmental purchases using the Penn
Marketplace and the departmental purchasing card; prepare hire
letters for PT faculty, TAs, course assistants, temps. Assist the
MSSP team with building the course schedule and providing
orientation information to PT faculty/temporary staff. Provide
logistical support with new curricular developments as needed.
Answer the MSSP email and direct student inquiries, as needed.
Provide project management for MSSP staff projects, including
managing workflows and using project management software to
track/inform MSSP staff regarding pending short- and long-term
- Contribute to MSSP admissions initiatives, including assisting
with recruitment, outreach, and admissions duties, meeting with
prospective students, hosting open houses and informational
sessions, representing the program at recruitment fairs and events,
interviewing, and assessing applicants, and providing
recommendations regarding admission.
- Coordinate logistics of all MSSP program events, including
Social Policy Speaker Series, social events for MSSP students,
alumni events, the Edmund W. Gordon annual lecture, new student
orientation, graduation, and other potential events.
- Provide academic advising to MSSP and/or MSSP+DA students to
assist with course selection, degree planning, career development,
and other related activities.
- Assist with the management of the internship program. Work with
MSSP staff and the new SP2 Sonia administrator to plan and schedule
internship workshops, aid in the collection of assessment forms
from students, coordinate internship fairs in collaboration with
other programs and external stakeholders, organize data, and update
- Under the supervision and approval of the Administrative
Director, coordinate communications initiatives, including creating
and sending the weekly MSSP newsletter and monthly alumni
newsletter, maintain website content, and aid in social media ad
campaigns and management of social media accounts. Increase program
visibility by creating and circulating flyers and brochures for
events and courses to the SP2 community and across Penn. Develop
additional communications initiatives as needed. Supervise graduate
- Other responsibilities and duties as assigned. All SP2 staff
are required to participate in convocation and graduation
ceremonies as needed.
Job Location - City, State
- Bachelor's degree in public policy or related discipline, along
with 2-3 years of experience in public policy or project
management, required. Master's Degree strongly preferred, in
Education, Policy, International Relations, or related disciplines.
The position requires someone with excellent project management,
organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. Attention
to detail and ability to work on multiple tasks and projects - and
to be able to track those projects for MSSP staff - is required.
Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word, PowerPoint,
Outlook, and Excel. Prior experience working with faculty,
students, and coordinating admissions initiatives preferred. A
commitment to social justice and student-focused service is a
Department / School
School of Social Policy and Practice
$43,919.00 - $50,000.00 Annual Rate
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.
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- Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible
employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal
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to two adoptions in your household.
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