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Project Assistant, The Water Center at Penn

University of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 12, 2024

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Project Assistant, The Water Center at Penn

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 Large Employers in 2023.

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.

Posted Job Title
Project Assistant, The Water Center at Penn

Job Profile Title
Temporary Employee - Non-Exempt

Job Description Summary
The Water Center Project Assistant reports to the Director of Applied Research and Programs at the Water Center at Penn. They will support the Director and two research managers to effectively deliver on the Center's set of projects. This will be a hybrid position with 3 days per week expected at the Water Center offices. This is a temporary position.

Job Description

  • Project coordination (e.g. scheduling meetings and meeting notes, managing project calendar and project communications, drafting project reports, tracking project budgets and timelines, supporting management of any project data).)
  • Supporting communications and development activities as needed such as webinars planning, corporate engagement event support, career event support, website management, report editing and formatting.
  • Supporting procurement and student employment activities as needed.


Bachelor's degree with 0-1 years experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
School of Arts and Sciences

Pay Range
$7.25 - $20.00 Hourly 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.

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 may be required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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