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ESG Initiative Student Program Consultant

University of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 23, 2024

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ESG Initiative Student Program Consultant

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
ESG Initiative Student Program Consultant

Job Profile Title
Temporary Employee - Non-Exempt

Job Description Summary
Temporary Employee - Non-Exempt

Job Description

Inspired by the intersection of market demand and faculty expertise, the Wharton School (“Wharton”) launched the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Initiative (ESG-I) in July 2022. The mission of Wharton's Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Initiative is, consistent with the vision of Joseph Wharton, to harness the power of business to “solve the social problems incident to our civilization.”

The initiative unifies and builds upon several of Wharton's existing research centers, including the Business, Climate, and Environment and Political Risk Labs of the Wharton Risk Center, the Wharton Social Impact Initiative, the ESG Analytics Lab, and the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics. One of the goals of the ESG-I is to provide best-in-class experiential education (learn by doing) to students in the areas covered by ESG-I.

We are looking for up to 4 consultants to provide support to our Wharton Impact Venture Associates (WIVA) program and our Wharton ESG Integration Projects (WEIP) program.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
WIVA Consultants will be expected to:

-Advise and supervise student teams in sourcing and researching impactful startups

-Provide students with strategic guidance, including giving feedback on deliverables, assisting with presentations and document preparation, and more

-Manage weekly student team meetings

-Meet with students and entrepreneurs as needed, to further the process

-Assist with student communications related to ESG-I programs, including writing news stories, blog posts, and email blasts

-Assist in program design and evolution, including collecting, analyzing, and responding to program feedback

WEIP Consultants will be expected to:

-Review first-round applications, conduct interviews, and/or evaluate work samples (2x per year)

-Work with ESG-I staff in selecting 5-7 students per project team (2x per year)

-Hold virtual "office hours" for WEIP students 4 hours per week to provide feedback and guidance on project progress

-Host virtual workshops on best practices for consultants (3x per semester)

Department / School
Wharton School

Pay Range
$7.25 - $75.00 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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