Part Time Senior Associate Director, Digital Platform Strategist & Career Advisor, Wharton School

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Part Time Senior Associate Director, Digital Platform Strategist & Career Advisor, Wharton School

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.

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.

Posted Job Title
Part Time Senior Associate Director, Digital Platform Strategist & Career Advisor, Wharton School

Job Profile Title
Associate Director D

Job Description Summary
Reporting to the Data Scientist with a dotted line to the Director of Student Advising, the Senior Associate Director manages the strategy and future direction of various online platforms, for example, MAP, WACC and any other platforms to provide a highly personalized, data-driven platform experience for students. The Senior Associate Director will work closely with our data scientist to help provide insight, set strategy and drive development of projects that will leverage past student outcome data and industry insights to provide personalized analytical research tools aimed at helping students make smarter professional decisions with higher probabilities of success. The individual in this role will act as the analytics translator and negotiator between the advising, employer engagement and data science teams, in order to help drive adoption and track the impact of proven and deployed analytics solutions.

The Senior Associate Director will also partner with the MBACM Programs and Communications team and the Alumni Team to launch and drive usage of new data tools and digital platforms. As we strive for excellence and leadership in Career Management, the ability to harness proprietary data to inform our decisions and prepare students for greater levels of professional success at graduation and beyond is our strategic direction.

Job Description

The Senior Associate Director should have experience working closely with data scientists and software developers on advanced analytics (AI/ML) projects, preferably in a strategist capacity. The individual in this role should be an effective communicator, able to drive conversations and align expectations among various stakeholders, and should be able to understand highly technical concepts and translate them to a lay audience. Experience with data science and data visualization tools, including R and Power BI, is highly preferred.

In addition, the Senior Associate Director instructs, counsels, and advises MBA students on long-term career development as well as immediate job search objectives for full-time MBA positions and summer internships within the Tech industry. Working in partnership with other Senior Associate Directors that have interaction with Technology employers and students, this position will provide direction to the Relationship Manager(s) in developing a strategic plan for cultivating and growing new mature and enterprise technology employers based industry growth and student feedback. The Sr. AD will work closely with a number of important internal and external groups including faculty, students, employers, and alumni to expand and enrich the employer partnership and achieve the goals of Career Management. Finally, the Sr. AD will establish strong relationships and partner with relevant student clubs and leaders to establish open channels of communication and promote digital tools and platforms.

Qualifications

This is a part-time position requiring a commitment of 28 hours of work per week. As a regular part-time staff member, you will be eligible for limited University benefits .

Bachelor's degree and a minimum of five to seven years of prior work experience in recruiting, job placement, career counseling or coaching and/or significant industry experience in Technology / Telecom required; MBA or other graduate degree strongly preferred . Experience working closely with data scientists and software developers on advanced analytics (AI/ML) projects required, preferably in a strategist capacity. The individual in this role should be an effective communicator, able to drive conversations and align expectations among various stakeholders, and should be able to understand highly technical concepts and translate them to a lay audience. Experience with data science and data visualization tools, including R and Power BI, is highly preferred. Advanced Excel proficiency (pivot tables, formulas, macros, visualizations, etc) is required.

Highly motivated and dedicated individual with strong organizational 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. Deep knowledge of business and business careers, and strong written and oral communication skills, are essential. Preference for experience working with data scientists and understanding of machine learning and what it can accomplish.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Wharton School

Pay Range
$59,703.00 - $113,435.00

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.




To learn more, please visit: https://www.hr.upenn.edu/PennHR/benefits-pay

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