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Associate Director - Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity

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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.

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Posted Job Title
Associate Director - Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity

Job Profile Title
Associate Director B

Job Description Summary
The Associate Director of Admissions Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity will be responsible for managing, directing, and implementing all aspects of multiple pipeline programs, including the summer PASS program, the Johnson Scholars Program, and A Day in the Life recruitment event. The Associate Director will develop and oversee all aspects of the interview day recruitment activities for UIM applicants as well as other recruitment activities such as Penn Visit Events. The Associate Director will serve as the Admissions representative to IDEAL MEd Associate Dean, Assistant Deans and student leaders.

Job Description

The Associate Director of Admissions Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity will be responsible for managing, directing, and implementing all aspects of multiple pipeline programs, including the summer PASS program, the Johnson Scholars Program, and A Day in the Life recruitment event. The Associate Director will develop and oversee all aspects of the interview day recruitment activities for UIM applicants as well as other recruitment activities such as Penn Visit Events. The Associate Director will serve as the Admissions representative to IDEAL MEd Associate Dean, Assistant Deans and student leaders.
  • Oversee 60-student undergraduate medical school preparation program (The Johnson Scholars Program) including 1 on 1 intrusive advising, planning, and organizing 2 -3 monthly enrichment events. Maintain records and reports of all students within the program, handle intake, selection as well as exit interviews. Serve as a counselor for these students who are in need of extra guidance.
  • Manage and lead Perelman linkage program (Penn Access Summer Scholars). Successful coordination of the program leads to students gaining entry to Perelman's School of Medicine. Managing includes: an 18-25-student summer undergraduate advising, event planning, curriculum planning, and the supervision of med student mentors.
  • Lead diversity recruitment efforts surrounding Perelman admissions including; talks on Admissions interview day, organizing UIM-specific revisit events, and coordinating the student-driven diversity recruitment team. Staying aware of the current UIM application pool. Assist in scholarship funding in providing context for the Financial Aid Director.
  • Design, implement manage and assess admissions programs with student leadership to improve diversity and inclusion recruitment.
  • Attend many recruiting events per year for underrepresented populations in medicine, including in-person travel and online conferences. Maintain open communications with interested parties, serving as an advocate during application season.
  • In conjunction with IDEAL MEd, serve as a safe space and advocate for current medical students at Perelman School of Medicine including building and maintaining relationships with over 20 different cultural/affinity group leaders on campus.
  • Plan and implement all aspects of the annual community outreach event-A Day in the Life for 200+ underrepresented students in medicine.
  • Assist in ongoing recruitment events for diversity and inclusion groups as needed; handle individual inquiries and visit requests.
  • Work with faculty and student mentors to manage networking and other recruitment activities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree and 2-3 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range
$43,919.00 - $66,183.00

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.



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