Associate Program Director for the Master of Health Care Innovation Degree Program (Hybrid Eligible)

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Associate Program Director for the Master of Health Care Innovation Degree Program (Hybrid Eligible)

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 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.

COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement for all positions at the University of Pennsylvania. New hires are expected to be fully vaccinated before beginning work at the University. For more information about Penn's vaccine requirements and the use of Penn Open Pass, visit the Penn COVID-19 Response website for the latest information.

Posted Job Title
Associate Program Director for the Master of Health Care Innovation Degree Program (Hybrid Eligible)

Job Profile Title
Director B

Job Description Summary
The Associate Program Director for the Master of Health Care Innovation (MHCI) leads the strategies for admissions, student support, co-curricular activities, and alumni engagement for a high-touch, cohort-based online degree. Working closely with the Assistant Faculty Director and the Director for Online Educational Initiatives, this person will ensure that program processes and components support student success and degree impact in a sustainable, high-quality way.

Job Description

The Associate Program Director for the Master of Health Care Innovation (MHCI) leads the strategies for admissions, student support, co-curricular activities, and alumni engagement for a high-touch, cohort-based online degree. Working closely with the Assistant Faculty Director and the Director for Online Educational Initiatives, this person will ensure that program processes and components support student success and degree impact in a sustainable, high-quality way.

The two primary responsibilities are 1) leading the admission process, working closely with the Admissions Committee members to insure the applicants who are accepted can fulfill the rigorous academic standards required by the program, and 2) providing academic coaching/advising to matriculating students in conjunction with the Assistant Faculty Director and manage students' degree progress and graduation. In addition, this person will lead planning for events that are critical to the program to supplement the curriculum and address program competencies.

As background, the MHCI is Penn's first fully online Master's degree and focuses on forging a diverse network of innovative thinkers and leaders passionate about improving health care. Faculty-drawn from across Penn-are leading experts in health policy, operations management, behavioral economics, innovation methodologies, health equity, and leadership. Students apply their MHCI experience immediately in their work as clinicians, executives, directors, researchers, entrepreneurs, consultants, and more.

Key competencies for the successful candidate include attention to detail; clear written and verbal communication; empathy; entrepreneurial mindset; event planning, including budget management, negotiation, and contracts; networking and connecting people; and problem-solving.

The program is based in the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy (MEHP) in the Perelman School of Medicine (PSOM). We are profoundly committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and are seeking candidates who support and foster this commitment.

This position is eligible for a hybrid work arrangement.

Qualifications - Bachelor's degree or comparable work-related experience.

Minimum five years of progressively responsible experience in academic administration within higher education, preferably for an online graduate degree program for health care professionals.

Demonstrated ability to:
  • Identify needs and develop strategies for students and degree impact.
  • Contribute solutions, measure results and iterate with an entrepreneurial mindset.
  • Lead virtual and in-person event-planning and team participation.
  • Manage multiple priorities and deadlines whether working independently or collaboratively.
  • Track detail.
  • Represent a high quality graduate program as an even-keeled empathetic and respectful resource through both spoken and written interactions with internal and external constituents.


Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Hybrid Eligible - This position is eligible for a hybrid work schedule with a work week divided between working onsite and working remotely.

Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range
$61,046.00 - $95,972.00
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 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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