Associate Director C, Wharton Entrepreneurial Programs
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, PA

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Serve as a key member of the leadership groups of Wharton Entrepreneurship and the Wharton Global Family Alliance (WGFA), with end to end responsibilities for a number of key tasks. The position has three distinctive responsibilities:

  • Manage all activities for WGFA, including working closely with the most significant global family businesses and family offices with net worth ranging from $200 million to $4 billion, managing the research activities including interaction with international research partners, overseeing research staff, and implementing surveys and developing and producing reports, managing high profile international conferences, and actively participating in the Executive Committee of the WGFA, the group that sets priorities for WGFA.
  • Serve as an active member of the Wharton Entrepreneurship leadership team; participating in strategic decision and implementation activities, specifically serving as editor to the Wharton Entrepreneurship blog. Responsible for managing key awards & fellowships and co-managing the affairs for the Wharton Entrepreneurship Advisory Board.
  • Take full responsibility for a wide variety of tasks related to teaching and research that includes course preparation for MBA students & executive participants. Assume direct responsibility for a wide range of administrative affairs, managing third parties on occasion.

The position is responsible for communicating with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders including faculty, global family businesses, corporate executives, alumni, students, and staff.

This position is contingent on continued funding.


Bachelor's Degree or equivalent and 3-5 years progressively responsible administrative experience required. Preferred candidate must possess the following skills:

-Excellent verbal & written communications skills;
-Willing & able to handle large variety of tasks; exceptional attention to details necessary; capable of balancing multiple projects.
-Must be able to work independently and exercise initiative, as well as be a strong team player.
-Ability to work under pressure and deal with difficult situations; ability to work in a demanding, fast paced, entrepreneurial work environment;
-Experienced in scheduling meetings/conferences and managing complex schedules working on a global platform.
-Outstanding interpersonal skills; experience working with people at all levels; excellent problem solving skills required; must be able to recognize deadlines and prioritize work accordingly.
-Highly reliable, dependable and excellent organizational skills.
-Highly proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word, PowerPoint, Outlook & Excel.

To apply for this position, please submit a resume and application online at the University of Pennsylvania’s Human Resources website:

You may search by reference number 130434425.

Applications will not be considered unless submitted through the on-line process.

The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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