Office of Student Life Coordinator, Wharton School

You need to sign in or
create an account to save a job.
Office of Student Life Coordinator, 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
Office of Student Life Coordinator, Wharton School

Job Profile Title
Coordinator, Program

Job Description Summary
Reporting to the Associate Director of Student Life -- Transition Programs, the Office of Student Life (OSL) Coordinator supports the office with day-to-day programming and works closely with the Director of Student Life, and members of the Office of Student Life team to support the office's goals of creating community, inclusion, and engagement. The MBA Office of Student Life is a student-centric team dedicated to creating a cohesive and connected community that is integral to the at Wharton Experience.

Job Description

The OSL Coordinator will create and maintain end-to-end processes that enable the office to offer high quality programming, rooted in data and feedback. This includes developing and implementing enhanced data-driven feedback online event management tools and generating data reports from student surveys, focus groups, and 1:1 meetings. This person will also educate fellow staff on these processes through presentations and development material. The OSL Coordinator will collaborate with OSL Associate Directors to analyze feedback data and implement change as needed to ensure delivery of quality events that evolve across the student life-cycle.

The OSL Coordinator will implement and manage OSL online presence via Spike, Crown Compass and EMMA, and other media as needed, tracking click through rates and other metrics to ensure communication is being received and make adjustments to media used to improve engagement with the OSL.

Additionally, the OSL Coordinator will assist in the planning and implementation of student life events such as Welcome Committee interviews, SLF interviews, Cluster Suppers, Wharton Welcome Weekends, Student Life Fellow Retreat, Pre-term, and student head shots. The OSL Coordinator will serve as the main point of contact for the Welcome Weekend app and admitted student communications supporting student group onboarding initiatives. This includes fielding calls and requests from external offices. Additionally, the OSL Coordinator will help manage the execution of special events including marketing and serving as the liaison for event logistics with Wharton Operations and external vendors.

This position will organize the OSL weekly staff meeting by gathering topics/creating the agenda, reserving meeting space, taking notes, and contributing to the meeting discussion. Moreover, the OSL Coordinator will serve as backing for communications, brand management, and identity to promote and message Student Life to internal and external constituencies.

Partial budgetary oversight/ management, support OSL staff in fiscal forecasts of programs and events, prepare monthly budget prospectus for director of student life, and present budgetary reports at OSL staff meetings.

This position may occasionally have non-traditional hours, and some nights and weekends will be required. This position will work out of Huntsman Hall (3730 Walnut St.)


  • Bachelor's Degree; minimum of three to five years of prior work experience in the Higher Ed / MBA environment preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A good understanding of the MBA environment in an academic setting.
  • Strong client management and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks with attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently or as part of a team in order to support students and work toward common goals
  • Strong written and oral communications skills; solid presentation skills.
  • Highly skilled at using PC-based systems/applications and prior experience with internet based research.
  • Must be flexible and respect confidentiality.

    Job Location - City, State
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Department / School
    Wharton School

    Pay Range
    $23.60 - $42.48

    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:

    To apply, visit

    Copyright ©2021 Inc. All rights reserved.

    Posted by the FREE value-added recruitment advertising agency