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University of Pennsylvania Associate Director, McNulty Leadership Program in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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

Associate Director, McNulty Leadership Program

Job Profile Title

Associate Director C

Job Description Summary

The Associate Director of the McNulty Leadership Program will be responsible for four major job functions as part of the People Lab assessment dissemination and in support of the development of women’s leadership initiatives.

Job Description

The responsibilities of the Associate Director of the McNulty Leadership Program include:

  • Manage all aspects of launching the assessments to the McNulty MBA and WEMBA student body in collaboration with People Lab; the Associate Director will function as the lead project manager and operations manager for the dissemination of assessments.

  • Design and deliver the training of executive coaches, leadership fellows, Advisory Support Network and the Graduate Division Directors team, and Wharton Executive MBA (WEMBA) staff to understand the results and educate our students about the personalized information produced by these assessments.

  • Collaborate with the People Lab staff and Wharton People Analytics faculty to understand and influence how the research and technical advancement of the assessments will impact the user experience.

  • Work in support of the McNulty Leadership Strategic Initiatives and the advancement of programming priorities with a specific focus on the Women’s Leadership Initiatives.

The ideal candidate will function expertly in dynamic, team-based environment with rapidly-changing priorities, thrive in ambiguity and have an ability to coordinate and collaborate with individuals at all levels of the organization. With oversight from the Director of Strategic Initiatives, the Associate Director will work both independently and collaboratively while serving as the key project manager to administer the survey, collect results, manage multiple constituent groups and oversee quality assurance in delivery to our students. In addition, the ideal candidate will demonstrate the skills and abilities necessary to support senior executives and work flexibly to meet the needs of multiple stakeholders. The Associate Director will function fully as a member of the McNulty Leadership Program team, and will participate in the team-based events, advocacy, and outreach necessary.


Bachelor's degree, Master’s degree preferred, and 5-7 years related experience, preferably in University and entrepreneurial settings, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Strong organizational and project management skills. Experience in program design and project management. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Proven ability to build and sustain relationships, and build successful student-serving programs.

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Wharton School

Pay Range

$50,684.00 - $91,232.00

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.

The University of Pennsylvania's special character is reflected in the diversity of the Penn community. We seek talented faculty and staff who will constitute a vibrant community that draws on the strength that comes with a substantive institutional commitment to diversity along dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, veteran status, interests, perspectives, and socioeconomic status. Grounded in equal opportunity, nondiscrimination, and affirmative action, Penn's robust commitment to diversity is fundamental to the University's mission of advancing knowledge, educating leaders for all sectors of society, and public service. The University of Pennsylvania prohibits unlawful discrimination based on 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.