Global Initiatives Fellow

University of Pennsylvania
  • Location
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sector
    Education
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Jul 28

Position description

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.

School/Center Overview

Penn Global provides strategic direction for Penn’s global endeavors with a focus on efficient investment of university resources for global activities. Penn Global collaborates with Schools and Centers across the University and seeks to catalyze cross-school collaborations to integrate knowledge that addresses key issues. We partner with leaders from Penn and around the world to develop innovative interdisciplinary global strategies, initiatives and programs. In addition, Penn Global provides important services in support of University endeavors, including academic year study abroad, immigration services for international students and operational, compliance support for international projects and Perry World House. http://global.upenn.edu/

Duties

The Global Initiatives Fellow assumes a critical role on the Penn Global team. Penn Global provides strategic direction for Penn’s global endeavors with a focus on efficient investment of university resources for global activities. Reporting to the Associate Director, Global Initiatives, the Global Initiatives Fellow will be responsible for facilitating a number of projects in the global initiatives portfolio. Duties include, but are not limited to, initiating and developing reports, briefings, and agendas, conducting research and data analyses, providing event support, supporting visits by foreign delegations and partners, and supporting communication and outreach efforts. The Global Fellow will also manage funding initiatives to support research and engagement, monitor global engagement on campus, and track ongoing initiatives and issues. The Fellow will support the Global Initiatives staff as needed.

Qualifications

A Bachelor’s Degree required with 1 to 2 of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Interest in international relations, international education, and global programming as demonstrated through course of study and/or work experience is highly encouraged. Experience in a fast-paced office and ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines; demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively; advanced knowledge of computer software including Microsoft Office Suite; excellent customer service skills; excellent oral and written communication skills; strong organizational skills; knowledge of Penn preferred.

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.

School/Center Overview

Penn Global provides strategic direction for Penn’s global endeavors with a focus on efficient investment of university resources for global activities. Penn Global collaborates with Schools and Centers across the University and seeks to catalyze cross-school collaborations to integrate knowledge that addresses key issues. We partner with leaders from Penn and around the world to develop innovative interdisciplinary global strategies, initiatives and programs. In addition, Penn Global provides important services in support of University endeavors, including academic year study abroad, immigration services for international students and operational, compliance support for international projects and Perry World House. http://global.upenn.edu/

Duties

The Global Initiatives Fellow assumes a critical role on the Penn Global team. Penn Global provides strategic direction for Penn’s global endeavors with a focus on efficient investment of university resources for global activities. Reporting to the Associate Director, Global Initiatives, the Global Initiatives Fellow will be responsible for facilitating a number of projects in the global initiatives portfolio. Duties include, but are not limited to, initiating and developing reports, briefings, and agendas, conducting research and data analyses, providing event support, supporting visits by foreign delegations and partners, and supporting communication and outreach efforts. The Global Fellow will also manage funding initiatives to support research and engagement, monitor global engagement on campus, and track ongoing initiatives and issues. The Fellow will support the Global Initiatives staff as needed.

Qualifications

A Bachelor’s Degree required with 1 to 2 of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Interest in international relations, international education, and global programming as demonstrated through course of study and/or work experience is highly encouraged. Experience in a fast-paced office and ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines; demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively; advanced knowledge of computer software including Microsoft Office Suite; excellent customer service skills; excellent oral and written communication skills; strong organizational skills; knowledge of Penn preferred.

Application instructions

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