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Director, LPS High School Programs
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Job Description Summary
The Director of the High School Programs supports LPSâ™s mission to deliver innovative education programs that meet the highest standards of excellence.
Duties: The Director is responsible for ensuring reliable program operations, student success and satisfaction; s/he influences the vision for development goals for the programs, including: on campus summer credit pre-college programs, non-credit summer academies, PennSummerPrep programs, and academic year Young Scholars program.Â The position leads all aspects of program operations for these programs: planning and scheduling the Academies and program events; arranging for access to University services and facilities for students; developing and implementing systems to communicate program information to prospective and current students; dispersing scholarships; advising; and performing other activities as relevant. In preparation for the summer session, the Director will create instructional and operational budgets for the summer high school programs and assume fiduciary responsibility for the budget. The Director develops and implements systems, and oversees logistics to support strategic recruitment (national and international), prospect management activities, and admissions for the programs, in collaboration with the Enrollment Management staff and the LPS Executive Director. S/he also develops and maintains strong external partnerships and initiates development of collaborative relationships, especially among the Standing Faculty.Â In collaboration with the LPS Marketing staff, the Director develops and administers systems and resources to deliver program information to prospective and current students, particularly through websites and web portals, documents and manuals, and special events and workshops. To ensure that LPS Programs adhere to the highest standards of excellence, the Director implements routine program evaluation by developing systems and handling the logistics to support the assessment of LPS High School programs. The Director reports directly to the Executive Director of LPS, and works closely with other members of the staff in the LPS academic programs, enrollment services, recruitment and admissions, as well as with other offices and departments in the University. The position supervises one program coordinator.
Bachelor's degree and 3-5 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, is required. Masterâ™s degree and 5-7 years of experience strongly preferred. Must have experience in academic administration in a University setting or equivalent in positions of increasing responsibility, and a proven record designing and delivering successful, rigorous continuing education as measured by multiple criteria (academic excellence, student success and satisfaction, enrollment and revenue growth). Â Outstanding oral and written communication skills, demonstrated ability to interact with high school students, and work successfully as part of a team, goal oriented. Â Able to work evenings and weekends, especially during the summer months
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Applicants must submit a Cover Letter describing their background that prepared them for the position, a complete, accurate resume.
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
School of Arts and Sciences
$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.
Internal Number: JR00011055
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