Associate Director, Leadership Fellows Program, Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Associate Director, Leadership Fellows Program, 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. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America's Best Large Employers in 2023.

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, Leadership Fellows Program, Wharton School

Job Profile Title

Associate Director C, Student Services, Academic Programs

Job Description Summary

Founded in 1881 as the world's first collegiate business school, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is shaping the future of business by incubating ideas, driving insights, and creating leaders who change the world. With campuses in Philadelphia and San Francisco, Wharton has over 850 staff, a faculty population of more than 235 renowned professors, and 5,000 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, and doctoral students. Each year, 13,000 professionals worldwide advance their careers through Wharton Executive Education's individual, company-customized, and online programs. More than 104,000 Wharton alumni form a powerful global network of leaders who transform business every day. Wharton is home to a diverse staff population representing a rich array of backgrounds, expertise, and cultures. To learn more, visit

At the McNulty Leadership Program of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, we see leadership as the act of making a positive difference in the world. We enable and support the pursuit of deeper self-awareness and improved leadership skills to advance individual success as well as team and organizational performance. Our mission is to develop leaders who act with a deeper understanding of themselves, their organizations, and their communities, and contribute positively to the performance and transformation of each; our core values consist of demonstrating compassion, striving for excellence, and always seeking learning.

We ask the participants in our programs to be students of leadership in and outside the classroom, to engage in stretch experiences that test their knowledge and skills, and to cultivate supportive relationships that foster growth and development. We give students and executives opportunities to:

  • TAKE ACTION: By embracing leadership moments of their own making, our students can increase their resilience, adaptability, and capacity to lead in an authentic way.

  • REFLECT: By coaching, mentoring, and gathering feedback from others, our students can develop their self-awareness, realize their salient character strengths, and identify opportunities for personal growth and development.

  • EXPERIMENT: By accepting stretch experiences, our students can test and practice their range of leadership styles from directive to empowering to transformational.

  • APPLY: By putting leadership lessons learned in and out of the classroom into deliberate practice, our students can build skills, especially the abilities to:
    o Think creatively and critically
    o Use emotional intelligence
    o Communicate well with others
    o Exercise influence
    o Motivate oneself and others
    o Work well in a team
    o Contribute to group decision-making
    o Cultivate organizational awareness, especially in an understanding of
    organizational culture.

    Job Description

    Reporting to the Director (Leadership Learning & Development), the Associate Director for the Leadership Fellows Program is responsible for four major job functions as part of the Wharton Leadership Program:

    (1) Manages operations, budgets, planning, and delivery for the William P. Lauder Leadership Fellows Program including essential PreTerm and co-curricular deliverables pertaining to FT MBA experiential learning of effective leadership behaviors and teamwork practices;

    (2) Hires and supervises 48 Leadership Fellow per class year as well as indirect oversight of a Program Coordinator with matrixed responsibilities;

    (3) Uses metrics, applies analysis and implements data-driven strategies to maintain program reputation and quality while also, at the direction of the Director, deploying LFs as core to dissemination of new School and McNulty Leadership content;

    (4) Advises FT MBA students on leadership development planning, plays a key role in PreTerm planning and implementation, and surfaces MBA intelligence to senior leaders.

    The Associate Director functions expertly in dynamic, team-based environment with rapidly-changing priorities and also collaborates with individuals at all levels of the organization. In addition, this position supports senior executives to work flexibly to meet the needs of multiple stakeholders. The Associate Director functions fully as a member of the McNulty Leadership Program team.


    • Bachelor's Degree and 3-5 years related experience, preferably in a university setting, or equivalent combination of education and experience, required.

    • Demonstrated ability to work well with key organizational stakeholders such as C-level executives, tenured university faculty, MBA students, and University leadership to create solutions meeting the needs of all parties.

    • Ability to work both autonomously and in a team based environment. Excellent organization, communication, and analytical skills required.

    • Strong Microsoft Office skills, especially in Word, Excel and Power Point, are needed and experience with Qualtrics and/or Salesforce is a plus.

    • Knowledge of basic accounting is required.

    Job Location - City, State

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Department / School

    Wharton School

    Pay Range

    $51,824.00 - $74,000.00 Annual Rate
    Salary offers are made based on the candidate's qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, as well as internal and market factors and grade profile.

    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.

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