Join University Life

Serving as the nation’s first university and as Philadelphia’s largest private employer, Penn offers great potential for a career in student affairs. The Division of University Life plays a critical role in the collegiate experience at Penn. We look for mission-driven applicants who demonstrate a collaborative approach to their work, a passion for lifelong learning, and a deep love for students.  

Students walking into a building on Penn's campus with flyer text
Students walking into a building on Penn's campus with flyer text

2023 Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs

University of Pennsylvania is selected as one of the “2023 Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs” by Diverse: Issues In Higher Education

The selection process focuses on workplace diversity, staffing practices, and work environment, the research uses a web-based survey approach to examine categories such as family friendliness, salary and benefits, and professional development opportunities.

Life at Penn: Staff Edition

The Life at Penn Staff Edition highlights our incredible team of advisors and educators, dynamic community builders, crisis managers, and partners dedicated to providing an engaging student experience here at Penn.

Megan Edelman at Platt House

Megan Edelman

Associate Director, Platt Student Performing Arts House

Barbara Hewitt

Barbara Hewitt

Executive Director, Career Services

Amber Decker

Amber Decker

Associate Director, Community Engagement & Student Development, Space and Events Management

Rodney Robinson

Rodney Robinson

Associate Director, Office of Student Affairs (OSA)

Sheryl Warfield

Sheryl D. Warfield

Associate Director, Operations, Weingarten Center

Open Positions

All applications must be submitted through Workday@Penn, the University of Pennsylvania online application portal. Below are positions available within University Life, however information about jobs across all parts of the University can be found at Workday@Penn and can be filtered using key words. Check back often as new positions and opportunities will be opening at University Life.

Director, LGBT Center

The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Center enriches the experience, fosters success, celebrates victories, and affirms the existence of Penn’s LGBTQ+ undergraduates, professional and graduate students,

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Organizational Structure

The Division of University Life supports 25,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students through its 17 departments located across campus. Our division is the hub for academic and career support, student involvement and leadership development, and culturally based community engagement. We work very closely with institution’s other student-facing departments to ensure students feel a sense of belonging during Penn journeys. 

Meet the departments that make up Penn University Life