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.  

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.

Facility Support Coordinator

Reporting to the Senior Facility Manager for University Life Space Management the Facility Support Coordinator is responsible for the daily monitoring of physical conditions in

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Instructional Design/Technology Director for the Integrated Care Initiative, Weingarten Center

The Instructional Design/Technology Director position represents the Weingarten Center’s Integrated Care initiative with the goal to address the diverse educational needs of Penn students. The mission of the Weingarten Center is to empower students and provide them with strategies to incorporate in their learning repertoire. The incumbent serves as a nexus between the classroom experience and student learning.

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Associate Director, Access and Retention, Student Intervention Services

A major initiative within SIS is the emergency and opportunity funding program administered with Student Registration and Financial Services, Penn First Plus, and other partners. The program is an important intervention to alleviate financial hardship for students and promote equity and access to education and career opportunities for Penn students.

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Associate Director, Case Management and Outreach, Student Intervention Services

Student Intervention Services is the principal administrative office in the Division of University Life for responding to student emergencies and critical incidents. The Associate Director for Case Management and Outreach plays a key role in responding to student crises and collaborates with other departments to manage students in distress and other situations that may interfere with students’ ability to function in the University community.

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Associate Director, Administration & Finance, Space and Events Management

The Associate Director for Administration and Finance for University Life Space and Events Management (ULSE) oversees the financial and administrative operations of the department. This role ensures compliance and integrity of business processes including resource management, and financial activity. The Associate Director for Administration and Finance, in close partnership with Provost Administrative Affairs (PAA,) has oversight over human resource functions including hiring and on-boarding processes, payroll and leave
policies, and staff performance/merit increase processes. Additionally, the AD-A&F supports the Director and central University Life administration in organizational effectiveness by monitoring staff professional development participation, participating in on-going assessment, and resource allocation.

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Associate Director, Career Services

University of Pennsylvania Career Services, positioned within the division of University Life, is seeking an Associate Director to advise undergraduates, Master’s students and alumni of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, through one-on-one and group settings, regarding all facets of career planning and employment-related activities as well as professional development.

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Director, Pan-Asian American Community House (PAACH)

The Pan-Asian American Community House is a hub of academic, personal, and professional growth for University of Pennsylvania students interested in Asian American culture and the Asian American Diaspora. Through advising, leadership development, advocacy, social and cultural programming we expand student access to the University’s resources.

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STEM Tutoring Coordinator, Weingarten Center

The Weingarten Center works closely with Penn faculty, student organizations, and our many campus partners to offer programs and workshops throughout the academic year.
The STEM Tutoring Coordinator will assist in the management, onboarding and supervision of an extensive peer educator staff while providing STEM content expertise. The Coordinator will manage the implementation of STEM content focused programming and workshops, liaise with STEM faculty and departments, and contribute to the overall management of both tutoring services and the Weingarten center.

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Coordinator, Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life (Hybrid)

The OFSL Coordinator under advisement of the Director, is responsible for the leadership programs implemented within the fraternity/sorority community at the University of Pennsylvania. These programs will be for undergraduate membership (approximately 3000), the undergraduate chapter officers, the Intercultural Greek Council (IGC), the Interfraternity Council (IFC), the College Panhellenic Council (PHC), as well as other joint Greek umbrella organizations. The Coordinator is directly responsible for the advisement of the Panhellenic Council (PHC) including the annual Primary Recruitment Process. The Coordinator will continue existing and develop future programs within the OFSL Leadership Model centered on the Social Change Model of Leadership Development, as well as the promote the university and national organization leadership programs. The Coordinator provides detailed planning and support for many of the annual or ongoing programming initiatives. They are part of the leadership community and serve as an advisor to a cluster of fraternities and sororities from all councils.

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Facility Operations Coordinator, Space and Events Management

Reporting to the Associate Director for Operations for University Life Space Management the Facility Operations Coordinator is responsible for monitoring the daily operation of Perelman Quadrangle facilities including the student Center at Houston Hall, Irvine Auditorium, and the Arts, Culture, Research House. This includes serving as a customer service point person, performing opening and closing the facility, assisting with room set ups and take downs, assist with training and supporting staff including student employees. The coordinator also addresses equipment and facility cleanliness and performs required clerical work to ensure smooth facility operation. A person in this role will be expected to complete regular building walkthroughs throughout the day- for patron interaction, venue conditions, identifying facility issues, staff support. The schedule for this position is primarily during weekends, early morning, and closing shifts; and may include holidays. The Facility Operations Coordinator assists with the successful implementation of planned events and works closely with event planning staff. dining/catering services, audio visual services, Housekeeping, University Police, to insure safe and appropriate use of University Life managed spaces enter.

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Temp Administrative Coordinator, Pan-Asian American Community House

Temporary Employee – Non-Exempt

Reporting to the Director of the Pan-Asian American Community House (PAACH), the Administrative Coordinator will support the mission of PAACH to engage the community in celebration of South Asian, Southeast Asian, East Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander cultures. The Administrative Coordinator will play a key role in managing the daily operations of PAACH, assisting with organizing and evaluating programs, providing budget oversight, and handling departmental logistical needs.

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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

Interim Vice Provost for
University Life

Tamara Greenfield King, J.D.


Christine Brown-Lawrence

Associate Vice Provost for
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

Will Atkins, Ph.D.

La Casa Latina

Krista Cortes, Ph.D.

Assistant Vice Provost
for Strategic Planning and Operations

Laurie A. Hall

Design Services

Marjan Osman Gartland