Announcement Job Opportunities at Perry World House and The Penn Biden Center

December 10, 2021
By Perry World House and The Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement

At a dynamic moment in the world and at the University of Pennsylvania, Perry World House and The Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement are growing and changing to better support Penn students and faculty and better shape international affairs. As a result, we have several opportunities to join our team. Click the links below to learn more about these roles and how to apply.

Perry World House | Assistant to the Directors

The Assistant to the Directors provides high-level executive, scheduling, and administrative support to the Faculty Director and Executive Director. This role will handle confidential, sensitive, and nonroutine information and matters with discretion, confidentiality, and integrity. The Assistant will work closely with the Directors, playing a critical role beyond scheduling by drafting correspondence, managing email correspondence, welcoming visitors, responding to emails, coordinating the Directors’ calendar, and independently adjusting commitments based on shifting priorities and institutional objectives. An important aspect of this role will be to work with the Directors to ensure prioritization of time and commitments across multiple responsibilities within the University.

Perry World House | Events and Operations Director

The Events and Operations Director develops, implements, and manages all public and private events for Perry World House, in-person, hybrid and virtual. The position drives all events activities within PWH, including related budgeting and staffing, and is responsible for the creation and execution of all events, from those featuring heads of state to student groups. This role supervises events staff, student workers, temporary employees, and all external operations-related vendors and works with the Program and Communication teams to strategize and conceptualize new and creative PWH events, including annual colloquium and workshops and other signature events.

Perry World House | Director of Communications

The Director of Communications will have primary responsibility for driving overall outreach, engagement, and reputation building institutional communications strategy, by translating and leveraging Perry World House's research and other outputs into accessible policy-relevant content with the power to shape current policy debates in global affairs, particularly related to Perry World House's two priority research themes ('Global Shifts: Migration, Urbanization, and Climate Change' and 'The Future of the Global Order: Power, Technology, and Governance'). The Director will help shape and steward the process and content generation (from faculty, visitors, and others), including dissemination to, and engagement with, key policy audiences in the U.S. and abroad. The Director will supervise two communications staff and potentially external consultants and build strategic partnerships with other communications teams and select senior communications staff of partners and stakeholders, within the University and outside of it. 

Penn Biden Center | Program Manager

The Program Manager is responsible for using expertise to drive the successful administration and execution of programming on global policy at The Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement (PBC), also in support of Perry World House. The Program Manager will facilitate the research, policy, public convening, and outreach agendas of PBC, including by planning and executing convenings -- workshops, lectures, etc., on a regular basis; producing written outputs (reports, white papers, blog posts, opinion pieces); leveraging the work through strategic communications; undertaking research to advance global engagement; and developing and implementing various undergraduate student programming, as determined.

Penn Biden Center | Communications Manager

The Communications Manager is responsible for leading institution-wide implementation of media relations and public affairs strategies central to PBC’s mission to promote Penn scholarship into the policy world. They will manage overall, high-quality, timely, responsive administrative planning, support, and coordination for PBC related to communications in Washington, D.C., also in support of Perry World House. This includes media outreach, engagement with core policy audiences, social media strategizing and leveraging, dissemination of written outputs, writing and design support, and a range of other administrative and creative tasks that help PBC connect with its internal and external constituencies and influence global policy. This position will be expected to work on-site in Washington, D.C. according to university policies.

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