Associate Director, Communitywide Public Interest Programs, Toll Public Interest Center at University of Pennsylvania

Posted in Other 10 days ago.

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Job Description:

Job location: Law School

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-07-16
Req: JR00036033

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.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, Communitywide Public Interest Programs, Toll Public Interest Center

Job Profile Title
Associate Director C

Job Description Summary
Penn Carey Law, one of the nation's oldest and most distinguished law schools., We offer a distinctive cross-disciplinary legal education, drawing on the depth and breadth of the University of Pennsylvania, and a supportive intellectual community for our scholars and students alike.

The Law School actively pursues a more just and equitable society through pedagogical, programmatic, and direct legal service efforts. The Toll Public Interest Center (TPIC) sits at the core of these efforts. TPIC is home to the Law School's distinctive Pro Bono Program and oversees a wide array of public interest programming, including scholarship and fellow programs, advocacy skill development trainings, and educational and community-building efforts.

We are a passionate, mission-oriented team that works in a collaborative environment: while each of us manages an extensive list of individual responsibilities, we complete major projects as a team, maintain an open-door policy, and enjoy a mandate to generate and implement new ideas that benefit our students and the clients and communities they serve.


The Associate Director for Communitywide Public Interest Programs reports to the Director of the Toll Public Interest Center and collaborates with other TPIC staff members and other Penn Law departments, faculty, students, University and community partners, to design, build, and implement programs for students, which currently includes the Public Interest Experience for JD and LLM students. The Associate Director oversees a comprehensive roster of public interest programs for the entire Penn Carey Law community.

Job Description

The overarching responsibilities of the position include:

  • Develop, implement, and oversee an immersive program for students, currently defined in the Public Interest Experience (PIE), TPIC's flagship program, intended to DO WHAT rather than FOR WHOM

  • Develop, implement, and oversee all of TPIC's communitywide programs.

  • Develop and manage a robust network of strategic partners to enhance our programs and student opportunities.

  • Manage budgets for all communitywide public interest programs.

  • Collaborate with the Office of Communications to market all programming, news, and accomplishments.

  • Supervise TPIC's graduate assistant.

  • Supervise TPIC's Program Assistant in their specific support of TPIC communitywide programs.


JD or master's preferred, with 3-5 years of experience working in service-oriented program management; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience within a higher education environment is essential. Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to and understanding of social justice. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to design, plan, and implement educational programs and events. Candidates must demonstrate proficiency in working with large groups of mission-driven individuals to plan and execute goals. Strong oral and written communication skills are essential, as is the ability to work diplomatically with multiple constituencies including faculty, alumni, current students, prospective students, and colleagues. Candidates should be highly motivated and possess strong personal initiative and drive. The ideal candidate will be a team player who has an established track record of collaboration in the workplace. We emphasize individual responsibility while requiring strong team support.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Law School

Pay Range
$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.

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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