Job Details

University of Pennsylvania
  • Position Number: 4549249
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA
  • Position Type: Education - Teacher Education - Elementary

2023 VPSE Graduate Worker Program Assistant

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.

Posted Job Title
2023 VPSE Graduate Worker Program Assistant

Job Profile Title
Temporary Employee - Non-Exempt

Job Description Summary
Penn's Division of the Vice Provost for Student Engagement (VPSE) is hiring, immediately, current, and incoming Penn students who are interested in serving as graduate assistants (GAs), course instructors, and program assistants ( PAs ) for: (a) 6th grade - 12th grade students attending School District of Philadelphia public schools, public charter schools, and Archdiocese of
Philadelphia schools; (b) current Penn undergraduates, and (c) veterans. All majors welcome, but we would love to hire students from all 12 of our fabulous Penn Schools! The VPSE Division works on behalf of the Provost with the Deans of the twelve Schools and other senior University Partners: to markedly increase access, participation, engagement, and outcomes of students
from cohort groups under-represented in postsecondary, graduate, and professional education by expanding their skills, knowledge, confidence, motivation, and preparedness to successfully navigate
relevant application and enrollment processes.

Job Description

Temporary Employee - Non-Exempt

Graduate Assistants and Program Assistants will be responsible for varying work depending on the VPSE program they are hired to support and will receive hourly pay, subject to taxes. Hours will vary, there will also be flexibility in the timing of the programming opportunities for late afternoon, early evening programming, Saturday, and virtual assignments. Our pay range is from $20.00 - $ 26.00/hour. Work study is not required! The website overview of our division and associated programs can be found at

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Provost Interdisciplinary Programs

Pay Range
$7.25 - $20.00 Hourly 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 may be required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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