Assistant Director, Communications
Penn Graduate School of Education

Job Description Summary

The Penn Graduate School of Education is committed to cultivating a workplace that values equity, diversity, inclusion, and collaboration. We seek talented individuals who will help lead our efforts to create a more inclusive workplace in a community with a substantive institutional commitment to equity and justice. Diversity is prized at Penn as a central component of our mission and helps create an educational and working environment that best supports the University’s commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and scholarship.

Job Description


Penn GSE seeks a highly-motivated journalist or public relations expert to join its communications team. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of strong storytelling. The candidate must be a team player and strategic thinker, with the ability to proactively identify communications opportunities and develop supporting programs. In addition to pitching media, the selected candidate will oversee the school website’s editorial calendar and write a majority of its stories, while coordinating social media with the digital manager. Selected candidate will also support the work of the Executive Director of Communications, especially around strategic initiatives.


A Bachelor’s Degree is required, and 5-7 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Superior writing skills, knowledge of AP style preferred. Ability to create and execute project-specific publicity plans. It is essential that the candidate possess superior writing skills and a knack for making complicated ideas and materials easily understood and compelling. Strong organizational skills. Strategic thinking. Ability to build and maintain relationships internally and externally. Knowledge of, and interest in, education or academia a plus. Sense of humor greatly appreciated.

Applicants must submit a cover letter.

Penn GSE actively seeks and welcomes people of color, women, the LGBTQIA+ community, persons with disabilities, and people at intersections of these identities, to apply. 

The expected salary range for this posting is in the mid-high $60Ks.

Job Location – City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Graduate School of Education

Pay Range
$50,684.00 – $91,232.00

Apply here:–Communications_JR00039873

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.

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