Job Location:
Academic Research Building – 4th Floor

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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.

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

Administrative Coordinator, Statistics and Data Science, Wharton School

Job Profile Title

Administrative Coordinator

Job Description Summary

The position provides varied and complex administrative and financial support to the faculty, students, Business Administrator, and other staff in the Wharton Department of Statistics and Data Science.

Job Description

Job Responsibilities

  • Financial reporting and reconciliation in support of the Business Administrator. Researching financial issues and expenditures and journaling transactions in preparation for the fiscal year close. This requires utilizing various Penn financial systems such as Business Objects (Webi), BEN Invoice Inquiry, and BEN Journal Entry.

  • Purchasing supplies and services from internal and external vendors. This includes maintaining a Penn Purchasing Card (ProCard) and using the BEN PO Manager and BEN Marketplace systems.

  • Faculty affairs support by coordinating faculty recruitment as well as faculty promotion & appointment cases using Interfolio.

  • Processing visa and permanent residency petitions for International faculty, PhD students, and postdoctoral researchers, while coordinating with Penn International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) to ensure department compliance with University guidelines.

  • Coordinating special events, academic workshops, and departmental & faculty initiatives.

  • Reviewing and approving expense reports in SAP Concur in compliance with University policies.

  • Developing faculty website content through WordPress to communicate their research and teaching accomplishments.

  • Coordinating logistical planning and execution for the department's new Bridge Master's Program.

  • Submitting requests to the Workday Solution Center, the Office of the University Registrar (OUR), the Office of Research Services (ORS), and BEN Helps on behalf of the department to answer questions and troubleshoot IT system issues.

  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


  • High School Grad/GE Degree with 5-7 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Bachelor's Degree and 3-5 years of related experience is preferred.

  • Candidate must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work independently as well as part of a team with faculty and staff, while demonstrating pro-activeness, attention to detail, and the ability to multitask.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel required.

  • Experience working in a university environment preferred.

  • Experience with visa processing helpful.

  • Experience with website development helpful.

Job Location – City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Wharton School

Pay Range

$20.45 – $29.50 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 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.

To learn more, please visit: https://www.hr.upenn.edu/PennHR/benefits-pay