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University of Pennsylvania Global Justice and Human Rights Coordinator in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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.

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

Global Justice and Human Rights Coordinator

Job Profile Title

Administrative Coordinator

Job Description Summary

Perry World House's “Global Justice and Human Rights” theme brings together the Penn academic community with policymakers from around the world to tackle the most difficult of global challenges.

Through strategic convenings, publications, partnerships, and public engagement, the Global Justice and Human Rights theme stimulates basic and applied interdisciplinary research. It builds a high-level and diverse network of stakeholders at the fore of policy action, and it works to assure they have the ideas and research they need for impactful decision making.

In coordination with faculty and staff directors, the Global Justice and Human Rights Coordinator will provide high-level administrative support for Perry World House faculty in planning and executing annual public colloquia, workshops, lectures, symposia, etc. as well as other research-oriented convenings meant to springboard policy ideation. He/She/They will aid in research and assist with white papers, blog posts, opinion pieces, etc.; work with Penn faculty to engage think tanks, academic institutions, and other external stakeholders to advance the work. He/She/They will also assist faculty in identifying global policy processes and other opportunities and venues where Global Justice and Human Rights research could be most impactful.

The Global Justice and Human Rights Coordinator will manage outreach and visit planning of Visiting Fellows and Scholars. The Global Justice and Human Rights Coordinator will also assist faculty in the execution of undergraduate student programming, including weekly public lectures (The World Today), and other programming that discusses critical global affairs and events.

Job Description

Job Responsibilities

  • Assist faculty with the execution of Perry World House research agenda by planning and executing annual colloquia, workshops, lectures, meetings etc.; researching and authoring strategic written output (reports, white papers, blog posts, opinion pieces, etc.); assisting Penn faculty in advancing Perry World House’s goals; and in their development of strategic communications (press releases, website, podcast, multi-media campaigns, etc.).

  • Manage the Visiting Fellows and Scholars processes for the Global Justice and Human Rights theme, including coordinating outreach and visit planning.

  • Assist faculty with administrative support of a variety of effective and engaging programming aimed at undergraduate students who are interested in global policy, rapid response programming, weekly public lectures, The World Today, etc.

  • Assist faculty in their strategic outreach and engagement of external stakeholders, such as policymakers, think tanks, and other universities in the U.S. and around the world.


  • High School Grad/GE Degree, and 5 to 7 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

  • Master's Degree and/or academic expertise in Global Justice and Human Rights is strongly preferred.

  • Candidate should have exceptional administrative, writing, and editing skills across multiple platforms; be intellectually curious and thoroughly self-motivated; and be a team player, highly collaborative, highly entrepreneurial, and solutions-oriented.

    Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Penn Global

Pay Range

$20.45 - $30.00 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 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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    The University of Pennsylvania's special character is reflected in the diversity of the Penn community. We seek talented faculty and staff who will constitute a vibrant community that draws on the strength that comes with a substantive institutional commitment to diversity along dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, veteran status, interests, perspectives, and socioeconomic status. Grounded in equal opportunity, nondiscrimination, and affirmative action, Penn's robust commitment to diversity is fundamental to the University's mission of advancing knowledge, educating leaders for all sectors of society, and public service. The University of Pennsylvania prohibits unlawful discrimination based on 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.