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Penn Graduate Student Center

Apply to be a Grad Center Fellow or Family Center Fellow

Responsibilities

Grad Center Fellows work for the Graduate Student Center on an hourly basis. Each fellow staffs the Center, and is in charge of an event program area or a support program area (e.g., the web site).

Family Fellows work for the Family Resource Center on an hourly basis. Family Fellows staff the Family Center and organizes activities for parents and families.

All fellows manage the common space and reception desk, including making coffee, keeping the area tidy, answering phones and questions from guests. In addition, fellows organize activities for students.

All fellows are expected to work 8-12 hours per week with some evening and weekend work required.

Organization, event planning, time management and a willingness to learn are preferred; general knowledge of the University and support services; and customer service skills are also very useful.

If you want to know more about what makes us tick, check out our mission and vision statements.

Compensation

Fellows receive $15 per hour. Please be aware that if you are employed at more than one campus job, you cannot work more than 20 hours per week in total if you are currently enrolled in classes per University policy.

Selection Process

Any student who is currently and will be registered as a University of Pennsylvania graduate or professional student during the next academic year is eligible to apply for a Fellow position. On the basis of the completed application and supporting documents, a select number of applicants will be invited to interview. Fellows are appointed for one academic year starting in late summer or the fall. Depending on the Grad Center's needs and the individual Fellow's schedule, a Fellow may begin at other times in the year. A Fellow can be dismissed prior to the end of the appointment for failing to live up to his/her responsibilities to the Graduate Student Center.

Open Grad Center Position Descriptions

We are hiring the following positions for the 2018-19 academic year.
The deadline to apply is April 20, 2018.

Arts & Recreational Activities Fellow

Including the duties listed above, the Arts & Recreational Activities Fellow plans events and outings which showcase the arts and recreational opportunities at Penn and in Philadelphia. The Fellow also arranges discounted tickets for graduate students for performing arts and sporting events. The Fellow will work with the Penn Theme Fellow to plan the Grad Center's art exhibit. The Arts & Recreational Activities Fellow reports to the Assistant Director of the Graduate Student Center. Apply Now!

Personal Development Fellow

Including the duties listed above, the Personal Development Fellow plans workshops and events that develop life skills and professional development, for example, leadership development, personal finance, etiquette, public speaking, etc. The Personal Development Fellow works closely with the Assistant Director in developing relevant programs for the first generation graduate population. In order to efficiently plan these programs, the Personal Development Fellow works closely with other University entities, including Career Services, the Library, Student Financial Services, and more. The Personal Development Fellow reports to the Assistant Director of the Graduate Student Center. Apply Now!

Penn Theme Fellow

Including the duties listed above, the Penn Theme Fellow plans activities around the University’s annual academic theme; the 2018-19 theme is "The Year of Why." The Fellow arranges an annual theme-based art show in February, as well as other fun and intellectual programs related to the theme, including talks, tours, exhibits, outings, etc. The Penn Theme Fellow reports to the Associate Director of the Graduate Student Center. Apply Now!

Web Development Fellow

Including the duties listed above, the Web Fellow Including the general responsibilities listed above, the Web Fellow maintains the Graduate Student Center and Family Resource Center websites and backend databases. Must have html, php, mySQL database skills. Understanding of css and javascript preferred. The Web Development Fellow reports to the Manager of Operations. Apply Now!

Open Family Center Position Descriptions

Preferred Family Fellow candidates have event planning experience and a background working with families and children and is comfortable using various social media platforms to further engage our audience. The Fellow is also responsible for staffing the Family Center and reports to Family Center staff. Family Fellows are required to occasionally work events in the evenings and on the weekends. Any newly hired Family Fellow will be subject to a background check.

Family Fun Fellow

The Family Fun Fellow works at the Family Resource Center. the Fellow plans fun and enriching activities for families like Movie Nights, Weekend and Weekly Play Dates, Yoga Classes, and organize ticket sales to area attractions. The Fellow is also responsible for staffing the Family Center and reports to the Assisant Director of the Family Center. Apply Now!

Family Support Fellow

The Family Support Fellow works at the Family Resource Center. The Family Support Fellow works at the Family Center, the Fellow plans informative and supportive programs for parents and children like CPR Classes, Discussion Groups, Parenting Workshops and Lectures, and Child Development activities. The Fellow is also responsible for staffing the Family Center and reports to the Assisant Director of the Family Center. Apply Now!

Education Fellow

The Education Fellow works at the Family Resource Center. The Education Fellow works at the Family Center, the Fellow plans educational and enriching programs for families like English Lessons, Philadelphia School Information Session, and Reading and Learning Activities. The Fellow is also responsible for staffing the Family Center and reports to the Director of the Family Center. Apply Now!

University of Pennsylvania Nondiscrimination Statement

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or status as a Vietnam Era Veteran or disabled veteran in the administration of educational policies, programs or activities; admissions policies; scholarship and loan awards; athletic, or other University administered programs or employment. Questions or complaints regarding this policy should be directed to: Executive Director, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, Sansom Place East, 3600 Chestnut Street, Suite 228, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6106 or by phone at (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).

Common Room Hours

Monday-Thursday: 9AM - 8PM
Friday: 9AM - 6PM
Saturday-Sunday: 12PM - 6PM

Graduate Student Center

3615 Locust Walk
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia PA 19104-6221
215-746-6868
center@gsc.upenn.edu