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Organization Name: 
Lipman Family Prize
Position Description/Overview: 

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.

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.

School/Center Overview

In 1881, American entrepreneur and industrialist Joseph Wharton established the world’s first collegiate school of business at the University of Pennsylvania.Wharton’s pioneering vision was to produce graduates who would become ‘pillars of the state, whether in private or in public life.’ The Wharton School maintains a long tradition of educating visionary business leaders in academia, business, government, and not-for-profit organizations.Today, Wharton has expanded the scope of this vision to become the most comprehensive source of business knowledge in the world – with over 225 faculty members, 95,000 alumni, 5,000 students across 10 academic departments, 20 research centers, and more than 9,000 executive education participants annually. 

Key Responsibilities: 

The Lipman Family Prize at the University of Pennsylvania recognizes and amplifies the impact of organizations devoted to positive social impact and creating sustainable solutions to social and economic challenges. This annual global prize celebrates leadership and innovation through the careful study of impact and transferability of practices. The Prize is unique for its core emphasis on education, in its partnership with the University of Pennsylvania, in the integration of the Prize process into the educational experience of Penn students, and in the commitment to focusing the award on aspects that can be shared with and replicated at other organizations. The Director of the Lipman Family Prize will serve on and coordinate the activities of the Steering Committee for the Prize, build and support the Lipman Family Prize network, develop and manage the graduate students who serve as Lipman Fellows, and take full administrative and operational responsibility for the prize, including: branding, marketing and promotion; design and delivery of the award selection process; event management of the award ceremony; post-prize evaluation; and budget oversight. The Director of the Lipman Family Prize will lead the continuing growth and refinement of this high-profile University initiative.


A Bachelor’s Degree and 7 years to 10 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Strong organizational and project management skills. Experience in strategy and program development, Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Proven ability to build and sustain strategic relationships, including donor cultivation and stewardship.

How to Apply: 

Apply online.

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.

Open until filled.