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Perelman Quadrangle Front Desk Receptionist

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.

Job Description Summary

Working under the supervision of the business administrator, this position will primarily be responsible for:

-Front desk reception, to include greeting walk-ins, answering phones, providing exceptional customer service when communicating venue and event information, and distributing mail

-Printing tickets for events and sending appropriate email notifications

-Managing equipment deliveries and distributing weekly event reporting

-Assisting with some financial processes and data entry

-Light office stocking duties

-Other duties as assigned. Additional responsibilities to be determined based on candidate experience and career goals

-This position is for 20 hrs/week which must be scheduled Monday-Friday between the hours of 9am-5pm

  • Previous experience in customer service required
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel, as well as Adobe Acrobat required
  • Candidate should have the ability to prioritize/organize assignments and manage projects independently with minimal supervision
  • Must be proactive, reliable, and able to learn new systems
  • Experience in KX or other event management software a plus

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.

Candidates should send a statement of interest and resume to kehar@upenn.edu

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