Communications Manager (The Water Center)

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA, United States
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
University/Academia/Research/Think tank
Experience Level: 
Junior (3-4 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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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.

Posted Job Title
Communications Manager

Job Profile Title
Marketing Coordinator B

Job Description Summary
Responsible for creating, managing and executing The Water Center’s multi-platform communications strategy including all outreach, branding, marketing, social media and website content. Organizes and executes seminars, conferences, luncheons, meetings and other programs related to communications strategy as well as other Water Center initiatives.

Job Description

This position is responsible for creating, managing and executing The Water Center’s multi-platform communications strategy including all outreach, branding, and marketing through use of publications, press, website, social media, programs and events. Additionally, this position supports the Director of Strategic Development in executing the fundraising strategy including development and management of the Executive Advisory Board, corporate partnerships and foundational, alumni and individual outreach. In conjunction with the Director of Strategic Development, creates annual strategic plan and produces year-end reports for Penn, Spring Point Partners and others as necessary.


A Bachelor’s Degree with 2 to 3 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience, is required, 5 to 7 years strongly preferred. Professional experience in communications with strong writing, organizational, and program planning skills is required. Interest and or experience in the water sector, water policy, water research or environmental sustainability are preferred.  Development experience is a plus. Must be proficient with Microsoft Office programs. Experience with Adobe software (InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop) and WordPress preferred. Key traits for success include flexibility, high energy, creativity, strong personal and relationship building skills, independent thinking, ability to take initiative and a positive attitude.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
School of Arts and Sciences

Pay Range
$42,953.00 - $77,315.00

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.