Membership & Capacity Building

PennPAC seeks a Deputy Director to oversee the programming of our dynamic, growing nonprofit organization.

About PennPAC:

PennPAC (Pro Bono Alumni Consulting) works with nonprofit organizations to help solve their business challenges through the engagement of UPenn alumni who serve as pro bono consultants.
Headquartered in New York City, PennPAC engages Penn alumni from around the world and runs consulting engagements for organizations based in NYC, Philadelphia, and California’s Bay Area.

Since our launch in 2011, we have provided 35,000 hours of service valued at $7M to 150 nonprofits through a corps of 1,000+ Penn alumni-volunteers. Leveraging the power of these alumni, who become involved in internal PennPAC operations, as well as client-facing pro bono consulting activities, enables PennPAC to maintain a lean staff team that works directly with a diverse group of volunteers.

PennPAC advances its mission of harnessing the intellectual talents and professional skills of alumni of the University of Pennsylvania in a meaningful and socially beneficial way through the following programs:
Full projects are consulting engagements staffed with a team of six consultants that run each fall and spring.
Mini projects are smaller and less structured than full engagements, typically with two or three consultants.
Coaching sessions provide targeted advice to small organizations from a team of experienced leaders.
ImPACt events are one-night sessions that offer a group of volunteers the chance to work with the beneficiaries of a nonprofit or advise a nonprofit’s leadership team on a strategic challenge.

About the position:
The Deputy Director is a key leader with the opportunity to fundamentally shape a rapidly growing organization. This position reports to PennPAC’s Executive Director and works directly with PennPAC’s Board of Directors.

The Deputy Director’s primary responsibilities include:

  • Nonprofit recruitment, client selection and engagement oversight for New York-based consulting projects.
  • Working with the leadership in Philadelphia and the Bay Area to: ensure key elements of the program are consistent across sites; leverage systems; discuss best practices; and support their work as appropriate.
  • Overseeing ImPACt and Coaching, supporting the volunteer leadership who run these programs.
  • Overseeing the Volunteer Relations Team, the group responsible for recruiting volunteers, interviewing applicants and staffing PennPAC’s consulting engagements.
  • Creating and updating PennPAC’s training program, including interactive sessions, templates and manuals.
  • Creating and managing the process by which PennPAC evaluates the impact of our programs.

A successful candidate will have strong skills and experience in the following areas:

  • Setting and achieving ambitious goals
  • Solving problems creatively and responding to challenges with a positive attitude
  • Managing multiple projects with a hands-on approach, attention to detail and excellent follow-through
  • Ability to stay calm and work well under pressure
  • Focusing on adhering to current systems while seeking to improve and create new processes
  • Thriving on challenge and appreciative of the benefit of change
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Strong interpersonal skills; a collaborative team-player
  • Competent with technology, including spreadsheets and databases; comfortable learning and adapting to new systems and platforms
  • BA/BS and 7+ years of relevant professional experience in nonprofit management, project management, and/or consulting
  • Salesforce experience a plus

Compensation, hours and location:
This is a part-time, contractor position requiring an average of 30 hours/week. Most day-to-day work will be virtual with required in-person meetings and events, mostly in Manhattan. While many of the hours are flexible, there are a number of meetings and events that require coordination, several of which are in the evening (average three per month). A monthly retainer of $3,500 — $5,000 ($42,000 — $60,000/year) will be determined based on experience.

A Shared Interest Group of the University of Pennsylvania, PennPAC is an independent 501(c)3 organization.

To apply:

Please send a resume and a brief cover letter to [email protected] with the words DEPUTY DIRECTOR in the subject line.

PennPAC celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment. People from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, criminal history, ability, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

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