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distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with
the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America’s Best Employers By State in 2021.
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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.
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Posted Job Title
Information Technology Project Leader
ISC, Client Services
Job Profile Title
Information Technology Project Leader
Information Systems & Computing (ISC) is the University of Pennsylvania’s central IT organization, providing the core
network, data, voice, video, and enterprise application infrastructure and services upon which Penn’s numerous Schools and Centers build
their unique tools and capabilities.
ISC’s 270-plus employees work closely with the University’s IT organizations in order to create,
deliver and support products and services that help Schools and Centers operate efficiently and effectively. We strive to be easy to work
with, and to serve as a trusted advisor to Penn’s IT community, faculty, staff and students in support of an environment of discovery and
ISC’s focus on customer service and the high-quality, cost-effective, reliable implementation of modern IT solutions
advances the mission of the University, as well as that of each individual School and Center. At Penn, technological freedom and
departmental autonomy represent dearly held core values. ISC supports those ideas by providing foundational services and cogent counsel,
empowering individuals and departments to employ their distinct strengths in support of their goals. https://www.isc.upenn.edu
Technology Services provides technical support for Central Pool classrooms, coordinates the design, installation, and replacement of new
technology in classrooms, maintains equipment used in Central Pool classrooms, provides training and technical information to school-based
support staff, and assists in coordination of end-user support provided by the schools.
Project Leader for Classroom Technology
Services (CTS) coordinates the day-to-day efforts of computer and audiovisual contractors, architects, and design consultants in new and
replacement central pool classroom technology installations. As a member of the CTS team, this position will participate in the planning and
design of these classrooms, resolve technical requests and problems personally or through assignment to outside vendors, contractors, or
consultants. Installs, upgrades, configures, maintains, and repairs computers and related audiovisual equipment. Work schedule for this
position is 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
supervision, work as a member of the ISC Classroom Technology Services team to install and maintain audiovisual and computer technology in
the 190+ classrooms within the university’s central pool. Plan, manage, and see through to completion new and replacement classroom
technology installation projects as assigned. Resolve technology requests and issues personally or through coordination of computer and
audiovisual contractors, architects, and/or design consultants. Install, upgrade, configure, maintain (both preventive and reactive), and
repair computer and related audiovisual equipment. Research, develop, and evaluate new concepts for instructional technology implementation.
Research and evaluate new equipment to be used in classroom technology implementations. Provide technical guidance to peers as needed.
Provide on-going technical leadership and advice to colleagues, local support providers, and end-users. The work schedule for this position
is 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Bachelor’s Degree and minimum of 2 years of experience installing,
maintaining, repairing, and supporting classroom audiovisual equipment, computers, and control systems or an equivalent combination of
experience and education is required. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written; ability to present technical
materials clearly. Possess and demonstrates strong customer service orientation and has worked with a wide variety of customers and
colleagues, delivering exemplary technical support. Ability to work independently and as a part of a team.
Required Experience &
- Advanced proficiency in replacing and configuring all components comprising a Central Pool classroom AV
- Extensive technical knowledge and experience in operating proprietary software and/or web-UI pages (Crestron Toolbox, QSYS
Designer, Panasonic web-UI and Dante Controller) embedded in the AV components used in Central Pool classrooms
- Installation and
configuration of Crestron and QSC control systems
- A core understanding of audio signal flow, gain structure and EQ
image alignment of video projectors
- Terminating AV connections for purposes of making field repairs (Cat-5/Cat-6 to punch-down jacks
or RJ-45 plugs, soldered audio connections, and captive screw connections)
- Replacing AV system cables using proper cable-management
- Managing installation projects
- Experience in an academic environment preferred
- Office, library, computer room
- Stockroom or warehouse
- Outdoor exposure to weather
- Occasional lifting 25-50 lbs.
- Intermittently sitting/standing/stooping
- Using tools requiring high dexterity
Job Location – City, State
Department / School
Information Systems and Computing
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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.
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conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the
- Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical,
prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your family’s health and welfare. You can
also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax
- Tuition: Take advantage of Penn’s exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can
get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other
- Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn’s Basic, Matching, and
Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options
through TIAA and Vanguard.
- Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the
course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with
familywhatever your personal needs may be.
- Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers
faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services
received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you’re newly hired, you won’t have to provide proof of good
health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to
- Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the
competing demands of work and personal life. That’s why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health,
your family, and your work-life balance.
- Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help
you advance yourself personally and professionally.
- University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access
to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the University’s libraries and
athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. There’s always something going on at Penn, whether it’s a new exhibit at the
Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few
examples. As a member of the Penn community, you’re right in the middle of the excitementand you and your family can enjoy many of these
activities for free.
- Discounts and Special Services: From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you’ll find
great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and
memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General
Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks.
- Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options
offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of
non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures.
- Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for
eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home
- Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal
adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up to two adoptions in your household.
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