University of Pennsylvania

Applying to DAR

If you're talented, innovative, and have the drive to make a difference, then consider a career at the University of Pennsylvania. Penn offers you the chance to be part of an exceptionally vibrant and exciting environment at the nation's first university. Philadelphia's largest private employer, Penn has a tremendous breadth of job opportunities available and offers great potential for career growth and mobility.  Begin your search for a rewarding career here!

How do I apply for a Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) position?

All applicants must apply through the University of Pennsylvania on-line application.  The link included with each job announcement takes you to the official posting and the application site.

What if I don't see exactly what I am looking for?

New positions are posted weekly.  Check back often if you do not see a position that suits your interests and qualifications.
Where can I find out about other positions at Penn?

Information about jobs in all parts of the University can be found at:

Do I need to complete all the fields on the online employment application?

The online application is the formal Employment Application that will be included in your employment records if you are offered, and accept, employment at the University of Pennsylvania.  It is vital you complete all fields so that the hiring officer can fully review your work history and qualifications.

If I apply for a position will I automatically be considered for other similar vacancies?

No.  The on-line application system creates an individualized database for each job vacancy so you must submit an on-line application for every position for which you want to be considered.

When will I hear back if I applied for a position?

Email notificiations are generated to candidates who do not meet position criteria and are not qualified for the position.  Email notifications are also sent to applicants if the process is taking additional time and if applicants are being considered for an interview.  Those who are interviewed will hear back from the hiring officer once a decision has been made.

If a job was posted a few months ago and remains on the website, is it still open?

Some positions take longer to fill than others, especially positions that have very specific experiential and educational requirements.  If a job posting is still on the website, the position is still open.

If I applied for a position but it no longer appears on the web-site, has the job been filled?

A posting will likely be removed if a hiring officer has a strong pool of prospective applicants for the position.  All applicants who applied for a job will receive notification before a job is filled.

How is salary determined?

Information about University compensation and salary can be found at

There seem to be multiple postings for what look like identical jobs.  If I apply for one will I be considered for all?

While the job descriptions may be identical, the respective hiring officers may be different; therefore, you must submit a separate application for every position for which you would like to be considered.