Are you ready to play a pivotal role on a PennPAC project? PennPAC offers two leadership roles, Team Leader and Deputy Team Leader, for those who are ready for the next step, seek the resume boost, and/or want to increase their impact on nonprofits in their community.
The Team Leader is the most critical role to the success of a PennPAC project, serving as the primary client interface and team “quarterback” who guides the process from beginning to end. The Team Leader is supported by a team of skilled volunteers, including a Deputy Team Leader and four consultants and is advised by the Liaison.
The Deputy Team Leader works closely with the Team Leader, providing support, sharing key project management tasks and serving as a sounding board.
Demonstrate and strengthen your leadership capability
Fine-tune your project management skills
Enhance your resume
Build relationships with nonprofit leaders--both management and Board members--and a deeper understanding of the nonprofit sector
Increase your impact on nonprofits in your community
Lead a team of highly skilled volunteers
Mentor fellow Penn alumni
Provide the leadership necessary to ensure the ongoing success and growth of PennPAC
Support provided by PennPAC:
An experienced PennPAC Liaison dedicated to your project to provide background, training and support as needed to help ensure project success
Team Leader Toolkit--extensive project management and presentation template materials
Training via calls and written materials
Cohort of other Team Leaders/Deputy Team Leaders to exchange ideas and network with
Conference rooms provided for meeting space
Recruitment of your consultants
Serve as the main point of contact with the nonprofit client (Team Leader)
Clarify workplan with the client
Serve as the project engagement managers, delegating and coordinating work with the team of consultants
Keep the project on track to meet all deadlines
Draw upon your best consulting, management and leadership skills to guide the team to its final client recommendations
The Team Leader and Deputy Team Leader spend an average of 5-7 hours/week over the course of approximately 10-11 weeks (some pre/post project work is involved beyond the core 8-10 week project timeframe).
The Team Leader usually has a good deal of work experience, often in consulting and/or project management, and/or has served as a Deputy Team Leader or Consultant on a previous PennPAC engagement. The Deputy Team Leader role is appropriate for someone with a project management, consulting or nonprofit background.
"My experience as a Team Leader was both rewarding and educational. Rewarding because I know we delivered an action plan that our client can use to grow their organization and educational because I had the chance to develop leadership skills with a diverse team.” – Saara Hafeez, Team Leader Fall 2015
"Stepping into the Deputy Team Leader role gave me valuable leadership experience without a huge increase in time commitment." – Shahnaz Radjy, Deputy Team Leader, Fall 2015
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(c) 2017 PennPAC, Inc. All materials created by PennPAC are the property of PennPAC, Inc. While PennPAC volunteers are alumni of the University of Pennsylvania, PennPAC, Inc. is a separately incorporated 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, not affiliated with or controlled in any way by the University of Pennsylvania.