The Executive Suite

ABOUT

The PSA Executive Suite provides administrative support to the ten student-run businesses in Penn Student Agencies.  This support includes: development of Penn Student Agencies and its businesses; human resources for all student employees; marketing initiatives to inform others of the services offered by PSA, and events to bring the PSA community closer together.

LEADERSHIP ROLES

Each Executive has their own responsibilies that are paramount to the overall operations of the organization. These roles are filled internally, as PSA strives to promote growth and promotion opportunites for all of its students. For more information about all students currently in these roles please visit the Student Leadership page. To learn more about the internal promotion timeline or Election for these roles, please visit the Student Leadership Selection page.

President 

The President supports PSA by further developing Penn Student Agencies as an organization and each of its businesses at the organizational and strategy level. The position strives to support PSA growth in operational performance, financial profitability/longevity, and in community and corporate exposure. The President’s goal is to sustain, grow and maintain the prestige of Penn Student Agencies. This is the only elected position in Penn Student Agencies. The President is elected by the outgoing Board of Directors. 

Perferred Experience
  • Strong communication skills and professionalism are required as this position communicates with all PSA members and several Penn administrators.
  • Must be prepared, reliable, thorough, organized, responsible, approachable, friendly, able to act quickly and meet deadlines, and responsive to email and other communications.
  • At least 1 full year of employment experience within Penn Student Agencies
  • Director or EVP level experience is highly encouraged
  • Sufficient understanding of all businesses and their services in Penn Student Agencies
  • Sufficient understanding of organizational level operations and function
  • Demonstrated commitment to Penn Student Agencies and its mission.

Key Acquired Skills

  • Communication: gained through effective written and verbal conversations to and with PSA employees, Agency Directors, Alumni and Professionals.
  • Public Speaking: gained through conference presentations, event and board speeches, video conferencing and GBMs
  • Time Management: gained through learning how to accomplish academic, director, organization responsibilities in a timely and organized manager for the duration of your term
  • Conflict Resolution: gained through addressing personnel issues in a calm, timely, and effective manner.
  • Leadership: developed through guiding the directors and businesses toward a common goal
  • Fiscal Management: gained through tracking and building revenue, following a budget, and making responsible spending decisions.
  • Relationship Building/Networking: gained through meetings and receptions with Alumni, Corporations, and Penn Officials/Departments
  • Strategy Development: gained through researching and identifying strategic options, selecting the most promising and deciding how resources will be allocated across the organization to achieve objectives set by the Board of Directors.

Executive Vice President of Operations

The Executive Vice President of Operations supports PSA by guiding new employees through their hiring paperwork, enforcing university hiring policies, executing strategies to improve recruitment and retention rates, and event planning for the PSA community, Alumni and Current.

Perferred Experience
  • Strong communication skills and professionalism are required as this position communicates with all PSA members and several Penn administrators.
  • Must be prepared, reliable, thorough, organized, responsible, approachable, friendly, able to act quickly and meet deadlines, and responsive to email and other communications.
  • At least 1 full year of employment experience within Penn Student Agencies
  • Sufficient understanding of all businesses and their services in Penn Student Agencies
  • Sufficient understanding of organizational level operations and function
  • Demonstrated commitment to Penn Student Agencies and its mission.

Key Acquired Skills

  • Communication: gained through effective written and verbal conversations to and with PSA employees, Agency Directors, Alumni and Professionals.
  • Public Speaking: gained through conference presentations, event and board speeches, video conferencing and GBMs
  • Time Management: gained through learning how to accomplish academic, director, organization responsibilities in a timely and organized manager for the duration of your term
  • Conflict Resolution: gained through addressing personnel issues in a calm, timely, and effective manner.
  • Leadership: developed through guiding the directors and businesses toward a common goal
  • Relationship Building/Networking: gained through meetings and receptions with Alumni, Corporations, and Penn Officials/Departments
  • Strategy Development: gained through researching and identifying strategic options, selecting the most promising and deciding how resources will be allocated across the organization to achieve objectives set by the Board of Directors.

Executive Vice President of Marketing

The PSA Executive Vice President of Marketing supports PSA by leading the Vice Presidents of Marketing who manage the PSA social media accounts, create and execute the marketing strategies and materials for the PSA organization and individual agencies as needed.

Perferred Experience
  • Graphic design, web design, social media promotional skills, fluency in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator are required for this position.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills are important as this position communicates with the General Manager, members of PSA agencies, and the campus community.
  • Must be prepared, reliable, thorough, organized, responsible, approachable, friendly, able to act quickly and meet deadlines, and responsive to email and other communications.
  • At least 1 full year of employment experience within Penn Student Agencies
  • Sufficient understanding of all businesses and their services in Penn Student Agencies
  • Sufficient understanding of organizational level operations and function
  • Demonstrated commitment to Penn Student Agencies and its mission.

Key Acquired Skills

  • Leadership: gained through guiding a marketing team to serve the needs of the PSA organization and the individual agencies while holding the marketing team accountable to timely and quality service.
  • Communication: gained through determining effective messaging and channels to increase awareness of the products, services, and employment opportunities PSA provides to the Penn community.
  • Time Management: gained through learning how to accomplish academic and director responsibilities in a timely and organized manager for the duration of your employment.
  • Leadership: developed through guiding the directors and businesses toward a common goal
  • Creative Branding: developed through guiding the directors and businesses toward brand unity.