University of Pennsylvania LEA UACS COORDINATOR in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 02-24204


School Name School of Arts and Sciences

Org Netter Center for Community Partnerships

Posted to the Web 10/28/2016

Posted Job/Salary Grade 025

Employment Type Exempt

Hours 40.00

Position Type Full Time

Position Schedule 9am - 6pm

Months 12

Position Length Contingent Upon Funding

Position End Date

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive 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.


This position will assist the Site Director to coordinate the Out-of-School Time (OST) program for Elementary and Middle school-aged students as well as support the overall development of University-Assisted Community School programs at Lea Elementary School during the school day and afterschool. This position will report to the Site Director. The OST program will offer academic, cultural and recreational enrichment programming. Academic programming includes collaboration with the school day to support homework and coursework, and particularly includes enrichment activities that support learning across the core subjects through problem-based learning and community development activities. During the academic year the program will operate at least Monday through Friday, 3-6pm.Responsibilities include:assisting the Site Director in oversight of program, including some development of policies and procedures and curriculum, as well as daily on-site management of programs Support SD in hiring, training, and ongoing support and supervision of PT staff and volunteersguiding and improving curriculum and instructional deliveryparticipating in school meetings and activities, including work with school day leadership teams, and work with an advisory board as applicable supporting development of existing and new programs with partners across Penn and in the surrounding neighborhoodbudget administration, including use of purchasing card and requisitions, as well as some budget development ensuring program data and reports to sponsors are properly recordedWorking with Site Director and staff in collaborating with evaluation partners and incorporating feedback into program design, and *collaborating with UACS colleagues across five school sites to build team learning and best practices. A major component of the Netter Center’s work is mobilizing the vast resources of the University to help transform traditional neighborhood schools into innovative university-assisted community schools (UACS). University-assisted community schools educate, engage, empower, and serve all members of the community in which the school is located. At the same time, working with community members to create and sustain university-assisted community schools provides a powerful means for universities to advance teaching, research, learning and service, as well as the civic development of their students. University-Assisted Community Schools engage students (K-16+) in real world, community problem solving.Position is contingent on continued funding.


A Bachelor’s degree and 2 to 3 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, is required. Candidates should have a very strong knowledge of youth and community development and should be able to convene multiple and diverse community stakeholders. Strong experience with community schools, preferably university-assisted community schools, and service learning is preferred. Knowledge about Penn and West Philadelphia a plus. Strong candidates will have experience in facilitating successful youth development and afterschool programs, collaborative endeavors, and managing multiple programs at once. Must possess a track record of both self-directed and team-oriented accomplishments and be organized, detail-oriented, accurate, dependable, and flexible.

Affirmative Action Statement

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.

Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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  • Do you have experience in facilitating successful youth development and afterschool programs, collaborative endeavors, and managing multiple programs at once?

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