Temple University Upward Bound Math and Science Academic Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $45,000
Maximum: $50,000




1301 Cecil B Moore Ave
Ritter Annex (004-016)
United States


Steppingstone Scholars is dedicated to helping educationally underserved students in the Greater Philadelphia region achieve academic success. Students with the potential and a community of support are prepared for admission to and success at the best public, non-public and independent college preparatory schools through a program of academics, mentoring and support. Steppingstone Scholars works with partner schools to create opportunities that lead to college degree attainment and career success.

Overview of position

The position encompasses responsibility for the implementation of Steppingstone’s subcontract for Temple University’s College of Education Upward Bound (UBMS) Program. Temple UBMS is a TRIO program funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education through 2022. This College Preparatory Program requires students to attend classes Saturday and early evening hours during the week and provides an academic year and summer program on the Temple University campus. The Upward Bound Math and Science (UBMS) Academic Coordinator is charged with supporting the Temple University Upward Bound Program Director with ensuring the dispensation of all program services, including pre-college advisement, academic skill development, tutoring, program course development, course enrollment, academic support, collegiate application and enrollment, and leadership development. The Academic Coordinator will assist in developing and implementing the Summer Program and will write semi-annual and annual reports for Steppingstone Scholars, the United States Department of Education (USDE), the College of Education, and Temple University, as well as assist in the preparation of grant and continuation proposals, and other pertinent reports. 

Position Title:          Temple University Upward Bound Math and Science Academic Coordinator

Reports to:          Temple University Upward Bound & Upward Bound Math & Science Program Director

Start Date:          6/26/18


General Responsibilities:

The UBMS Academic Coordinator will support the Program Director and may coordinate with the UB Academic Coordinator in the following ways:

  1. Support the development and organization of the recruitment of participants, day to day operations, and the academic assessments utilized during the Academic Year and Summer programs.
  • Develop and implement strategic recruitment initiatives for 8th and 9th graders in anticipation of Fall semester starts to the UBMS program
  • Establish relationships with school counselors and implement systems and processes to retain admitted students
  • Support the Director in evaluating current UBMS Saturday instructors
  • Support the Director in the advertisement for and interviewing of UBMS Summer instructors and other summer program employees
  • Support the Director in the evaluation of the UBMS summer instructors and other summer program employees
  • Provide supervision and support of all hires: establish priorities, provide feedback, and insure all projects are completed in a timely fashion.
  • Support the transitions to the new UBMS grant programs
  • Assist in developing tutorial, educational, and workshop sessions for program students
  • Ensure that the curriculum meets the standards for the Philadelphia High School standards
  • Coordinate and maintain relationships with all target school principals, counselors, and other key personnel.
  • Coordinate and maintain relationships with all community agencies that support and work in concert with the program.

  2. With other full-time staff members, develop and implement the Academic Year, Summer, and Summer Bridge programs.

  • Develop and write the science, mathematics, and core curricula required for the UB Academic Year, Summer, and Summer Bridge programs.
  • Develop the UBMS program calendar.
  • Hire part-time professional staff (instructors), graduate students, and undergraduate students.
  • Develop and provide training for part-time professional staff (instructors), graduate students, and undergraduate students.
  • Supervise UBMS participants in program activities on-campus and off-campus during the Academic Year and Summer programs.

3. Assist in the completion of administrative, financial and annual reports and proposals. Specific duties include:

  • Support the Program Director to develop, implement, and evaluate program goals and activities for the academic year and summer programs.
  • Initiate, develop, and implement the writing of the program proposals for submission to the funding agency.
  • Submit annual and progress reports to Steppingstone Scholars, Temple University, and the U.S. Department of Education as required.

Experience, Knowledge, and Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in education or related course of study is required
  • Experience in urban education nonprofits and/or school settings is required
  • Strong analytical skills and excellent attention to detail, and evident ability to handle multiple projects
  • Skilled in keeping data, analyzing data and creating reports or evaluations
  • Ability to think strategically and synthesize recommendations
  • Ability to identify potential problems, analyze issues, and provide proactive solutions
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to foster collaborative relationships with employees, vendors, and organizational partners
  • Excellent organizational skills and proven ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize to meet deadlines
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office, Constant Contact, Filemaker Pro and social media tools

Physical & Other Requirements

  • Must be able to regularly access and use general office equipment including phones, computers, copiers, etc.
  • Must be able to work in a busy, often distracting work environment that is generally climate controlled.
  • Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds unassisted on an occasional basis.
  • Must be able to sit for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to stand or walk for long periods of time.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume, cover letter, and a list of three professional references by email to Chris Avery, Vice President of Programs, hiring@steppingstonescholars.org