Adult Education Coordinator

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Position: Adult Education Coordinator

Department: Chaplain’s Department

Reports to: Associate Director of the Welcome Table

FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt (Hourly)

Full/Part-time: Full-time (12 months)

Date Posted: July 12,2021

Start Date: August 25, 2021


About St. James School:

Founded in 2011, St. James School is a unique faith-based middle (grades 4-8) school in the Episcopal tradition, serving students from the under-resourced Allegheny-West neighborhood of North Philadelphia. The School serves students and families who are most in need, providing a full scholarship to every student. We develop our students' moral and spiritual selves and their intellectual, physical and creative gifts. Students benefit from small class sizes, an extended day, robust art and music programs, extensive social-emotional support, and a comprehensive High School Placement and Graduate Support Program. Learn more at:


Commitment to Anti-Racism Education:

So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation. (2 Corinthians 5:17-18)

St. James School is committed to partnering with others to dismantle systemic racism and to build an antiracist multicultural diversity within our school community and beyond. Through teaching a more complete and non-biased history, St. James School will arm students, graduates and employees with the tools and knowledge to better engage complex issues like systemic racism and privilege and to hopefully solve them rather than contributing to them.

The Welcome Table & Adult Education Community Action Description:

The Welcome Table is a community of sharing, created to help families, friends and neighbors of St. James School obtain all that they need. A need is an essential or required item, for the thriving of an individual, family or community. Needs do not meet all our wants or desires, but provide us with the foundation needed to reach and obtain them. 

The Welcome Table seeks to function not as a traditional ministry offering programming, but seeks to build community and belonging through Community Actions. Community Actions recognize that every individual involved in the activity is an active and integral part. There is no consumer or client relationship, but rather a familial one. These activities seek to lift up what each member brings to the table, recognizing that every gift is meant to be celebrated and lifted up.

The adult education community action seeks to support individuals to identify and meet their educational goals through one-on-one coaching,providing classes tailored to areas of interest and/or need identified by the community. Additionally, this action will seek to create spaces for community members to learn from one another through community forums where people can gather to identify and address relevant issues for the neighborhood. This action seeks to meet needs in the physical, safety, love & belonging, esteem and self-actualization areas.


Position Overview:

The Adult Education Coordinator will be primarily tasked with supporting Adult Education program participants looking to pursue academic or career opportunities. The coach will provide guidance to program participants and assistance by helping them to create individualized plans that reflect their personal, academic, and professional goals. The coach will work with program participants by helping them to connect to resources necessary to successfully accomplish the goals they set. Additionally, the Coordinator will be responsible for managing administrative tasks associated with the regular functioning of the Adult Education program.

Essential Functions:

Coaching (70%)

  • Provide coaching and educational counseling services to program participants seeking to further their education and/or career.
  • Help program participants create action plans designed to break down steps towards achieving personal goals and map concrete steps for achieving those goals, with a focus on the areas of education, job training/readiness and personal development.
  • Help individuals make and track progress with their plans.
  • Motivate individuals to remain engaged and actively involved in accomplishing their goals
  • Maintain complete and accurate records of individuals’ progress toward personal goals.
  • Facilitate and organize individual & group meetings, workshops and enrichment activities, as needed, for program participants.
  • Develop/maintain links with other professionals in the adult education field and complementary programs in the city.
  • Connect participants to appropriate resources to support completion of action plans 

Programmatic and Administrative Support (30%)

  • Support the Welcome Table Associate Director with general administrative activities related to Adult Education programming including but not limited to: 
  • Coordinating class schedules and locations
  • Managing registration for Adult Education classes and other events
  • Managing communications for Adult Education events 


  • Identify and recruit participants for coaching and adult education programming.
  • Collaborate with staff members across the organization to ensure integration of plans and services
  • Participate in developing and enhancing the organization’s service strategy, program and activities.


  • Experience supporting adult learners, preferred (e.g. experience as adult education instructor or counselor desired).
  • Superior organizational skills, and logistical skills.
  • High school diploma required.
  • Candidates continuing to pursue further educational attainment encouraged to apply
  • Well-developed interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with all constituents in a school environment, including students, colleagues, parents, alumnae, volunteers, donors, trustees, and the public
  • Deadline driven, solid time management abilities and ability to prioritize work
  • Adaptability, honesty, self-reliance, teamwork, dependability, flexibility, willingness to listen and learn, work ethic, determination, persistence, problem-solving skills, loyalty, and congeniality are essential
  • Proactive problem solving, both detail-oriented and flexible, demonstrating mature judgement and the ability to maintain confidentiality and composure under pressure
  • Proficiency in managing multiple priorities strategically and under tight deadlines, while maintaining a high degree of accuracy
  • Must successfully complete background screening and verification

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

  • Regularly works in standard office conditions and climate
  • Regularly uses close and distance vision, including working at a computer screen for extended periods of time
  • Frequently required to move around the office; works at a desk for extended periods of time; occasionally moves around campus
  • Ability to occasionally move items weighing up to 30 lbs. across the office or campus
  • Works in a highly stressful environment, effectively dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines, and a varied and diverse array of contacts with stamina to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions
  • Ability to regularly work flexible hours to support the team members with emergent and urgent items and to meet deadlines; position will require some non-traditional work hours, including occasional nights and weekends

Equal Opportunity Employer:

St. James School is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. St. James School seeks to have the best available person in every job. St. James School policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color, creed, sex, marital status, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, medical condition, ancestry, religion, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local law, ordinance, or regulation. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment. All unlawful discrimination is expressly prohibited.

Position: Adult Education Coordinator

Department: Chaplain’s Department

Reports to: Associate Director of the Welcome Table

FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt (Hourly)

Full/Part-time: Full-time (12 months)

Date Posted: July 12,2021

Start Date…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
  • Start Date
    August 25, 2021
  • Education
    High School Diploma Required


3217 W Clearfield St, Philadelphia, PA 19132, USA

How to Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to Mr. Paul Barrett, Associate Director of The Welcome Table:

Please send resume and cover letter to Mr. Paul Barrett, Associate Director of The Welcome Table:

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