Drexel University was founded in Philadelphia in 1891 to provide educational opportunities for women and men of all backgrounds. Now, as a comprehensive research university with over 26,000 students across its 15 colleges and schools, Drexel’s strength in co-operative education, experiential learning, and translational research provides its students and faculty with excellent opportunities for career success. Known for innovation and dramatic growth, Drexel has earned top rankings from U.S. News & World Report, appearing among its Top 100 National Universities for the past seven years and on its Best Colleges list for the past 11 years.
The Lindy Center for Civic Engagement is currently hiring a Program Coordinator for the Lindy Scholars Middle-School Mentoring Program. The Lindy Scholars Program serves middle-school students at three public schools in West Philadelphia. The program provides a combination of math and literacy tutoring, mentoring, and workshops for parents and teachers at each of the partner schools.
Bachelor's degree required in education, social sciences, social work, or related academic discipline.
A minimum of 1 year professional experience in education, youth programming, or nonprofit management. Direct experience with urban middle school students preferred.
Ability to lead and mentor college students engaged as
Demonstrated ability to analyze and critically reflect upon a broad array of social issues.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings and up to 15 Saturdays per year. Ability to visit off-campus organizational partners and community affiliates.
Ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team.
Valid Driver's license required.
Coordinate and oversee the day-to-day operations of the afterschool program and Saturday mentoring sessions of the Lindy Scholars program. Coordinate and oversee the intensive summer component of the Lindy Scholars program.
Establish and maintain productive working relationships with the principals, teachers, and other administrators at our public school partners.
Recruit Lindy Scholars and sustain Scholars' involvement with the program. This includes establishing and maintaining positive relationships with families, answering routine questions about the program, and marketing the program to students at each school.
Market, recruit, hire and train Drexel students to serve as Lindy Advisors. Supervise Drexel student leaders as Advisors and as program staff to coordinate various aspects of the program. Create and manage master calendar for the program.
Manage the program budget. Manage data and assessment processes including, but not limited to, daily Lindy Scholar and Lindy Advisor attendance, academic progress, and socio-emotional survey data. Coordinate with School of Education faculty to develop curriculum and provide trainings/information sessions for Lindy Advisors, school teachers, and parents/guardians of Lindy Scholars.
Contract with non-profit organizations to provide additional activities as needed for afterschool programming. Launch and manage the Lindy Scholars Alumni Network
Participate in weekly meetings with staff/faculty of the Lindy Center for Civic Engagement and the School of Education to plan/assess the program. Serve as a key member of the Lindy Center for Civic Engagement staff.
Other duties as assigned.
Supplemental Posting Information:
Salary Commensurate with experience.
This position is supported fully or partially by external funds; therefore, the continuation of employment is contingent on receipt of those external funds
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To apply for this position, please apply online at: www.drexeljobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=84655 or visit www.drexeljobs.com and search for Program Coordinator- Lindy Scholars Program. The requisition number 9781.
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Drexel University was founded in Philadelphia in 1891 to provide educational opportunities for women and men of all backgrounds. Now, as a comprehensive research university with over 26,000 students across its 15 colleges and schools…
Drexel University offers an attractive benefits package including tuition remission, a generous retirement package and an opportunity to join a talented team of professionals directly helping the University achieve its record growth and quality reputation.
Drexel University offers an attractive benefits package including tuition remission, a generous retirement package and an opportunity to join a talented team of…