Academic Coordinator- Temporary Position: March 1, 2021 - September 30, 2021

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Philadelphia OIC
Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia OIC

Published 13 days ago

March 1, 2021

The mission of Philadelphia Opportunities Industrialization Center, Inc. (“Philadelphia OIC”) Workforce Academy is to assist the unemployed, the underemployed, the homeless, and disadvantaged youth and adults to achieve self-sufficiency and employment, primarily, through education, training, job placement, as well as supportive human services, housing, and economic development.

Philadelphia OIC implements an accelerated alternative education high school entitled, the Philadelphia OIC Workforce Academy (OICWA). The academy utilizes a multifaceted approach to learning, as well as, an introduction to the workforce industry. OICWA is specifically for students who are ages 16-21 overage/under credited and/or at risk of not earning a high school diploma in a traditional setting and reside in the city of Philadelphia.


The position of Academic Coordinator (Substitute) will require an individual to work 5 days a week up to 30 hours. This position will serve as one of the members of the Center for Student Support Services team to assist our students in reaching their academic goals.  In this position, the Academic Coordinator (Substitute) is responsible for the Academic Coordinator’s caseload & responsibilities.



·      Creates post-secondary plans with student groups and follows up accordingly

·      Develop and implement the rituals, routines, and celebrations that ensure a culture of academic success

  • Serving on school committees to support teaching and learning and to accelerate learning outcomes
  • Leads development of positive behavior support systems and development of intervention strategies
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully and positively with all students to provide them with assistance in meeting their educational needs
  • Maintaining databases and up to date student information with Naviance goals including but not limited to grade level goals, SAT, FASFA applications, etc.


·      Must possess the ability to interpret attendance data accurately

·      Works along-with OICWA staff to coordinate, facilitate and implement attendance intervention steps. Facilitates SAIP meetings with students and parents to address attendance irregularities


  • Plan, facilitate, and execute campus events and organize communication for students and families
  • Establish rapport and develop positive relationships with parents/guardians and students in order to recognize and support learner objectives and goals
  • Provide early notification to parents of students who are struggling academically to determine what additional support is needed
  • Serves as a resource for building staff, administrators, and parents in working with students, creating a positive school climate, and helping students develop a positive self-concept. Skill in human relations which demonstrates sensitivity to the needs and concerns of others
  • Coordinates the implementation of parent involvement as well as school sponsored events along-with OICWA’s  Student Support Team


·      Advancing practice by attending training and workshops to maintain current pedagogy and to enhance skills


  • Provide leadership in the design and implementation of PA’s Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS), which includes establishing a Response to Instruction and Intervention process (RtII) that includes school-based support, social work,  a PBIS module, and extracurricular programs to address the needs of various learners

·      Maintaining data bases and up to date student information on attendance, discipline and merit records

·      Coordinate and implement a school-wide behavior management system with meaningful incentives and consequences

·      Monitor overall academic progress for students

·      Intervene with support when students have challenges with attendance, academics or discipline

·      Encourage each student to be an active participant in his/her learning outcomes

  • Track student progress and communicate with parents and campus staff regarding the academic challenges and successes of current students
  • Help manage and grow campus clubs and student leadership opportunities

·      Coordinates, facilitates and implements OICWA’s Code of Conduct in conjunction with OICWA Climate and Culture Staff

·      Attends and participates in various team meetings and other building meetings as assigned

  • Assists with school-wide and event supervision, school-wide emergency preparedness team meetings and implementation efforts
  • Assisting with school improvement processes and activities
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate orally and in writing with clarity and conciseness
  • Motivates students in a positive direction; which will help students to increase individual decision-making responsibilities
  • Contributing to the public relations of OIC Workforce Academy concerning student achievement and student activities; staff accomplishments; publicizes student and family events, programs, extra-curricular activities

·      Reporting/ eliminating potentially dangerous conditions as soon as possible to safeguard the health and safety of students, faculty, staff, visitors and community

·      Other duties assigned


·      Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university preferred

·      At least 80 college credits from an accredited college or university plus three-year experience working in an urban setting

·      Ability to support and value the efforts of ongoing cultural community projects and events

·      One year experience working with at-risk youth preferred

·      Proven ability and working knowledge with Microsoft software applications, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint

·      A strong understanding of blended/ virtual learning and effective use of technology to increase student achievement

·     An entrepreneurial approach to problem solving

·      An unwavering belief that all students can and will excel

The mission of Philadelphia Opportunities Industrialization Center, Inc. (“Philadelphia OIC”) Workforce Academy is to assist the unemployed, the underemployed, the homeless, and disadvantaged youth and adults to achieve self-sufficiency…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule
  • Temporary
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional


Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Philadelphia, PA

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