Promise Corps College & Career Site Supervisor

  • 1515 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

With a workforce of over 30,000 people, and opportunities in more than 1,000 different job categories, the City of Philadelphia is the fifth largest city in the United States and one of the largest employers in Southeastern Pennsylvania. As an employer, the City of Philadelphia operates through the guiding principles of service, integrity, respect, accountability, collaboration, diversity and inclusion. Through these principles, we strive to effectively deliver services, to resolve the challenges facing our city, and to make Philadelphia a place where all of our residents have the opportunity to reach their potential.

AGENCY DESCRIPTION

The Health and Human Services Cabinet (HHS) is comprised of the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbilities (DBHIDS), Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity (CEO), Office of Homeless Services, Department of Human Services (DHS), and Department of Public Health (PDPH).  In addition, HHS manages the Mayor’s Commission on Services to the Aging (MCOA), a Data Management Office and an Audit Unit. The mission of the Cabinet is to ensure the health and wellbeing, safety, and appropriate supports for all Philadelphians, particularly the most vulnerable children and adults.

Promise Corps College & Career Site Supervisor will be hired by CEO. CEO seeks to align the city’s efforts to lift individuals and communities out of poverty and increase opportunities for low income individuals and families using a “collective impact” model.  The agency also acts as a convener, funder, and evaluator contracting with a wide variety of grantees to advance CSBG supported initiatives in benefit access, housing security, learning preparedness, financial security, and workforce development.  To learn more about CEO poverty goals please refer to the Shared Prosperity website - http://shareprosperityphila.org/plan/.

Job Description

CEO is seeking a Promise Corps College & Career Site Supervisor for program planning and implementation at two-three schools in West Philadelphia.  They provide day-to-day leadership of their schools’ AmeriCorps members (CCA’s), program implementation and school relations.  They provide information and recommendations to staff in regard to the supervision of corps members.  They maintain strong working relationships with principals, counselors and other school staff.  Duties include direct management of 10+ people, administrative support, program planning, program support, data management and maintaining evaluation records.  This person would also be responsible for the external communications of Promise Corps including all social media accounts, websites, printed materials, recruitment advertising and branding.  This position reports to the Promise Corps Program Director.

Essential Functions:

  • Coordinate college readiness programs and activities in collaboration with other higher education and community initiatives.
  • Recruit local applicants for AmeriCorps member positions.
  • Provide supervision, leadership, motivation, team building, conflict resolution and support to AmeriCorps members.
  • Establish positive relationship and effective communication with school leadership team including principals, school counselor and teachers to ensure program goals are achieved and students are receiving all benefits of Promise Corps program.
  • Establish relationships with external partners as needed to resource schools, students and Promise Corps and to collaborate on large events.
  • Gather and maintain evaluation records pertaining to program performance, particularly in regard to impact on high school students.
  • Ensure the submission of all required information from the site to appropriate program staff as needed for member’s files.
  • Utilize online timesheet and data collection portal to collect all information needed to measure programs performance measures.
  • Familiar with and proven successful use of social media platforms.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required and one year of experience in an education setting or experience working directly with youth in Urban Communities. 
  • A valid PA Driver’s license is required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of college and career preparation, objectives and standards.
  • Managing a program and/or supervising people. [preferably in a school setting).
  • Curriculum development and implementation preferred.
  • Working with service-learning, AmeriCorps programming, and member management preferred.

Competencies

  • Strong print and electronic communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills. 
  • Be a successful, dynamic and committed individual.
  • Capable of working beyond traditional working hours and keeping schedules is required.

Additional Information

Successful candidate must be a City resident within six months of hire

The City of Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not permit discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, source of income, familial status, genetic information or domestic or sexual violence victim status. If you believe you were discriminated against, call the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations at 215-686-4670 or send an email to faqpchr @phila.gov. For more information, go to: Human Relations Website: http://www.phila.gov/humanrelations/Pages/default.aspx