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K-16 Partnerships Manager
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Job Description Summary
The K-16 Partnerships Manager will provide strategic direction to PHENNDâ™s K-12 and College Access/Success work, as we strive to develop pathways and partnerships between and among the regionâ™s institutions of higher education and K-12 schools.
The Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development (PHENND) is a consortium of institutions of higher education in the Philadelphia region.Â Its staff is based at Pennâ™s Netter Center. The K-16 Partnerships Manager will provide strategic direction to PHENNDâ™s K-12 and College Access/Success work, as we strive to develop pathways and partnerships between and among the regionâ™s institutions of higher education and K-12 schools. The K-16 Partnerships Manager will work with various PHENND constituencies to build, sustain, and support university-school partnerships and networks, particularly focused on college access and success.Â Primary roles involve maintaining a series of events, workshops and newsletters on university-school partnerships generally, developing a community of practice focused on increasing degree completion for low-income first-generation Philadelphia students, and providing strategic direction to a new partnership between the Next Steps AmeriCorps Program and Promise Corps. The K-16 Partnerships Manager will also serve as the main point of contact for a multi-institutional partnership as part of a School District-run GEAR UP grant.
Qualifications Bachelor's Degree with 2 to 3 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Qualified candidates should have a strong knowledge of issues in education, particularly college access and successes, the ability to work with a diverse cross section of the community and the ability to engage others and work collaboratively.Â The individual must be organized and also be able to work independently.Â Competent in using Microsoft Office suite. Some local travel is required.Â Previous experience with supervision, the School District of Philadelphia, college access and success, university partnerships, college student volunteering, and AmeriCorps are all a plus.
Working Conditions Office, computer room
Physical Effort Typically sitting at a desk or table
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
School of Arts and Sciences
$42,953.00 - $77,315.00
Affirmative Action Statement Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.
Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Internal Number: JR00016772
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