Advocacy and Organizing Coordinator

Posted by Philadelphia Charters for Excellence on January 21, 2020

Position Summary:

Philadelphia Charters for Excellence (PCE) seeks to catalyze and coordinate grassroots efforts to demonstrate public support for charter schools and needed policy reforms.  The Advocacy and Organizing Coordinator will organize charter schools and families to take action and advocate for change that will ensure high-quality schools of choice for all children, with particular focus on reforms and legislation in Harrisburg.  The work will include planning and implementing action strategies, coordinating briefings and training sessions with parents and school leaders; and organizing meetings with legislators and other officials.  The Coordinator must have initiative and essential organizing abilities, including interpersonal and trust-building skills. He/she must be able to lead and inform parents about fundamental policy goals and concerns relating to public charter schools and be an effective planner and manager of events. He/she must be a confident and effective public speaker and be a clear and coherent writer.

Funded by a grant, the Coordinator will start as a contractor, working on a six-month contract. PCE’s hope is to obtain additional funding to enable the Coordinator role to transition to a full-time staff position later in 2020.

About the Organization:

Philadelphia Charters for Excellence, with 36 member schools, is an association of public charter schools serving students from kindergarten through 12th grade. PCE believes that public school choice, academic quality and public transparency are the cornerstones to improving educational outcomes in the city of Philadelphia. PCE represents, supports and connects charter schools that commit to high standards of academic performance, equitable access, fiscal management and public transparency. PCE’s priority is to cultivate support among elected state legislators, especially those representing districts in Philadelphia, for legislation that promotes high-quality charter schools and to oppose policies and legislation that will harm charter schools and their ability to serve all children, including those with special needs.

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