School District of Philadelphia

Partnership Coordinator, Science Leadership Academy

Posted on August 28, 2017


This is administrative development work coordinating the fundraising activities for the Science Leadership Academy. The employee in this class is responsible for researching funding sources, analyzing data and preparing and writing proposals. Work involves meeting regularly with external organizations to cultivate financial support from foundations as well as corporations. Work additionally involves ensuring that fund development efforts are consistent with the goals of the School District of Philadelphia.


  • Participates in the development and interpretation of policies which pertain to fundraising activities for the Science Leadership Academy; participates in the establishment of timelines to achieve fundraising goals.
  • Gathers, reviews, and analyzes data in order to prepare proposals and reports; coordinates fundraising activities and writes grants to support the implementation of District initiatives.
  • Meets with representatives of government, private and civic organizations to explain the mission of the Science Leadership Academy and to gather information.
  • Works with the principal and faculty to design and implement the Portfolio Admissions process; organizes the Open House and schedules all Portfolio Admissions; collects and analyzes data on prospective students and maintains close communication with K-8 guidance counselors.
  • Coordinates Home and School committees and activities with the principal and the head of the Home and School Association.
  • Designs and writes all public/community relations documents and brochures.


  • Participates in special projects as required.
  • Performs related work as required.


  • Demonstrated knowledge of the modern methods, principles and practices of fundraising.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of public/community relations methods and techniques.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of software applications used to design and maintain databases.


  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team member and to manage work to effective goal attainment.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain records and prepare reports.
  • Demonstrated ability to use a personal computer.
  • Demonstrated ability to use spreadsheet and word processing applications.
  • Ability to research and evaluate data and prepare cogent recommendations.
  • Ability to express ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE (The following statement represents the minimum training and experience which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests.)

Completion of a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited college or university.

Three years of full-time, paid, professional experience which have included coordinating the fundraising activities for a non-profit organization to support the implementation of various initiatives.

Salary: $52,000.00 (twelve months)

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