Philadelphia Education Fund

Philadelphia STEM Ecosystem Manager

Posted on December 3, 2019

The mission of the Philadelphia Education Fund is to drive exceptional outcomes for all students by developing great teachers and building paths to college and career success. PEF works tirelessly to expand and improve educational opportunities available to local youth, and ensure a Philadelphia where all young people have the skills, knowledge, opportunity, and access to the resources they need to succeed in college and careers.

A program within the Philadelphia Education Fund, The McKinney Center for STEM Education is recognized locally, regionally, and nationally as a leader in progressive STEM education. Its four areas of work include designing, implementing, and evaluating educator professional development; creating and piloting original STEM curricula; identifying STEM professionals to serve as career coaches for urban high school students; and serving as the backbone organization for the Philadelphia STEM Ecosystem.

The Philadelphia STEM Ecosystem is one of 89 national STEM Ecosystems, supported by the STEM Funders Network and based on a collective impact model. The Philadelphia Ecosystem’s goals are to increase collaboration within, reduce duplication of, identify gaps in, and promote access to STEM education. As the backbone organization, the Philadelphia Education Fund sets the vision and mission, facilitates communication among Ecosystem members, and ensures the continuance of the local Ecosystem movement. Through workgroups, conferences, and biannual meetings, stakeholders articulate the issues facing STEM education in Philadelphia and develop projects to improve STEM learning.

The Manager of the Philadelphia STEM Ecosystem reports to the Director of the McKinney Center for STEM Education and oversees all project activities associated with the Philadelphia STEM Ecosystem.

For more information, responsibilities, qualifications and application process, click here.


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