Program Coordinator, Need in Deed

Posted by on July 8, 2005

[ed note: This is a new position and is not the same as a Need in Deed posting which ran in the PHENND Update recently.]

Since its founding in 1987, Need in Deed?s mission has been to work with students, teachers and community partners to prepare youth for civic responsibility and service to others. Our goal is to enable young people to become agents for change ? capable, contributing members of their community. We provide professional development services for teachers, giving them the skills and tools necessary for integrating service-learning with the academic curriculum.

Job Description
Position: Program Coordinator
Reports to: Director of Professional Development

Overall responsibility: Support Philadelphia public school teachers in the facilitation of NID?s service-learning framework in their classrooms. Work with Director of Professional Development to support a service-learning teacher network and to deliver other professional development services.

Specific areas of responsibility:
? Assist in all operations of the Teacher Network, including helping to plan and conduct teacher training sessions and coordinate recognition events for teachers and students;
? Work with Director of Professional Development to identify/solicit/ cultivate relationships with community partners and to develop/research ideas for field trips and service-learning projects;
? Develop data base of local community partners, for use by Network teachers;
? Provide ongoing technical assistance to teachers conducting service-learning projects in Philadelphia public school classrooms, including connecting service-learning activities to the academic curriculum, and making classroom visits as needed;
? With the Director of Professional Development, support teachers in service-learning theory and practice through formal and informal professional development sessions;
? Cultivate teacher leaders in their roles as facilitators of the Network;
? Maintain and update records on Teacher Network activities;
? Make recommendations for the future direction of the Teacher Network;
? Stay current with service-learning literature and trends.

Desirable characteristics and areas of expertise:
? Required: Bachelor?s degree
? Excellent interpersonal skills: able to interact over phone, by email, and in person with various NID constituents, including teachers, students, administrators and community partners
? Self-motivated; able to see tasks/projects through from start to finish; attention to detail is high priority
? Organized; able to stay current with variable Teacher Network needs and maintain relevant records
? Pro-active; able to anticipate tasks/needs and plan accordingly
? Strong verbal communications and presentation skills: able to promote organization and its capabilities and to communicate essential information in timely matter to NID staff
? Good written communications; able to compose basic letters, emails, documents and reports
? Computer literate; familiarity with Macs, Word, Excel, Filemaker Pro (data bases, spread sheets, etc.)
? Desirable background could include: youth program development; knowledge of city?s human services/non-profits, service-learning.

Salary: mid 30?s (w/benefits), DOE.
Email resume to: / No calls, please.

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