Philadelphia Futures

Pt-time Admissions Prep Specialist, Philadelphia Futures

Posted on April 25, 2016

Philadelphia Futures
Part-Time Position: Admissions Prep Specialist

About Philadelphia Futures:
Philadelphia Futures provides low-income, first-generation-to-college students with the tools, resources, and opportunities necessary for admission to and success in college. Our direct access programs, Sponsor-A-Scholar (SAS) and College Connection, provide academic enrichment, college guidance, and a range of other services for promising high school students attending Philadelphia’s public, charter, and parochial high schools.

The Admissions Prep Specialist serves as subject matter expert in SAT test preparation and other standardized tests. The Admissions Prep Specialist is an experienced test-prep professional with teaching and/or tutoring experience. This is an on-going, part-time position of no more than 20hrs/week.

Key responsibilities include: (1) teaching small (10-15 students) SAT preparation courses to high school juniors, rising seniors, and seniors, (2) conducting 1-on-1 and small group tutoring in the summer (3) administering frequent benchmark exams, (4) maintaining accurate and organized data on benchmark scores and official College Board scores, (5) meeting individually with students to discuss their scores, and helping them to understand their strengths and areas for improvement, (6) assisting the Director of Academics & Programming in the management of a summer SAT tutoring program, (7) reporting frequently on student attendance and progress, (8) remaining current on all College Board standards and expectations and sharing information with staff and the Pre-College program, (9) preparing curricula and documents related to test-preparation for use by Philadelphia Futures’ staff.

Qualifications: Bachelors degree required; Masters+ preferred. Three-five years relevant teaching experience (preferably teaching high school level); prior experience in SAT preparation; demonstrated commitment to the education of Philadelphia public high school students and a clear understanding of related challenges; a teaching style that is structured, positive, and engaging; strong communication and organizational skills; proficiency in Excel; FBI and Child Abuse Clearances if hired.

Supervision: Director of Academics & Programming

Hours: This is an ongoing, part-time, exempt position. 15-20hrs/wk, including Saturday instruction during Fall and Spring.

Compensation: Competitive and commensurate with experience.

How to Apply: Please email your resumé and cover letter to Katie Price, PhD, Director of Academics & Programming, at, indicating the position of interest in the subject line.

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