School District of Philadellphia

School District of Philadelphia: Gear Up Program Manager, Apply by Dec. 13

Posted on December 3, 2019

Essential Functions

  • Monitors the provision of GEAR UP services to program participants; maintains appropriate records and files on all program activities to maintain compliance with federal and state guidelines; generates annual reports for funding as well as internal data and reports on the programs and services provided by GEAR UP; submits reports in accordance with predetermined timelines.
  • Assesses the propriety of program expenditures and participates in budget planning for GEAR UP; serves as a liaison between GEAR UP partners and the School District.
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of collaborative structures and partnerships at a designated GEAR UP school and its feeder middle schools.
  • Convener of the College Readiness Collaborative Community partnership and steering committee, ensuring the alignment of all partner contributions to District.
  • Responsible for the development of a common agenda through the creation of Annual Action Plans as defined by the GEAR UP goals and informed by the needs of the School District of Philadelphia.
  • Supports the use of a common system of measurement and college readiness metrics as outlined by the Office of Research and Evaluation, ensuring partner contributions are complimentary, and eliminating duplication of resources.
  • Oversees the implementation of interventions and activities, ensuring collaborative partners interact with target population.
  • Acts as member of school leadership team, serving as subject matter expert in college readiness, guiding the determination of needed resources.
  • Leads bi-monthly joint planning College Readiness Collaborative Community meetings at the school.
  • Responsible for ensuring the accumulation of and entry of all participant data into Data Management system.

Minimum Requirements

  • Master s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Five years of full-time, paid, professional experience in career and college awareness including the responsibility of program and partnership development in a large urban school environment, in the areas of operational practices involving grants.

OR

  • Bachelor s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Seven years of full-time, paid, professional experience in career and college awareness including the responsibility of program and partnership development in a large urban school environment, in the areas of operational practices involving grants.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Demonstrated knowledge of:

  • the methods and techniques used in effective program planning, design and administration.
  • supervisory methods and techniques.
  • businesses and other resources in the community that can support program initiatives.
  • current social, educational, and economic issues as they relate to urban families.
  • administrative and budgetary practices and procedures for federal grants.

Demonstrated ability to:

  • create or maintain databases, design spreadsheets and create reports and documents, including Microsoft Office Suite.
  • assess the effectiveness of programmatic activities and to make recommendations for modifications as needed.
  • navigate through the School District of Philadelphia s systems and funding sources.
  • coordinate and oversee the work of staff and attain effective results.
  • maintain records, monitor program activities and prepare reports on a timely basis.
  • exercise sound judgment and discretion in applying and interpreting policies and procedures.
  • analyze, interpret and utilize data to make complex decisions.
  • facilitate group discussions.
  • communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • establish and maintain effective working relationships.

For more information and to apply, click here.


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