Career Experience Coordinator

Posted by Philadelphia School Partnership on September 10, 2019

Organization Summary

The Philadelphia School Partnership (PSP) works to give every child in America’s fifth largest city the opportunity to attend a great school. We invest philanthropic funds in high-impact schools so they can serve more low-income students—whether they be in the traditional public, public charter or private sectors. Our aim is to catalyze the creation or transformation of enough schools to ensure better options for over 50,000 students, or nearly one in four of all Philadelphia schoolchildren. Since 2011 PSP has invested in more than 67 schools of all types, creating new educational opportunity for over 28,000 students. PSP also works to create the conditions that enable great schools to grow and thrive, including a strong pipeline of qualified teachers and principals, resources and initiatives to empower parents and families, and policies that enable entrepreneurial school leadership and create opportunity for high-performing schools to grow. Additionally, PSP invests donated funds to catalyze collaboration, facilitating the sharing of best practices among schools and support organizations. Nonpartisan and data-driven, we work with government officials, business leaders, education leaders and practitioners, and community groups to pursue the promise of a great school for every child.

Strengthening Career Experience for Philadelphia Students

As part of PSP’s overall strategy to provide multiple pathways for students, PSP has embarked on a Career Education stream of work.  The goal is to invest in opportunities that will provide high-quality career education experiences to students in Philadelphia while benefitting the industry sector.  PSP believes that students are best served when they have significant opportunities to learn in a variety of contexts that include the traditional high school curriculum, college coursework, and robust experiences in the workplace.  Students are best prepared for success when they have rich opportunities that strengthen their skill sets in a variety of ways.  This position will play a critical role in connecting students’ experiences to career settings/opportunities at two Philadelphia schools.

Position Summary

The Career Experience Coordinator provides support to school-based staff in two Philadelphia schools (see below).  The Career Experience Coordinator will collaborate with educators in the school to develop opportunities for students to have meaningful workplace opportunities, including industry visits, job shadowing, short-term and long-term internships, and mentoring.  This role will work closely with the principals of the schools, the designated liaison for the Philadelphia School Partnership (PSP), and members of the schools’ leadership team, faculty, and students to ensure strong career connections.  The Career Experience Coordinator will be based in both schools and spend about half of his/her time in each location.  This role will be a one – two year position with PSP, with potential to be hired directly by the partner schools at the conclusion of the PSP contract.

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