Graduation Coach Campaign Outreach Manager, City of Philadelphia

Posted by on August 12, 2013

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Graduation Coach Campaign Outreach Manager

The Graduation Coach Campaign is an initiative of Mayor Michael A. Nutter’s Office of Education which provides training and guidance for adults who want to effectively guide the students in their lives through high school graduation and college attainment. The Campaign not only creates opportunities for these individuals to become Graduation Coaches, but for like-minded organizations to be more directly involved in supporting Philadelphia youth to ascend through all education levels. S/he reports to the Director of the Graduation Coach Campaign in the Mayor’s Office of Education. Salary up to 45,000.

To date, through its various system partners, the Campaign has trained 4,800 Philadelphia adults to become Graduation Coaches through 80 workshops held throughout the city. Moving forward, the Campaign would like to expand its reach by making these workshops accessible on-line through the Graduation Coach website. The Campaign also hopes to launch a city-wide messaging Campaign to increase Campaign recognition and drive traffic to the new, expanded website.

GCC Outreach Manager Duties Include:

1. Collaborating closely with the Campaign Director to develop a comprehensive outreach plan to bring city-wide Campaign messaging and support to 1-2 high-need Philadelphia neighborhoods on a grass-roots level.

2. Identifying organizations within those neighborhoods as potential Campaign partners and maintaining those relationships through frequent visits and meetings.

3. Managing and coordinating the schedules of 1-3 part-time Campaign staff/volunteers to assist Outreach Manager in disseminating Campaign information and providing support to various organizations and individuals within neighborhoods.

4. Collaborating closely with the Campaign Director and Content Manager to develop a strategic social media outreach campaign aligned with GCC neighborhood and city-wide events and initiatives through the use of: Facebook, Twitter, Vine, Instagram, Linked In, GCC monthly newsletter, mass texts and other media available to increase Campaign visibility and recognition.

5. Gather, assess and share feedback from neighborhood work, partner organizations and on-line community with Campaign staff to help constantly improve the Campaign and move it forward.

6. Collaborate closely with the Director of the Campaign and Content Manager to strategically develop and align public events to both city-wide and neighborhood-based initiatives to increase Campaign visibility and recognition.

7. Participate in the Mayor’s Office of Education activities including staff meetings and city-wide high school graduation and college access events and other initiatives as required.


1. Strong understanding of the Philadelphia educational landscape and the unique needs of its students and parents.

2. Strong understanding of Philadelphia neighborhood dynamics and cultures.

3. 1-3 years grassroots community organizing experience.

4. Demonstrated ability to identify and maintain strategic external partnerships.

5. Extremely strong organizational skills a must.

6. Strong training and facilitation skills.

7. Strong oral and written communication skills; public speaking.

8. Degree and background in education preferred.

9. Bilingual, Spanish a plus.

10. Ability to use basic computer programs such as Word, Excel, Power Point; familiarity with website management and social media platforms.

Residency Requirement:

The employee must establish a bona fide residence in the City of Philadelphia within six (6) months of appointment, and must thereafter maintain a bona fide residence in Philadelphia.

Qualified Candidates:

Please submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample to

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