Director of School Partnerships, People Helping People Foundation

Posted by People Helping People Foundation on November 13, 2017

Multidimensional Development Company Seeks Director of School Partnerships for Its Foundation

The Goldenberg Group is in search of an experienced, dynamic program manager to develop strategy, direct, coordinate, and implement its foundation’s (People Helping People’s) school partnership and education program.

The ideal candidate is committed to social justice and has a deep understanding of the issues in urban education and the unique obstacles facing Philadelphia public schools.

Foundation History
People Helping People Foundation (PHP) is the philanthropic arm of one the region’s leading real estate development companies, The Goldenberg Group. The company’s founder and CEO, an ex-civil rights, environmental, and “peace” attorney himself, is a long-time champion of civil rights and social justice, and created The Goldenberg Group as a financial platform to sustain a vast array of public interest works in Philadelphia and around the world. PHP’s primary Philadelphia-based programs are its Volunteer Program, its School Partnership Program, and its Community Partnership Program. It also has an extensive education, community partnership, assistance, and microfinancing program in Kenya.

Primary Responsibilities:
– Advance PHP’s existing school partnership program
– Maintain PHP’s relationships with existing school partners, advance these programs, and, in time, foster new relationships with area public schools in need
– Collaborate with diverse stakeholders to assess and identify school needs
– Create strategic plans to best address these needs
– Implement and strengthen family engagement strategies in school communities
– Participate in citywide and local discussions related to education systems
– Work closely with other foundation staff to incubate new and creative approaches to combatting local and citywide issues related to education
– Possibly, develop new, innovative, ancillary, educational programs at certain strategic locations

– Bachelor’s Degree and 8+ years of experience in education, social service, community development, non-profit management, or related field, OR
– Master’s Degree and 5+ years of experience in related field
– Deep understanding of Philadelphia’s public-school system, including strengths, weaknesses, challenges, and opportunities
– Awareness of, and sensitivity to, social, economic, and racial differences and inequities
– Unwavering commitment to social justice for all
– Ability to work independently
– Strong organizational and time management skills
– Competency in project management, creation of/adherence to timelines and budgets
– Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle
– Fluency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and various social media platforms
– Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, including ability to adapt communication styles to diverse individuals and groups
– Common sense and a good sense of humor

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