Executive Director, Civic House and Civic Scholars Program, University of Pennsylvania

Posted by University of Pennsylvania on November 14, 2023

Civic House is the University of Pennsylvania’s hub for student-led community service and social advocacy work, promoting mutually beneficial collaborations with partners in West Philadelphia and beyond. Through education, community connections, and other resources, Civic House prepares students for responsible and effective civic engagement and leadership. Civic House aims to support Penn students in responsible community engagement and inspire them to serve as lifelong thoughtful citizens and advocates for social change. The Penn Civic Scholars Program brings together a select cohort of undergraduate students to participate in a faculty-mentored experience that integrates community engagement and academic scholarship. This sequential four-year program culminates with a senior Capstone Project.

Job Responsibilities

  • The Executive Director of Civic House and Civic Scholars Program oversees all Civic House programming, including collaboration with various campus partners to promote community engagement and service learning opportunities for students and with a range of community-based organizations.
  • The Executive Director manages the Civic House professional staff and is responsible for the House facility itself, including scheduling, cleaning, and maintenance.
  • In close collaboration with the Civic House Faculty Director, the Executive Director recruits and supports faculty to serve as mentors for students involved in Civic House programs.
  • The Executive Director is responsible for all aspects of the Penn Civic Scholars Program, including the admissions process, academic policies, academic and co-curricular programs, program assessment, budget, and development/alumni relations.
  • The Executive Director also serves as an academic advisor for Civic Scholars.

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