Graduation Coach Campaign Manager, City of Phila Office of Education

Posted by on October 08, 2012

Job Opportunity
Graduation Coach Campaign Manager
Mayor Michael A. Nutter’s Office of Education

The Graduation Coach Campaign Director manages all aspects of the Graduation Coach Campaign, a grassroots effort to help adults most effectively guide the students in their lives to greater educational attainment levels.  This Campaign creates opportunities for individuals and organizations to be more directly involved in supporting students on their path to high school graduation and college.  S/he reports to the Director, PhillyGoes2College in the Mayor’s Office of Education.  Salary $40,000.

Duties include:

1.    Overarching responsibility for ensuring the Graduation Coach Campaign model (program management, partnership development and management, content development, budget) is refined and continues to be implemented with success.
2.    Leads the GCC team identifying and setting goals and benchmarks for the campaign and creating and implementing an operational plan to achieve set goals.
3.    Represents Graduation Coach Campaign publicly.
4.    Cultivates and manages the Graduation Coaches’ Corps – a network of coaches that share promising coaching practices, supports outreach and recruitment, and promotes policies that improve education options for youth.
5.    Staffs meetings with campaign stakeholders: Project Planning Team, Leadership Team, Anchor Partners, Campaign Ambassadors, and Graduation Coaches’ Corrps.
6.    Recruits, hires and supervises campaign staff as well as consultants.
7.    Provides oversight of the development and management of the campaign data management systems.
8.    Ensures a marketing plan for FY 2013 is created.


1.    A strong history of grassroots public will-building a must.
2.    A minimum of 2 -3 years experience in program management and implementation.
3.    Demonstrated ability to manage strategic external partnerships.
4.    Experience convening groups of stakeholders.
5.    Strong training and facilitation skills.
6.    Strong oral and written communication skills; curriculum development a plus.
7.    Masters degree preferred.
8.    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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