Job Opportunities: Philadelphia Futures

Posted by on May 10, 2002

Philadelphia Futures Job Openings

Philadelphia Futures currently has four exciting positions open for individuals committed to the academic success of underrepresented students.

Director of Collegian Services: Plan, implement and monitor a comprehensive support system for Sponsor-A-Scholar collegians with the goal of achieving the highest possible retention and graduation rates. Knowledge and understanding of higher education retention issues, particularly related to urban and minority students required. Responsibilities include maintaining regular contact with SAS collegians, guiding students in accessing campus resources, and establishing and maintaining relationships with campus liaisons who act as advocates and trouble-shooters for SAS students. This is a full-time position which reports to the Executive Director.

Sponsor-A-Scholar Curriculum/Program Coordinator: Design and oversee a sequence of academic enrichment and career and college exploration activities for grades nine through 12 which strengthen students’ academic skills and college readiness, enable them to learn about the range of career options open to college graduates, and assist them in learning about college life and exploring college options. Responsibilities include hiring and supervising a teaching staff and monitoring program effectiveness. This is a full-time position which reports to the Director of Sponsor-A-Scholar.

Sponsor-A-Scholar College Counselor: Design and implement a full college prep program for the 200+ high school students participating in the SAS Program. Responsibilities include coordinating campus visits for SAS students in grades nine though 12; conducting college selection workshops for high school juniors, their mentors and families; facilitating meetings with each "rising" senior, his/her parent and mentor to begin the college selection process and set realistic goals; conducting application and financial aid workshops for seniors and their parents; overseeing the completion of admissions and financial aid applications and advocating for students with college admissions and financial aid officers. This position may be structured as a full- or part-time position. This position reports to the Director of Sponsor-A-Scholar.

Sponsor-A-Scholar Coordinator: Work directly with promising high school students attending Philadelphia’s neighborhood high schools. Foster communication and relationships among students, volunteer mentors, parents and schools. Visit high schools on a regular basis. This position may be full- or part-time, depending on caseload. This position reports to the Director of Sponsor-A-Scholar.

Please send resume and salary requirements to:
Joan C. Mazzotti, Executive Director
Philadelphia Futures, 230 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

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