PHENND Seeks K-16 Partnerships Manager

Posted by PHENND on February 11, 2020

PHENND is hiring!

The Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development (PHENND) is a consortium of institutions of higher education in the Philadelphia region.  Its staff is based at Penn’s Netter Center. The K-16 Partnerships Manager will provide strategic direction to PHENND’s K-12 and College Access/Success work, as we strive to develop pathways and partnerships between and among the region’s institutions of higher education and K-12 schools. The K-16 Partnerships Manager will work with various PHENND constituencies to build, sustain, and support university-school partnerships and networks, particularly focused on college access and success.  Primary roles involve maintaining a series of events, workshops and newsletters on university-school partnerships generally, developing a community of practice focused on increasing degree completion for low-income first-generation Philadelphia students, and providing strategic direction to a new partnership between the Next Steps AmeriCorps Program and Promise Corps. The K-16 Partnerships Manager will also serve as the main point of contact for a multi-institutional partnership as part of a School District-run GEAR UP grant.

A Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years to 3 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. At least 5 years of experience strongly preferred. Qualified candidates should have a strong knowledge of issues in education, particularly college access and successes, the ability to work with a diverse cross section of the community and the ability to engage others and work collaboratively.  The individual must be organized and also be able to work independently.  Competent in using Microsoft Office suite. Some local travel is required.  Previous experience with supervision, the School District of Philadelphia, college access and success, university partnerships, college student volunteering, and AmeriCorps are all a plus.

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Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.  Priority application deadline is March 1st.

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