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Posted Job Title Educational Pipeline Program Support Teacher
Job Profile Title Temporary Employee - Non-Exempt
Job Description Summary Educational Pipeline Program Support Teachers will work as part of a Netter Center University Assisted Community Schools team to support high school students participating in the Educational Pipeline Program.
Founded in 1992, the Barbara and Edward Netter Center for Community Partnerships is the University's primary vehicle for advancing civic and community engagement at Penn. It brings together the resources and assets of both the University and the wider community to help solve universal problems such as poverty, health inequities, environmental sustainability, and inadequate, unequal education as they are manifested in the University's local geographic area of West Philadelphia and Philadelphia at large. The Netter Center develops and helps implement democratic, mutually transformative, place-based partnerships between Penn and West Philadelphia that advance research, teaching, learning, practice, and service and improve the quality of life on campus and in the community. The Netter Center works with and serves as a model for other higher education institutions across the United States and around the world.
The Netter Center's university-assisted community schools (UACS) is a strategy to educate, engage, empower, and serve all members of the community in which the school is located and engage students (K-16+) in real-world, community problem-solving. UACS collaborates with partners to advance teaching, research, learning and service, as well as the civic development of their students.
The specific responsibilities of the Educational Pipeline Program Support Teacher include:
Support high student recruitment and retention for the fall, spring, and summer iterations of the Educational Pipeline Program
Provide lesson support for Educational Pipeline Program students that help prepare program students for and/or reinforce the education that they receive on Penn's campus
Provide feedback about the curriculum and instruction to Penn Partners (inclusive of faculty, staff, and students) during the spring Educational Pipeline Program
Attend meetings to offer feedback to improve the Educational Program
Managing students & participants in the Educational Pipeline Program
Providing program planning and implementation
Regularly reporting tasks completion and program updates to the Educational Pipeline Coordinator
Support the coordination of program promotion and outreach to the surrounding community and to program families
Ensuring student engagement
Implementation of proper Netter UACS Policies and Procedures
Ensuring the safety and awareness of students, including following COVID-19 safety protocols
Capturing attendance of students at high school-based sites when applicable
Demonstrating positive youth and community development principles at all times
Attend spring Pipeline sessions on UPenn campus/support student transportation to program sites
Attend fall career exposure series workshops on UPenn campus/support student transportation to program sites
All staff must be fully vaccinated unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption
Staff must have or be able to obtain the following clearances to work with children before starting work: PA Child Abuse Certification, FBI Fingerprinting Report, PA Criminal Record Check, Mandated Reporter Training Certificate, National Sex Offender Registry Verification. The Netter Center will pay for these clearances and assist staff in obtaining if needed.
Qualifications: College degree and teaching certificate required, plus at least 1-3 years of experience working with high school-age students. Experience in 9-12 urban educational settings is required. After-school experience preferred. Strong candidates will have experience in facilitating successful youth development programs. Must possess a track record of successful collaboration and communication, and be organized, dependable, flexible, and seeking to grow and improve.
Job Location - City, State Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Department / School School of Arts and Sciences
Pay Range $7.25 - $30.00 Hourly Rate Salary offers are made based on the candidate's qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, as well as internal and market factors and grade profile.
Affirmative Action Statement Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.
Special Requirements Background check may be required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Penn has a long and proud tradition of intellectual rigor and pursuit of innovative knowledge, begun by Benjamin Franklin in 1740. That tradition lives today through the creativity, entrepreneurship, and engagement of our faculty, students, and staff. Academic life at Penn is unparalleled, with an undergraduate student body of 10,000 from every U.S. state and around the world. The entering class of 2015 is the most talented and diverse in Penn's history. Consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in the country, Penn welcomes an additional 10,000 students to our top-ranked graduate and professional schools.