Project Director, Gateway to College

Philadelphia, PA
Sep 05, 2017
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Community College

Community College of Philadelphia

Community College of Philadelphia is dedicated to promoting a work environment which attracts and retains talented and diverse faculty and staff, and which challenges each of us to achieve at the highest level while contributing to the mission of the College. We value and support a culturally diverse and intellectually dynamic community to prepare our students for global citizenship. Join us as we transition from our first 50 years into the next and build upon a legacy that will impact the city of Philadelphia and beyond.

Community College of Philadelphia is seeking to fill a Project Director, Gateway to College position. The Project Director, Gateway to College position provides leadership/oversight, coordination, direction and vision for the Gateway to College program - a dual enrollment re-engagement accelerated high school program serving youth who are off-track to graduation. The Project Director works closely with the College, School District offices/personnel, Gateway National Network, local advisory board and the grant funder (if funded externally) to design and implement a learning experience aligned with the Gateway to College National Network design, providing students an opportunity to earn a high school diploma while simultaneously earning college credits. This position assumes the primary leadership role in establishing and maintaining a culture of high behavioral, social-emotional and academic expectations for all students; managing and supporting all Gateway staff to effectively support students and operate the program; overseeing the recruitment and enrollment of Gateway students; serving as the primary face/voice of the Gateway program to community constituents and stakeholders; and representing the Gateway program with excellence and professionalism at all times.

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Community College of Philadelphia recognizes that our employees are important and vital to our success. We offer a high-quality, comprehensive program of benefits, which represents an important component of total compensation.

Our benefits include:

  • 100% College-paid medical, dental and prescription drug for employee and all of their eligible family members
  • College-paid life and disability insurance
  • College closes for Winter Break the week between Christmas and New Years and for a week in March for Spring Break
  • Tuition remission (for classes at the College)
  • Forgivable tuition loan (for classes at any accredited academic institution)
  • 403(b) retirement plan with 10% College contribution
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care flexible spending accounts
  • College operates on a 4-day work week during the summer months
  • Paid vacation plus holiday and personal time off

Community College of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Minimum Qualifications

• Master's degree in Education, Counseling, Psychology or related field required. Any and all degree(s) must be from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning.

• Demonstrated proficiency/experience in secondary years' instruction and effective implementation of instructional supports required.

• Two (2) years' experience of successful program management to include providing visionary leadership of students and staff and establishing a culture of high behavioral, social-emotional and academic expectations required.

• Previous experience in grant and contract administration required.

• Previous experience in management and supervision of staff and budget management required.

• Excellent interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills required.

• Strong computer skills, including demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

Preferred Qualifications

• Post-Master's course work or Doctorate degree preferred.

• PA State or National Instructional certification in secondary years in a literacy or numeracy content area and/or PA State school administrator's certification preferred.

• Experience in community outreach and knowledge of social service systems preferred.

• Demonstrated proficiency/experience in effective program planning for off-track-to-graduation students and knowledge of K-12 curriculum standards, Common Core Standards and experience with curriculum development and implementation strongly preferred.


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