DIRECTOR OF UACS SPORTS
Duties: The Netter Center's Director of University-Assisted Community School (UACS) Sports will generate and coordinate support for school-day Physical Education (PE) and health classes, school sports teams, after school and summer sports programs operated by the Netter Center, and other health, fitness and sports partnerships at UACS sites. Major responsibilities of the position include supporting existing and developing new partnerships; curriculum development and design of health, fitness and sports programs; training of and reflection with UACS FT and PT staff, school partners, and Penn students on program implementation; working with the Netter Center's director of evaluation on design and implementation of evaluation and assessment of impacts on both UACS and Penn; and stewardship of gifts, grants and contracts that support this work. The Director of UACS Sports will support Penn ABCS course development and implementation; ABCS connects to all of the above components. This position will support replication and adaptation of this work with other institutions.
The position will support the training, development and reflection with all partners. This position will be actively engaged in recruitment, hiring and retention of volunteers, interns, ABCS projects and PT staff. This position requires encouraging the development and implementation of an effective place-based model that also engages and coordinates with various School District and governmental agencies and institutional and community partners. The position thus requires an ability to directly support school planning as well to strategically link after school programs to school day programs for the purposes of creating integrated activities that operate as a single school culture. One focus of the work includes helping K12 students as well as Penn students not only 'receive' supports and services but also be actively engaged in improving health, fitness and sports activities as leaders in their own communities. One current vehicle for this includes high school 'cross-grade sports' programs where high school students learn not only learn about and improve their own health and fitness but also help provide health and fitness and sports activities for community members (such as grade K-8 after school and summer programs), thus also improving the students' professional, academic, social and civic engagement skills.
Qualifications: A Bachelor's Degree is required and 3 years to 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Master's Degree and 5 years in program management is preferred. Strong experience with community schools, preferably university-assisted community schools, and service learning, preferably academically based community service and youth workforce development. Knowledge about Penn and West Philadelphia preferred. Experience in facilitating successful youth development programs, collaborative endeavors, and managing multiple programs at once. Track record of both self-directed and team-oriented accomplishments. Organized, detail-oriented, accurate, dependable, and flexible.
A major component of the Netter Center's work is mobilizing the vast resources of the University to help transform traditional neighborhood schools into innovative university-assisted community schools (UACS). University-assisted community schools educate, engage, empower, and serve all members of the community in which the school is located. At the same time, working with community members to create and sustain university-assisted community schools provides a powerful means for universities to advance teaching, research, learning and service, as well as the civic development of their students. University-Assisted Community Schools engage students (K-16+) in real world, community problem solving.
Reference Number: 02-28101
Salary Grade: 026
Employment Type: Exempt
Org: Netter Center for Community Partnerships
Job Family: A-General/Professional Administrative