Academic Coordinator, Gateway to College

Job description

Community College of Philadelphia

Community College of Philadelphia is dedicated to promoting a work environment that 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 an Academic Coordinator, Gateway to College position. The Academic Coordinator position provides a broad range of services in support of students enrolled in the Gateway to College program. As the primary contact for Gateway to College students, this position initiates and maintains ongoing and consistent student contact to ensure student success within the program; provides direction for academic support, course selection, and oversight for student attendance and other issues; researching and evaluating available internal and external services to assist students in removing barriers and persisting to graduation. Other responsibilities include assisting the Project Director in the development, implementation and monitoring of program recruitment and retention strategies.

This is a temporary, grant-funded position. Employment is based on the continuation of grant funding.

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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:

  • Medical, dental and prescription drug plans 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

• Bachelor's degree in Education, Psychology, Social Science, Counseling or related field required. Any and all degrees must be from a recognized institutional accreditor

• At least two (2) years of experience working directly with at-risk youth (16 to 21 years old) in an educational or social service environment required.

• Experience assessing student needs and coordinating educational and community-based services for the purposes of student support required.

• Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills required.

• Ability to organize data, maintain case files and prepare reports required.

• Strong organization and planning skills required.

• Demonstrated ability to collaborate and build program partnerships with internal and external constituents required.

• Strong computer skills, including proficiency using MS Word and Excel required.

Preferred Qualifications

• Master's degree in a related field preferred.

• Experience assessing students in a community college environment preferred.

• Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with “off-track to graduation” (over-aged/under-credited) student populations preferred.





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Posted: 11/16/2020
Application Due: 1/15/2021
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