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Writer - Temporary - Hope Center

Temple University
Philadelphia, PA
Closing date
Jul 9, 2021
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The Hope Center for College, Community and Justice at Temple University is seeking a Writer to join our growing team. We are an action research center redefining what it means to be a student-ready college with a national movement centering #RealCollege students’ basic needs. We believe that students are humans first and that their basic needs are central conditions for learning. 

Our work is guided by five pillars: action research, institutional transformation, policy and advocacy, communications, and sustainability. We employ a strategic approach to staffing and aim to ensure that each of our five core pillars are represented on each project team. Within each team there are diverse perspectives with regard to #RealCollege lived experience, academic training, and practical experience. We deeply believe in collaboration across teams, which ensures integration of all perspectives throughout the work and its dissemination.

The President and Founder of the Hope Center is writing a book about the #RealCollege movement, as part of her Carnegie Corporation Fellowship.

The Writer will provide support to The Hope Center’s President and Founder for the delivery of a book prospectus. The Hope Center is located in Philadelphia, but this position may be located anywhere in the United States. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:

At least two years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills & Abilities:

*Commitment to The Hope Center’s mission

*Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and independently.

*Excellent written and oral communication skill

This is a grant funded position.

Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

To obtain additional information about Temple University please visit our website at 

Temple University's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains statistics, policies, and procedures related to campus safety and can be found at:

You may request a copy of the report by calling Temple University’s Campus Safety Services at 215-204-7900.

Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Health Sciences Campus (HSC)-Jones Hall
Job: Staff
Schedule: Part-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular


One of the nation’s top urban public research universities, Temple University is a dynamic workplace in the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant cities. Founded in 1884 as a night school for the working-class men and women of North Philadelphia, for 130 years Temple has retained its core mission of being a beacon of educational opportunity to students of every background, while adding a national and global reputation as a leader in education, research and real-world oriented instruction.

With nearly 39,000 students and 290,000 living alumni, Temple has a major impact on its region and on Philadelphia, the nation’s 5th largest city. One in seven college graduates in the Philadelphia area holds a Temple degree, and the university is the 4th largest provider of professional education in the nation (law, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and podiatry). Temple offers 17 schools and colleges, 399 academic degree programs, 17 Division 1 intercollegiate men’s and women’s athletic teams, as well as nine campuses including international campuses in Italy and Rome.  

Like the students the university serves, Temple’s approximately 8,000 employees are hardworking, diverse and energized by the vibrant and supportive work environments across the university, all aligned towards advancing the teaching, research and service missions of Temple University.

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