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Specialist, School-To-Work Program

Community College of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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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 a Specialist, School-To-Work Program position. The School-To-Work Program (STWP) Specialist is responsible for providing day-to-day implementation of Community College of Philadelphia's (CCP's) grant-funded Pipeline to Advanced Manufacturing Careers (PAMC) Program. The PAMC is a pipeline program connecting Career and Technical Education (CTE) students to post-secondary manufacturing skill-based programs, work-based learning experiences, preparing them for direct employment upon high school graduation, and encouraging them to consider CCP as a next step beyond high school. The program includes participation in work-based and experiential learning programs in manufacturing, CCP's Career Readiness Soft Skills registered pre-apprenticeship, skills-based manufacturing programming, and other important industry-recognized certificate training.

Reporting to CCP's Apprenticeship Coordinator, the STWP Specialist is responsible for working with schools, principals, teachers, and industry partners to organize, schedule, and administer a successful PAMC program that meets program outcomes. Primary responsibilities include recruitment; enrollment, retention, and case management to help students successfully complete the program; and monitoring the progress of students. The ideal candidate for this position will be proactive, detail-oriented, an excellent communicator, flexible, positive, and a team player who is passionate about developing relationships and opportunities for learning between teachers, students, and manufacturing business partners.

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

For a complete position description, and to apply online, please visit our career site at, or click the “Apply” button.

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

• Associate's degree in Education, Sociology, Business, or related field required.

• Two (2) years experience in Career and Technical Education (CTE), higher education administration or continuing education environment, or corporate education or workforce training environment required.

• Excellent organizational, communication, and time management skills required.

• Demonstrated proficiency utilizing MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel required.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

• Strong attention to detail and accuracy required.

• Ability to collaborate well with internal and external constituents required.

• Ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines and maintain flexibility required.

• Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

• Ability to maintain sensitivity, understanding, and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological, and ethnic backgrounds required.

Preferred Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree preferred. Any and all degrees must be from a recognized institutional accreditor.

• Prior experience working with training consultants and/or college faculty in the development and implementation of training programs preferred.

• Prior experience managing budgets preferred.

• Knowledge of manufacturing or other trades-related industry preferred.

• Proficiency using Banner or Destiny One preferred.



Working at Community College of Philadelphia

Welcome to Community College of Philadelphia, a public, open-admission institution that provides both academic resources and support services to help students achieve their academic goals. As the largest public institution of higher education in Philadelphia, the College has served more than 685,000 of the city's residents since 1965. We serve a diverse population of students, from recent high school graduates starting here on their path to a bachelor's degree, to adults looking to change careers. On our Main Campus or at any of our three Regional Centers within Philadelphia, we offer the convenience our students need to fit classes into their busy schedules.

We seek to empower our community through education, one individual at a time. More than 90 percent of our graduates remain in the area and strengthen our local economy. It is our mission to prepare Philadelphians for a new career or transfer to a four-year college so that they can achieve their educational and career goals.

Community College of Philadelphia is dedicated to promoting a work environment which attracts and retains talented, high caliber faculty and staff, and which challenges each of us to achieve at the highest level while contributing to the mission of the College.

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