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Associate Program Manager

Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

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Position Summary:

Reporting to the Associate Director of Adult Literacy Programs, the Associate Program Manager offers day-to-day management of components of the Workforce Education and Lifelong Learning (WELL) adult literacy programs.  The Associate Program Manager is responsible for the achievement of program benchmarks that include outreach, enrollment, assessment, barrier removal, workforce training certification, employment, and transition to post-secondary education and retention.  Responsibilities include serving as the supervisor of 2.5 FTE Student Support Coordinators, the FT Intake and Assessment Coordinator, the FT Program Assistant, psychology and social work interns, and student workers.

When you come to Temple, you don’t only come to an impressive campus with an abundance of resources and amenities.  You come to Philadelphia, where Temple’s Main Campus is woven into the city’s fabric.  Temple is committed to this community and provides several financial programs for full-time faculty and staff who purchase and reside in homes surrounding Main Campus and the Health Sciences Center.

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Required Education & Experience:

Bachelor’s degree and at least 3 years of directly related experience in supervision, program and/or financial management. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills & Abilities:

*Demonstrated proficiency with MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint, Survey Monkey, Google Forms, Zoom and/or comparable software.  

*Strong facilitation skills

*Strong knowledge of current adult education and workforce development trends and established relationships with industry leaders and community organizations across the city preferred.

*Excellent written and clear and effective communication skills for diverse audiences.

*Strong, demonstrated ability to collect, manage, and analyze qualitative and quantitative data and use proprietary PDE e-Data software.

*Ability to interact comfortably with a broad and diverse range of individuals to advance the vision and goals of LCCWP

*Must take a collaborative approach to achieving goals. Must possess a work ethic that encourages teamwork and innovation through adaptability, flexibility, and diplomacy. 

*Demonstrated ability to manage and sustain momentum for complicated, multi-dimensional projects (including planning, critical thinking, negotiation, and communication skills).

*Strong awareness of structural and systemic barriers to education and employment and the intersections of employment with other social issues such as housing insecurity, food insecurity, disability, and incarceration preferred.

*Ability to travel in and around North Philadelphia and the City, in general. 

*Ability to work nights and weekends, as needed.

*Must have a collaborative approach to achieving goals.  Must possess a work ethic that encourages teamwork and innovation through adaptability, flexibility, and diplomacy.  

*Ability to work with a diverse adult population


Master’s degree

This position requires a background check.

This position requires Child Abuse Certifications prior to the commencement of service.

This is a grant funded position.

This position is assigned a hybrid work arrangement (on-campus and remote), the duration of this hybrid work arrangement is at the discretion of Temple University and the Department.

Temple University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all in every aspect of its operations, including employment, service, and educational programs. The University has pledged not to discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or veteran status.

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.

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Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Main Campus
Job: Staff
Schedule: Full-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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