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Emerson Fellow of the Netter Center for Community PartnershipsJob Profile Title
Research Coordinator SeniorJob Description Summary
The Emerson Fellow of the Netter Center offers one graduating Penn senior- who has worked with the Netter Center for Community Partnerships, Academically Based Community Service (ABCS) courses, and/or university-assisted community schools (UACS) programs as undergraduates- an opportunity to engage meaningfully in practice, research and policy and to disseminate their work to a national audience through a one-year appointment.Job Description
Founded in 1992, the Barbara and Edward Netter Center for Community Partnerships is the University's primary vehicle for advancing civic and community engagement at Penn. It brings together the resources and assets of both the University and the wider community to help solve universal problems such as poverty, health inequities, environmental sustainability, and inadequate, unequal education as they are manifested in the University's local geographic area of West Philadelphia and Philadelphia at large. The Netter Center develops and helps implement democratic, mutually transformative, place-based partnerships between Penn and West Philadelphia that advance research, teaching, learning, practice, and service and improve the quality of life on campus and in the community. The Netter Center works with and serves as a model for other higher education institutions across the United States and around the world.
The Netter Center’s university-assisted community schools (UACS) is a strategy to educate, engage, empower, and serve all members of the community in which the school is located and engage students (K-16+) in real world, community problem solving. UACS collaborates with partners to advance teaching, research, learning and service, as well as the civic development of their students.
Based at the Netter Center as a full-time employee, the Emerson Fellow will work on two main areas:
First, the Fellow will work to advance university-assisted community schools locally in West Philadelphia. The Fellow will be tasked to increase the amount of resources from Penn, the community, and governmental agencies to support university-assisted community schools, as well as the integration of these resources. The Fellow will work closely with Netter Center Associate Director as well as the Center's Director of University-Assisted Community Schools and its Academically Based Community Service (ABCS) Coordinator on strategies to identify and integrate such resources at the school sites. The Fellow will also write reports and assist in evaluation of the effort to engage and coordinate additional Penn, governmental and community resources.
Second, the Fellow will work to advance the Netter Center's national and international activities. The Fellow will work with the Netter Center's Associate Director for National/International programs, to help advance the Netter Center's national and international work. The Netter Center expects to provide unique opportunities to engage with policy and practice, meet leaders of major national organizations, as well as become involved with influential national organizations such as the Coalition for Community Schools and the Anchor Institutions Task Force. The Emerson Fellow will support the development of a university-assisted community school network of over 100 national leaders that the Netter Center has developed in collaboration with the Coalition for Community Schools. The Netter Center expects that Emerson Fellows will, as young scholars, begin to contribute to the field through research, publications, and presentations at national conferences. While most of this work will be done from the Netter Center's offices, there may be occasional travel, mostly to NYC and D.C.
This position has a specific end date of 6/30/2025.
Bachelor's Degree and 3 to 5 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. The Emerson Fellow must be a Class of December 2023 or May 2024 Penn graduate who has outstanding academic credentials and has shown leadership in and commitment to the university-assisted community schools program.
The Netter Center will select one Fellow from the pool of graduating seniors who have outstanding academic credentials and have shown leadership in and commitment to the university-assisted community schools program. Indicators of such involvement would include: number and types of academically based community service courses taken and performance in these courses, leadership roles in student programs that support the Netter Center's university-assisted community schools (e.g., Community School Student Partnerships), and participation in an academic year and/or summer internship.
In addition to applying through Jobs@Penn, candidates MUST provide additional materials. For further details including the supplemental application process for this position, please visit: https://www.nettercenter.upenn.edu/emerson-fellowJob Location - City, State
Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaDepartment / School
School of Arts and SciencesPay Range
$43,919.00 - $50,000.00 Annual RateSalary offers are made based on the candidate’s qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, as well as internal and market factors and grade profile. Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.Special Requirements
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.University Benefits
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