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Social Justice Program Coordinator

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Work type: Full-Time
Location: Philadelphia - Other
Categories: Academy of Natural Sciences, Professional Staff

Job Summary

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is seeking an experienced and passionate Coordinator, Social Justice Programs, to oversee the administrative and operational elements of the Women In Natural Sciences (WINS) Program.

Working with many internal departments and community organizations, the Coordinator will support the program’s goals and outcomes by managing the daily operations of the overall program. They will work closely with volunteers, Drexel Co-Op Students, and interns in this role, and numerous outside entities.

The ideal candidate should be an emerging leader with some management and facilitation experience, a professional demeanor, and a creative yet organized style of working. They should be intrinsically motivated, passionate about learning and the natural sciences, and proactive in their work. They serve as a role model and mentor for the girls in the program and an advocate for all women in the sciences.

The Coordinator, Social Justice Programs, reports to the Manager, Social Justice Programs.

Essential Functions 

  • Supports the strategic planning and long-term goals of the WINS program.
  • Develops, updates, and implements lessons and programs for the WINS program.
  • Provides administrative support for the Manager, Social Justice Programs, including internal and external correspondence, ordering, and supply management.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with participants, parents, school district personnel, and community members.
  • Chaperones college tours and overnight science enrichment trips.
  • Maintains alumnae database.
  • Assists with interviewing of WINS candidates.
  • Creates program evaluations and reports on the success of the program as assigned.
  • Works effectively with internal partners to deliver programs successfully.
  • Creates other reports as directed.
  • Represents the museum in a professional manner, locally and regionally.
  • Facilitates programs as appropriate.
  • Coordinates with supervisor on yearly goals and activities.
  • Complies with all Drexel-required trainings and certifications.
  • Other appropriate duties as assigned. 

Required Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Valid driver’s license and 3-year clean driving record required.
  • Must pass Criminal Background check and Child Abuse Clearance check.
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Experience or ability to learn specialized reporting software.
  • Experience developing programs and knowledge of the principles of inquiry-based education.
  • Experience working with diversity issues.
  • Experience working with urban teens.
  • Demonstrated experience in training others to facilitate programs.
  • Highly collaborative and open to working with varied teams.
  • Ability to interact with the public professionally and work well with people of all ages and abilities.
  • Dependable; reliable attendance, including some nights and weekends and flexibility to work some special events.
  • Organized and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong background and/or interest in the natural sciences.
  • Excitement and sense of passion around the natural sciences.
  • Patience and a good sense of humor are most appreciated.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Major in Education, Museum Studies or Science field is preferred.



Additional Information 

This position is classified as non-exempt with a salary grade of H. For more information regarding Drexel’s Professional Staff salary structure, 

Special Instructions to the Applicant 

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.

Review of applicants will continue until a suitable candidate pool is identified. 

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Applications close: Eastern Daylight Time

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