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Building Wealth and Health Network Program Facilitator (Per Diem)

Apply now Job no: 497867
Work type: Part-Time
Location: Other - See posting for details
Categories: Drexel University, Dornsife School of Public Health

About Drexel

Drexel is one of Philadelphia's top 10 private employers, a comprehensive global research university and a major engine for economic development in the region. With over 24,000 students, Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities. Drexel has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics.

Job Summary

The Center for Hunger-Free Communities is seeking part-time Program Facilitator(s) to support the Building Wealth and Health Network Program on a Per Diem basis. Qualified candidate(s) will be highly-motivated, flexible, caring individuals with a desire to learn all aspects of the Network Program, and a willingness to use those skills to assist the Network in an “on-call” capacity. Candidate(s) will be trained in the Network program curriculum and facilitation style and may support full cohort activities.

Essential Functions

  • Attend Network classes and assist coaches in facilitating. Candidate may assist in individual class sessions as needed or may be asked to support the conduct of a full program cohort of sixteen class sessions. Full cohorts presently meet four days a week for 2.5 hours each day for four weeks
  • The Program Facilitator may participate in planning meetings, prep work, and other documentation and administrative activities to support the program
  • Help recruit new members for participation in advocacy/community engagement programming
  • Represent the Network at community events, meetings, conferences, etc.
  • Assist in the creation and publication of materials for events
  • Strategize about new ways to grow the membership of the program
  • Attend trainings as identified by Center staff and member interests/needs

Required Qualifications

  • HS Diploma or GED
  • 1-2 years of experience in a social services setting required. First-hand experience or knowledge of the Network program a plus

Preferred Qualifications

  • Willingness and desire to attain the skills needed to be a Network coach
  • Flexibility in schedule.
  • Proficient computer skills including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint). In addition, candidate must support program activities online through remote videoconference programs. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated interest in working to end poverty and to overcome trauma.
  • Motivation to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Good writing skills.
  • Experience working with people of varying literacy skills and diverse backgrounds.
  • Flexibility and sense of humor.
  • Good listening skills.
  • Willingness to learn.


Position is based in Philadelphia and may include virtual/remote work

Special Instructions to the Applicant

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

Review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool is identified.

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