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Lindy Scholars Program Manager

Apply now Job no: 500028
Work type: Full-Time
Location: University City - Philadelphia, PA
Categories: Drexel University, Office of the Provost

Job Summary

The Program Manager will lead the planning, support, and implementation of Drexel-operated programs that support middle school students in university-supported schools. The Program Manager will focus on the key strategy of this program, which is building connections between Drexel students and local middle school students using a two-pronged approach: by developing and offering project-based programming to middle school students; and developing and managing customized campus tours on Drexel’s campus that are appropriate for a middle school audience.

Essential Functions

  • Develop a strategy to recruit student groups to develop and offer programming to middle school students in OST space. This may include a process for developing and evaluating RFPs, outreach to student organizations, and/or recruitment presentations to student groups.
  • Act as connector between school community and Drexel groups.
  • Provide onboarding support and logistics for Drexel students and faculty and staff advisor, including meeting regularly with each student group to offer ongoing coaching and feedback to improve programming.
  • Work closely with OST and school staff to align scheduling between university and school district calendars.
  • Identify alternate opportunities for students and faculty to engage in serving middle school students. 
  • Manage multiple projects and stages of program design and implementation Essential Edit Remove
  • Build the capacity of Drexel community members in supporting neighborhood-based middle school partnerships.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for Enrollment Management and Student Success (EMSS) to develop a Drexel University campus tour that is targeted to engage and motivate middle school students.
  • Provide on-the-ground support to middle school groups visiting campus as well as coordinating transportation and lunch as needed.
  • Develop evaluation tools and regularly evaluate program with support from OST partners, including developing surveys and other tools.
  • Prepare reports for external program funder and UCP Drexel leadership.
  • Provide and post content on appropriate professional social media accounts.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Master’s Degree in an Education-related discipline, such as elementary or early childhood, STEM, higher education, curriculum and instruction or related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working in school-based efforts in urban schools/districts, including experiences in conceptualization, strategic planning, or coaching.
  • Supervisory, management, or coaching experience.
  • Previous teaching experience or other leadership of youth programs.
  • Demonstrated collaboration and teamwork skills.
  • Demonstrated excellence in both oral and written communication.
  • Ability to be self-starter and comfortable working independently.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with Philadelphia public schools or out-of-school-time programs for middle school.


University City, Philadelphia PA

Additional Information

This position is classified as Exempt with a salary grade of J. For more information regarding Drexel’s Professional Staff salary structure,

Please review the Benefits Brochure for some information on our benefits offerings.

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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