Part Time Programs and Operations Coordinator, Bridges to Wealth

Part Time Programs and Operations Coordinator, Bridges to Wealth

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America's Best Employers By State in 2021.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement for all positions at the University of Pennsylvania. New hires are expected to be fully vaccinated before beginning work at the University. For more information about Penn's vaccine requirements and the use of Penn Open Pass, visit the Penn COVID-19 Response website for the latest information.

Posted Job Title
Part Time Programs and Operations Coordinator, Bridges to Wealth

Job Profile Title
Coordinator B

Job Description Summary
The Bridges to Wealth Coordinator of Programs and Operations manages programming; oversees internal operations and communications across partner schools, community partners, and the University; coordinates and supervises Penn Work Study student employees, high school interns, and classroom support teams; coordinates daily programming, and community events; and coordinates and collaborates with the director and other leadership members on development, presentations, research, and reporting.

Job Description
Program Coordination

The Program Coordinator organizes, convenes, and oversees in-person, virtual, and hybrid programs in the Philadelphia School District. This includes organizing and supervising Penn mentorship teams and PSD student leadership, coordinating with PSD partners, and organizing and hosting regular extracurricular events and programs.

Partnerships and Communications

The Program Coordinator manages B2W communication activities for various partnerships. This includes liaising between public school partners, community centers, and university partnerships. This position is also responsible for maintenance of the program's website, organizing and promoting community events, and managing various program list-serv communications, newsletters, and updates.

Supervision and Administration

The position is responsible for employee relations, hiring, and background clearances for over 25 Work Study positions, as well as various high school and undergraduate interns. The position recruits and orients Work Study and internship students for mentorship roles. This includes hosting regular check-ins and trainings, and conflict resolution and mediation. The position oversees internal administrative operations and communications across the B2W team, including weekly Leadership and Adult Program team meetings, as well as staff meetings and functions for employees and sending regular team announcements and updates. The role also includes purchasing and reimbursements, general office management and organization, and supports technological and facilities issues.


This position will support the Director in development as needed, including supporting grant applications, reporting, and publication as needed.


A Bachelor's degree and 1 to 3 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required for this position. Master's Degree is strongly preferred. This experience is necessary to help advise on the development and implementation of current programming, supervise staff and students, and build beneficial working relationships with Community and PSD partners. Experience working within public school districts and/or as a service provider. Experience organizing and implementing curriculum. Experience working with youth, particularly at-risk youth. Experience in research and program evaluation. Understanding of pedagogical best practices, such as service-learning, problem-based learning, and peer-assisted education. Ability to work with a wide range of people and communities.

A team player with excellent writing, organizational and computer skills who is able to work a flexible schedule and has a deep interest in university-community partnerships.

Contingent upon funding.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
School of Arts and Sciences

Pay Range
$42,953.00 - $65,861.00

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
  • Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your family's health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.
  • Tuition: Take advantage of Penn's exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.
  • Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn's Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.
  • Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family-whatever your personal needs may be.
  • Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you're newly hired, you won't have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.
  • Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. That's why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance.
  • Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.
  • University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the University's libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. There's always something going on at Penn, whether it's a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, you're right in the middle of the excitement-and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free.
  • Discounts and Special Services: From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you'll find great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks.
  • Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures.
  • Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home improvements.
  • Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up to two adoptions in your household.

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