Employment at Futures

Philadelphia Futures' mission is to provide low-income, first-generation-to-college students with the tools, resources and opportunities necessary for admission to and success in college. Our direct service programs, Sponsor-A-Scholar (SAS) and College Connection, provide academic enrichment, college guidance, and a range of other services for promising high school students attending Philadelphia’s public, charter, and parochial high schools.

In 2011 White-Williams Scholars - with a 200 year history of serving students living in poverty - and Philadelphia Futures - with a 23 year track record of helping Philadelphia students enter and succeed in college - merged. Following the merger, the organization undertook a strategic planning process. The Plan that emerged reaffirmed the strength of our work and identified areas for smart growth.

Freshman Seminar Instructor

We are currently seeking a Freshman Seminar Instructor. The Freshman Seminar Instructor will teach two sections of approximately 20 students each in a course designed to develop the reading, writing, communication, and time management skills that are crucial to college success. Through various assignments, students improve their writing mechanics and structure while they learn how to use evidence to effectively support a thesis statement. Students will also learn the importance of soft skills such as organization and time-management, and how effective implementation of these skills will set them up for success in high school and college. 

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Outreach and Engagement Administrator

We are currently seeking an Outreach and Engagement Administrator. The Outreach and Engagement Administrator supports the recruitment and admission process - from inquiry to enrollment - for prospective Sponsor-A-Scholar and College Connection students. The Administrator also serves as the project lead for our award-winning Step Up to College Guide and SUTC Summer Supplement, as well as the support person for our outreach and engagement initiatives. As the first point of contact for Philadelphia Futures for applicants, their families, and other key community partners, the Outreach and Engagement Administrator serves a key role at Philadelphia Futures. 

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Associate Director, Career Programs

We are currently seeking an Associate Director, Career Programs to join our College Success team. This role is a unique opportunity for a proactive, experienced multi-tasker to develop, expand and lead career-related programming for all Philadelphia Futures programs. Our classroom-to-college-to-career programs help low-income, first-generation-to-college students gain admission to and graduate, career-ready, from college.

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Summer Institute Instructors - Math and English

Instructors are needed for an intensive summer academic enrichment program for recent high school graduates transitioning to college. The goals of the program are to keep students academically engaged through college-level coursework and to develop skills and strategies for college success. Math, reading and writing courses are offered.

Courses are held 5 days a week for 3-6 hours from approximately July 9th-July 27th, on the campus of Drexel University.

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