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UACS Sports Coordinator at the Netter Center for Community Partnerships

University of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Aug 18, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine
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Employment Type
Part Time

UACS Sports Coordinator at the Netter Center for Community Partnerships

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.

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Posted Job Title
UACS Sports Coordinator at the Netter Center for Community Partnerships

Job Profile Title
Coordinator A-01

Job Description Summary
The UACS Sports Coordinator will work closely with the UACS Sports, Fitness, and Health Director (UACS Sports Dir) to implement the Cross-Grade Sports (CGS) Program and school day PE and socialized recess support. They will implement the Cross-Grade Sports curriculum and provide direct support of the high school students engaged. They will also manage program attendance and student communications, and student incentive logs. They will provide direct support of the Philadelphia Youth Network enrollment process. They will support the UACS Sports Director to leverage university and community resources to expand academic year CGS collaborations and partnerships.

This position will also work closely with District Principals, Deans and Climate Managers to schedule and plan supports that meet school-wide health and fitness goals for K8 students. They will provide direct coordination, coaching, and technical assistance of the Penn ABCS volunteers and work-study students engaged in the program. This position is responsible for providing a safe, inclusive environment for sports, games, and play during the school day. They will attend regular stakeholder meetings, and plan with the school leadership and Netter center staff. A major component of this position includes working collaboratively with the UACS Sports Director, UACS Site Directors, Netter Center part-time staff and others engaged in University-Assisted Community Schools (UACS) Sports, Fitness & Health.

This position will provide ongoing curricular support for the school day PE/recess initiatives and the Cross-Grade Sports program for K12 students, and identify strategies for evaluating and measuring health and fitness outcomes for UACS Sports programs. A major component of the position includes documenting program activities and supervising the program's university student workers and volunteers and supporting their delivery of effective instruction and programming. This position will also implement all required program reporting and compliance, including that of funders and the Netter Center.

Job Description

Founded in 1992, the Barbara and Edward Netter Center for Community Partnerships is the University's primary vehicle for advancing civic and community engagement at Penn. It brings together the resources and assets of both the University and the wider community to help solve universal problems such as poverty, health inequities, environmental sustainability, and inadequate, unequal education as they are manifested in the University's local geographic area of West Philadelphia and Philadelphia at large. The Netter Center develops and helps implement democratic, mutually transformative, place-based partnerships between Penn and West Philadelphia that advance research, teaching, learning, practice, and service and improve the quality of life on campus and in the community. The Netter Center works with and serves as a model for other higher education institutions across the United States and around the world.

The Netter Center's university-assisted community schools (UACS) is a strategy to educate, engage, empower, and serve all members of the community in which the school is located and engage students (K-16+) in real world, community problem solving. UACS collaborates with partners to advance teaching, research, learning and service, as well as the civic development of their students.


This role involves the planning, coordination, and implementation of UACS Sports programs, including Cross-Grade Sports and school-day PE/Recess support. This position will conduct on-going program communications with K8 school leadership, and direct support of K12 students, staff, and Penn students engaged in the program. This position will manage UACS Sports equipment and supplies for the program, and provide inventory updates. The UACS Sports Coordinator will also document program activities and support program evaluations. This position will oversee Penn Students that engage in the program.


A Bachelor's degree and 1 to 3 years of experience working with elementary and middle school-aged children or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Experience supporting school-based health initiatives or sports programs. The ideal candidate has at least 3 years of experience specifically engaging a range of K12 youth in sports and fitness activities. A strong candidate will have experience in urban education, supervision, program management and evaluation. Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and foster high quality connections and relationships is critical. Must be collaborative, flexible, and work productively with diverse groups. Must be able to engage in sports and fitness activities, stand for long periods of time, and lift heavy objects.

This is a">regular part time staff position working 32 hours per week.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
School of Arts and Sciences

Pay Range
$20.45 - $30.82
Salary offers are made based on the candidate's qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, as well as internal and market factors and grade profile.

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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