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UACS Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Coach

University of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 6, 2023

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

UACS Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Coach

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 Large Employers in 2023.

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.

Posted Job Title
UACS Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Coach

Job Profile Title
Temporary Employee - Non-Exempt

Job Description Summary
The Netter Center for Community Partnerships is currently seeking SEL Coaches to lead the coordination and implementation of SEL curriculum and activities for students enrolled in UACS after school programming. The position reports to the UACS site director at the program site. The position may also receive some technical assistance from other Program Directors. (Temporary Employee - Non-Exempt)

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.

The specific responsibilities of UACS Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Coach include:
  • Design/develop SEL lessons using evidence-based SEL curriculum
  • Implement SEL curriculum to students across all grade levels (K-8) in small and large groups
  • Help site-based team members integrate SEL and trauma-informed strategies into after school enrichment activities
  • Support students one-on-one and in small groups based on need
  • Attend training and professional development as required

Qualifications: High school degree required, plus at least 1-3 years of experience working with school-age children. Experience in K-8 urban educational settings is required. After school experience preferred. Strong candidates will have experience in facilitating successful youth development programs. Must possess a track record of successful collaboration and communication, and be organized, dependable, flexible and seeking to grow and improve.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Necessary or preferable skills
  • Dependability
  • Curriculum development experience
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Background/expertise in fields related to behavioral health, social-emotional learning, counseling, social work, trauma-informed care, or mental health

Department / School
School of Arts and Sciences

Pay Range
$7.25 - $22.00 Hourly Rate
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 may be required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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