Friday, May 31, 2013

SAT Prep and College Application Assistance

Let’s Get Ready Philadelphia Summer 2013 – Free SAT Prep and College App Assistance

Let’s Get Ready is coming to Philadelphia this summer to provide students with FREE SAT preparation and college application assistance.

Where: Drexel University
When: Tuesday and Thursday nights 5:30-8:30 PM from June 13th to August 15th
In addition to learning crucial test taking strategies, Math and Verbal skills and receiving college application assistance, students will also get to attend 2 free college trips (the dates of which are still to be determined). All participating students will register for the October 2013 SAT.

The program is open to rising Seniors with priority given to students who are on free/reduced priced lunch, are first generation college bound or who would not otherwise be able to afford an SAT preparation program.

More information, as well as the student application link, can be found on the Philadelphia program page of our website: The following link will take you directly to the student application:

If you have any questions please contact the Philadelphia Site Directors, Carissa and Shiv at or Program Manager Nora Walsh-DeVries

Financial Assistance for Females 9th - 12th Grade

Ellis Trust Applications Will Be Available July 1st!!

The Charles E. Ellis Trust accepts applications from female students entering 9th through 12th grade, from single parent households, who will attend public or charter high schools in Philadelphia and need funding for summer programs, school uniforms, and/or school supplies. For eligibility criteria or to download an application, please visit

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Easter Seals Summer Camp

Great news!! Easter Seals residential summer camp for individual with special needs, Growing Green, has SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS AVAILABLE. These funds will go quickly and are on a first come first serve basis. I have attached the Growing Green flyer as well as the program application.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions. 

Danielle Weiss
Site Coordinator
Easter Seals Eastern PA
610-866-8092 ext 365

How to Get Free Medication Prescriptions

How to Get Free Medication Prescriptions
Getting free medications can go a long way toward helping your situation – especially if you have a chronic condition or are battling a major health condition (like cancer).
Here are some steps you can take to get help finding free medication prescriptions:

1. Talk to your doctor.

The first instinct for many consumers, when faced with prescriptions they feel they can’t afford, is to stop taking the medication. Unfortunately, doing without can make things even worse.
If you don’t feel like you can afford your prescription medications, talk to your doctor. Share your concerns. They might be able to prescribe something less expensive. Additionally, your doctor might be able to provide you free samples of the medication to help you get through the next couple of months.
Your doctor might also know of medication trials of new drugs that are designed to help with your condition. If you can get into one of these programs, you usually get the medication for free. In some cases, you might even be compensated. With the right trial, you can get the treatment you need – and even be paid for your participation.
Many doctors also know about prescription assistance programs that help consumers afford the medications that they need.

2. Ask the hospital social worker.

Hospitals have at least one social worker on staff whose job it is to help patients who have a hard time affording their medications. There are grants and other programs available to help pay for medications, making them free to patients who are truly in need.
If you are looking for free medication prescriptions, the hospital social worker can be a good place to start. They can show you what help is available, and even help you with the grant application process.

3. Try the Partnership for Prescription Assistance.

There is actually an organization out there that can help you get medications for free. ThePartnership for Prescription Assistance has a large database of hundreds of programs available that can help you get what you need at a reduced cost – or even for no cost to you. There are thousands of medications on the site’s list as well.
You will need to show that you qualify for such help, since it is needs-based. However, if you do qualify for help, it can be a great way to get the medicine you need at a much more affordable rate.
This program works by connecting you to the company that manufactures your medication. That’s right, you can actually get free medication prescriptions right from the source. Several pharmaceutical companies offer you the chance to receive help paying for your medications.
Some of the companies that offer assistance programs for their medications are Merck, Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, Wyeth, and Roche. These are major drug companies that can provide you with free medication, or reduced-cost medication. You can go straight to those company websites, or you can apply through the Partnership site.

4. Watch out for scams.

As always, you want to be on the lookout for scams. The resources above are all free. You won’t be charged “application fees” or any other costs to get help. As long as you use official resources, you don’t have to worry about hefty costs. If you are truly in need of help paying for your prescriptions, you have options.

Upper Darby Summer Stage Scholarships

Press Release


For Immediate Release

Contact: Lauren Stevenson Yacina

Upper Darby Performing Arts Center




Upper Darby Summer Stage offers Scholarships to local Foster Children in Memory of Summer Stage Participant


May 11, 2013 – Drexel Hill, PA – On the one-year anniversary of the death of Terrance Calvert who was a long-term Summer Stage participant and staff member, Upper Darby Summer Stage announces a scholarship program for teens in foster care.


Upper Darby Summer Stage begins its 38th season this summer and has become one of the nation’s oldest and most successful youth theater programs. Over 700 young people from throughout the Delaware Valley participate in the program each summer learning theater skills and more.


From the staff to the students, the Upper Darby Summer Stage community is made up of kind and talented individuals that are driven by fervor for musical theater and a natural inclination to help others.  

Tristan Horan, a senior at Haverford High School and active Summer Stage participant, is organizing the Summer Stage Foster Child Program, entitled T’s Kids Scholarship Program, in memory of his friend Terrance Calvert. “I can’t think of a better way to remember Terrance than to offer others the opportunity to participate in the program he loved,” said Tristan.

The public is encouraged to contact Tristan if they are aware of a teen in foster care that would benefit from the Upper Darby Summer Stage program. Tristan may be reached at 610.675.4424 or

Terrance Calvert was an active member in the Upper Darby Summer Stage community. He was a living example of how the Summer Stage community cannot only support and nurture artistic talents but also provide a loving and supporting environment for children.

Terrance was placed into foster care at a very young age. Like many children in foster care, he faced many challenges. His life changed when he discovered Upper Darby Summer Stage. Starting out as a student in the children’s theater program, Terrance displayed immense talent, an extraordinarily loving personality, and an inspiring passion for helping others. Terrance eventually became a staff member, sharing his passion for musical theater as a choreographer in the Children’s Theater program.

Terrance was diagnosed with Renal Cell Carcinoma, kidney cancer, in 2011. The Summer Stage family was with Terrance every step of the way. During the summer of 2012, Terrance showed great courage by continuing to support the Upper Darby Summer Stage program despite experiencing the physical toll that cancer was taking on his body. Terrance’s soul and spirit refused to stop his mission to give back. In his last months, Terrance spoke about his love for his friends, his family, the arts, and the Upper Darby Summer Stage community.

Universal Family of Schools Celebrates Education Week

Universal Presents: 3rd Annual Education Week.
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Join Universal Family of Schools in celebrating 3rd Annual Education Week!

Special events include our Parent Appreciation NIght, Free to Universal Parents, all others $25. Special performances by Universal Students and catered by Universal Audenried Culinary Academy and annual Walk for Wellness. Partnership events: WURD Speaks broadcasting live from Audenried, and ODUNDE Festival

Join us for a Special Open House as we role out our new Academies for 2013-2014 at the new Universal Audenried Charter High School, 3301 Tasker Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146 on Tuesday, June 4th during the Audenried Family Literacy Night (5:30pm - 7:30pm).
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Free Things to Do in the Summer

Free Things to Do in the Summer By ,

1. Go to the park. Explore what your city has to offer. Plan a frugal family outing. Make a goal to see all the parks in your area and swing on every swing set.
2. Swim at your community pool or spray park. Slather on the sunscreen and head out to the pool for a few hours. This is my favorite kind of summer fun.
3. Visit the library. This place is awesome. The library can save you money. It is the perfect place to grab some free air conditioner in the summer months.
4. Play in the sprinklers. Throw on your bathing suit and run through the sprinklers. You know you want to.
5. Go for a hike. Scout out a nearby State Park for good hiking trails. Bring some water, a compass, and your map.
6. Play a board game. Enjoy the cool air conditioner and gather around the kitchen table for a fun family board game.
7. Learn a new skill. Learn to play an instrument, knit, etc. At the end of the summer, you’ll have “mad skillz”.
8. Take pictures. Find a few subjects and go to town. Better yet, why not organize the pictures you already have.
9. Make popsicles. Pour some of that cool-aid in the ice trays, or in some small cups. Add a spoon for a holder.
10. Watch a movie. You can rent one from the library, watch it on an over-the-air channel, or go to a movie in the park event.
11. Read a book. They have these things for free at your local library. Curl up next to the air conditioning vent and read to your heart’s content.
12. Play some online games. Look up some free games on your computer, tablet, or smart phone. There are plenty of fun, free games. Angry Birds, anyone?
13. Visit a free zoo/museum. Find out if there are any free zoos or museums (or at least free days) in your area. Show up.
14. Learn to cook something. Try out a new recipe. Fire up the grill to cook a rare meat (i.e. ostrich burgers).
15. Start a blog. is free. So is Starting a blog is a blast. Use your creativity and build a following.
16. Write a book. Don’t stop with a blog. Write your own book. Self-publishing is easy these days. You could have your book on Amazon in a few days.
17. Play a sport. I like basketball. What about you?
18. Attend a free workout class. Many gyms, bootcamps, etc. will let you try their facility or program at least once for free to help you get fit this summer.
19. Blow bubbles. Make some bubbles using dish washing soap, water, and sugar (for consistency).
20. Have a garage sale. Have fun (and make money) getting rid of all of your stuff. A successful garage sale helps you meet your neighbors too.
21. Visit a Vacation Bible school. There’s one going on each week in your town, I just know it. These are free and they teach your kids awesome life (and eternal) lessons.
22. Start a garden. Find some scrap lumber to make a square foot garden in your back yard. Seeds are cheap.
23. Watch the sun rise. Get up early. Find a good spot. Look East.
24. Go to the beach. Bring a towel and take a dip. Watch out for sharks.
25. Ride your bike. Take off from your house or find a nice trail in the region. Always wear a helmet.
26. Build a fort. Pillow and blanket forts are awesome. Or go big with a fort made of scraps of lumber.
27. Write with sidewalk chalk. Unleash your inner artists and show the neighbors what you got. After it rains, do it again.
28. Start a collection. The Summer is the perfect time to start a collection of stamps, coins, or other freebies.
29. Have a picnic. Instead of eating lunch at your kitchen table for the umpteenth time, breakout the picnic basket and blanket. Get some sun while you eat.
30. Go to a festival or county fair. Check out your community calendar and find free events in your area.
31. Volunteer. Find a local person or organization in need (it could be your older neighbor). Offer to help out for an afternoon.
32. Go fishing. Find an ocean, lake, river, pond, or puddle and start fishing. Borrow equipment or spend a little money to rent it from the bait shop.
33. Have a parade (or at least see one). Find a Memorial Day, Independence Day, or any other day parade to attend. Or, start one yourself and lead the way.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Job Postings - Pathways to Housing, PA

Pathways to Housing PA, as originators of the Housing First model, seeks to transform individual lives by ending homelessness and supporting recovery for those with psychiatric disabilities. We believe that housing is a basic human right, and aspire to change the practice of homeless services by; providing immediate access to permanent independent apartments, without preconditions and setting the standard for services driven by consumer choice that support recovery and community integration.

 We are searching for highly committed men and women with diverse talents and skills.  Please read below if you’re interested in joining our Pathways team.

Finance Director
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Finance Director is responsible for the agency’s financial plans and policies, its accounting practices, the conduct of its relationships with lending institutions and the financial community, the maintenance of its fiscal records, and the preparation of financial reports for Management and/or the Board.  The Director will continue to build and manage effective and streamlined administrative and financial systems.  Minimum of 5 years financial leadership experience and Master’s degree or CPA required.

Assistant Team Leader - Team 1
The Assistant Team Leader (ATL) is a member of the modified Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team who provides flexible, community based services that are designed to promote the stability, recovery and community integration of formerly homeless individuals who have a mental illness and may abuse substances.  The Assistant Team Leader, in collaboration with the team, coordinates and provides services for all clients on the team in a compassionate and responsible manner. The ATL is required to assume leadership and fulfill all functions and responsibilities of the Team Leader in his/her absence.  Master’s degree required.

RN/Service Coordinator - Team 4
The Registered Nurse/Service Coordinator is an integral part of the modified Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team, who provides flexible, community based nursing services designed to promote stability, recovery and community integration of formerly homeless individuals who have a mental illness and abuse substances.   Responsibilities are implemented within the framework of agency policy, professional ethics, legal scope of practice and regulatory guidelines.  RN & BSN required.

Accountant (1 position)
The Accountant is;  responsible for assisting with routine and ad-hoc accounting activities for the accounting department;  a primary financial contact regarding client accounting operations to management such as Team Leaders and the Housing Department;  maintains the daily activities, including but not limited to, processing representative payee client payments, accounts payable for clients/operating, bank deposits, booking daily deposits and reporting activities, review of contract applications if needed, responsible for ensuring a timely and accurate reporting for month end close and miscellaneous projects.  Additionally, the Accountant possesses willingness to research and resolve accounting issues for one or more entity.  Bachelor’s degree required.

Community Integration Coordinator - Team 4
The Community Integration Coordinator works with the teams to manage client benefit applications, provide team support and coordinate and attend meaningful daytime activity for program participants.  The Team 4 CIC works in tandem across teams to manage the coordination of Philadelphia Housing Authority Vouchers (whether Blueprint, Safe Haven or VASH) for new clients coming in and for current clients who can “flip” from a HUD Subsidy and SSVF VA Benefits.  Some college preferred.

Certified Peer Specialist (full or part-time) 2 positions – Team 3 & 4
The Certified Peer Specialist is a member of the modified Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team who provides flexible, community based services that are designed to promote the stability, recovery and community integration of formerly homeless individuals who have a mental illness and may abuse substances.  The CPS works with individuals in their community environment assisting them in their recovery through self disclosure, instilling a sense of hope, encouragement, and vision in the future. The CPS assists clients to: better understand their mental illness; promote self-advocacy; develop interpersonal skills and social support/networks; reinforce budgeting skills to allow greater independence in management of funds; develop leisure and recreational activity planning skills; integrate with self-help support groups and other community avenues toward advancing their personal recovery objectives.  Prefer a Veteran for the Team 4 position.

If interested in any of these positions, please send an email with cover letter and resume to  In the subject line, please indicate which position.

Pathways is an equal opportunity employer.   It is our policy to afford equal employment opportunity to all individuals, regardless of race, creed, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation.

Job Posting - Mainline Health

Mainline Health Recruitment

We are currently have a recruitment with Mainline Health taking place on Wednesday, May 29th.  Just tell anyone who would be a candidate for this position to apply to the job posting and they will be screened for an interview.

Jonathan Harold|CareerLink Specialist
PA CareerLink of Montgomery County
1855 New Hope Street|Norristown, PA  19401
610.270.3429 x 218 phone|610.270.3428  fax
610.270.1273  tty
PA Careerlink Website<>|

Caregiver Action Network - CAN Launches New National Television Public Service Announcement

CAN is proud to partner with UnitedHealthcare. Together we are airing a TV spot to raise awareness of free educational resources that can help ease the burden of caregiving by making Medicare easier to understand.
Watch the TV spot in English.
Watch it in Spanish.
The PSA points caregivers to free online resources –, and – where they can find information to help them learn more about their loved ones’ health care coverage options including enrolling in Medicare and making changes to coverage.
As the nation’s leading family caregiver organization, CAN provides caregivers a variety of resources to help make the caregiving experience more successful. The CAN Story Project and the online Family Caregiver Forum offer family caregivers a platform to share their stories and read about other family caregiving experiences. CAN also provides peer-to-peer support through a unique and highly dedicated group of volunteers across the country.
Serving nearly one in five Medicare beneficiaries, UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement is the largest business dedicated to meeting the health and well-being needs of seniors and other Medicare beneficiaries. The PSA is part of UnitedHealthcare’s award-winning Medicare Made Clear initiative, which is designed to educate and empower consumers to make informed Medicare decisions.

Navigating Medicare can be especially challenging for Hispanics who do not speak English or who speak English as a second language., provides educational content and resources in Spanish, helping Spanish-speaking beneficiaries and their caregivers understand their health care coverage options. The site also provides health and wellness information to help Hispanic older adults and other beneficiaries manage chronic conditions and enhance their quality of life.
Take Care!
John Schall
Caregiver Action Network

Monday, May 20, 2013

Free Sports Physicals for Philadelph​ia Student Athletes

FREE College and SAT Prep Summer Program at Drexel for Class of 2015

High School Students // PROGRAMS

Philadelphia, PA

DEADLINE: 6/7/2013
AFFILIATION: Breakthrough Collaborative of Greater Philadelphia
LOCATION: Drexel University
TIMES: Two nights a week from 5:30PM-8:30PM
DATES: June 13th - August 15th
2 Saturday SAT Practice Tests - June 15th and August 3rd


Priority enrollment is given to students who will be entering their senior year the fall of 2013 and who qualify for free and reduced lunch and/or first generation college bound. Participants of Breakthrough Collaborative are guaranteed admission.

For more information visit:

PathWays PA Policy Blog - Payday Loans

Take Action Against Payday Loans!
Posted: 17 May 2013 08:10 AM PDT
Senator Browne issued a co-sponsorship memo about soon-to-be filed legislation that would legalize high-cost predatory payday loans in Pennsylvania.

The bill is not expected to be any different than last year's HB 2191 in that at its core it legalizes the same debt trap payday product. Adding up all the fees and interest, it would legalize a 288% APR on a typical, two-week $300 payday loan. This product is grossly inconsistent with protections in place for Pennsylvanians and the entire U.S. military (which cannot be offered loans with interest above 36% APR), and puts the state's veterans and families at risk.

Reach out to your legislators ASAP and ask them not to support Payday Loans in PA!

Free Dental Care

Do you know someone who needs dental care? Healthy Philadelphia wants you to know: Free Dental Services, May 31 and June 1, 2013

Please help spread the word about this free event:

Free Dental Services
Liacouras Center
1776 N. Broad Street

Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1

No Eligibility or Income Requirment

No appointments: First Come, First Served
Children and Adults

Doors open at 6 am
Services include: fillings, cleanings, extractions, education and more

Scholarship Information

For information on this and other Scholarship Opportunities in Pennsylvania, please visit:

Pennsylvania Postsecondary Educational Gratuity Program
This program honors individuals who lost their lives protecting the citizens of this Commonwealth by providing their children with a waiver of tuition, fees, and room and board charges. An act was signed into law that provides financial assistance to children of Pennsylvania police officers, firefighters, rescue or ambulance squad members, corrections facility employees or National Guard members who died in the line of duty after January 1, 1976.

This program provides a waiver of tuition, fees, and room and board costs charged by public postsecondary institutions. This waiver is only applied to charges that remain after all other grants (federal, state and outside scholarships) have been applied to your student account.

To qualify you must:
* Be a resident of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
* Be a child by birth or adoption of a deceased police officer, firefighter, rescue or ambulance squad member, corrections facility employee or active National Guard member who died after January 1, 1976, as a direct result of performing his or her official duties.
* Be a child by birth or adoption of a deceased sheriff, deputy sheriff, National Guard member or certain other individual who was on federal or state active military duty who died since September 11, 2001, as a direct result of performing his or her official duties.
* Be 25 years of age or younger at the time of application for the program.
* Have already applied for available scholarships, as well as state and federal grants, and have provided a record of application for financial aid to the postsecondary institution to which application is made.
* Be enrolled at a Pennsylvania community college, state-owned institution, or state-related institution as a full-time student pursuing undergraduate studies that will lead to an associate or baccalaureate degree.

For more information, please visit:

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Job Corps - Free Job Training

Thank you for your interest in Job Corps. We of the Reading Job Corps Admissions team are eager to assist you in making your career dreams come true. Since 1964 Job Corps has provided an opportunity for millions of youth to prepare themselves for employment and independent living. We are prepared to help you learn if Job Corps is right for you and to determine if you are eligible  for Job Corps.

       We conduct information and application meetings throughout the area and enclosed are the time and place of upcoming meetings. Please choose the meeting that is most convenient for you and make plans to attend. It is not required that you make an appointment. The purpose of these meetings is to provide information to prospective students and their parents about the benefits Job Corps has to offer and what will be expected from you if you granted a scholarship to attend a Job Corps Center.    

     You must be on time as there will be other prospective students in attendance and individuals that arrive late are a disruption to the group. You must be dressed appropriately for a business meeting.


*This meeting will take at least three hours and could take as long as four hours     depending upon the size of the group. You must stay for the entire meeting.

*If you are under the age of 18 your parent or legal guardian must attend this meeting with you and be prepared to stay for the entire session.


*You must have your

·         Social Security card

·         Birth certificate. Government issued only.

·         Proof of income source or most recent pay stub. If working.

·         A letter or statement from the County Assistance office stating you are currently eligible for foods stamps or any cash welfare payment. If applicable.

·         Proof of legal residency status if you are not a United States Citizen.

·         A list of at least 3 emergency contacts.

·         Your immunization records.

·         Your health insurance card, if you have coverage

·         Your high school diploma or your GED certificate and scores, if applicable.

·         Your official transcripts from your last high school.

·         The school report form that is included with this invitation if you are under 18.

Your application will not be sent to a Job Corps Center until we have all of these items.


    We are looking forward to meeting you and helping you decide if Job Corps is the right choice for you.


Dan Moser & Melissa Huhn


Scheduled Job Corps Information Sessions through  6/30/13

For residents of Berks, Bucks, Delaware, Lehigh and Montgomery Counties.



Lehigh Valley Career Link    

1601 Union Boulevard

Allentown, PA 18002

Meeting Starts at 10:00 am

May 10th  Friday; May 20th  Monday

June 5th Wednesday;    June 19th Wednesday



Delaware County CareerLink

701 Crosby Street

Chester, PA 19013

Meeting Starts at 10:00 am

Tuesday – May 7th and 28th ;June 4th and 18th



Montgomery County CareerLink

1855 New Hope Street

Norristown, PA 19401

Wednesday – May 8th 11:00 am

Friday May 24th  11:00 am 

Monday June 10th & 24th  10:00 am.



Dove Christian Ministry Center

621 Centre Avenue

Reading, PA 19601

Meeting starts at 10:00 am

Thursday  - May 2nd  & 16th  June 6th and 20th


Upper Darby

Christ Lutheran Community Church

7240 Walnut Street

Upper Darby, PA 19082

Meeting starts at 10:00 am

Tuesday – May 21st and June 11th and 25th


Caregiver Support

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3254163 Cashier
3254267 CDL A Driver Industrial Medical Technician
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Volunteer Opportunity - Food Pantry Assistant - Volunteer Opportunity - Food Pantry Assistant
Drueding Center, a transitional housing program for homeless women with children, is looking for Food Pantry Assistants. Our organization is opening up a Food Pantry at the end of March and we're looking for volunteers who can make a three month commitment to helping low income families access healthy foods! Assistants will help with signing in families, weighing food products, educating families on two programs we will be using, etc. The Food Pantry will be open on Tuesdays from 9am-12pm, Thursdays from 4pm-7pm, and the 3rd Saturday of every month from 10am-2pm. Volunteers are needed for all of these times! If interested please contact Julia Wallis at

Job Posting - Manager, Job Opportunity Investment Network

Manager, Job Opportunity Investment Network

The United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey’s mission is to harness, leverage and strategically invest the collective power of donors, advocates and volunteers, to drive measurable results that improve the lives of people in our region.

  The Job Opportunity Investment Network (JOIN) is a collaborative of public and private funders that aims to enhance the workforce system in Greater Philadelphia to better meet the needs of workers, employers, and the regional economy. JOIN realizes this vision by investing in and advocating for industry-led job training programs that prepare low-wage workers for high-demand, mid-skilled positions. JOIN is seeking a detail oriented, thoughtful, and energetic manager to support the collaborative going forward.

Over the last five years, JOIN has built a track record of success and developed strong relationships with government, non-profit, business, and philanthropic stakeholders. JOIN’s past success has positioned it well to manage a diverse set of pooled and aligned funds advancing its mission, develop and analyze collective impact measures related to workforce development, economic development, and education, and serve as a regional thought leader by identifying and promoting best practices. The JOIN manager will build JOIN’s capacity by supporting and advancing JOIN’s work in each of these areas.  

The Manager will be based at the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, which convenes and manages the collaborative.




Job responsibilities include:

Budget and Program Management

  • Manage JOIN’s federal and philanthropic grants, ensuring timely and accurate reporting of participant-level data and financial statements
    • Prepare and submit reports on program activities and progress toward overall program goals
    • Prepare and submit fiscal reports for funders
    • Liaise with United Way staff to prepare invoices for payment to grantees and external contractors
  • Collaborate with JOIN grantees to ensure their programming matches JOIN’s strategy and is constructively responding to evaluative feedback
  • Lead recruitment and selection process for graduate and undergraduate-level fellows and/or interns
  • Assign programmatic, research, and administrative support projects in collaboration with JOIN Director to graduate or undergraduate-level fellows and/or interns
Research and Development

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of funding applications, new initiatives, and projects
  • Continually enhance knowledge of best practice information in relevant education, workforce, and economic development topics vital to JOIN’s agenda
  • Closely coordinate with JOIN’s evaluation partner to ensure goals of JOIN Investors and needs of JOIN grantees are met
Communications and Thought Leadership

  • Participate in strategic partnerships, volunteer work groups, and agency peer roundtables, and other committees related to JOIN’s mission and agenda
  • Manage signature communications events, including planning, coordination and follow-up related to annual Innovation Forum, public convenings, peer learning meetings, etc.
  • Maintain strong working relationships and communication with public, private, and nonprofit stakeholders
  • Manage the development of web-based and distributed informational materials
Professional Qualifications

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in related field, Masters Degree preferred
  • Experience managing complex, multi-component programs, organizations or initiatives with demonstrated competence
  • Record of working successfully in team environments
  • Ability to see projects through from start to finish
  • Experience in outcomes measurement preferred
  • Ability to use databases to track information and other technology to support analytical and presentation activities
Personal Qualifications

  • High level of initiative and drive, with a strong sense of urgency and accountability
  • Highly organized, with a strong ability to manage and prioritize workload and projects
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Proven ability to work in a collaborative manner, to interact well with a diverse range of stakeholders, and to constructively give and receive feedback
  • Ability to work well under the pressure of deadlines
2.       Experience

·         Ideally a minimum of  three to five years of experience

Target Hiring Salary: $55,000 - $60,000 annually

For consideration, please apply directly online at    EO