The Netter Center will be returning to regular business hours on campus on September 7.  Please contact nettercenter@upenn.edu for general inquiries.

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University-Assisted Community School (UACS) Afterschool Instructor

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 After School Instructors include:

  • Managing students & participants in the Netter UACS Enrichment Program
  • Providing tutoring, program planning and implementation
  • Regularly reporting tasks completion and program updates to Site Director or supervisor
  • Coordinating program promotion and outreach to surrounding community and to program families
  • General set up of program space
  • Ensuring students & participants are engaged and having fun
  • Attending professional development trainings
  • Implementation of proper Netter UACS Policies and Procedures
  • Ensuring the safety and awareness of students, including following COVID-19 safety protocols
  • Capturing attendance of students
  • Demonstrating positive youth and community development principles at all times
  • All staff must be fully vaccinated
  • Staff must have or be able to obtain the following clearances to work with children before starting work: PA Child Abuse Certification, FBI Fingerprinting Report, PA Criminal Record Check, Mandated Reporter Training Certificate, National Sex Offender Registry Verification. The Netter Center will pay for these clearances and assist staff in obtaining if needed.

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.

Compensation: Minimum $15 per hour

Please apply via the Careers@Penn posting.