Project Associate


The Philadelphia Academy of School Leaders, Inc. (School Leaders) was created in 2015 based on the belief that Philadelphia’s strength as a city depends on its ability to deliver quality educational opportunities for all 215,000 students in its district, charter, and faith-based schools.


Realizing this vision requires strong leadership in our schools.  Recognizing that leadership is the catalyst for change, School Leaders invests in leaders across district, charter, and faith-based schools in Philadelphia.  Our programs develop principals – and the system leaders who supervise and support principals – by providing hands-on, relevant, and actionable training and cultivating collaboration among a network of outstanding peers.  We provide school and system leaders with the necessary tools, skills, and networks to elevate their performance and improve school and student outcomes.  Now in our fifth year, School Leaders serves nearly one-third of Philadelphia’s principals, the critical mass needed to drive systemic change for our city’s schools and students.



The Project Associate will actively contribute towards School Leaders’ vision of a highly effective principal in every Philadelphia’s district, charter, and faith-based school who ensures every student is prepared for college, career, and life.  The Project Associate will perform a diverse range of responsibilities including administrative tasks to support organizational efficiency and program effectiveness.  In doing so, the Project Associate will help ensure that program participants experience engaging and impactful leadership development opportunities that build their capacity to improve schools and dramatically increase student outcomes.



The Project Associate’s responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:



·     Support logistics for program activities and events

·     Organize and manage google drives to share session content and tools with program participants

·     Share resources and opportunities with program participants through weekly outreach

·     Research learning management systems to support participant communication, engagement, and collaboration

·     Track and summarize recent research to inform program design and implementation


Organizational Development

·     Support organizational communications – develop participant biographies and school profiles, create social media content, monitor and track media mentions

·     Conduct research and draft content to support fundraising proposals and reports

·     Maintain organizational calendar



·     Provide timely and responsive customer service to participants and stakeholders by managing phones and organizational email

·     Manage and update participant and stakeholder contact lists and database

·     Manage and update organizational documents and files

·     Manage School Leaders’ office and proactively order supplies and equipment to meet team’s needs

·     Provide administrative support to enhance team efficiency and effectiveness


Additionally, the Project Associate will fulfill any other responsibilities as needed or assigned by the Executive Director.



The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following competencies:

·        Passionately believes that all students can achieve at high levels

·        Exhibits a strong focus on goals and results – including a track record of meeting or exceeding goals – and holds self personally accountable

·        Communicates effectively in both written and verbal communication – tailors message for audience, context, and mode of communication

·        Builds positive relationships with diverse stakeholders and maintains a service orientation

·        Demonstrates excellent project management and implementation skills – works efficiently, maintains attention to detail, and is able to create, implement, and adapt project plans

·        Exceptional follow-through skills – able to multi-task and balance requests from many different individuals

·        Demonstrates an entrepreneurial mindset and ability to work in a fast-paced environment

·        Maintains a positive attitude, flexibility, and humor


The ideal candidate will have the following experience:

·        Demonstrated experience managing logistics and communications

·        Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office and Google-based applications

·        A minimum of 2 years of professional experience working in a K-12 education setting

·        Bachelor degree required



Please send your resume and a role-specific cover letter to  Applications to this position will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.


Compensation is competitive and based on experience.  The Philadelphia Academy of School Leaders, Inc. offers a comprehensive benefits package to all employees.


The Philadelphia Academy of School Leaders, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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