Historic Fair Hill seeks a manager for its education programs in schools and at the historic site in Fairhill, North Philadelphia. Full time school year, part time summer.
Summary: Historic Fair Hill (see organizational description below) seeks an energetic, outgoing educator to manage its partnership for literacy at schools in Fairhill and its history and gardens program. The position includes teaching children and adults, coordinating work of volunteers, supervising staff, managing community events.
Requirements: 1) college degree and teaching experience 2) ability to inspire children and adults, 3) excellent social, communication, organizational skills 4) demonstrated skill in managing people and projects 5)love of and knowledge of children’s books 5) enthusiasm for urban gardening. Bilingual Spanish-English a plus.
Time: The position requires an average of 40 hours per week from August 15 to June 15, and 20 hours/ week June 15-August 15.
Salary: $35K to $45K based on experience and interview . No benefits.
- Manage an elementary school library and guide students to find just right books
- Coordinate team of library volunteers and reading tutors
- Supervise 8 parent assistants doing reading support in K-2 classrooms
- Support parent engagement at conferences
- Schedule and lead garden visits for K-3 classes
- Schedule and teach nature and history field trips at historic site
- Coordinate community events some Saturdays and in summer at historic site
Qualifications: The ideal candidate for the HFH Program Coordinator will be someone who is energetic, determined, and passionate about the regenerative power of education and community gardening in low wealth communities. He or she will bring a wealth of social skills, including the ability to relate to and motivate diverse people of all ages. The right person will have demonstrated the ability to inspire, teach, organize, empower. He or she will be organized, persistent, and flexible in the face of challenge and will know how to have fun with people and keep a sense of humor.
About Historic Fair Hill: Historic Fair Hill (HFH) is a community partnership organization that formed around the restoration of the 5-acre historic Quaker burial ground located at 2901 Germantown Avenue. Buried here are American human rights giants such as Lucretia Mott and Robert Purvis, The years-long clean and green effort transformed the property into a place of rare and welcome natural beauty. The founders of HFH envisioned and created an organization committed to community partnership and revitalization.
HFH has expanded the greenspace to four big community gardens that produce healthy food and offer youth training and peaceful community gathering places. In its neighborhood schools, HFH has opened and staffs school libraries, provides books, reading tutors and Assistants for K-2 classrooms.
To apply: Please email a cover letter that describes skills and experiences related to the requirements of the job. Also please send a resume with three personal and professional references to Ms. Jean Warrington, Executive Director, info[at]historicfairhill.com.