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Program Coordinator - ICSW
Philadelphia, PA

Play On Philly

Play On Philly (POP) is a non-profit organization that provides daily, after-school music instruction to over 300 K-12 students. We work in communities that historically have had little or no access to formal music education. We are seeking a Program Coordinator for our Music Center at Independence Charter School West (ICSW) in Philadelphia. This individual will help us deliver the best experience possible to our students and families.

Job Description

The Program Coordinator for Independence Charter School West (ICSW) is responsible for ensuring smooth daily operations of the ICSW Music Center, contributing to summer program administration, and contributing to POP program success overall. This full-time position supervises a team of Teaching Artists and runs the out of school time programming at ICSW which runs Monday-Friday from 8:00-9:00am and on Wednesday afternoons from 1:30-4:00pm. You will be responsible for all day-to-day operational tasks, student recruitment and enrollment, family communications, collection and management of student data, and building an excellent relationship with our Music Center partner. You will work closely with the Program Team to plan and execute small and large-scale events, collaborative rehearsals with students from other POP Music Centers, and performances. Each member of the Program Team is assigned special projects throughout the year to support programmatic and organizational goals.

A Successful Candidate

  • Has a growth mindset and welcomes feedback
  • Is passionate about music, education, and social justice
  • Is an organized problem-solver and is calm under pressure
  • Is motivated by challenges
  • Excels at building relationships
  • Is an excellent team player
  •  A minimum of 1 year of professional experience working with young people
  • A minimum of 1 year of professional experience managing a team
  • Experience working with culturally, racially, and economically diverse populations
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

POP is committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace and is actively trying to attract a wide pool of candidates. Discrimination against race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability or genetic information is both illegal and against our organization’s values. As part of our Commitment to Cultural Equity and Anti-Racism, POP is working to understand who is applying to our open positions. Your responses will help us to evaluate and improve our current practices. If you feel comfortable volunteering your demographic details strictly for informational purposes, you will be invited to respond to the optional section in the job application.

Our Community

POP is rooted in the community of Philadelphia. We welcome all applicants and invite our local community members to apply. We want to hear from you!

In lieu of a cover letter, please be prepared to answer the following questions: [250 word maximum per response]

  • Why are you interested in POP?
  • What do you like about working with elementary and middle-school aged children?
  • Describe an experience where you’ve built an effective working relationship with a partner.
Salary: $45,760/year
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