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West Philadelphia is exploding with opportunity, with some of the city’s biggest and most prestigious employers located in this part of town. At the same time, many members of the community have a hard time accessing the opportunity that is right in their back yard due to challenges associated with unemployment, limited networks, or trouble navigating the modern job market.
University City District (UCD) established the West Philadelphia Skills Initiative to provide innovative solutions to the challenges faced by both employers and job seekers. The Skills Initiative designs programs that help employers address their talent management challenges, like turnover, while preparing job seekers to serve as West Philadelphia’s talented workforce. We help our participants by enhancing their own power, shifting their career perspective, and engaging in real life problem solving.
Since 2011, we have helped over 90% of our graduates connect to employment. Our team is here to help talented people access opportunity, help employers find the workforce they need, and address economic inequities in our community. To advance this work, we are looking for a team member that is on-board with our shared values. WPSI defines those values as follows:
Working in partnership with the Senior Manager of Learning & Development, the Manager, Training & Evaluation will be directly responsible for the classroom and participant evaluation portions of the program experience. The Manager plays a key role in the daily operations of our training program and will work to continuously improve service delivery. Key duties and responsibilities include the following:
Successful candidates for this role will have the following skills and experiences:
A little more about the right fit for the role…
The ideal candidate will be a lifelong learner with a strong focus on continued growth and improvement on a personal and professional level. WPSI holds exceptionally high standards for program participants and staff alike. We are looking for someone who is inspired by these high standards, not afraid of them. The ideal candidate will also strive for excellence across all work products and relationships, show up with humility, be deeply interested in uncovering the “why”, and respect the way things have been done, but openly and optimistically challenge boundaries to find what is possible.
If you’re interested, please email your resume and cover letter/personal statement to Sarah at email@example.com. Please use “Manager, Training & Evaluation” as the email subject.
University City District is a partnership of world-renowned anchor institutions, small businesses and residents that creates opportunity, and improves economic vitality and quality of life in the University City area of West Philadelphia. Our primary mission is community revitalization. We work within a place-based, data-driven framework to invest in world-class public spaces, address crime and public safety, bring life to commercial corridors, connect low-income residents to careers, and promote job growth and innovation.
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