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Career Pathways Manager

City of Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Company Description

A best-in-class city that attracts best-in-class talent, Philadelphia is an incredible place to build a career. From our thriving arts scene and rich history to our culture of passion and grit, there are countless reasons to love living and working here. With a workforce of over 30,000 people, and more than 1,000 different job categories, the City of Philadelphia offers boundless opportunities to make an impact.

As an employer, the City of Philadelphia values inclusion, integrity, innovation, empowerment, and hard work above all else. We offer a vibrant work environment, comprehensive health care and benefits, and the experience you need to grow and excel. If you’re interested in working with a passionate team of people who care about the future of Philadelphia, start here.

What We Offer:

Impact - The work you do here matters to millions.

Growth - Philadelphia is growing, why not grow with it?

Diversity & Inclusion - Find a career in a place where everyone belongs.

Opportunities in Tech - Don’t wait for the future, shape it.

Benefits - We care about your well being.

Agency Description

The Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity (CEO) provides leadership on issues of economic justice by advancing racial equity and inclusive growth to ensure that all Philadelphians share in the city’s prosperous future and by alleviating the immediate impact of poverty on individuals, families and communities. CEO is Philadelphia’s Community Action Agency (CAA); CAAs are private or public agencies created by the 1964 Economic Opportunity Act and federally designated to receive Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funding.

CEO’s Guiding Principles

  • We believe city government has the responsibility to provide opportunities to and promote the well-being of all citizens while representing their best interests.
  • We believe the people of Philadelphia deserve the opportunity to live happy, healthy, and full lives.
  • We believe people can offer meaningful insights into both their personal experiences and how the systems around them function.
  • We believe poverty is a systemic issue and city government can lead in dismantling the barriers that often prevent opportunities.

CEO’s Values

  • Dignity: How we treat the community we serve is reflective of how we treat each other.
  • Inclusivity: We all benefit when the talents and contributions of all members are available to our communities.
  • Persistence: When we get discouraged, we find ways to lift each other up and push forward.
  • Accountability: We are transparent and honest about our plans, our actions, and our results.
  • Honesty: We create a safe space without judgment to have healthy and honest dialogue about systems, people and misconceptions.
Job Description

The Promise Corps Career Pathways Manager will lead the implementation of a job readiness and career exploration program for students. The Manager will provide day-to-day leadership of the program implementation at work sites and the overall placement of students at internship/employment sites first during the summer of 2019 and then lead the planning and implementation of continued programming. Duties include direct management of 1-2 people, lead recruitment and point of contact for employer partners, administrative support, program planning and support, data management and maintaining evaluation records. This person would also be responsible for the external engagement of employers and work sites within Philadelphia to host students annually. The Career Pathways Manager will also support annual events and programming that take place with Promise Corps College and Career Readiness programming. This position reports to the Director of Youth Strategies.

Essential Functions

  • Coordinate job readiness and career exploration program and activities in collaboration with other local businesses, higher education and community initiatives
  • Recruit students to apply and enroll in both the College incentive and Career incentive program
  • Provide supervision, leadership, motivation, team building, conflict resolution and support to student participants
  • Establish positive relationships and effective communication with job employer host sites and ensure both employers and students have high rates of satisfaction with their placement
  • Establish positive relationships and effective communication with college pathways partners at host sites and ensure both partners and students have high rates of satisfaction with their placement
  • Establish relationships with external partners as needed to resource students and employers during and before/after program implementation schools
  • Gather and maintain evaluation records pertaining to program performance, particularly in regard to impact on high school students
  • Ensure the submission of all required information from the site to appropriate program staff
  • Support recruitment efforts, annual events, professional development and program implementation of annual Promise Corps programming

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience in career readiness and youth engagement work preferred
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in an education or career readiness setting or experience working directly with youth in urban communities; particularly experience with job and career preparedness
  • A valid PA driver’s license is required
  • Must be comfortable and confident commuting in and around Philadelphia via public transit and in a vehicle

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Successful characteristics include:

  • Dynamic, committed individual with strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability and commitment to work beyond traditional working hours and schedule is required
  • Managing a program and/or supervising people, preferably youth
  • Knowledge of career exploration and job readiness program goals and effectiveness locally and nationally
  • Curriculum development and implementation preferred
  • Working with service-learning, AmeriCorps programming, and member management preferred
  • Familiar with and proven successful use of social media platforms
  • Strong print and electronic communication skills as well as interpersonal communication

Additional Information

Please submit a resume and reference list with your application.

Did you know?

  • We are a Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program qualified employer
  • Employees are eligible for a 25% tuition discount program (and sometimes spouses and dependents as well) in partnership with area colleges and universities
  • We offer comprehensive health coverage for employees and their eligible dependents
  • Our wellness program offers eligibility into the discounted medical plan
  • Employees receive paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays
  • Generous retirement savings options are available

Successful candidate must be a city of Philadelphia resident within six months of hire

CEO is committed to building a diverse staff and strongly encourages applications from all candidates.

The City of Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not permit discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, source of income, familial status, genetic information or domestic or sexual violence victim status. If you believe you were discriminated against, call the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations at 215-686-4670 or send an email to For more information, go to: Human Relations Website:


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Philadelphia, PA