Position:  Program Manager

Reports to: Program Director

Location: Hybrid, onsite in Philadelphia, PA

Duration: Full-time (40 hours/week)

Organization Overview

With a purpose to transform the educational experience for students, teachers and communities by embedding empathy, informed investigation, and civic action within public school classrooms, Need in Deed (NID) is seeking a program manager to join us in our effort to train, coach, and support Philadelphia public school teachers as they implement our My Voice framework.

We are committed to the belief that students should have an active voice in their classroom and communities. Students’ voices are powerful and valid. Our model encourages teachers to amplify the voices of the students in their classrooms and guide them in addressing the social issues that concern them.

Position Overview

Support 1st and 2nd year Need in Deed Teacher Network members in the facilitation of Need in Deed’s My Voice service-learning framework in classrooms.  Collaborate with program staff to develop professional development workshops and strategies.  Work with program staff to develop activities, lesson plans, and support materials for the My Voice framework

Specific Areas of Responsibility:

  • Coach Teacher Network members in service-learning theory and practice through formal and informal professional development sessions and classroom visits
  • Assist teachers in aligning their curriculum with the My Voice framework
  • Cultivate relationships with community partners; schedule classroom visits, research ideas for field trips and service-learning projects
  • Maintain database of resources for service-learning projects, including books, videos, and other materials
  • Help with planning and hosting NID events
  • Maintain records of project activities for assigned teachers and communicate project successes and challenges with supervisor and NID staff


  • Bachelor’s degree required; master’s preferred
  • Desirable characteristics and areas of expertise:
    • Experience training/coaching K-12 teachers, preferably in an urban setting
    • Three years experience teaching in public school classrooms, preferably in an urban setting
    • Experience in conducting high-quality service-learning projects with K-12 students, preferably in an urban setting
    • Committed to the equitable education of all children
    • Access to reliable transportation
    • Team oriented
    • Excellent interpersonal, written, verbal, presentation, and organizational skills
  • Salary
    • Commensurate with education and experience
    • Salary range: $50K to 60K
  • To Apply
  • Send resume and cover letter to program@needindeed.org
  • No phone calls, please