Pipeline Coordinator, Netter Center for Community Partnerships

  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Mar 01, 2023
Part time / Adjunct Careers Services & Placement

Job Description


Pipeline Coordinator, Netter Center for Community Partnerships

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America's Best Employers By State in 2021.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement for all positions at the University of Pennsylvania. New hires are expected to be fully vaccinated before beginning work at the University. For more information about Penn's vaccine requirements, visit the Penn COVID-19 Response website for the latest information.

Posted Job Title
Pipeline Coordinator, Netter Center for Community Partnerships

Job Profile Title
Coordinator A-01

Job Description Summary
The Pipeline Coordinator provides year-round support for the Educational Pipeline Program. Pipeline is a collaboration between the Netter Center for Community Partnerships, the Perelman School of Medicine, Penn's School of Veterinary Medicine, the Life Sciences Management Program, the Center for Public Health Initiatives, and four local public high schools. The mission of the Educational Pipeline Program is to encourage high school students from backgrounds underrepresented in medicine to aspire to medical science careers. The Netter Center and its partners at Penn collaborate to provide mentorship and education at all levels:

High school students are taught by undergraduates and graduate students
Undergraduates learn from graduate students
Graduate students are guided by faculty

The Pipeline Program allows college students, medical trainees, physicians-in-training, and faculty at the University of Pennsylvania to contribute meaningfully to our local community while simultaneously advancing teaching, learning, and research at Penn. High school students in the program participate in a hands-on health sciences curriculum and receive exposure to health-related career paths as well as
mentorship and academic support.

Job Description


-In collaboration with partner high school teachers, support the recruitment and retention of the incoming EPP high school cohort at each of the four partner high schools.

-Plan and implement fall high school-based EPP programming including mentorship support, a career development series, and classroom lessons.

-Assess needs and offer supports (including social/emotional) for students enrolled in EPP throughout the year. Find meaningful ways to build a sense of group identity amongst program participants.

-Logistical support for the planning and implementation of the spring pipeline curriculum led by the teams in Life Science Management, the Perelman School of Medicine, and the Penn Veterinary School of Medicine - inclusive of student attendance, evaluation and enrollment.

-Co-plan and implement a 6-week summer public health-based EP program.

-Serve as point of contact and advisor for the various Penn student groups that collaborate with the Pipeline program.

-Perform additional duties as assigned. These might include connecting with school partners and community partners; coordination of stake-holders at Penn; support for program evaluation; meeting with funders, etc.


Bachelor's Degree with 1-3 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Demonstrated ability to: (a) establish strong collaborative working-relationships with school-based and university-based partners, (b) foster mentoring relationships with high school students, (c) recruit, organize, and support undergraduate students in school-based and research-hospital settings, (d) recruit and support high school students for program participation, (e) support year-round diverse programming, (f) create organizational structures to support programming as needed, (g) and implement logistics for scheduling, transportation, supplies, and food orders.

A background or interest in medicine, healthcare, or the biological sciences is a plus. Knowledge of youth development and/or teaching strategies preferred. Target start date is summer 2023.

Working Conditions Office, library, computer room, hybrid work eligible

Physical Effort: Typically sitting at a desk or table

Ability to lift 25 lbs.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
School of Arts and Sciences

Pay Range
$20.45 - $30.82
Salary offers are made based on the candidate's qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, as well as internal and market factors and grade profile.

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

University Benefits
  • Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your family's health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.
  • Tuition: Take advantage of Penn's exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.
  • Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn's Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.
  • Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family—whatever your personal needs may be.
  • Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you're newly hired, you won't have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.
  • Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. That's why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance.
  • Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.
  • University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the University's libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. There's always something going on at Penn, whether it's a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, you're right in the middle of the excitement—and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free.
  • Discounts and Special Services: From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you'll find great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks.
  • Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures.
  • Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home improvements.
  • Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up to two adoptions in your household.

To learn more, please visit: https://www.hr.upenn.edu/PennHR/benefits-pay

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