DIRECTOR, COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT & INCLUSION
Please Touch Museum
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Post Date: Feb 05, 2021
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: March 15, 2021
Salary: - n/a -
Location: US - Pennsylvania - Philadelphia
Job Reference: 02052021
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Description
Essential Functions:
Community Engagement:
•Create and maintain an outreach strategy that seeks to create or strengthen partnership opportunities between the Museum and external stakeholders, including educational leaders and educators, community services providers, university leaders, government representatives, faith leaders.
•Act as liaison and facilitator for the Museum’s Parkside Community Advisory Council (PCAC), leading all monthly meetings. Deepen relationships with current PCAC members and grow PCAC engagement, membership.
•Expand external community programs that provide educational resources, programs, and supplies to the Museum’s neighboring communities.
•Oversees the planning and implementation of the Museum’s low cost/no-cost programs, including reduced admission First Wednesdays and accessibility programs like Play Without Boundaries.
School & Museum Engagement:
•Develop and implement a strategy and tactical plan for a school-museum partnership program and collaborative curriculum to be implemented both in and outside the Museum with K-5 grade students.
•Oversees the Museum’s budding Kindergarten Readiness initiatives including programs and resources that assist families with young children who are transitioning into Kindergarten.
•Fosters community and city rollout and support of Kindergarten support programs across Philadelphia families, schools, and educational leaders.
•Liaises with Philadelphia School District and City Office of Education officials to build awareness of Museum programs, initiatives, and deepen partnership opportunities.
•Ensures programs and partnerships foster an inclusive Museum environment for staff and visitors. Upholds the Museum’s commitment to provide welcome experiences for all visitors and expand opportunities for diversity of thought.
Administrative:
•Creates a budget and meets annual financial targets and metrics established in the annual operating plan.
•Identifies and develops projects for grant funding related to programs and works with the Development team to help secure funding.
•Represents the Museum in development efforts, particularly those related to obtaining funding support.
•Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
•Bachelor’s degree required, Masters preferred, with an emphasis on education, communications, social work, or related field.
•Minimum five years leading successful community-based programs engaging children and families.
•Proven track record of creating diverse, inclusive, and successful community partnerships.
•Must understand multicultural programming to meet the needs of a diverse audience.
•Understanding of early childhood education, curriculum, and informal learning environments.
•A track record of performance excellence in meeting targets and objectives.
•Responsive and enthusiastic for leveraging expertise available among thought-leaders on issues such as child development and trauma-informed care.
•Proven project management experience that includes scoping and building professional relationships, planning and integration of people and resources, managing risk and planning for contingencies.
•Must have PA Criminal History, FBI fingerprints, and PA Child Abuse Clearances. All background check clearances must be complete prior to hire.
The position’s essential functions listed above describe the general nature and scope of work. Other responsibilities, duties and skills may be required and assigned, as needed.

Skills
•Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to establish rapport and build successful collaborations with diverse families, staff, community stakeholders and partners.
•Strong analytical thinking skills.
•Exceptional communication skills (written, public speaking, and presentation)
•Demonstrated budget management skills.
•Comfortable working in environments of cultural diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Notes
Please know, all submissions must include a cover letter and resume, and all applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma/GED.

Please visit https://www.pleasetouchmuseum.org/careers/
for a more detailed Job description.


Contact Details
Name: Human Resources Please Touch Museum
Address: 4231 Avenue of the Republic
City: Philadelphia
State/Province: Pennsylvania
Zipcode: 19131
Country: United States
Ph: 215/581-3188
Email: employment@pleasetouchmuseum.org