School-Based Program Coordinator (College Bigs)
Philadelphia, PA School Based Program
Job Type

Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region

Position: School-Based Program Coordinator (College)

Location: Philadelphia, PA, Cherry Hill NJ, Norristown PA (Hybrid 2-3 day onsite)

Job Status: Full-time, non-exempt

Reports To: Team Leader, School-Based Mentoring

Effective Date:  September 12th 2022

Salary: $36K-40K

JOIN A FORWARD-THINKING AGENCY THAT SEEKS TO ENSURE THAT ALL YOUTH ACHIEVE THEIR FULL POTENTIAL. Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence (BBBSI) is the largest BBBS agency in the state and fourth largest in the nation. Our mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth, while working collaboratively to strengthen the quality of the mentoring field and close the mentoring gap. 


You will love it here if you 1) set the bar high 2) are intentional and thoughtful about your choices 3) collaborate as a means to community solutions 4) are positive, can-do, and solution-oriented 5) embrace justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, and 6) are accountable and get it done. 


BBBSI seeks a full-time School-Based Program Coordinator for the College Bigs Program. This position supports one-on-one mentoring relationships between college students "Bigs" and students "Littles" through the coordination of programs and match support located at three to four school sites and local colleges. This position will collaborate with the School-Based Recruiter and college student boards, and develop and facilitate monthly match activities for college matches. Some evening/weekend work may be required, with the majority of time spent during traditional work hours. This position requires in-person work at schools in Philadelphia and potentially Southern New Jersey. 


Academic Requirements: Bachelor’s degree (OR an Associate’s Degree and a minimum 4 years relevant experience OR no degree, but a minimum of 8 years relevant experience OR within six months of Bachelor’s degree completion).

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Experience working with youth populations and with socio-economically diverse populations is required. Spanish speaking skills are a plus. Must possess the ability to effectively utilize BBBSI’s internal database systems for tracking and recording information. 

Additional Requirements: Daily access to a car, valid driver's license, with state-required automobile insurance minimums is preferred for the purpose of traveling to schools.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The ability to work independently; remain sedentary for extended periods of time (6+ hours per day); lift 10-25lbs; push, pull, bend kneel, as needed for normal operations. 


Please submit a cover letter and resume online.

Note: only those applicants believed to be viable candidates for this opportunity will be contacted. No phone calls please.


Educators, social workers, youth workers, and recent graduates with a passion for working with youth and a desire to work for a strong mission driven organization should apply. At BBBSI, we serve more than 2,000 children annually in Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties in Pennsylvania, and Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties in New Jersey. 

Our aspiration is to develop an organization that reflects our constituent base. We recognize, affirm, and celebrate the diverse backgrounds, lives, and experiences of all of our stakeholders, including youth, families, donors, volunteers, and staff. 

BBBSI is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran status, first and second-generation immigrants, and people from low-income families, or any legally protected factor. Please feel free to review our DEI Intentionality Statement


**Please note this position requires in-person work at schools. The agency has transitioned into a hybrid model for most positions in the agency. Ability to commute to the office and travel to schools at least 2-3 days a week is required. COVID-19 vaccinations or medical/religious exemptions are required.***



BBBSI offers a robust benefits package including but not limited to paid vacation and PTO, 403(b) retirement plan, medical/dental/vision options, telemedicine, employee assistance program (EAP), life insurance, AD&D, short-term disability, flexible spending accounts (medical, dependent day care, commuter benefits- parking & transit). Please note that some of these offerings may require full-time employment.