The Hope Center

Careers at The Hope Center

The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice is invested in a mission to recognize #RealCollege students as humans first. Working toward this mission, The Hope Center places great value in supporting the wellbeing of our team members. We are open to remote work and flexible hours as an adjustment to evolving work styles. Our goal is to provide:

  • A more sustainable work-life balance.
  • Reduction in hours lost commuting to and from the office.
  • Savings on childcare for working households.
  • Reducing the need to take leave when unable to be in the office.
  • The ability to plan conveniently with more control over your schedule.

Team members who report to our office within the Lewis Katz School of Medicine will find a welcoming and family-friendly environment, which includes a comfortable wellness room, expansive kitchen, and smaller breakrooms. Our wellness support includes six weeks of paid vacation and other health services and programs offered through Temple University.

Finally, we know the cost of education makes successful college completion a challenge for many people. Through Temple University, our team members and their families qualify for tuition benefits to aid in closing the funding gap to make attaining a college degree more affordable.


Managing Director of Learning & Impact

Position Summary

The Hope Center is seeking an experienced national leader with deep expertise in both higher education practice and in research/evaluation to serve as the inaugural Managing Director of Learning and Innovation. This is an opportunity to shape an influential and rapidly growing organization creating widespread positive improvements throughout higher education.

The Managing Director of Learning and Innovation will be primarily responsible for executive oversight to ensure high-quality organizational strategic and operational objectives are achieved occurs in the two core program areas:

  1. Research and Evaluation
  2. Technical Assistance and Institutional Transformation

This includes strategic and operational oversight of both program areas, which includes program development, delivery, and evaluation, as well as fundraising, budget setting, knowledge management, and all external relationship management. This person must thrive while handling a variety of constituencies, managing multiple tasks simultaneously, and achieving strong outcomes in a complex environment with multiple shifting priorities.

Qualified applicants will possess a doctorate demonstrating research knowledge, and a minimum of 15 years of progressive leadership and management experience in higher education.

Remote work allowed? — Yes

Temple Salary Grade: T30

For full consideration, please apply by September 24, 2021.


Managing Director of External Affairs

Position Summary

The Hope Center seeks a Managing Director of External Affairs to join its executive team and provide core leadership, enhancing the organization’s national impact. This individual will be primarily responsible for ensuring high-quality organizational strategic and operational objectives are achieved in two core program areas:

  1. Communications & Marketing
  2. Policy and Advocacy

They will also play a critical public-facing role to advance the organization’s communications and policy priorities with a clear focus on equity and a strong commitment to diversity.

Remote work allowed? — Yes

Temple Salary Grade: T30

For full consideration, please apply by September 24, 2021.


Senior Director of Finance Administration

Position Summary

The Hope Center seeks a Senior Director of Finance Administration to join the leadership team. This person will be primarily responsible for managing day-to-day processes of overall fiscal management including compensation management, non-compensation management, contract and vendor planning, and projections and forecasting. They will be instrumental in ensuring consistent and effective management of grants, specifically for Pre-Award and Post-Award management. This individual will also play a critical role to advance the organization’s operating fund.

Remote work allowed? — Yes

Temple Salary Grade: T29

For full consideration, please apply by September 17, 2021.


Associate Director of Grants Management

Position Summary

The Hope Center seeks an Associate Director of Grants Management to support the Sustainability team. This person will be primarily responsible for managing grant-related activity that supports our mission. They will work directly with leadership to monitor and ensure compliance and efficiency of grant activity, fiscal resources, and controls. They will serve as project manager for proposal submissions including leading budget development with the leadership team. They will be a liaison to the central Grants Management office at Temple University, and supervise a Pre and Post-Award Specialist responsible for the management of post-award budgets and reporting in collaboration with Temple University’s central Grants Management office.

Remote work allowed? — Yes

Temple Salary Grade: T28

For full consideration, please apply by September 17, 2021.


Interim Part-time Research Assistant (Temporary)

Position Summary

The Hope Center is seeking an interim, part-time Research Assistant interested in conducting applied research. The Research Assistant will mainly assist with quantitative research activities including data management and statistical analyses. Day-to-day activities include developing and reviewing Stata programs that prepare or analyze survey or administrative data for reports and data requests. The Research Assistant will report directly to the Director of Research, but will work collaboratively with multiple members of the research team to carry out research and other responsibilities such as literature reviews, formatting references, etc.

Remote work allowed? — Yes

For full consideration, please apply by October 30, 2021.