WE Are a functional REFORMING family

Join The Family


The UrbEd family is looking for a group of dedicated students to join the family. In order to continue to work to reform urban education, and to engage students from across the city of Philadelphia UrbEd is looking for more team members. The positions that you will see below are fundamentally important and will need dedicated, caring, talented, and qualified students.

As UrbEd is a new student-led, student-run organization all positions are provided a stipend, that will be outlined during your first interview. 

If you are interested in learning more about the work that we do please feel free to explore our website or give us a holla via phone at (484) 222-0279 or send us an email at info@urbedadvocates.org. 

UrbEd provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, UrbEd complies with applicable laws (local, state, & federal) governing nondiscrimination. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Philadelphia Positions


UE Advocate work closely with the local team to reform urban education. This person will get resources and be responsible for giving it out throughout their school, go to advocacy events, and stand up for what they believe urban education should look like. 

City Director

Working directly with the programs director the city director serves as the city leader. The city director sets the tone for the rest of the city team and develops the culture that the unit will operate by. This person is responsible for the implementation of the strategic plans on the city level. The city director is accountable for the day-to-day operation of the organization, which includes managing committees and staff as well as developing city plans in collaboration with the programs director. This person is also responsible for assisting with the development of sustainable and long-term partnerships and stakeholders.

Policy Coordinator

Working directly with the city director the policy coordinator builds political and community partnerships with city officials regardless of political parties. The policy coordinator will work directly with the city director and the city team on tracking legislation on the state level and on the city level. This person will draft weekly briefings, write policy op-eds, draft ideas around policy, and ensure that team members know what policies affect the students we represent. This person also serves as the Deputy Director.

Engagement Coordinator

Working directly with the city director the engagement coordinator serves as the liaison for UE Advocates and other student leaders. This team member will be a bridge between the community, student body, and relevant organizations. They will be actively working to set up connection and building relationships with both relevant organizations to work with as well as innovative ways to engage students. This person is responsible for recruiting UE Advocates, designing and implementing the leadership seminar, and building relations with UE Advocates. The engagement coordinator will also assist with ensuring student engagement continues to increase.

Advocacy Coordinator

Working directly with the city director the advocacy coordinator serves as the classroom representative for UrbEd. The advocacy coordinator is responsible for ensuring the increase of school presentations and the development of relationships with students, teachers, and staffs in schools and after-school programs. This person will be responsible for doing school presentations, assisting with the completing research, and building relationships. The advocacy coordinator will also help with ensuring student engagement continues to increase.

National Positions

Communications Director

Working directly with the executive director and programs director, as the communications director serves as the leading external communicator for UrbEd. The communications director design, create, manage UrbEd’s external messaging which includes press releases, urbedadvocates.org, newsletters, op-eds, statements, and UrbEd blog. The communications director also works with the leadership team and city leaders to ensure that all public facing documents is on brand. This person oversees the social media, multimedia associate, design associate, and creative associate. The Communications Director also serves as the adviser on education policy to the UrbEd team in partnership with the Policy Coordinators in each city.

Social Media Coordinator

Working directly with the communications director the social media coordinator serves as the manager of UrbEd’s social media. The social media coordinator, designs, creates and manages what UrbEd is posting across all social media platforms (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn). The social media coordinator also co-tracks social media engagements on social media platforms. This person oversees the creative associate.

Multimedia Coordinator

Working directly with the communications director the multimedia associate serves as the manager of UrbEd’s photo and video content. The multimedia associate takes pictures and videos at all significant events, creates promotion videos, and ensures that UrbEd has up to date photos and videos. This person also assists with social media and graphics.

Design Associate

Working directly with the communications director the design associate serves as the lead designer. The design associate creates, design, manage all of UrbEd’s social graphics. This person also works to design flyers and UrbEd’s annual State of Education Report.

Policy Director

Working directly with the executive director the policy director serves as the lead researcher and policy expert for the UrbEd team. This person is responsible for reviewing and interrupting policy, tracking policy, locating data, reviewing and analyzing data, and managing the advocacy campaigns. This person will work closely with the programs director and will supervise the Policy Coordinator.

Operations Manager

Working directly with the executive director the operations manager serves as the lead internal organizer and human resources person for UrbEd. The operations manager sets the tone for hiring and event management. This person is responsible for recruiting and retaining new team members as well as overseeing the on-boarding process. The operations manager also manages UrbEd’s contact database, the shared drive, and monthly reports. This person is responsible for compiling monthly reports from department heads and creating a statement with that data to the entire team. The operations manager also serves as the person who leads the planning process of events and partnerships with the executive director and the programs officer. Also, this person manages internal communication platforms (SLACK, Gmail, Phone Calls, G-Drive) and minor updates to the website. Assist with day-to-day operations.

Finance Associate

Working directly with the finance director the finance associate serves as the leading spender for UrbEd. The Finance Associate assists with monthly spending reports, and ensuring that team members receive stipends and reimbursements promptly. The finance associate tracks spending with the finance director and assist at times with the competition of grants.

Grants Associate

Working directly with the chief financial officer the grants associate serves as the leading grant writer for UrbEd. The grants associate locates grants and assist with the completion of grants. The grants associate also assist with monthly grant reports and serves as the point of contact for granters.