Fellowship and Long Term Programs Manager

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Are you someone passionate about Philly organizing, understanding how systems within Philly education work, and helping create the next generation of Youth organizers? ...

Working as the fellowship and long term programs, you would be responsible for the following tasks...

  • Develop lesson plans and trips for the Fellowship curriculum and long term programs within the Organization
  • Work in recruiting fellows across Philadelphia public schools
  • Work in conjunction with the Director of Program Development and Advocacy team to execute programming related to UrbEd's mission
  • Attend all Fellowship meetings (minimum 2 a month), weekly staff meetings, and advocacy meetings

About the UrbEd Fellowship

The fellowship will provide students with the skills to respond to issues in urban education, including local, state and federal policy. It will assist young people in making a difference in their own education. Fellows will meet biweekly with communication and work in between meetings. Fellows will be expected to attend school board meetings and education advocacy events as possible. At meetings, students will have the opportunity to learn from professionals across the field of education to increase their knowledge and understanding of the systems in power. Fellows will receive a stipend to compensate them for their time. This program is run by the program’s director and fellowship manager. Sessions will be held at different field trips throughout the city and in UrbEd’s new headquarters.

The pillars of the program include

  • Understanding & analyzing the history of education 
  • Understanding & writing education policy - School District of Philadelphia & PA
  • Fighting against education injustices 

The fellowship will provide students with the skills to respond to issues in urban education, including local, state and federal policy. It will assist young people in making a difference in their own education. This program will provide a leadership pipeline for UrbEd’s work and increase our capacity. The goal is for fellows who have completed the program to transition into executive leaders and/or create their school chapters that will grow our reach and capacity. Fellows will join a team (either Communications, Finance/Development, or Community Organizing/Advocacy) that they will help to lead and begin to take on greater responsibilities within that team. 

UrbEd’s goal is to be integrated into the student life, to be as effective and beneficial to students as possible. This fellowship draws us closer to our mission and ensures our work is closer to our vision as an organization. 

Working with UrbEd you will have access to:

  • The opportunity to learn, grow and develop your passions
  • Hands-on experience being an advocate and activist for Philadelphia’s youth!
  • Access to a working space in Center City Philadelphia
  • The opportunity to collaborate with students, policy-makers, and district leaders

… And so much more!


  • Ability to be in person in Center City Philadelphia (Transportation reimbursements provided*) 
  • Senior in High School or College Level


UrbEd is a non-profit based in Philadelphia that advocates for fully-funded, safe, and healthy public schools in order to provide students with an equitable and quality education we deserve. We are an organization led by those who are and have been most affected by the issues facing urban public schools. Through political education and community organizing we are amplifying our voices--the voices of public school students—to give students the education they deserve and are owed. We are students, advocates, and radically reimagine what schools can be! 

UrbEd is committed to encouraging diversity and eliminating discrimination in both its role as an employer and as a nonprofit. Our aim is that our staff [and volunteers] are truly representative of all sections of society and work in an environment where everyone is respected and able to perform to the best of their ability. Our policy is to provide equality and fairness for all in our employment and in our provision of services and not to discriminate on the grounds of gender, marital status, race, ethnic origin, color , nationality, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, class, caste, religion or age. UrbEd opposes all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination. It is our policy to provide a suitable environment for people with disabilities. All reasonable facilities will be provided for staff and volunteers with disabilities to perform their roles without difficulty or disadvantage.

Employment Basis
Salary range
$450-600/ Month