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For the 2019-20 school year: We are hiring Advisors at Vaux BPHS (math, English) and el Centro de Estudiantes (math)
All applicants must be certified to teach high school in Pennsylvania. Advisors at Vaux BPHS are employed by the District (PFT), while Advisors at el Centro are employed directly by Big Picture (not PFT).
Big Picture schools have a selective recruitment process because we expect advisors to make dramatic, measurable gains not just in student achievement, but in a student’s life. The challenges that today’s young adults face are enormous and very personal. That’s why we focus on educating one student at time. And that’s why we seek candidates whose philosophy and real-life experiences match nine important hiring principles, which include:
  • Strong instructional leadership and team management skills
  • A belief that students should be at the center of their own learning
  • The expectations that all students will be prepared for post-secondary mobility
  • The ability to build deep relationships with students and peers
  • Strong convictions for your own personal and professional beliefs
  • The pursuit of a variety of interests beyond education
  • The ability to lead, influence, and motivate others
  • A track record of resourcefulness and being solution-oriented
  • Demonstrated ambition and longevity in personal and professional pursuits  

Please email Matt Prochnow if you want to join our team. We look forward to hearing from you!


Big Picture Philadelphia is hiring a Development Associate

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Generating grant proposals
  • Prepare reports for grants received
  • Research prospective foundations and corporate partners
  • Maintain general communications with funders as needed
  • Maintain grants calendar and Moves Management tasks within the donor management system in e-Tapestry
Secondary responsibilities include:
  • Departmental communications, including all reporting, inquiries, and general communication with foundations and corporations
  • Organizational communications, including all acknowledgements, special events, and digital marketing
The ideal candidate will have:
  • A bachelor's degree
  • 2-3 years of successful grant writing experience
  • Administrative and communications experience, preferably in nonprofit organizations
This is a 20 hours/week contract position. Please review the full job description below. To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to Christopher M. Petersen, Director of Development, at No phone calls, please.


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