Managing Director: The Philadelphia Citizen


The Managing Director will work closely with the Co-Executive Directors to strategically guide organizational growth through development and management of a diverse set of revenue streams.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage and further develop The Citizen’s current primary earned  & contributed revenue generation streams: event sponsorship sales & foundation/donor gifts
  • Work with Co-Executive Directors, board members, and senior staff to develop and implement secondary revenue generation streams: membership, underwriting/advertising, and major gifts
  • Work closely with Event/Sales Manager to optimize event/sales strategy and execution of roughly 3-4 quarterly events, and one annual signature event (Dec)
  • Own and develop execution of grant proposals, reports, and donor communications with a long-term, relationship-building approach
  • Work with staff to develop and pilot innovative products (such as new newsletters, text campaigns, community pop-ups) as new ways to engage our audience (both online and offline)
  • Manage relevant operations and systems related to organization: Includes working with contracted Accounting Associate (YPTC) to oversee payroll (paychex), bill processing (, donor/customer management database (Kindful)
  • Work with Co-Executive Directors to manage board communication and development

Primary Qualifications

  • Mission-driven entrepreneurship mindset
  • Knowledge of non-profit media/journalism is preferred
  • Proven track record of achieving financial/business development goals
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Familiarity with donor/customer databases and ability to use data for analysis
  • Demonstrated excellence in project management
  • Previous experience managing direct reports is preferred but not required

Anticipated salary range of $75,000 to $85,000 based on experience and qualifications.

About Us

The Philadelphia Citizen is a non-profit civic media organization that combines solutions-oriented journalism & thought-provoking events with specific tools for civic action.

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