Director of Development: Fred’s Foodsteps

The mission of Fred’s Footsteps is to provide a bridge of financial support for working families in the greater Philadelphia region who find themselves in crisis due to the costs associated with caring for a seriously ill, injured, or disabled child.


The Director of Development works to promote charitable giving and engagement with all members of the Fred’s Footsteps community through the cultivation, stewardship, and recognition of its donors. They are responsible for implementing a multi-faceted fundraising program that supports the organization’s strategic vision and overseeing initiatives that build

and strengthen relationships with constituents. They are responsible for managing and optimizing development operations processes to maintain data integrity, increase

revenue, and steward donors.

Employee Classification: Exempt, 12 months

Hours: 30 hours/week to be fulfilled in the Bryn Mawr office (work from home hours to be approved by position’s boss)

Reports to: Executive Director (ED)

Oversight and responsibilities:

  • Creates and implements a forward-looking, multi-faceted development plan, drawing on data analytics and metrics to set goals, develop strategy, and assess outcome.
  • Attends Board of Director’s meetings and is the critical leadership member of the Development Committee of the board. Prepares reports and provides strategic guidance on fundraising for the ED and Board.
  • Participates in strategic planning.
  • Directs strategies to secure annual, major, planned and capital gifts, and fundraising for diverse needs of the organization.
  • Oversees activities related to prospect research, donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship, ensuring a systematic approach to working with donors.
  • Actively cultivates, solicits and stewards new prospects, with goals of mobilizing significant levels of support from donors, and building a pipeline of support for the organization.
  • Works to identify untapped capacity within the donor base and seeks out ways to increase giving through gift opportunities.
  • Supports and facilitates the Executive Director’s involvement and leadership in fundraising. Collaborates with the ED on key issues. Provides guidance and support for the ED and board members in all their fundraising responsibilities.
  • Maintains active and productive relationships with board members, donors and key volunteers.
  • Assist in planning and execution of all fundraising events.
  • Oversees systems for prospecting, research, and pipeline development. Conducts prospect research in support of major and annual giving programs. Maintains the integrity of the database, and ensures consistent and accurate data entry and processes. Ensures the security, confidentiality, and accuracy of donor records.
  • Liaises with operations office to maintain accurate financial records and support the audit process.
  • Supports community/program events.
  • Manage all current grants and research new grant opportunities.
  • Responsible for oversight of donor management software and donor information
  • Occasional attendance at local events to promote the Fred’s Footsteps brand
  • Other duties as assigned by the ED.


  • Bachelor’s degree plus at least 5 years of fundraising experience, preferably in health and human services setting.
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency in all MS Office products
  • Collaborative, creative, positive, and growth-oriented mindset.
  • Strong organization skills & high attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team.
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strategic, analytical thinker with a proactive approach to problem-solving and ongoing process improvement.
  • Demonstrated ability in creating and promoting a collaborative and respectful team environment.
  • High demonstrated emotional intelligence and the ability to be both a leader and collaborator
  • Experience in staff, committee and volunteer management.
  • Ability to listen well and respond to donor interests.
  • Experience developing and maintaining productive and collaborative relationships.
  • Experience with and facility using fundraising and/or CRM software.
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information.
  • Established record of database management (fundraising software preferred; Donorperfect experience highly desirable). Experience and facility using CRM software desired. Commitment to continually grow database management and CRM skills and explore new approaches and solutions.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should forward a resume and cover letter to:

Subject line of the e-mail containing the resume should read:

Applicant Name, Development Director Application

Bilingual Program Manager (Spanish/English): Mighty Writers

About Mighty Writers

Mighty Writers is a nonprofit that teaches kids, ages two to 17, to think and write with clarity. Our free, out-of-school writing programs in Philadelphia, PA; Chester County, PA; Atlantic City, NJ; and Camden, NJ have grown to serve 3,750 youth per year. We currently have six locations in Philadelphia, including a bilingual (Spanish/English) site in the 9th Street Market section of Philadelphia, a hub of the Mexican American community. We also see many bilingual youth/families at MW Kennett in West Grove, PA and MW Camden. For more information, visit

Position Description

The Bilingual Program Manager reports to the Education Director.

Bilingual Program Manager will write curriculum and teach in a variety of capacities at MW El Futuro and will provide project updates and report on the state of the program. The Bilingual Program Manager (Spanish/English) will establish and teach an aggressive lineup of year-round, bilingual (Spanish/English), out-of-school programs, five afternoons/evenings a week, supported in large part by a robust volunteer program (in-person or online, based upon community needs and safety).

The successful applicant will be entrepreneurial: able to build unique programs, to be accountable and to take ownership of program results. S/he will have high expectations for students, will work well with diverse constituencies and will have a good rapport with people of all ages and backgrounds, including children, teenagers, parents and volunteers. S/he will be self-motivated, work well under pressure and be able to handle several projects at one time. S/he will have good judgment and an eye for detail; as well as the ability to see the big picture.



·     Be a part-time face of Mighty Writers, serving as instructor, manager, parent liaison and/or translator as needed

·     Recruit kids and teens for programs, workshops and mentorships through targeted outreach to students, parents, educators and community members

·     Create, revise and translate written materials for the site

·     Design, deliver & manage a once/week resource email in Spanish, prioritizing Spanish-language offerings by Mighty Writers and providing other health, education and resource information, to be distributed to no less than 1000+ families weekly

·     Design, deliver & manage no less than two summer camps or workshops, which will be made available to Spanish-speaking youth from throughout the greater Philadelphia area, including Camden and Chester Counties

·     Design, deliver & manage daily afterschool Academy for either elementary or middle school group (20 students, in-person or online, September to June)

·     Design, deliver & manage weekly Teen Scholars program, or similar weekly enrichment program for high schoolers (2 hours, one evening a week, in-person or online, September to June)

·     Maintain confidentiality of all pertinent or sensitive information

Education and Work Experience

·     Bachelor’s degree in Education, Arts Administration, Liberal Arts, History, English, Social Work, or Public Administration (preferred, but not required); and/or equivalent prior experience

·     Experience working directly with city youth in an educational setting

·     Experience leading classes online

·     Strong writing skills


·     Minimum of 2 years of direct experience working with youth in an educational environment

·     A strongly held educational philosophy of how to inspire kids to write and succeed

·     Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills in both English and Spanish

·     Strong organizational, time management and computer skills

·     Proven management and leadership capabilities

·     Interest, enthusiasm and affinity for working with children, youth and adults

·     Hourly wage commensurate with experience, $15-23/hour

How to Apply

To apply:

Fluent Spanish speakers are strongly encouraged to apply. Please submit resume and cover letter to

Cover letter should answer these questions:

·     What is your educational philosophy of how to inspire kids to write and succeed? Where does this philosophy come from?

·     How does your previous work and life experience qualify you to take on this position?

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Mighty Writers provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Mighty Writers complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation and training.

Chief Operating Officer: Cathedral Kitchen


Cathedral Kitchen, a nonprofit organization that provides more prepared meals to the community than any soup kitchen in New Jersey, is looking for its next Chief Operating Officer. Be a part of a mission-driven team leading the Kitchen into its 44th year of using food to change lives. The Kitchen uses food to nourish, train and employ low-income families and adults in Camden and the surrounding communities.

The COO reports to the Executive Director and has overall strategic and operational responsibility for CK programs, facilities and most administrative support and supervises the Executive Chef, as well as program and administrative staff.

Professional Qualifications:

·        Minimum BS/BA degree with at least 10 years of experience in the food industry, preferably in large scale catering. Experience in sales and/or marketing is a plus.

·        10 years of experience and a track record in senior management.

·        Deep experience in program budgeting, project/program management and fiscal management.

·        Analytic and decisive decision maker with the ability to prioritize and communicate to staff key objectives and tactics necessary to achieve organizational goals.

·        Experience managing human resources functions including personnel, compensation, and recruiting.

·        Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with strong public speaking skills.

·        Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, flexible, and innovative approach to operational management.

·        Must be a gifted leader with a high emotional IQ; a lot of compassion, particularly for those from low-income, urban backgrounds; an ability to connect easily and effectively with people from diverse socio-economic backgrounds; and a passion for CK’s mission.

·        Proficiency in MS Office applications, Quickbooks, payroll software.

·        Experience with social service or workforce development programs is a plus.

Duties & Responsibilities:

·        Oversee day-to-day operations and maintenance for all CK facilities.

·        Lead, coach, develop, and retain CK senior management team and professional staff.

·        Provide programmatic leadership and input for all strategic plan implementation processes with the Executive Director and staff. Coach senior staff as they implement the strategic plan.

·        Responsible for the efficient functioning of operations, including human resources, computer and technical systems oversight, and financial management.

·        Lead the management, growth and improvement of CK’s social enterprises: CK Café, contract catering and special event catering, and food truck; consider the feasibility of new social enterprises.

·        In partnership with the Executive Director, prepare and submit an annual operational budget, manage effectively within this budget, and report accurately on progress made and challenges encountered.

·        Active involvement in all programs, services and support functions.

·        In partnership with the Executive Director, ensure the continued financial viability through sound fiscal management.

·        Consider opportunities for CK to leverage cross-program strengths to take advantage of new opportunities and/or to address organizational challenges.

·        Oversee the logistics, particularly related to food and beverages, of CK’s fundraising/friendraising events.

Competitive nonprofit salary and benefits package offered

Equal Opportunity Employer

Send cover letter and resume to

Development Manager, Donor Stewardship: Wissahickon Trails

The Development Manager is responsible for the stewardship of our donors and works to increase their engagement and financial support over time. In particular, this person is charged with building and implementing the Mid-Level Donor Program in order to build a sustainable funding base and increase connection and gifts.

We are looking for someone who can hit the ground running, has a passion for the environment and has top-notch interpersonal skills.

This is a full time, exempt, salaried position reporting to the Development Director. Some weekend and evening work will be required.

More details can be found on our website:

Vice President of External Relations & Development: African American Museum in Philadelphia

Position Summary:

Vice President of External Relations and Development, providing strategic and operational leadership for its philanthropic initiatives. The Vice President of External Relations and Development will join the Museum’s Executive Team at an exciting time, as the Museum is poised to undertake an ambitious capital campaign and execute a new strategic plan. The Museum plans to diversify its revenue sources through the engagement of individuals and by increasing support from major foundations and corporate partners. The key to the Museum’s success will be heightening its public image and broadening its circle of support. The successful candidate will have a full commitment to the Museum’s mission, the growth of its resources through support from diverse sources, the management of capital campaigns, and the strategic advancement of its brand.  The candidate must be a dynamic self-starter with the ability to provide leadership support the realization of the Museum’s long-term development vision.

The Vice President will partner with the President & CEO and Board of Directors and will work closely with other members of the Executive Team to increase philanthropic support and sustain it at a level that will enable the Museum to continue to achieve its mission and vision. Reporting directly to the President & CEO, the Vice President of External Relations and Development will provide leadership and strategic oversight for the Museum’s comprehensive fund development program to continue to build annual support and to ensure the success of its campaigns as well as cultivate, solicit, and steward transformational gifts to further secure the Museum’s future.

The Vice President is responsible for leading the Museum’s annual, capital, and endowment fund development efforts to secure financial and in-kind support from key donors and prospects at the local, regional, and national levels. The incumbent will have oversight responsibility of the fund development function and will provide leadership in the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of high-end major individual, corporate, and foundation gifts.

Collaborating closely with the President & CEO, the Vice President will implement a comprehensive and multifaceted donor-communication and stewardship strategy ensuring donor satisfaction. The Vice President will lead the Museum-wide commitment to fully utilize technology and software systems to increase and monitor fundraising opportunities. The Vice President will work closely with the President & CEO to forecast the Museum’s potential development revenue capabilities and project strategic long-range fund development plans and specific strategies to successfully secure these resources. S/he will have strong working relationships with the Board of Directors and Executive Team colleagues.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Spends approximately 60% of time cultivating high-end individual, corporate, and foundation donors and prospects; manages a portfolio of prospects and donors, with primary responsibility for cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding these relationships using a high level of visibility.
  • Creates, implements, and refines a Museum-wide action plan for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major donors and prospects that allows the Museum to actively achieve the strategic initiatives set forth in annual, capital, and endowment campaigns, along with any informal campaign plans.
  • Effectively staffs the President & CEO in his role as chief fundraiser for the Museum, matching the President & CEO with the Museum’s top donors and prospects in an appropriate strategy for engaging these donors and prospects in the Museum’s mission and vision.
  • Provides strong leadership to the Development Coordinator, Grant Manager/ Special Projects Coordinator and other development staff and volunteers, ensuring that individual responsibilities are well-defined and communicated while also encouraging a team environment. Identifies and mentors key Museum staff as development resources in presenting their areas of expertise to donors. As needed, identifies underperforming members of the Development Team staff and designs corrective strategies including corrective action plans, exit strategies, and terminations.
  • In collaboration with the President & CEO, works closely with the Board of Directors, Executive Team, and Campaign leadership to identify funding priorities in order to plan and implement comprehensive campaign strategies and accomplish team goals.  Establishes a communications plan to keep the Executive Team and Board of Directors current on fundraising strategies, activity, and results.
  • Creates, implements, and refines audience development plans for acquiring, renewing, and upgrading donors, members and prospects with and through the Museum’s software.
  • Oversees special events and cultivation activities to raise funds, engage donors and partners, and build the Museum’s image.
  • Oversees the development of a comprehensive portfolio of communication materials for donor identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship support.
  • Conducts business-related travel as needed.

Candidate Profile:

The Vice President of External Relations and Development will be a bold thinker and a strategic, yet “hands-on” executor, who will establish and lead a best-in-class development program. S/he will be results-oriented with exceptional strengths in communication and relationship-building. S/he will have earned a reputation for effectiveness in partnering with a CEO and Senior Executive Team and will be able to guide and lead others. The Vice President of External Relations and Development will have significant and proven leadership and management experience in a complex organization with multiple internal and external constituencies.

The ideal candidate will have the following personal competencies and characteristics:

Expertise in Development: The Vice President of External Relations and Development will be an experienced leader in the field of development with a measurable track record of success. S/he will have demonstrated expertise in the cultivation, solicitation, and closing of high-end gifts tied to a multi-year fundraising strategy, with a particular focus on capital campaigns. To succeed with her/his responsibilities, s/he will flourish in a diverse and high-achieving environment and will be energized by the prospect of leading the Development Team, designing and implementing processes, and integrating best practices. S/he will have strong data and analysis orientation and a proven ability to use metrics to drive development decisions and achieve strategic objectives.

Relationship-building and Communication: The Vice President of External Relations and Development will be skilled at building and sustaining excellent relationships at multiple levels and with varied constituencies including individuals, Board of Directors, members, administrative colleagues, donors, and volunteers. S/he will be a confident and articulate communicator with the ability to work fluidly across all levels. The Vice President of External Relations and Development will have an inspirational approach to building collaboration and buy-in and generating support from stakeholders. S/he will be a charismatic, high-energy leader who can talk with anyone and successfully convey the Museum’s objectives to express the mission and fund-raising goals with clarity, passion, and persuasion. As a proactive communicator, s/he will engage with the President & CEO, Board of Directors, and the Executive Team regularly for collaborative planning and implementation.

Executing for Results: This leader will be skilled at building the Museum’s reputation for high performance and accountability for results. S/he will be committed to development leadership with a broad knowledge of institutional advancement, major gift identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. S/he will utilize proven management strategies and best practices to build the Museum’s Development Department, manage its staff members, measure results and report outcomes.

Brand Development: The Vice President of External Relations and Development will help the Museum build its brand and reach through the development of collateral materials, special events, and cultivation activities.

Qualifications, Skills and Abilities Required:

A bachelor’s degree in fund development, business, education or related field is required. The Vice President of Development will have at least eight years of fundraising/advancement experience.  Management experience is preferred.

Physical Requirements And Working Conditions:

Must be able to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time operating a computer and other office productivity devices such as a calculator, telephone, and copy machine. Must be able to adapt to high pace environments occasionally moving/lifting lightweight equipment and other work-related objects up to 25lbs. May have to work late nights, weekends and in outdoor weather.

Expected hours: 37.5 per week

Education Level:
A bachelor’s degree in fund development, business, education or related field is required. The Vice President of Development will have at least eight years of fundraising/advancement experience.  Management experience is preferred.
To Apply

Please send your resume, references and cover letter to

Executive Director: Media Fellowship House

Media Fellowship House is seeking to hire a talented professional to help foster the organization’s mission and support continued growth, sustainability and relevance. This position offers flexible hours and periodic remote work opportunities. It requires flexibility around scheduling with periodic evening/weekend meetings and programs. Salary will be commensurate with experience and includes a benefits package.

Media Fellowship House Overview
Media Fellowship House exists to promote fellowship and understanding between diverse cultures, viewpoints and generations. The organization’s mission is to provide programs that promote diversity, social justice, and economic empowerment. For more information, please visit our website:

REPORTS TO: Board of Directors

Responsibilities of MFH Executive Director include, but are not limited to:

The Media Fellowship House is undergoing a transformative process and is looking for a creative and dynamic Executive Director to work in concert with the Board of Directors to implement its strategic plan and lead the organization in the conceptualization and implementation of relevant new programming, branding, and communications. The Executive Director will also lead efforts to attract funds and build relationships with community stakeholders, while leading a collaborative team that includes the housing program staff, program coordinator and volunteers.

Other responsibilities include:

Oversight of the strategic planning process and implementation of plan recommendations.

Working with the Board of Directors and program coordinator to develop and implement a coordinated calendar of engaging and relevant programming that advances the mission and goals of Media Fellowship House.

Oversight of the organization’s budget, administration and daily operation of the house

Oversight of fund-raising efforts including grant writing, cultivating individual and corporate donor relationships and overseeing fundraising events.

Adequately staffing programs, supervising of staff and volunteers in addition to making recommendations to the Personnel Committee

Seeking and developing collaborations with organizations whose missions are similar or complimentary to MFH

Attending and providing status reports and projections at monthly Board meetings and special committee meetings as to activities, accomplishments and challenges facing MFH

Oversight and content contributions to website, correspondence, agendas, reports and newsletters

Attending in-person and virtual events, meetings or functions as deemed appropriate by the Board of Directors to promote MFH

Create and organize virtual programs, events, and meetings

Oversight of contract and lease negotiations and House operations

General Traits for Success as Executive Director at MFH include, but are not limited to:

Bachelor’s degree and/or demonstrated experience in organizational development.

Minimum of three to five years’ previous non-profit experience. Knowledge of the community a plus.

Other skills include:

High-energy strategic thinker with the ability to operationalize ideas.

Proven leadership skills that promote cohesive relationships among MFH staff and volunteers

Skilled in working in a collaborative manner to build relationships and teams with multiple external stakeholders, to include capacity to understand interests of neighborhood organizations and businesses, institutional nonprofits including funders and civic organizations.

Demonstrated ability in fund development, to include being the face of an organization in stewarding funder and donor relationships. Ability to oversee grant management and reporting.

Managerial expertise including budget development and management and working with a governing board

Proven experience working with diverse populations, including experience in building bridges to develop relationships, trust and credibility

Social media and technical savvy; comfort with various technical platforms

Ability to manage multiple priorities and assignments

Strong work ethic and attention to detail

Self-Motivated and intellectually curious

Integrity, compassion and passion for Media Fellowship House’s mission

Experience with QuickBooks, Excel, Powerpoint, G Suite

Education Level:
Bachelor’s Degree
To Apply

Email cover letter and resume to

CEO: Wonderspring Early Education

Wonderspring Early Education, was founded in 1964 as the Day Care Association of Montgomery County, Inc. to address unmet needs for childcare locally, including those from low-income families. From its original location at one site in Ambler, PA, the agency has grown to be a large, multi-site organization whose programs now extend to 10 sites in Montgomery County and Philadelphia In 2020, the name was changed to Wonderspring, Early Education to better represent the wide geographical area it encompasses. As a regional childcare provider, Wonderspring’s early childhood education and school age programs serve over 1000 children from six weeks to twelve years of age. Wondersping is committed to providing and maintaining a culture of accountability at every site, every day, and in every word, action, and program delivered. The mission of Wonderspring is “to develop, provide and advance accessible, high quality early childhood and school age programs”. For more information about Wonderspring, Early Education, please visit the website at


Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) drives strategic planning and implementation and ensures revenue streams, operational, marketing, human resources, technology and programmatic outcomes that support the established mission, goals and values of Wonderspring’s Early Learning Centers. With four direct reports, the CEO provides leadership to the organization according to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors, including consistent communication of the vision of what the organization can be at its best.


Strategic Vision and Leadership

• In collaboration with the Board of Directors and senior leadership team, develop and implement organizational plans and goals that advance the achievement of Wonderspring’s mission and values.

• Motivate, lead and sustain a high-performance senior management team to ensure the continued development and management of a professional and efficient organization.

• Establish and maintain effective decision-making and conflict resolution processes that will enable Wonderspring to achieve its short and long-term goals and objectives.

• Establish credibility throughout the organization and with the Board as an effective developer of solutions to business challenges.

• Ensure that customer services are held to the highest standard while managing for current and future growth.

• Set strategic visions for continued and new revenue streams as well as follow through on the implementation of those goals as directed by the Board.

• Become the face of Wonderspring by developing relationships with the community, agencies, partners, funders, advocates and government officials.

• Inspire staff to work to their fullest potential, taking the lead role in the creation of a culture of excellence and accountability.

• Foster a success-oriented, accountable environment within the organization.

Board Relations

• Cultivate a strong and transparent working relationship with the Board and ensure open communication about the measurement of financial, programmatic and impact performance against stated milestones and goals.

• Present timely and accurate information to the Board about the status of agreed upon objectives, revenue streams, finances, staffing and other relevant issues.

• Recommend policies and/or programs to the Board and its committees.

• Support the Board in increasing the number of members as appropriate.


• Ensure the delivery of high-quality programs and best practices to all clients in compliance with external/governmental requirements, applicable laws and regulations.

• Update, maintain and implement procedures and practices relating to child safety. This includes reporting practices, internal controls, interaction with government officials, law enforcement and the community.

• Increase programmatic efficiencies and consistency throughout the organization.

• Ensure that programs and operations are supported by sufficient technological systems and business infrastructure.

Financial Management and Operations

· Oversee the financial status of the organization including developing long- and shortrange financial plans/revenue streams, monitoring the budget ($10 million annually) and ensuring that sound financial controls are in place.

· Regularly assess and refine the organization’s structure and staffing to ensure maximum effectiveness, the highest quality of services and appropriate operational capacity.

· Formulate and execute comprehensive marketing, branding, and development strategies that will enhance revenue from clients, major donors, foundations, government agencies and corporations.

· Oversee the risk management and legal activities of the organization.

· Ensure operational and fiscal viability of all current or new facilities of the organization.


· Passion for and commitment to Wonderspring’s mission and core values.

· Minimum of ten (10) years progressively responsible senior leadership role with profitable growth and business development in childcare or related industries. Prior experience creating, generating and implementing new sources of revenue is preferred.

· Effective leadership and mentoring skills that will motivate and inspire staff to be subject matter experts while setting high expectations and professional direction.

· Experience developing and managing an effective board.

· Strong interpersonal skills with a proven successful record of building and maintaining strong working relationships with internal staff and board and external stakeholders including parents and donors.

· Extensive experience in organizational development, personnel management, budget and resource development and strategic planning; demonstrated success developing and monitoring systems to manage both operational and programmatic work that involve high levels of collaboration.

· Self-confidence and humility combined with a sense of humor and a collaborative management style.

· Flexible and able to multi-task; can work within an ambiguous, fast moving environment while also driving clarity and solutions; demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities and guiding investment in people and systems.

· Possess an executive presence with outstanding presentation and communication skills and the experience and proclivity to be an outgoing spokesperson and relationship builder.

· A vigilant steward of an organizational culture of diversity, learning and acceptance.

· Knowledge of Early Childhood and School Age programs, curriculums, partnerships and funding climate.

· Knowledge of policies and legislation impacting early childhood education and the ability to be an advocate for effective policies.

· Experience with crisis management is preferred.

· Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree is preferred.

· Willing and able to travel as needed to program sites within 75-mile radius. Travel to meetings, conferences, workshops and other relevant gatherings. May involve long distance travel and overnight stays.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Wonderspring Early Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer (“EOE”). Our policy with respect to decisions affecting the terms and conditions of employment is to treat applicants and employees equally without regard to race, creed, color, sex, affectional or sexual orientation, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, disability and veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law, except where such considerations are bona fide occupational qualifications permitted by law.

Wonderspring Early Education will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. This policy governs every aspect of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.

Chief Operations Officer: Share Food Program

The Organization

Share Food Program, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is a preeminent organization  dedicated to serving populations requiring access to nutritious affordable food, through an expansive regional network of community organizations. Developed over three decades, Share now fulfills its mission through federal and state government grants, public-private partnerships, and private resources.  The Share service area includes PA, MD, DE, NJ and NY.

The Position

The COO of the Share Food Program is the chief administrative officer for the operations of the Program related to its finances, facilities, human resources, technology, and the complex of processes required for the timely operation of its functions for serving Share’s clientele. The role of the COO is the management and organization of the staff by methods that guide, oversee and evaluate performance. The COO must provide a working environment that will empower those who have the expertise required for their functions.

The staff members of these functions, as described on current personnel descriptions and the organization chart, report to the Chief Operating Officer.  The Chief Operating Officer also will retain oversight of the management of staff members who report to intermediate members of the organization.  Staff whose functions relate to fund raising, communications, and publicity report directly to the Executive Director and any oversight of those functions by the Chief Operating Officer will be as directed by the Executive Director.

The COO must represent the Share Food Program in ways that instill a sense of confidence and admiration for the work of this Program that serves the nutritional needs of the people we serve.


  • Knowledge of operations adequate for oversight of staff who oversee those operations

  • Knowledge of the mission and goals of Share and its constituencies

  • Knowledge of sources of funding for Share’s multiple programs

  • Timely appraisals of the operations to ensure currency with modern applications

  • Timely communications with the Executive Director of the status of operations

  • Recommendations to the Executive Director of changes that will improve operations

  • Provide staff with the support needed to perform their functions at an optimal level

  • Create an environment of team work among the operations staff

  • Communicate with staff on issues that effect, or could effect, their operations

  • Perform staff performance analysis according to the Share Human Relations policies

  • Perform timely reviews of the organization chart and personnel descriptions

  • Recommend consultations in areas that require external expertise

  • Recommend to the Executive Director changes in the organization chart and personnel descriptions when changes are needed to ensure currency and accuracy

  • Prepare reports on operations to the Board as requested by the Board and/or the Executive Director


The COO must have the skills associated with each requirement of the position including but not limited to:

  • demonstrated communication skills

  • technological knowledge required for COO functions

  • health status required for all COO functions

  • licenses required for all functions

  • adaptability to flexible working hours

  • a demonstrated commitment to the mission and goals of the organization

Professional Qualifications

Minimum of 8-10 years of demonstrated experience in the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree Business Administration, Law, Management, or related areas

  • Managed a large staff in multifunctional organizations

  • Expertise in promoting team work and preventing the creation of “silo” units by ensuring effective integration of operations.

  • Significant interactions with vendors of supplies and equipment for an organization

  • Financial acuity adequate to ensure financial controls related to operations

  • Familiarity with the operational procedures of each enumerated function to communicate effectively with staff who oversee those functions

  • Decision making based on compliance with policy, adequate data, and critical analysis

  • Ability to respond to irregular working hours as needed

  • A valid driver’s license and current insurance coverage


• Advanced degree in Business Administration, Law, Management or related areas

• Role of COO for 3 or more years in a multifaceted organization

• Experience in organizations related to the functions of Share

• Familiarity with the communities served by Share

• Experience working with non-profit organizations

Application Submittal Procedure

All interested candidates should electronically submit a CV and cover letter to The cover letter should include the following elements:

  • Why you are interested in this specific position and Share Food Program

  • Any additional professional and/or personal experience that informs your qualifications for this position, that is not otherwise obvious from your resume

  • Your salary requirements

Strategic Communications Manager: Friends of the Rail Park

Overview of Strategic Communications Manager

As the Strategic Communications Manager, you will report directly to the Executive Director and be responsible for creating and implementing the organization’s communications strategy. In this role, you will identify various entities within FRP’s partner and supporter base and determine the best way to communicate information to these diverse audiences. You will also be responsible for developing and executing tailored communication plans, leveraging digital platforms (social, website, email, etc) as well as offline channels to engage FRP’s funders, members and other stakeholders, including community-based organizations, neighbors, volunteers and other interest groups.


  • Develop marketing and community engagement strategies for current programs and campaigns
  • Evaluate new and existing programming to assess suitability and the need for changes, using information such as audience surveys and feedback
  • Develop and plan online programs and campaigns, and self guided programming based on factors such as community needs and interests, data, and viewer demographics
  • Track program budgets and campaign response rates to evaluate each campaign based on goals and objectives
  • Lead website redesign
  • Write interesting and effective press releases, prepare information for media kits as needed
  • Write content, edit, and oversee contracted design teams to produce materials such as annual reports, informational guides and brochures
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with community and civic groups, volunteers, and the general public in neighborhoods immediately surrounding Phase 1 of the Rail Park and along the three-mile stretch
  • Arrange community and partners meetings and other events including marketing, coordination of catering and venues, materials preparation and supplemental communications
  • General administrative management, including but not limited to managing calendars, performing human resource functions such as initiating processing for interns + volunteers, and handling membership / swag orders

Summary of Ideal Candidate

  • A content creator with deep expertise in managing digital communications channels (website, social media, email marketing, etc.) who is also comfortable working across a wide range of channels and activities
  • Passionate about and committed to FRP’s vision, mission and values of diversity, equity and inclusivity
  • Able to work independently with little oversight, collaborate effectively with others and wear multiple hats
  • Skilled at engaging with a wide range of people from varied socio-economic and cultural backgrounds
  • Entrepreneurial, hands-on and proactive
  • Flexible, accountable and team-oriented
  • Able to work evenings and weekends (Flex time will be provided.)


  • Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media
  • Informed of trends, innovations, and changes that affect digital media and online programming
  • Minimum three years’ experience in communications, marketing, community engagement, public programming or related fields
  • Excellent project management and implementation skills, time management, and organizational skills, including attention to detail and abilities to prioritize assignments, identify sub-tasks and keep multiple projects moving simultaneously
  • Excellent written, oral, and visual communication skills * Experience utilizing data to tailor communications and content
  • Experience managing public programming and events
  • Familiarity with community development and public space issues a plus
  • Language proficiency in Mandarin or Spanish a plus

We will begin reviewing applications after June 19, 2020.

Friends of the Rail Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer and having a diverse staff is a fundamental principle, where employment and promotional opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation/affectional preference, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established under law.

About Us

Friends of the Rail Park (FRP) is a 501(c)3 organization that drives the vision behind the transformation of historic rail lines that traverse Philadelphia into a 3.1 mile linear park that will connect 10 adjoining neighborhoods, cultural institutions, and Fairmount Park. The park has three distinct sections – the Viaduct, the Cut and Tunnel – which reflect the history of the city’s development and rail transportation’s role in it. Phase I of the park, an elevated quarter mile, opened in June 2018 as the only public greenspace in the Callowhill/Chinatown North neighborhood.

As the supporting nonprofit organization, FRP leads the conversation about the Rail Park through engaging Philadelphia communities, producing programming, advocacy work, and ensuring the long-term sustainability of the park. FRP works closely with Center City District and Parks & Recreation as the key partners stewarding the Rail Park.

Vision: The Rail Park will be a continuous three-mile linear park and recreation path that connects and enlivens the social, historical and environmental fabric of Philadelphia’s communities.

Mission: Friends of the Rail Park is the City’s and Center City District’s partner to create, activate and enhance the quality of the Rail Park in order to engage diverse residents, bridge communities, and promote inclusivity among Philadelphians and visitors.

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Please email a resume and cover letter to jobs [at] Include any key experience with developing and implementing a social media strategy that might not otherwise be reflected in your resume. Candidates will be expected to complete an assignment/case study to demonstrate proficiency. No phone calls please. We will begin reviewing applications after June 19.

Chief Financial Officer: Community Ventures

The CFO will take a leadership role in all financial decision making and operations for Community Ventures (CV), a non-profit developer of affordable housing and mixed-use properties in Philadelphia. CV’s mission is to partner with local neighborhood leadership to develop affordable housing, commercial space and other neighborhood infrastructure. CV also manages all of its rental properties, which currently includes 255 housing units and 6 commercial units. This position is anticipated to work 24 hours per week.

The CFO will:

· Actively manage the day-to-day accounting and financial operations of CV and its eight affiliated limited partnerships and other related organizations.

· Supervise the Financial Manager, who will carry out Accounts Receivable and Accounts payables functions.

· Develop budgets for the agency as a whole and all affiliates.

· Assist in the production of budgets for development projects; Monitor project budgets as construction progresses and projects are placed into service.

· Prepare, analyze and present financial reports for CV and all affiliates on a quarterly and annual basis or as otherwise requested by the Executive director (ED).

· Report on financial results and issues to the ED and Board of Directors.

· Prepare all program financial reporting required for public and private funding sources.

· Prepare all billings for administrative and construction costs related to ongoing development projects.

· Oversee the agency’s banking activities.

· Prepare cash flow reports on a quarterly basis or as requested by the ED, and actively manage cash flow to meet organizational needs.

· Manage accounting control systems to ensure the accurate and timely production of accounting information and financial reports.

· Monitor changes in legal, regulatory and administrative environments and implement changes in procedures needed to maintain compliance while maximizing operational and financial results.

· Manage the organization’s insurance policies, (1) seeking to reduce costs by requesting competitive bids at least once every three years and (2) meeting CV’s changing needs as it takes projects through the development, construction and management stages.

· Act as CV’s primary liaison with its independent auditor to ensure the annual audits for CV and its affiliates are completed smoothly and in a timely manner, according to the needs of CV’s partners and funders.

· Oversee the preparation and timely filing of all local, state and federal taxes returns for CV and all affiliates.

About Us

Community Ventures (CV) was established in May 1987 to develop low and moderate income housing in cooperation or joint ventures with neighborhood organizations. Community Ventures works with its neighborhood-based partners over a period of several years, planning and building a critical mass of housing, and, increasingly, related uses such as community gardens and retail space, to stabilize and improve the local community. Our first long term effort was in Philadelphia’s Francisville neighborhood.

CV completed its first two projects, Francisville Associates and Francisville Rainbow, in 1990, with nearly $1.2 million in city subsidies. These two projects created fifty-four scattered-site affordable rental units in Francisville. Over the next twenty-one years, CV completed eight more projects in Francisville, offering an additional 154 affordable houses and apartments, both for-sale and rental. These projects brought the total number of dwelling units built or renovated by CV in Francisville to 208.

While CV focused most of its efforts during its first decade on Francisville, the organization has developed partnerships in several Philadelphia neighborhoods in more recent years. It has renovated or built new housing in South Philadelphia east of Broad, the Susquehanna area of North Philadelphia, Germantown, Point Breeze and West Parkside, in all cases working with local community organizations.

CV has successfully constructed or rehabilitated over 380 homes for affordable rental or homeownership. Philadelphia has changed dramatically during CV’s corporate lifetime, and CV has changed along with its hometown, placing new emphasis on environmental sustainability and affordability in the face of gentrification, while maintaining a focus in all of its projects on high-quality planning and community improvement.

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