Senior Communications and External Relations Director: City Year

At City Year Philadelphia, AmeriCorps members work to address the lack of equitable access to educational opportunities, particularly for students of color and those growing up in low-income households.

Our dedicated and passionate AmeriCorps members work closely with students, providing individualized attention that helps them feel valued and supported in their learning. In addition to 1:1 tutoring, CYP AmeriCorps members mentor students in small groups, organize school-wide events, and run afterschool programs.


• City Year Philadelphia – established in 1997 – is one of 29 City Year sites across the U.S.

• 200 City Year AmeriCorps members, ages 18-25, serve full-time in 16 schools across Philadelphia

• AmeriCorps members mentor and tutor in math, English, attendance, and social-emotional skill building

• In the 2019-2020 school year, nearly 12,000 students received City Year support, with over 35% receiving direct 1:1 tutoring or mentoring

• City Year’s signature Red Jacket symbolizes caring, support, hope, and inspiration

Learn more at and visit City Year Philly on Twitter and Instagram.

Position Overview

City Year Philadelphia is seeking a creative, collaborative, and results-oriented individual to serve as senior communications and external relations director. The position oversees all communication and marketing initiatives and is responsible for designing and implementing a comprehensive communication and outreach strategy to raise and solidify City Year Philadelphia’s profile in the Philadelphia community. The senior communications and external relations director will advance the organization’s education equity goals through strategic marketing and public relations initiatives including media relations, brand management, and creative campaign execution. The position will lead the effort to effectively share City Year’s message with key stakeholders both internally and externally. The senior communications and external relations director will lead the site’s external relations efforts, specifically focused on increasing public awareness and building relationships with strategic partners. The position reports to the managing director of development and will partner with the executive director and site board to lead the government relations and engagement work. Additionally, the position will manage the marketing manager.Job Description

What You’ll Do:

Communications Leadership

  • Develop and implement a cohesive and innovative communications strategy to increase the awareness of City Year Philadelphia and position the organization as a premier education equity leader in the community
  • Lead and help ensure site-wide implementation of City Year messaging with a focus on asset-framed storytelling and systemic inequities
  • Set annual outreach, media, and engagement goals and regularly monitor progress
  • Oversee creation of all campaigns and communications collateral, including multi-media, videos, website, media materials, and other items as needed
  • Support content development for City Year Philadelphia’s blog, social media accounts, e-newsletter, appeals, and other publications
  • Collaborate with the national communications team, site leadership and CYP site on a communications calendar and external engagement plan
  • In partnership with site leadership, oversee all crisis communications

Communications & Marketing Staff Leadership

  • Supervise the marketing manager and provide ongoing support, guidance, and feedback to ensure success as a team member and as a communications professional

Media Relations & Event Support

  • Develop and manage a portfolio of media, marketing, and communications relationships to bolster City Year Philadelphia’s brand recognition and support organizational strategies
  • Manage a messaging calendar, including national and local events, media pitches, and external partnerships
  • Develop the key messages and communication tactics of major annual celebrations, donor events, site engagement activities, and other fundraisers and stakeholder engagements in collaboration with the development team and site leadership
  • Support the executive director and site leadership in development of key messages, talking points, and scripts for key internal and external audiences
  • Lead the effort on all brand building events for the site
  • Support media and messaging needs of major organizational events, and manage the creation of event-specific materials such as collateral, look and feel, speaker invitations, scripts, briefings, and media releases

External & Government Relations 

  • Partner with site leadership to build strong relationships with education and community leaders, elected officials, and other champions to support the overall site goals and advance City Year Philadelphia’s brand in the community
  • Serve as an active member of the government relations committee of the board
  • Collaborate with internal teams to ensure alignment of messaging across external platforms that sparks interest and promotes connectivity with City Year Philadelphia’s service
  • Establish a platform and voice to position City Year Philadelphia’s executive director as a thought leader in the greater community
  • Identify opportunities to share City Year Philadelphia’s voice and story with the broader community; prepare staff, board members, partners, and AmeriCorps members as needed

Site Communications Training

  • Advise and train staff, boards and AmeriCorps members on ways to effectively leverage their messaging and relationships with stakeholders and community leaders
  • Work closely with all departments to ensure external communication and stakeholder engagement are consistent and effective
  • Design and deliver communications training for staff, corps, and Boards to ensure message alignment with stated goals and ensure all staff and corps members are trained to maintain City Year’s brand and communication standards

Organizational Initiatives & Site Support

  • Serve as a member of the City Year senior leadership team (SLT), providing strategic insight into site priorities
  • Engage in structured discussion and training on diversity, belonging, inclusion, and equity (DBIE) aimed at developing stronger cultural competency, both individually and collectively as a site
  • Work collaboratively with other site departments, other City Year sites, and City Year headquarters on a frequent basis
  • Represent City Year Philadelphia at meetings, conferences, trainings, and workgroups both within and outside of the City Year network
  • Support and attend all major site events, including fundraisers, service days, trainings, and other activities and initiatives
  • Partner with City Year Philadelphia’s departments and staff to ensure that site-wide goals are met, including, but not limited to, the AmeriCorps member applicant interview process, stakeholder engagement, event and service day participation, and cross-departmental committees
  • Attend internal and external engagement and training activities throughout the year

What You’ll Bring

  • At least 7 years experience in communications role, including time within a leadership position, either within an organization or an agency, with proven ability to deliver strong, measurable results
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, marketing or related field preferred
  • Solid experience serving as a spokesperson and a keen understanding of media relations, including a demonstrated ability to develop and execute creative campaigns
  • Knowledge of state and local government relations and proven experience building relationships with elected officials
  • Excellent written, oral, and organizational skills; high level of attention to detail
  • Awareness and experience in engaging in conversation about race and all aspects of identity, as well as experience developing practices grounded in diversity, belonging, inclusion, and equity
  • Strong connection to education equity and to the values of belief in the power of young people, social justice, empathy, inclusivity, and teamwork
  • Ability to work the flexible hours demanded of a deadline-driven position
  • Ability to adapt and excel in diverse, high energy, entrepreneurial, and rapidly-changing environment
  • Attitude essentials: growth mindset, passion for City Year’s mission, detail-oriented, resilience, committed to teamwork

How You’ll Grow

City Year values diverse skill sets and encourages staff members to seek continuous growth.  A successful instructional coach will bring and continue to develop themselves in the following competencies:

  • Communication: clearly articulates information and ideas orally and in writing; communicates with confidence and credibility; listens carefully and is responsive to feedback; uses brand and storytelling strategically to inspire diverse audiences and coaches others to do the same; communicates effectively even in highly visible or adversarial situations
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making: applies broad knowledge, seasoned experience, most critical information and multiple perspectives to generate and develop insights and creative, strategic solutions;  creativity, and critical thinking in solving challenges; looks beyond the obvious for answers; uses sound judgment to make well-informed, ethical decisions; drives timely organizational decision-making to advance strategic initiatives
  • Relationship Development:  establishes and builds diverse, mutually beneficial, and sustainable partnerships within City Year, throughout partnering organizations, and in the communities we serve; demonstrates openness, approachability, and understanding of other perspectives; maintains and builds relationships by recognizing and responding to the needs of others; strategically directs critical relationships to advance City Year’s mission; enables and supports City Year members and partners in their efforts to build strategic relationships by making connections and removing obstacles
  • Drives Vision:  demonstrates commitment and leads with “the why” to connect teams to vision; translates strategies into clear objectives, action plans, and measurements; creates a climate in which others feel connected to the organization’s strategy and effectively leads through change

Compensation and Benefits

The anticipated start date range for this position is in late April/early May 2021.

Salary range for this position is in the mid $70,000s.

Compensation and Benefits

Full time employees will be eligible for all benefits including vacation and sick days and organization holidays. You may participate in all benefit programs that City Year establishes and makes available to eligible employees, under (and subject to all provisions of) the plan documents that govern those programs. Currently, City Year offers medical, dental and vision, life, accidental death and dismemberment and disability coverage, Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), other benefits including 401(k) plan(s) pursuant to the terms and conditions of company policy and the 401(k) plan document.


Please complete the online application and attach a resume and thoughtful cover letter in the “Resume/CV” field on the “My Experience” page. Internal applicants should apply through cyresource.

Qualified applicants should apply and submit a resume with cover letter, ALONG WITH A WRITING SAMPLE.  No phone calls, please.

Membership Manager: Museum of the American Revolution

THE MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION’s mission is to uncover and share compelling stories about the diverse people and complex events that sparked America’s ongoing experiment in liberty, equality, and self-government. Ideally situated in the heart of historic Philadelphia, just steps away from Independence Hall, the Museum serves as a portal to the region’s many Revolutionary sites, sparking interest, providing context, and encouraging exploration. Since opening to the public in 2017, the Museum has gained public and critical acclaim for its “nuanced, warts-and-all version of the American Revolution” and established itself as a destination that brings history to life in a unique and powerful way. Nearly a million visitors have experienced the Museum’s rich, complex, and inspiring Revolutionary story and millions more have engaged with this fuller, more inclusive telling through online exhibits, interactives, and other virtual programs. As we march toward the 250th anniversary of the nation’s birth in 2026, the Museum is poised to play a leadership role as a galvanizing force to help guide our country on a path toward building “a more perfect union.”

Position Description

Part of a dynamic team reporting to the Director of Leadership Giving, the Membership Manager advances the Museum’s mission through member retention, acquisition, and cultivation strategies for this complex national Membership program of 4,500 households. Working collaboratively with the Leadership Giving, Marketing, and Visitor Engagement teams, the Membership Manager will steward and develop the Membership program through multiple print and digital communication channels including direct mail and e-mail marketing, plus on-site and virtual programming. This position is responsible for a portion of the Museum’s overall contributed revenue goal.

The Membership Manager directly oversees direct mail and online campaigns for Member acquisition and retention programs, plus a robust member-centric fulfillment process. Analyzes renewal rates, trends, and performance to identify data-driven strategies and new opportunities for growth. Works with Visitor Engagement teams to promote and sell Membership at the Museum, and Marketing to promote Membership in printed and online materials to encourage prospects to join and support. Alongside the Special Programs Manager and Leadership Giving Manager, this position elevates the Member experience through digital communications, exclusive programming, and outstanding customer service.

Primary Responsibilities

·        Working closely with Director of Leadership Giving, analyze and identify data-driven strategies for Member acquisition, retention initiatives, plus on-site and virtual Member experiences. Work collaboratively with Leadership Giving team to execute outstanding calendar of events and communications that encourages joining, renewals and upgrades.

·        Oversee tactics and timelines for multi-channel acquisition, retention, upgrade, and recapture direct mail campaigns, integrating printed mailings with emails and web content.

·        Schedule and manage monthly printed and email renewals with outside vendor to assure accuracy and timely delivery based on list preparation, production, approval process and mailing dates.

·        Work in Raiser’s Edge and MS Excel to produce monthly mailing lists with segmented variable data for targeted renewal and acknowledgement letters recognizing members at each stage in their membership experience.

*   Enter payments to process and update member records in Raiser’s Edge and Galaxy Ticketing. Ensure accuracy of member information between databases to support membership sales, renewals, and customer service.

*   Work hands-on to update, print, fulfill and mail acknowledgement letters for new, renewing, upgrade and gift membership sales. Work with Development and Visitor Engagement teams to train and manage staff to assist in fulfillment process during peak periods and assure timely delivery of materials to members.

·        Act as primary point of contact for Museum Members, answering Member phone line and ensuring timely and efficient responses to phone, email, and mail inquiries, and provide excellent customer service.

·        Develop strategies to advance on-site Membership sales, working closely with the Visitor Engagement team to train frontline staff and implement sales incentives. Collaborate with Marketing team to promote Membership as part of visitor transactions through Membership materials and special promotions.

·        Represent the Museum at Member programs and participate in select donor cultivation programs throughout the year. Assist with departmental events and activities as assigned.

·        Draft content for select Membership communications and marketing materials including letters, e-mails, newsletters, postcards, and other core Membership materials.

·        Collaborate with Museum’s graphic designer and outside vendors to track inventory and ensure all Membership materials are accurate and updated with the latest information and benefits.

·        Work some evenings and occasional weekends, including select high-volume gift processing days between December 26 – December 31.

·        Sustain a team-oriented, supportive environment that maintains high standards and encourages creativity, collaboration, and professional growth.

·        Actively support the Museum’s commitment to equity, diversity, access, and inclusion, with an aim to increase and deepen the participation of all audiences in museum activities.


·        Bachelor’s degree required


·        Minimum 3 years membership related experience, ideally managing multi-channel direct-marketing campaigns as revenue streams (acquisition, retention, and upgrades)

·        Demonstrated experience working with direct mail and/or bulk-mail production

·        Database management skills, preferably skilled in Raiser’s Edge (data entry through reports)

·        Excellent verbal and written communication skills

·        Familiarity with ticketing systems

·        Strong customer services skills and ability to work with staff at all levels

·        Fiscal responsibility including maintaining budgets and managing budget projections

·        Excellent organizational skills

·        Ability to produce under tight deadlines with multiple priorities

·        Ability to work independently and as part of a dynamic team

·        Ability to work weekends, evening hours, or holidays as needed

The Museum of the American Revolution ( is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and three professional references to

Director of Finance and Operations: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts


Founded in 1805, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is America’s first school and museum of fine arts. Located in center city Philadelphia, PAFA is intimate in scale with a strong sense of community. PAFA’s undergraduate degree offerings include a BFA in Studio Art and a coordinated BFA with the University of Pennsylvania. Graduate programs include an MFA and Low-Residency MFA degree, and a Post-Baccalaureate certificate. PAFA’s museum has an outstanding collection of American art, and the museum actively collects and exhibits contemporary art, including work in new media. Additionally, PAFA is home to the Brodsky Center, a print and papermaking center focused on the creation of innovative editions by contemporary artists.


Because we were the nation’s first art museum and art school, we believe PAFA has a moral obligation to ensure that every member of our community can study and work in an environment where they feel a sense of belonging. We have the additional obligation of ensuring that our community reflects that rich tapestry of beauty and diversity that surrounds our world. We are committed to modeling diversity and inclusion for the entire arts, cultural and educational sector, and to maintaining an inclusive environment with equitable treatment for all. PAFA is committed to maintaining an inclusive learning environment, and a diverse community of students, faculty and staff.

PAFA is an equal opportunity employer. Women and diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply to work in our pluralistic community.

POSITION: Director of Finance and Operations

The Director of Finance and Operations will support the CFO in building a culture of continuous process improvement at PAFA. The Director will be responsible for the timely and accurate execution of financial functions. The Director will be the CFO’s thought partner to strengthen finance, development, payroll, events, and other auxiliary revenue streams. The successful candidate will also oversee grants and project budget management and will play an active role in the annual budget processes.

The position requires excellent communication skills – an ability to “translate” financial information to the development team, program team, and the senior staff. It also requires hands-on experience with all financial aspects of a nonprofit and the ability to run all grants management and spending reporting to numerous institutional funders.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a commitment to continuous process improvement, a willingness to learn, and dedication to PAFA’s mission.

  • Coordinates and/or supervises Finance & Operations staff to ensure day to day operations run smoothly, providing assistance and training as needed.
  • Maintains and implements appropriate processes and internal controls over Finance and Operations function organization wide
  • Communicates Finance and Operations matters to the organization at all levels, communicates effectively with staff and faculty about new procedures, or to clarify existing ones and provides institutional training regarding Finance and Operations information processes and procedures
  • Manages projects periodically to install new or upgraded software applications and/or processes
  • Develops solutions to unique management requests for information pertinent to the request, collects and analyzes the required data, design and produce the necessary analysis and report(s)
  • Works with all departments to assess internal controls and reliability of data from various systems used across the organization
  • Continually create, implement and maintain the most accurate and up to date process narratives, forms and flow charts
  • Budgeting & Forecasting – assists in preparation of and report on annual budget and forecasts
  • Year end audit – coordinate with Accounting Manager to ensure that accurate information is presented to auditors timely
  • Assist with Finance and Operations led Board committee meeting coordination
  • Courteously answers questions and resolves concerns of all stakeholders
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or equivalent combination of education and experience in accounting or related discipline required
  • CPA preferred
  • Five years in operational accounting required
  • Three years’ supervisory experience required
  • Non-profit financial management exposure
  • Strong communication skills to explain and partnership effectively with people from diverse backgrounds and knowledge of financials
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Programs
  • Proven ability to understand and work with integrated enterprise software applications and improve processes as needed
  • Ability to work in a standard office setting, with considerable sitting, standing, and viewing of computer
  • Mid-level stress
  • Requires reaching continually throughout the workday (mouse, keyboard, telephone)


The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) strives to offer its eligible employees a competitive and comprehensive benefits package. As an employee, you are our most valuabl

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts accepts digital applications only. A complete application should include the following:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

When submitting your application online using the provided link, please save your documents as Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx) or PDF (.pdf) files. To help us process your applications as efficiently as possible, please save your files with the following filename format:

  • LastName_FirstName_Resume
  • LastName_FirstName_CoverLetter

*Due to the amount of potential applicants, we do not respond to voice calls or messages about the status of your application. Based on the criteria for the position, the most qualified candidates will be contacted directly. Thank you for your interest in PAFA.


Grants and Contracts Accountant: The Food Trust

The Food Trust is a nationally recognized nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that everyone has access to affordable, nutritious food and information to make healthy decisions. Headquartered in Philadelphia, The Food Trust works with neighborhoods, schools, grocers, farmers, and policymakers across the country to develop a comprehensive approach to improved food access that combines nutrition education and greater availability of affordable, healthy food. More information about The Food Trust is available at


The Grants and Contracts Accountant performs the accounting and financial service functions for programs funded by grants, contracts or special revenue. These functions include: preparing financial projections and budgets, actual v. budget reporting, reviewing/monitoring of individual grants and contracts for compliance with private, local, state and federal fund requirements, billing and collections, journal entries, and financial grant reporting including preparation of reports for funding authorities and The Food Trust. Position will be required to develop budgets for grant and contract applications. The Grants and Contracts Accountant provides fiscal service and support for both program personnel and fiscal personnel.


·        Gathers accurate and timely financial information to prepare grant financial reports for government agencies and other funding sources.

·        Working with program staff and Director of Finance, develops and monitors all budgets for grant and contract proposals and departments.

·        Analyzes and monitors department expenditures across grants and contracts.

·        Responsible for managing and monitoring personnel allocations.

·        Reviews general ledger to monitor expense activity.

·        Analyzes grant budget against actual expense activity to determine under/overspending on grants, estimating any carry-over funds from one year to the next.

·        Interacts with program staff to ensure proper and timely spending of grant funds.

·        Resolves grant problems with program staff or fiscal staff.

·        Performs accounts-receivable collection as it relates to all grant/contract funding.

·        Computes, prepares and submits the annual indirect cost rate. Provide information on the rate with applicable agencies as required. Applies indirect costs.

·        Maintains grant and contract fiscal records.

·        Reviews and approves journal entries, accounts payable and accounts receivable, assigns account codes and monitors charges for reasonableness and compliance.

·        Assists with audit requests related to grants and contracts.

·        Maintains grant and contract schedules and timelines for reporting.

·        Have a command of revenue recognition rules related to nonprofits.

·        Knowledge of allocations and various ways to allocate indirect cost to management.


·        Understanding of The Food Trust’s mission, goals, and objectives and ability to work independently with a high level of energy and contribute as part of a larger team.

·        Strong understanding of and ability to perform generally accepted accounting principles, concepts and practices.

·        Ability to research, compile and review financial data and provide analysis and recommendations of trends, budget variations, and other related financial issues.

·        Ability to operate a computer and use a variety of common software programs including Microsoft Office, spreadsheets, and customized databases.

·        Ability to organize tasks in an efficient manner and follow-up and follow-through with strong attention to detail in a fast-paced environment.

·        Self-directed and motivated, able to manage multiple and complex assignments and meet deadlines both independently and as part of a team.

·        Strong written and verbal communication skills and effectively communicate with individuals and groups.

·        Possesses strong interpersonal skills as demonstrated by courteous, cooperative, and professional interaction with diverse groups of co-workers, external business partners, vendors, funders and financial institutions.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1.     While performing the duties of this job, the employee will frequently stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or equipment; reach with hands and arms; balance; talk or hear. The employee will occasionally climb stairs; stoop; kneel; crouch or crawl; taste or smell.

2.     The employee will spend a majority of time sitting at a desk working at a computer workstation keyboarding and performing routine clerical duties.

3.     The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

4.     Operate related office equipment and use necessary tools.

5.     Primarily work seated at a computer workstation with frequent use of a keyboard.

6.     Specific vision abilities required by the job include frequent reading and close vision; distance vision; color vision; peripheral vision; depth perception; and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1.     The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

2.     Although work is primarily indoors, you will be required to travel outside to The Food Trust locations/special events.

3.     Position may require occasional trips to attend conferences, seminars, and meetings.

4.     May require working non-traditional hours based on operational needs.


•            Bachelor’s or master’s degree in tax, accounting, or finance

•            CPA preferred

•            Skills with Sage Intacct preferred

•            Minimum 5-7 years’ experience in accounting/finance

•            Experience with financial reporting requirements

SALARY/PAY RATE: The Food Trust offers competitive pay, a comprehensive benefit program, and a supportive, mission-driven work environment where you can grow and learn both professionally and personally and be part of a great team.

EMPLOYMENT CATEGORY: Full-time, exempt 

JOB OPEN DATE: Immediately

To apply: Email your résumé and cover letter to Please reference “Accountant” in the subject line.

Leadership and Planned Gift Officer: American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)

Status: Full-Time

Location: Philadelphia, PA, California or West Region

Application Deadline: March 14, 2021

For consideration, please attach your cover letter and resume to the online application. 

Summary of Principal Responsibilities

The Leadership and Planned Gift Officer focuses on the cultivation and solicitation of individuals who have the greatest potential for supporting AFSC’s programs. The Leadership and Planned Gift Officer relates to donors who require the most deftly carried out cultivation leading to solicitation of major outright and planned gifts, including gift annuities and bequest intentions. The Leadership and Planned Gift Officer must coordinate the involvement of other development staff, program staff, and volunteers in the identification / cultivation / solicitation / stewardship process so that priorities are kept in view, deadlines are met, and duplication of effort or action at cross purposes is avoided.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities: The key responsibilities of the Leadership and Planned Gift Officer include the following:

  1. Raise funds for all work of the AFSC through carefully planned cultivation and solicitation of individuals who have the means to make very large outright, blended or planned gifts.
  2. Qualify donors’ / prospects’ capacity to make major/planned gifts utilizing prospect research and through discussions with donors, staff and committee members. If an individual does not have the capacity and inclination to give a major / planned gift to AFSC, assign them appropriately.
  3. Increase current donors’ or potential donors’ interest in and financial commitment to AFSC through visits, calls, letters, and donor engagement activities. Interpret the work of the AFSC in articulate, compelling and creative ways. The Leadership and Planned Gift Officer is expected to make 125 visits per year.
  4. Participate in monthly pipeline meetings and regular donor strategy sessions.
  5. Develop effective cultivation plans and introduce compelling gift options, taking into account the complex financial situations and organizational relationships of many of AFSC’s most sophisticated donors/prospects.
  6. Involve program and senior administrative staff, committee members, and board members in the cultivation and solicitation of major / planned gift prospects when appropriate. Provide coaching and support as needed.
  7. Reviewing donors’ complex financial situations, develop the most appropriate outright, planned, and blended gift options. Work with the Director of Planned Giving as necessary.
  8. Personally acknowledge gifts from assigned donors and coordinate additional acknowledgments.
  9. Maintain donor records in Salesforce, including gift proposals or opportunities, notes on cultivation and solicitation activity, and donor’s personal information of relevance to AFSC.
  10. Keep informed and up to date about the program work of the AFSC through contacts with program staff, attendance at events, site visits, and reading materials.
  11. Consult as necessary with fundraising colleagues, participate in conference calls, and attend periodic national gatherings of all AFSC fundraisers.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education or training.


  1. Five or more years of direct fundraising experience is required, including three or more years’ experience in major / planned gift fundraising with individual donors.
  2. Knowledge of AFSC or a social change organization is desirable.

 Other Required Skills and Abilities:

  1. Ability to communicate professionally and persuasively both orally and in writing. Ease in initiating contact with persons not known, in person and by phone / email. Demonstrated ability to interpret effectively the programs and goals of an organization to a wide range of persons of different backgrounds. Convey credibility and expertise in advising donors on confidential and sometimes complex philanthropic planning matters.
  2. Commitment to Quaker values and testimonies. Understanding of and compatibility with the principles and philosophy of the American Friends Service Committee including non-violence and the belief in the intrinsic worth of every individual.
  3. Understanding of and commitment to the principles, concerns, and considerations, of AFSC in regard to issues of race, class, nationality, religion, age, gender and sexual orientation, and disabilities. Demonstrated ability to work and communicate with diverse staff.
  4. Willingness and ability to travel 50% or more of each month over a wide geographic area and to work some evenings and weekends. Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  5. Experience that demonstrates ability to organize time well, to give attention to detail, and to carry out careful planning and follow-up. Ability to use imagination and innovation within financial, physical, time or other limitations.
  6. Ability to sustain workloads over extended periods during emergencies, special campaigns, holiday seasons and other situations.
  7. Ability to work both independently and in a multi-layered team environment, establish objectives, determine priorities, meet performance standards, and establish a successful team approach to achieve fundraising goals.
  8. Ability to exercise judgment consistent with and supportive of AFSC goals.
  9. Demonstrated initiative, perseverance and ability to cope with pressure. Must be a self-starter.
  10. Ability to work cooperatively with committees and staff, in an organization that is characterized by a high level of consultation.
  11. Computer and Internet literacy required. Familiarity with Microsoft Office, and with Salesforce, PG Calc, or other fundraising software desirable.

Compensation: Salary Range begins at $62,265 with minimal flexibility commensurate with experience – Exempt – Comprehensive medical and hospitalization plan; term life, accident and salary continuation insurances, defined benefit pension plan, plus fringe benefits; participation in unemployment and worker’s compensation and social security.

The American Friends Service Committee is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified persons are encouraged to apply regardless of their religious affiliation, national origin, race, age, sex, gender identitysexual orientation or disability.

AFSC’s Central Office and some of its offices in the U.S. are unionized workplaces. This position is represented.

The American Friends Service Committee is a smoke-free workplace.

How to Apply

For consideration, please visit and complete the online application.

Director of Lending: Women’s Opportunity Resource Center

Company Summary:

 Established in 1993, the Women’s Opportunities Resource Center (WORC) is a nationally recognized 501(c)(3) not-for-profit financial organization headquartered in Philadelphia, PA. WORC was Philadelphia’s first microenterprise program for low-income people and one of the first in the nation. WORC promotes social and economic self-sufficiency primarily for women, minorities, and dislocated workers. WORC and its subsidiary company, the Economic Opportunities Fund (EOF), are certified Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), which provide a wide range of financial products (micro-and small business loans). WORC is also an approved SBA micro lender and SBA Community Advantage (7A) lender.

To learn more about WORC, visit:

Position Summary:

WORC’s current three-year strategic plan includes significant growth in WORC’s market base and a near doubling in lending volume. Under the direction of the President and the strategic operating support of the COO, the Director of Lending will manage all local lending activity, as well as a small team of small business community loan officers. Our ideal candidate will have a strong knowledge of small business lending, SBA loan programs, and excellent people management skills. This is a “roll up your sleeves” working lender-manager position, which requires an entrepreneurial approach and strong business development skills. The Director of Lending will ensure all lending programs operate ethically and consistent with the mission and values of WORC.  He/she must be committed to meeting the needs of undeserved markets and have a passion for providing services to a diverse population, including refugees and immigrants.

Core Responsibilities:

Business Development (25%)

  • Cultivate and develop strong relationships in the community and with aligned community partners
  • Develop and guide potential borrowers through the application process and underwriting process, ensuring application packages are complete and timely.
  • Identify borrower and product opportunities where WORC’s capital is most needed and fits within our capabilities and impact objectives.

Small Business and Commercial Lending (50%)

  • Manage and grow all direct lending programs, including Small Business Administration (SBA) programs, meeting all annual lending goals, profitability targets, and loan loss requirements within WORC guidelines.
  • Determine borrowing needs and propose appropriate loan structures.
  • Determine repayment capacity by analyzing historical business and personal financial statements, as well as by creating financial projections, including traditional and global UCA cash flows.
  • Conduct due diligence and risk analysis, underwriting, structuring, and negotiating of financing requests, in accordance with all WORC’s credit policy and guidelines.
  • Present loan package to Loan Committee for approval and work with Loan Administration and borrowers to effectively close and secure loans.
  • Monitor, manage, and report on all key loan portfolio quality and performance measurements. Ensure compliance with all portfolio policy standards and implement effective credit risk rating processes.
  • Manage all loan-related grant and contract-based program deliverables.

Team Management & Strategy (25%)

  • Manage and develop a small team of community lending officers, helping to set business goals, personal goals, and team development goals.
  • Partner with the Loan Administration team and COO to ensure strong loan performance, loan monitoring practices, and high-quality customer service.
  • Develop new loan products and processes to better serve small business entrepreneurs and contribute to WORC lending and strategy development.
  • Contribute to loan process improvement, with the goal of increasing clarity and efficiency. Identify opportunities to incorporate industry best practices, draft proposed process and policy changes, and help document then train staff.
  • Participate in corporate strategic planning sessions and regular senior management meetings.


  • Required: Bachelor’s Degree or 7-10 years direct related work experience in financial services field in lieu of a degree.
  • Required: Minimum 5 years of direct lending experience with demonstrated skill in small business and real estate lending, underwriting, and SBA programs.
  • Required: Demonstrated ability to manage and support time-sensitive and complex projects while meeting deadlines and credit policy parameters.
  • Required: Solid knowledge of basic accounting practices with an ability to understand financial statements and loan documentation.
  • Required: Strong analytical and organizational skills.
  • Required: Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Required: Superior interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse constituents.
  • Required: Highly proficient with Microsoft Products and other technology software.
  • Preferred: 3-5 years of experience in managing and motivating a team.
  • Preferred: Experience in loan operations and credit policy development.
  • Helpful: Experience with Down Home loan portfolio management system.
  • Helpful: Experience in community development, federal, state lending programs.
  • Helpful: Experience in nonprofit or small office environment a plus.
  • Moderate travel required, mainly local Philadelphia region (less than 30% of time).
  • Job involves normal physical requirements for an office position.


Full benefit package including healthcare, 403b plan with match and PTO days

Application Process:

Interested parties should email their email your resume with cover letter and salary requirement to both: and

Director of Mural Operations: Philadelphia Mural Arts Program

Mural Arts Philadelphia is the largest public art initiative of its kind, dedicated to the belief that art ignites change. For over 30 years, Mural Arts has united artists and communities through a collaborative and equitable process, creating nearly 4,000 artworks that have transformed public spaces and individual lives. Mural Arts aims to empower people, stimulate dialogue, and build bridges of understanding with projects that attract artists from Philadelphia and around the world and programs that focus on youth education, restorative justice, mental health and wellness, and public art preservation. Popular mural tours offer a firsthand glimpse into the inspiring stories behind Mural Arts’ iconic and unparalleled collection, which has earned Philadelphia worldwide recognition as the “City of Murals.”

Mural Arts seeks a Director of Mural Operations. This individual is essential to the execution of the day-to-day operations of the organization. They are responsible for overseeing the ongoing maintenance of the collection and the lots, gardens, and parks they overlook; supervising the City of Philadelphia labor crew tasked with carrying out site preparation and mural maintenance; developing and managing vendor contracts and relationships. Lead, manage, and staff the Mural Operations team to efficiently and safely ensure that each mural’s artistic vision is realized and maintained for the long-term.  Carefully assesses all potential mural sites, evaluating the conditions and helping Project Managers estimate and understand the cost of what needs to happen to prepare the sites.  The Director of Operations, coordinates with internal team members and contractors to insure the timely completion of high-quality murals.  Continually research, evaluate and field-test new products and techniques to improve the look, ease of implementation, and longevity of the murals and train staff on their application.  This individual prepares and is accountable for the design and execution of detailed project plans with clear timeframes.

Mural Arts seeks candidates who value and demonstrate the following core competencies: committed problem solving, deep thinking & fearless creation, inquisitive learning, thoughtful communication, mindful collaboration, personal accountability, and a commitment to actively prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.

This is a full-time City of Philadelphia paid position and reports to the Chief Operating Officer at Mural Arts.

Specific Responsibilities:

·         Direct, organize and monitor operations and on-site production of 100+ public art projects annually.

·         Oversee all aspects of contract management for wall preparation and cleaning, landscape needs, structural repairs, and project-specific installation requirements.

·         Manage maintenance and clean-up for the entire collection of murals (3500+).

·         Establish and implement operations policies, protocols, and procedures to ensure projects are installed safely and efficiently, liability is limited, and ongoing maintenance is proactive and low-intervention

·         Supervise a department of 5 laborers, and work regularly and closely with staff, Executive Team, program directors, and project managers.

·         Direct inventory of over $3,000,000 in supplies and equipment annually, and departmental budget of approx. $45,000 each fiscal year.

·         The ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, independently, and efficiently with numerous deadlines.

·         Coordinate multi-stakeholder relationships with parties, including project managers, businesses, community groups, and members, local government, artists, suppliers, and contractors.

·         Manage fleet of seven City of Philadelphia vehicles; parking, maintenance, and repair scheduling

·         Serve as liaison between city government and city employees on MAP staff.

·         This position requires a significant amount of lifting, carrying, moving heavy equipment, using a ladder regularly, and painting equipment.

·         Occasionally provide consulting services to public art organizations across the country through the Mural Arts Institute.

The successful candidate will possess:

·         Exceptional attention to detail

·         Organized and methodical approach to work

·         Strong analytical abilities and commitment to problem-solving

·         Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

·         Ability to work collaboratively to meet departmental goals

·         Management skills

·         Resident of the City of Philadelphia

·         HS or equivalent and 3-5 years of experience in construction or a related field.

·         A basic knowledge of masonry, carpentry, scaffold erection, color mixing, general artistic skills/ knowledge a plus

·         Valid Driver’s License and the ability to drive City of Philadelphia vehicles.

·         The ability to work at heights, general painting / artistic skills

The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program is pleased to offer a competitive and comprehensive health and dental benefits package. The salary is 54,000 annually.

Interested applicants must submit a resume and cover letter to Kathryn Poole, Project Management Officer at . Applications will be accepted until a hire is made.

President: Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance

About the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance

The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance (the Alliance) leads, strengthens, and amplifies the voices of more than 400 member organizations who generate over $4.1 billion in economic impact for the region. Its members, as well as the cultural community as a whole, count on the Alliance for leadership in policy and community engagement through advocacy initiatives; signature research reports on the health and growth of the sector; grantmaking in partnership with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts; robust professional development and membership services; and marketing and audience development through its consumer marketing programs, and Funsavers.

The arts and culture sector makes Philadelphia a world-class city and makes the region one of the most exciting creative destinations in the country. The Alliance works on behalf of that sector with a deep belief in the power of arts and culture to ignite creativity, inspire people, and foster a healthy region.

The area’s cultural organizations, artists, and proud history of creative expression are a crucial part of its identity, vitality, and economic growth. As a membership and service organization working on behalf of this sector, the Alliance believes in supporting the growth of arts organizations and their audiences; working to keep the arts in schools; preserving the region’s diverse cultural activities; and empowering community arts and cultural organizations to make a difference in the area’s neighborhoods.

Since 1972, the Alliance has played a key role in ensuring the health and vitality of arts and culture in Greater Philadelphia. In 1991, it helped establish the Philadelphia Cultural Fund. In 2008, it worked to re-establish a stronger Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy. In 2009, the Alliance led the successful statewide battle to defeat the proposed “arts tax,” and in 2014, successfully advocated for increasing the budget for the Philadelphia Cultural Fund grantmaking programs, including restoring Youth Arts Enrichment Grants to provide project support for arts-education programs serving K-12 students in the School District of Philadelphia.

For more information on the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, please visit the website.

The Opportunity

The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance seeks a President who will help develop and articulate a compelling vision and roadmap for both the Alliance and the cultural sector as a whole, and who will champion this vision with stakeholders and constituencies at the local and national levels. The President will be a dynamic, forward-thinking, collaborative leader who will help redefine and cultivate the Alliance’s role as the key advocate and representative on behalf of the cultural sector. They will be the central architect of the pathway forward into the next decade and will garner the respect of all stakeholders within the Greater Philadelphia arts and culture community.

The President reports to and works in partnership with the Board of Directors of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, comprising 28 (including two ex-officio) community and cultural leaders. The President is responsible for developing and managing a staff of 13 through the following direct reports: The Chief Officer for Finance and Administration, the Vice President of Audience Engagement, and the Vice President of Development. The President will also manage the Alliance’s $2.2 million operating budget; the organization’s fiscal year extends from July 1 through the following June 30.

The cultural sector is currently in the midst of significant change, in response to economic pressures as well as to calls for equity, access, and justice. The Alliance has the opportunity to play a leadership role in this crucial transformation. This position represents a career-defining opportunity for the successful candidate.

Specific Duties

The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance’s President serves as a thought leader in shaping the Alliance’s mission and strategies; effectively implements its policies, plans, and programs; resourcefully and efficiently administers its operations and finances; strategically connects with relevant individuals and groups on behalf of the Alliance; and actively promotes Greater Philadelphia’s arts and culture sector. The President works closely with the Board of Directors and its committees, with the following specific responsibilities:

Mission & Strategic Planning

Work with the Board of Directors to assess the needs of the Alliance and cultural sector, re-affirm the mission, define where the Alliance can be the most effective, and chart a strategic course for the organization to implement programs and actions that advance the vision and mission.

Collaborate with the Board of Directors to develop and implement a new strategic plan that strengthens the Alliance’s fundamental goals. Allocate the organization’s resources to reflect the strategic priorities and implement activities specified in the long-range plan.

Lead and manage the Alliance staff to execute on goals established by the strategic plan and to deliver mission-focused outcomes and programs.

The Alliance’s Public Presence and Advocacy

Increase the visibility of Greater Philadelphia’s arts and culture sector as a key to regional growth and position the Alliance as the central voice for the sector. Represent the Alliance to legislative bodies, at public events, and in discussions with other organizations by attending meetings, providing testimony, and serving on boards, committees, and task forces as appropriate.

Mission & Strategic Planning

·      Work at local, state, and national levels to recommend and advocate for policies that develop and sustain the region’s cultural sector.

·      Develop effective working relationships with cultural organizations, community leaders, government agencies, elected officials, the business community, grant makers and other funders, and others to promote community support for arts and culture.

·      Promote the Alliance and the sector and raise its visibility through written articles and personal presentations on radio, television, with all appropriate social media, and at conferences and relevant community events.

Board Engagement

·      Activate and coordinate the work of all Board committees, task forces, and staff in support of the mission and long-range plan. Work with the Board to support nominations and other Board activities.

·      Advise the Board in a thought-leader capacity on sector-impacting opportunities and challenges.

·      Keep the Board and other constituency groups informed of local issues, trends, events, and best practices of significance to member organizations, as well as relevant national policies.

Membership Services

·      Evaluate existing programs and services to ensure that they support the mission of the Alliance and the growth and continued success of its members at both an institutional and aggregate level; develop and implement new programs and services, as needed.

·      Assess and update all current policies, programs, and services to ensure that they accurately reflect and effectively serve the diversity of the Alliance’s varied membership and the region’s cultural community.

Organizational and Administrative Management

·      Oversee financial management and control of the Alliance to evolve our revenue model and ensure continued fiscal health and stability. Recommend an annual operating plan and budget for Board approval, and prudently manage organization resources within budget guidelines.

·      Review activity reports and financial statements to determine progress and status in attaining objectives, and revise objectives and plans in accordance with current conditions.

·      Oversee fundraising planning and implementation, including identifying resource requirements; researching funding sources; and establishing strategies to approach funders, submit proposals, and administer fundraising records and documentation.

·      Provide leadership to strengthen and empower the newly-combined DEI Affinity Group and Board DEI Subcommittee.

·      Develop and oversee “umbrella” marketing strategies that advance the agenda of Greater Philadelphia’s cultural sector.

·      Evaluate, engage, motivate, and develop staff to ensure the organization’s capacity to fulfill its goals and objectives.

Candidate Profile

As chief executive and the primary individual entrusted with maintaining the public image of the Alliance, the President must be a bold leader, big thinker, and thoughtful catalyst who can set the course of the organization and implement action toward impact. The strongest individuals will demonstrate integrity, a collaborative spirit with a can-do attitude, and the administrative and leadership track record to position the Alliance for the future. Candidates should bring a breadth of knowledge of the nonprofit cultural sector, combined with an appreciation of the organizational dynamics of a diverse membership organization. The successful candidate will be a tested leader who has succeeded in a dynamic, mission-driven environment within a changing landscape.

Compensation & Benefits

The salary range for this position is $145,000 to $160,000 and will be commensurate with experience.


Naree Viner, Andrew Wheeler, and Tenley Bank of Koya Partners and Diversified Search have been exclusively retained for this search. To express your interest in this role please submit your materials here or email Tenley directly at All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+ applicants.

About Koya Partners

Koya Partners, a member of the Diversified Search Group, is a leading executive search and strategic advising firm dedicated to connecting exceptionally talented people with mission-driven clients. Our founding philosophy—The Right Person in the Right Place Can Change the World—guides our work as we partner with nonprofits & NGOs, institutions of higher education, responsible businesses, and social enterprises in local communities and around the world.

At Koya, we don’t just accept difference—we celebrate it, support it, and thrive on it for the benefit of our team, our clients, and the communities we serve.

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Program Manager: Rebuilding Together Philadelphia

Rebuilding Together Philadelphia (RTP) is a non-profit that revitalizes communities by transforming vulnerable houses into safe, healthy, and energy-efficient homes. RTP brings volunteers and communities together to repair homes and improve lives. Each year, RTP and more than 1,000 volunteers provide free safe and healthy home repairs for 100+ homeowners.

The Program Manager will report to the Director of Operations and will be responsible for implementing one Block Build each year as well as one or more of our scattered-site repair programs. Our Block Build program focuses on three neighborhoods each year. The culmination of our work in each neighborhood is a two-day Block Build event where hundreds of volunteers work alongside staff and homeowners to provide repairs in 10-15 homes. All repairs focus on providing safe and healthy home repairs for low-wealth and working-class homeowners.

An ideal Program Manager will have a mix of construction and project management experience that provides them with the skills necessary to conduct home evaluations, manage home repair projects, and complete compliance and reporting requirements for their programs. We estimate that the Program Manager will spend 70% of their time in the office managing work scopes, coordinating with community partners, scheduling and tracking work, etc. The remaining 30% of their time will be spent in the field conducting home evaluations, meeting with homeowners and contractors, completing final inspections, etc.

RTP embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

Please Note: The full job description can be found in both English and Spanish at


• Supervise and provide work direction for RTP’s Program Coordinator, who will assist with some of the client intake, program compliance, and program coordination required for the Block Build and Scattered Site programs.

• Conduct home evaluations at each property to identify needed repairs and assess suitability for the Block Build or Scattered Site program.

• Organize and track all necessary paperwork (work scopes, invoices, receipts, homeowner agreements and surveys, etc.) for each house where they are working.

• Manage all reporting requirements and grant compliance for each of the programs they are managing.

• Manage and stay within limits of construction budget across their programs.

• Assist with additional home evaluations each year for other RTP programs and partners.

• Assist the Operations Team with Block Build days three times per year.



• Fluency in both English and Spanish

• High school diploma or GED required.

• Strong communication, planning and organizational skills

• Construction or home repair experience sufficient to conduct home evaluations, identify needed repairs, and manage contractors, staff and volunteers who will complete the repairs.

• Comfort working in an office environment that requires regular use of e-mail, shared calendars, shared network drives, and a client database.

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

• Able to work occasional evenings or weekends.

• Able to work long hours on rebuilding days (several throughout the year).

• Experienced driver with current license and access to a reliable vehicle that can be used for work-related travel around Philadelphia.


• College degree preferred.

• Prior experience working with volunteers.

• Prior experience managing contractors or overseeing a construction budget.

• Prior experience with project management and grant reporting.

• Prior knowledge or familiarity with safe and healthy housing or building science.


$50,000 to 54,000, depending on experience. Employees receive health care, life insurance, short-term disability and retirement benefits. Flexible hours but must work some weekend days. Generous paid-time off. Commitment to supporting professional development and avenues of growth within the organization for all staff.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 28, 2021, however, applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. To apply, please email resume and cover letter to Brandon Alcorn, Include “Program Manager” in your subject line. No phone calls please.


Employees receive health care, life insurance, short-term disability and retirement benefits. Flexible hours but must work some weekend days. Generous paid-time off. Commitment…

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APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 28, 2021, however, applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. To apply, please email resume and cover letter to Brandon Alcorn, Include “Program Manager” in your subject line. No phone calls please.

Managing Director, Knowledge Center: United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey

United Way of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey’s mission is to end intergenerational poverty in our region by harnessing, leveraging and strategically investing the collective power of donors, advocates, and volunteers, to help individuals and families break the cycle of poverty.

Role Summary: United Way is seeking an experienced Managing Director to help lead data collection and evaluation efforts for the Knowledge Center, the evidence hub for the Poverty Action Fund, a city-wide public/private partnership in Philadelphia, and future regional collaborations. The Knowledge Center will provide continuous measurement, accountability, and learning to maximize the value of poverty reduction investments.

Reports to: The CEO of United Way of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey

Position Description: 

The Managing Director will be responsible for developing, designing, implementing, and leading the programs and activities of the Knowledge Center. The Managing Director’s primary role is to work with the United Way and the Knowledge Center Advisory Committee to design and develop strategies that align with and fulfill the Poverty Action Fund’s strategic plan. The Managing Director will manage internal data and facilitate the data to be used to advance the Knowledge Center’s efforts related to program evaluation, communications, and grantee management. The position requires a blend of program management, program design and evaluation, and responsiveness to data and impact assessment needs in the areas of poverty reduction and nonprofit service delivery.

Successful candidates will have programmatic experience, and technical capability or experience in data management, information science, program evaluation, or other related fields in the context of using data for program management and impact. Successful candidates will have demonstrated abilities in translating data into useful information for program impact, program evaluation, and communications pieces for broader audiences.

The Managing Director will play a key role in helping streamline evidence-focused grantmaking processes and support high-performing community organizations and partnerships. In the first major initiative of the Knowledge Center, the Managing Director will drive the measurement and accountability efforts related to the Philadelphia Poverty Action Fund, a joint effort between United Way, the City of Philadelphia and private philanthropy to reduce Philadelphia’s poverty rate and create opportunities for an equitable recovery from the economic collapse. The Philadelphia Poverty Action Fund will be grounded in measurement, accountability, and learning. The Knowledge Center will provide a hub for data collection, assessment, transparent reporting, and continuous learning and adaptation. The Knowledge Center will serve four primary functions:

  1. Set the overarching goals and measurement strategy
  2. Provide technical assistance for data collection and reporting to selected grantees to ensure high quality data and evidence
  3. Evaluate implementation and short-and long-term program outcomes
  4. Conduct primary research on poverty trends in Philadelphia and comparison cities to inform strategy

 Overview of Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

Strategic Management: (40%)

  • Advise leadership team on codifying strategic goals so that they are measurable, impactful, and compelling; develop system for effectively tracking progress toward goals
  • Forge collaborations with research and/or university partners to lead technical assistance, evaluation, and broad-based citywide research efforts
  • Lead Knowledge Center efforts to define project roadmaps, short- and long-term goals, and key metrics and milestones for measurement
  • Help the team share powerful stories about investment results with stakeholders (e.g. potential funders, community members, elected officials and other supporters) by producing relevant quantitative and qualitative data and reports as needed
  • Establish the foundation for a culture of accountability, responsiveness, flexibility and results
  • Collaborate with the CEO of the United Way to raise awareness and funding for the Knowledge Center, and build new partnerships in Greater Philadelphia

Data Management: (40%)

  • Ensure collection and quality assurance of data and work with partners to analyze and produce actionable insights to help team identify potential opportunities and red flags related to outcomes
  • Oversee the development and management of a central database for reporting and analysis
  • Conduct exploratory analysis of internal data and make recommendations about the types of questions leadership should be asking and the types of narratives to develop for external audiences
  • Coordinate research and technical assistance partners
  • Collaborate with learning and evaluation partners to analyze external quantitative data and distill key takeaways for external communications

Project Management: (20%)

  • Manage project budgets, timelines, resources and deliverables
  • Track project costs in order to meet budget based on scope of work and resource requirements
  • Provide project updates on a consistent basis to various stakeholders about strategy, adjustments, and progress; maintain excellent client and consultant relationships
  • Facilitate the development of data transfer agreements with external data vendors
  • Manage contracts with vendors and suppliers by assigning tasks and communicating expected deliverables

 Job qualifications, knowledge, skills, and abilities: 

  • 7+ years practical experience with project management, especially related to the areas of research and evaluation or data collection and analysis
  • Experience leading complex data collection, measurement, and learning projects
  • Strong familiarity with project management software tools, methodologies, and best practices
  • Experience managing complex projects and seeing through the full life cycle
  • Experience with process improvement to help the team run more efficiently
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Proven ability to solve problems creatively
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship management skills and extremely resourceful
  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor and adapt to rapidly changing priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple projects simultaneously to meet deadlines within planned scope, budget, and timeline
  • 4-year degree; advanced degree in policy, data science, program evaluation or related fields preferred

UWGPSNJ promotes a culture of inclusion and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected factor.


Medical, dental & vision insurance

Company paid life insurance & LTD

Vacation, sick, personal, volunteer time off

How to Apply

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To apply please submit your resume and cover letter to: