Executive Director: Riverbend Environmental Education Center

Riverbend Environmental Education Center (Riverbend) is an independent nonprofit organization focused on teaching children in the Philadelphia region to be responsible and caring stewards of the natural environment by offering an array of experiential education programs in a natural setting. Riverbend is a platform for scientific discovery that leverages children’s inherent curiosity in the natural world and longing for authentic experiences. Riverbend provides the time and space for students to develop comfort in nature and then introduces the science inquiry process.

While the organization began and continues to serve children in nearby geographic communities, a top priority is reaching children in urban communities throughout the region that lack ready access to the natural environment. Its 30-acre open space preserve is located just minutes from the Conshohocken exit of the Schuylkill expressway, making it accessible to communities and schools throughout much of the Philadelphia region.

Nearing its 50th anniversary, Riverbend is at a moment of opportunity and ambitious growth. Programmatically, Riverbend aspires to be a regional leader in environmental education for children that is recognized for the: quality of its programs; scale of the number of children participating in programs; and impact of its teacher professional development program. Financially, the organization is eager to expand and deepen its earned and contributed revenue to assure that its revenue stays abreast with its programmatic goals.

Core programs:

  • School Programs (Access Programs). Riverbend provides high-quality nature-based STEM customized school programs (pre-K through middle school) in partnership with schools across the region that take place during the school day or after school. Currently, Riverbend is working with schools in Philadelphia, Norristown, Upper Darby, and Upper Merion, and seeks to expand its reach.
  • Teacher Professional Development. Riverbend experts work with elementary and middle school teachers in delivering nature-based STEM programs (aligned with school curriculum goals and Pennsylvania academic standards) designed to excite students and improve academic outcomes. Riverbend hosts professional development sessions virtually and on-site at the Spring Mill preserve or other natural settings. Professional development programs are designed to be cross curricular. Major concepts include life science, environment and ecology and inquiry and design, depending on school subjects.
  • Spring Mill Road Preserve. The 30 acre preserve serves as an outdoor classroom for experiential learning for school-based groups and summer programming. It is open to the public year-round and encompasses the Snider Barn, an aquaponics greenhouse, numerous hiking trails, outdoor learning classrooms, a bird observation area, and acres of open space.
  • Camps. A long-term component of Riverbend’s offerings is a year-round and summer session camps which offer children ages 4-11 the opportunity to experience, interact with, and explore nature, animals, habitats, science, and the outdoors. Grounded in nature-based STEM education, Riverbend educators encourage children to practice 21st century skills like resiliency, self-reflection, and grit. The earned income from camps forms a significant portion of the organization’s sustainable revenue.

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Overview of the Position

The Executive Director is the chief executive officer, responsible for overall leadership, strategic direction and management. In consultation with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director has broad authority to lead and manage operations in order to advance the mission and to achieve its strategic goals. The Executive Director is Riverbend’s principal advocate to external constituencies. The next Executive Director will be poised to take Riverbend to the next level by (1) scaling programs to reach new audiences, (2) assuring that it has sufficient revenue to match and sustain its programmatic aspirations, and (3) increasing its organizational visibility and forming new partnerships.

In the first year, the next Executive Director will focus on the following:

  1. Develop a plan to expand the reach of educational programs to new audiences, with a particular focus on communities where children typically lack access to open green space and high-quality environmental and STEM education.
  2. Develop, operationalize, and implement a plan for securing additional contributed and earned revenue from both current and new sources.
  3. Expand Riverbend’s visibility and broaden awareness of its programs and role in the region among educators, philanthropic people and institutions, public decision-makers, and potential partner organizations.
  4. Lead the next strategic planning process in partnership with the board and staff. Then, formalize and operationalize the strategic plan, identifying those priorities that will have the greatest impact on advancing the mission.
  5. Leverage the talents and interests of staff, the board and volunteers.

Compensation Competitive salary, with benefits aligned with nonprofit industry standards.

Professional Characteristics

  1. 12-15 years of nonprofit or equivalent experience, with a minimum of 5 years in leadership and management roles incorporating operational, financial, programmatic, and board and external relations functions.
  2. Demonstrable ability in fund development, to include fundraising strategy, being the face of an organization, and soliciting financial support from individuals, foundations, corporations, and government.
  3. Direct experience in environmental education not required but commitment to understanding and, then, embracing the mission a must.
  4. Entrepreneurial person with proven experience in expanding programs and the revenue needed to support them.
  5. Effective communicator with proven experience working with diverse populations, including experience in building bridges to develop relationships, trust and credibility.
  6. Direct experience within the Philadelphia-region nonprofit or public sectors are a plus, though not required.
  7. Recognizes the expertise of staff and brings out the best in them to advance the organization’s goals while also advancing staff leadership.
  8. Managerial expertise including budget management and working directly with a volunteer governing board.

Key Responsibilities

  • Strategic Leadership
    • In collaboration with the Board of Directors and key stakeholders,
      develop, articulate, and implement the shared vision that guides the
    • Develop and strengthen relationships with key stakeholders, partners and
      constituencies, including program participants, schools and teachers,
      corporate and business partners, non-profit organizations, community
      organizations, foundations, individual donors and government agencies.
  • Resource Development
    • Plan for future revenue needs to sustain programs and operations.
    • Work with development staff and Board of Directors to design and conduct ongoing fundraising and development activities, including cultivating major donors and organizational partners.
    • Establish and maintain a local and regional profile of Riverbend through public, professional and personal contacts.
  • Organizational Management
    • Lead by exemplifying the mission, vision, goals, and values. Establish and maintain clear patterns of authority, responsibility, supervision and communication.
    • Create a work environment that brings out the best in employees, where people with options choose to work and stay.
  • Fiscal Management
    • Ensure that Riverbend operates in compliance with laws, regulations and best-practices.
    • Develop an annual budget and operating plan and takes responsibility for meeting the commitments of the plan and budget.
  • Programs and Facilities Management
    • Collaborate and support education team to design, implement and assess educational programs.
    • Maintain a strong understanding of current and upcoming trends and ensure that the education programs are of high quality.
    • Provide leadership in achieving and implementation of Riverbend’s
  • Master Site Plan.
    • Collaborate closely with staff on all issues related to ongoing maintenance and safety of the property and facilities.
    • Provide leadership in identifying IT issues and in making IT decisions.
  • Board Relations and Development
    • Collaborate with the Board of Directors to oversee strategic and fiscal activities.


The annual budget in 2021 is approximately $750,000, marginally reduced from previous years due to the pandemic. Historically, revenue has derived from programs (55%), contributed revenue (43%), and other sources (2%).


Reports to the Board of Directors.


There are currently four direct reports: Director of Education & Strategic Initiatives, Communications & Marketing Manager, Habitat & Volunteer Manager, and Riverbend’s Office Administrator. The position also includes oversight of seasonal summer staff.

Notes Riverbend is an equal opportunity employer that prioritizes diversity, equity, and inclusion. Riverbend does not discriminate based on ethnicity, race, gender or
sexual orientation, and encourages all qualified individuals to apply.

This profile is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by the Executive Director. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications.

Application process

Résumé and a one-page cover letter that conveys why you are well suited for this position and how it fits into your career should be emailed as soon as possible to: kenille@diverseforce.com. Address cover letters to the Members of the Search Committee. No paper copies, please.

Applications accepted through April 9, 2021. Phone screens of top applicants will begin immediately. Interviews of preferred candidates will be arranged for the weeks of May 3 and May 10. Please indicate in your transmittal letter if both of these dates have unavoidable conflicts for you. Confirmation of receipt of the application will be sent by return email. No phone
calls, please.

Chief Advancement Officer: YWCA Tri-County Area

Job Summary: The Chief Advancement Officer (CAO) will join YW3CA during an exciting time of growth and expansion. The CAO must have a deep personal commitment to, and understanding of, equity, inclusion, and racial justice, and use that as a frame for the work of integrating ongoing organization-wide change processes and innovative fundraising tools into our work, achieving the fundraising and membership goals of the organization, and ensuring careful stewardship of our donor relationships. The CAO must also have a track record of working across differences, silos, and programs, exercising their power and privilege carefully.

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, the incoming CAO will lead a small team that supports all aspects of grantmaking including government, foundation and corporate as well as major donor, individual giving, and event-driven fundraising programs; as well as all external communications, marketing, media relations, and outreach. To lead this function, we are looking for a CAO who is an exceptional manager, leader, relationship builder, and communicator.

Key Responsibilities: The Chief Advancement Officer’s essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Fundraising and Departmental Leadership:
    • Plan and direct a comprehensive, complex fundraising operation that includes maintaining and growing annual revenues of $5M+, recognizing and taking advantage of new opportunities, while maximizing existing sources of funds.
    • Own, manage, and grow a select portfolio of principal gift donors and prospects, including some of the highest profile institutional donor relationships.
    • Collaborate with YWCA USA to oversee the Department’s development and implementation of 501(c)3 fundraising and charitable grant agreements with YWCA USA and YW3CA
    • Set and drive a clear vision for the Advancement department that drives forward organization-wide strategies, goals, and change processes and unites the best development competencies.
    • Lead the building, implementation, and adoption of systems and practices that support intra- and inter-departmental collaboration, integration, communication, and relationship building. oInstill a culture of philanthropy throughout YW3CA, ensuring all individuals understand their role in the organization’s philanthropic success. oLeverage forecasting and data to inform goals and priorities.
  • Executive Leadership:
    • In collaboration with the Board and the leaders of other departments, participate in strategy setting, and execute the organization’s strategic goals and priorities.
    • Act as conduit of key insights from stakeholders to Board and senior leadership to inform organizational imperatives and priorities.
    • Support the development and implementation of org-wide practices for cross collaboration and communication. Promote a culture of trust, support, resource sharing, and transparency across functions and programs.
  • Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Leadership:
    • Actively cultivate a culture of collaboration, openness, trust, equity, inclusion, and support within the Advancement department, and in its work with other departments.
    • Lead department’s ongoing transformation of a broadly inclusive and equity-based culture.
    • Facilitate practices and implement policies that reflect and support the CEO’s cultural vision of equity, respect, kindness, and inclusivity for the organization.

The ideal candidate will have the following professional skills, qualities, and competencies:

  • Mission & Values Alignment: A passion for YWCA’s commitment to the elimination of racism, the empowerment of women and the promotion of peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. Understanding of and commitment to progressive politics, social justice, and YW3CA’s mission.
  • Expertise & Leadership in an Advancement/Development Function: Exemplary track record directing a large, comprehensive, complex advancement function, including demonstrated results across functions, silos, and geographies. Expertise in the full scope of fundraising activities at all levels of donation. Deep understanding of anti-racist and anti-oppressive practices in fundraising.
  • Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Leadership: Holds an analysis of power, racial, sexual, economic, and gender inequity and their intersections. Has the experience to operationalize equity within the advancement department, and set an equity and justice rooted strategy for advancement for the organization. Understands the white supremacist nature of capitalism and philanthropy, and how to shift away from those existing systems to do more expansive work.
  • Executive & Team Leadership: Substantial management experience and demonstrated ability to establish, lead, and drive objectives – particularly in a highly dynamic and evolving environment. Proven track record of meeting or exceeding budgeted goals by managing staff and volunteer performance. Proven ability to translate strategic thinking about complex challenges and organizational gaps into executable plans to deliver on strategic imperatives and solve problems large and small, and measure progress towards goals. Demonstrates a sophisticated understanding of how race and gender dynamics impact supervisory relationships, organizational culture, partnerships, campaigns and coalition work, and can demonstrate a history of successfully intervening in problematic dynamics and deepening a racial justice approach within an organization, team, or campaign.
  • Communication & Relationship Building: An emotionally intelligent, values- and results-driven leader who can inspire staff and collaborate across departments and at all levels of the organization and provide feedback and coaching to support the achievement of complex goals. Adeptly drives transparent, timely internal communications. Highly skilled communicator, both individually and in large audience or public communications.
  • System & Process Building: Has built systems and processes to facilitate and strengthen intra- and inter-departmental collaboration and communication. Has improved data hygiene and built highly effective operational and data systems for fundraising to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of a fundraising function.

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree (required) and Master’s degree (a plus)
  • 5-10 years of supervisory experience or an equivalent combination of education and experiences sufficient to successfully perform the essential responsibilities of the job as listed.

Salary & Benefits**:

  • Paid Business Closures
  • Health and life insurance benefits
  • Dental insurance benefits
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Short-term and long-term disability insurance plans
  • 401K Retirement plan
  • Generous Paid Time off plan **Restrictions may apply based on position hours

How to Apply: Send Cover Letter and Resume to: Hr.mission@ywcatricountyarea.org

Equal Opportunity Employer YWCA Tri-County Area is an equal opportunity employer and it is our policy that employees and applicants will not be subjected to unlawful discrimination or harassment based on race, col-or, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran’s status, marital status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by applicable state, federal or local laws. Accordingly, YWCA Tri-County Area will hire, train, and promote individuals in accordance with this Equal Employment Opportunity Policy; make decisions according to the principle of equal opportunity by imposing only bona fide occupational qualification requirements for employment opportunities; and administer all personnel practices and programs (including, but not limited to, compensation, benefits, transfers and training) in accordance with this Equal Employment Opportunity Policy.

Student Services Manager: Philadelphia Outward Bound School

Outward Bound is an international educational movement dedicated to the belief that people are capable of far more than they know. Founded in 1992, Philadelphia Outward Bound School (POBS)’ mission is to change lives through challenge and discovery. POBS—serving PA, NJ, and northern DE—is one of 11 regional Outward Bound USA schools.

A robust non-profit educational organization, POBS engages youth and adults in experiential single and multi-day programs that inspire character development, leadership, and community service.

POBS is a partner in The Discovery Center, a public green space in East Fairmount Park operated with the National Audubon Society.

The Student Services Coordinator, a member of the POBS Admissions Department, helps participants, families and organizational partners through course selection, enrollment, and course completion processes.

With the POBS team, they track inquiries, manage the receipt of enrollment materials, screen medical forms and questionnaires, and perform follow up to assess the overall readiness of participants. They support planning for participant travel to and from course and assemble participant information for POBS Course Directors and instructors for use in the field.

Additionally, the Coordinator supports the distribution and collection of post-course evaluation forms, and connects new graduates to the alumni network.


  • Knowledge of course types, options and requirements.
  • Respond to prospective participant inquiries (voicemail and email); convert inquiries to enrollment and help reach enrollment goals.
  • Assist participants with appropriate course selection and/or guide participants to available course openings.
  • Schedule and conduct interviews for open enrollment participants in a timely manner, so participants can proceed with travel arrangements.
  • Support the medical screening process including Level I screening with physician, therapist, and family follow up.
  • Monitor course enrollment; compile and assemble applicant information.
  • Work with the Program Department to address under-enrolled programs in a timely manner.
  • Update Salesforce records; maintain accurate and timely information acquired through inquiries and screening calls.
  • Assemble and summarize accurate and complete information on each student for Course Directors and instructional staff prior to course planning.
  • Send alumni enrollment information, notices and opportunities to recent course graduates.
  • Send required paperwork to participating school group contacts.


  • Coordinate with Alumni and Scholarship Manager and Community Engagement Manager to ensure appropriate enrollment for merit scholarship recipients.
  • Respond to specialty admissions course inquiries (i.e. Veterans, Grieving Teens).
  • Assist in setting course briefings for schools and community organizations going on expedition; attend as needed.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


  • Eagerness to learn Outward Bound educational philosophy, curriculum and course goals and outcomes, particularly courses and activities associated with backpacking and canoeing expeditions.
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills; ability to interact with and engage staff, participants and family/guardians with compassion and integrity.
  • Ability to build effective relationships with POBS staff, organizational partners, and Outward Bound networks.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to problem-solve, prioritize, and multi-task.
  • Strong organizational skills; attention to detail, and follow through.
  • Experience using Salesforce database, Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel, and Google Suite.
  • Must work well in a team environment and excel under pressure.


  • 3+ years of demonstrated customer and participant services.
  • Background in a medical and/or mental health-related field beneficial.


  • This position is eligible for benefits including Medical, Dental, and Vision Plan, Paid Time Off and 401(k) retirement plan.
  • Opportunities for professional development, including Medical Screening Level 1,2, & 3, Wilderness First Responder Certification, other staff training.
  • Participation in nationwide discounted Outward Bound expeditions.

Please send a cover letter and resume to: Aisha Burrell; aburrell@pobs.org, and make sure to address any pertinent experience, including professional and personal experience that is relevant to this position.

Executive Director: East Falls Development Corporation

Organization Summary

The East Falls Development Corporation (EFDC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation in the East Falls neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA dedicated to the smart growth of East Falls. Our main work is in the East Falls Riverfront Business District and Conrad Street commercial corridor. We support local businesses and institutions to help with continued positive and community-based economic development in the East Falls community. The EFDC office is located inside a co-working space in 3580 IQL a beautifully renovated church situated on Indian Queen Lane in East Falls.

The Board of Directors relies on the Executive Director (ED) as the only full-time employee. EFDC is financially sound. The ED staffs the numerous volunteer committees, including the following: marketing and outreach, economic development, corridor management, governance and budget/finance. There are occasional ad hoc committee structures for the EFDC, including a Parking Lot Committee, as EFDC manages the parking lot under the Route 1 twin bridges on Ridge Avenue. The full Board meets monthly from September to May and the committees meet on an as-needed basis. The Executive Committee is comprised of the Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer and Secretary. The Board is made up of approximately 20 members from a diverse group of community members and institutional representatives.

Job Description – Executive Director

EFDC is seeking an Executive Director who understands the importance of community relationships while also possessing excellent organizational skills, entrepreneurial energy, flexibility, and imagination to further the positive economic development in East Falls.

The position can accommodate flexible scheduling needs and affords opportunities to collaborate with other influential community leaders and public officials on broad-based city initiatives.

The ideal candidate will have excellent organization and communication skills and strong business acumen to attract and retain business to the commercial corridor. The individual may come from small business, commercial corridor work, a non-profit organization, or management in a larger business, but must be self-motivated and capable of functioning effectively in an independent environment.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director manages all day-to-day organization operations, leads and coordinates efforts to plan real estate development, manages the commercial corridors and business relationships, and promotes the East Falls district as a regional destination.

The Duties of the Executive Director include:

·      Identify, cultivate and recruit new businesses and investors, and support existing businesses in the East Falls commercial corridors.

·      Research, identify, secure, and manage funding; including grants, loans or other incentives from private and city and state agencies for operations support and special projects along the corridor.

·      Coordinate activities of EFDC volunteer committees, ensure good communications between and among committees and the Board, and assist committees in implementing their work plans.

·      Shape, manage and drive all traditional communications, website, social media, and print media for the organization.

·      Build strong and productive working relationships with public agencies, other non-profits, local developers, property owners and merchants, and other commercial corridors in the City.

·      Develop and implement an annual budget and fund-raising plan.

·      Manage all day-to-day administration of the EFDC organization.

·      Operate, manage and maintain EFDC parking lot and organization office.

·      Participate with the Board of Directors in developing a vision, strategic plan and programs to guide and grow the organization when applicable.

·      Enhance the Organization’s image by being active and visible in the community, working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations.

·      Effective use of social media platforms to increase public awareness of, knowledge about and marketing of EFDC.

Required Skills, Education and Experience:

·      Ability to work independently.

·      Demonstrated leadership ability.

·      Knowledge and direct practical fundraising and grant writing experience.

·      Excellent written and verbal communication skills; public speaking experience is desirable.

·      Proven marketing skills and experience, including social media.

·      Knowledge of basic accounting and standard office software packages.

·      Budgeting, fiscal accountability

Recommended Skills, Education and Experience:

·      Wordpress

·      Quickbooks / other accounting software

·      Parkmobile / merchant services accounts

Minimum of three to five years of experience in:

·      Business, marketing, or real estate.

·      Commercial corridors, Business Improvement Districts, Main Street programs or similar neighborhood commercial districts.

·      Administration in a management capacity, or non-profit board membership.

·      Knowledge of non-profit accounting, record-keeping procedures and state and federal reporting requirements for 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations is preferred.

·      Direct experience working with and negotiating with vendors; insurance carriers; and communication with public agencies, especially local municipal agencies within the City of Philadelphia.

·      Direct experience with City of Philadelphia business improvement programs and other successful business development strategies, previous experience as a Corridor Manager in a similar urban area is a significant plus.

·      Demonstrated experience and aptitude for building and managing a diverse stakeholder community in support of the organization’s mission.

·      Bachelor’s degree required; graduate work in a relevant field is preferred.


$55,000-$60,000. Dependent on education and experience.

Interested Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter by April 30, 2021. Address to Search Committee and send to heidi.grunwald@eastfallspa.com. All interested applicants who make the list of finalists will be contacted no later than May 15th, 2021.

Director of Community Engagement: Green Tree Community Health Foundation

 The Director of Community Engagement position is a full-time, exempt position that is primarily responsible for the grants process as well as holding significant responsibility for the planning and production of communications and fund development activities. This person reports to and works with the Executive Director.

This position requires strong organizational skills and an ability to prioritize as well as multi-task. Community Engagement as it relates to grants requires the ability to work with local non-profit organizations as they move through the application process as well as the volunteers involved in the process. This includes phone calls, email, tracking applications using the online portal, and site visits. Communications and development are part of the role as we seek to support local organizations and leaders. Currently we push notifications out and repost information at the

request of organizations, we share valuable knowledge regarding health equity within the community we serve, and look for ways to educate the broader community about needs that exist.

*The office is located in Northwest Philadelphia.*

Main Areas of Responsibility

Community Engagement:

·        This person will be effective at building relationships with community members, leaders, etc in order to partner and affect health equity in our region.

·    As a part of Green Tree’s strategic plan, they will implement a community grants process incorporating a trust-based philanthropy model.

·        Incorporate grantee feedback into the grants process.

·        Tasks include site-visits, managing grants database, and creation of reports for the Board, auditors, etc.

Communications and Development:

·        This person will promote narratives that affirm the leadership of existing community leaders and supports community-led efforts.

·        They will increase constituents’ awareness of health equity issues in communities we serve (e.g. e-blasts, newsletter creation and distribution, etc).

·        Administrative tasks include items such as: donor acknowledgement letters, CRM data entry, and creation/promotion of events


· Mission aligned, shares our vision for health equity, and committed to our guiding principles

Flexible & adaptable as we build out our strategic plan

·        Enjoys learning

·        Self-starter/proactive with considerable judgement, initiative, and independence while working on a small, high-performing team

·        Good time management and organizational skills

·        Good at building and maintaining relationships

·        Able to work comfortably with a diverse population

·        Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills

·        Team player who can collaborate with others

·        Able to maintain confidentiality

·        Excellent ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks

·        Able to travel within the catchment area

Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience is required– experience in social work and /or public health highly preferred
  • Five years of experience in a professional setting minimum
  • Nonprofit or foundation experience preferred
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Suite applications (Office, Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Familiarity with Network for Good and Foundant (grants management) database management a plus


·        Full benefits package including fully paid Health/Vision/Dental, life, long/short term disability, and 403b matching

·        Paid Holiday/Vacation/Sick

Include resume, cover letter, and writing sample

  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to use the cover letter to express what about this role is of interest and/or why/how you are suited to this specific position. I actually do read them before I read your resume.
  •  A writing sample is requested here rather than having you come to the office as part of the interview. Many people ask, “What do you mean ‘writing sample’?” Quality submissions include any past professional writing, promo creation, letters, a short essay response to the prompt ‘why I believe health equity matters.’


Executive Director: Literacy Council of Norristown

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is vested with the authority and responsibility to develop, administer, and monitor all program activities of the Literacy Council of Norristown (“LCN”) in accordance with its stated purpose and within the general policies. The Executive Director provides leadership and direction to LCN staff members; conducts the affairs of LCN, applying policies, and managing the operations of LCN and the activities of its staff members; participates in local, regional and national events and activities that promote the Organization and its mission. The Executive Director serves as the principal professional resource to the Board of Directors.

Core Responsibilities:


  • Prepares and submits annual proposal(s) for State and Federal grants
  • Oversees the preparation and submission of grant proposals
  • Procures new grant sources
  • Actively manages donor databases
  • Manages relationships with key stakeholders such as, individual donors, foundations, businesses, nonprofits, etc.
  • Oversees annual appeal and fundraiser

Fiscal Management:

  • Exercises fiscal management of Program and Staff
  • Manages budget (with support from Board Treasurer, Finance Committee, and book- keeper) and reports on details to Board
  • Provides oversight of donor gratitude campaigns

Board Relationship Management:

  • Communicates and collaborates with the Board of Directors in policy development, strategic thinking, and operations management

Promotion and Community Involvement:

  • Acts as liaison among Literacy Council and community agencies and organizations
  • Plans and manages LCN community events
  • Oversees promotion of LCN and its activities
  • Manages LCN’s digital presence including website, social media, email campaigns, etc.

Personnel Management:

  • Supervises and evaluates all teachers, office workers, and security staff as well as prospective teachers and tutors

Facility Management:

  • Acts as liaison with facility providers
  • Ensures office is open and operational


  • Manages student population and Program Acceptance Criteria
  • Supports volunteers/tutors
  • Attends and/or introduces Tutor Training Workshops (4-5/year)
  • Oversees all record keeping and data submission activities related to education/instruction
  • Oversees all English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) classes including: oversee proper student admission, evaluation, placement, and follow-up
  • Manages student assessments
  • Teaches or manages classes (as needed both internally and externally)

Professional Development:

  • Attends appropriate workshops, meetings, and seminars
  • Actively develops team members’ talent and skill set
  • Consistently coaches and provides feedback
  • Holds others accountable, inspires others, and acts as a change champion

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferred Masters in Nonprofit Management, Social Work or Business Administration a plus, or MA TESOL
  • Experience with ESOL or adult education
  • Experience with online education resources
  • A minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience in supervisory, financial, and administrative responsibility in nonprofit or governmental human service organizations
  • Experience in non-profit operations, fundraising, communications, strategic planning, and personnel management
  • Comfort with being the public face and advocate of the organization
  • Proficiency in Spanish preferred

Position Expectations

  • Flexible schedule (twice weekly evening and occasional weekend support required)
  • Have (or are willing to develop) a pulse on the Norristown community
  • Good natured, kind hearted, flexible, and accepting nature
  • Willing to start remotely during the COVID19 pandemic and eventually based in the Norristown office of the LCN when things return to normal
  • Able to provide a satisfactory background check

Salary range and benefits compensation are commensurate with experience.

Qualified candidates please email a cover letter, resume, and salary expectations to: careers@lcnlit.org

Job Classification: Full-time, exempt. Generous paid time off included.

Salary: $45-$55K annually depending on experience and LCN Board of Directors approval.

Resumes will be reviewed after April 2, 2021.

Lunch & Literacy Program Director, W. Phila: Mighty Writers

Mighty Writers is a nonprofit that teaches kids, seven to 17, to think and write with clarity. Our free, out-of-school writing programs in have grown to serve 3,500 kids a year. We currently have six locations in Philadelphia, including a bilingual (Spanish/English) site in the Italian Market section of Philadelphia, a hub of the Mexican American community. We also have a bilingual site in Chester County, PA; a site in Camden, NJ; and pilot programs in Atlantic City, Trenton and Newark, NJ.

Position Description

The MW Program Director will oversee management of one of our sites, serving 500+ kids and teens. S/he will work with the Mighty Writers leadership team to sustain the organization’s signature programs. The MW Program Director will establish and oversee an aggressive lineup of out-of-school programs, five afternoons/evenings a week, supported in large part by a robust volunteer program. From time of hire through August 2021, the only in-person program is our outdoor Lunch & Literacy distribution, daily Monday through Friday from 12-2pm. In-person programming will resume September 2021 with a limited afterschool program.

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.

Administrative & Teaching Responsibilities

  • Be the full-time face of Mighty Writers and continue to build community within and around the center,
  • Recruit kids and teens for programs, workshops and mentorships through targeted outreach to students, parents, educators and community members,
  • Manage volunteer program, to include no less than 100 active volunteers annually,
  • Manage and implement writing curriculum for the MW Academy four days a week for kids in grades 3-8, serving as lead instructor for up to 21 youth in one Academy program,
  • Manage a series of writing workshops,
  • Schedule and support college prep programs for high school students, including college essay writing events,
  • Manage an internship program that may include college and high school students,
  • Recommend youth to our one-to-one mentorship program,
  • Support evaluation to track and measure student progress across programs,
  • With support from our Operations Manager, oversee all operations, such as:
  • Troubleshoot physical site issues as needed (electric, HVAC, plumbing)
  • Keep sites in good shape
  • Outfit spaces with new/current technology and replace as needed
  • Update décor as needed
  • Systems (computers, phones)
  • Be one of the public faces of the organization and represent Mighty Writers to the media, other organizations and the public at large,
  • Remain knowledgeable and informed regarding any issues, regulations or professional standards that may impact Mighty Writers’ policies or operations,
  • Maintain confidentiality of all pertinent or sensitive information.

Education and Work Experience

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

·       Experience working directly with city youth in an educational setting

·       Understanding of community youth development programming


·       Minimum of 5 years of direct experience working with youth in an education-focused environment,

  • A strongly held educational philosophy of how to inspire kids to write and succeed,
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills,
  • Strong research, organizational, time management and computer skills,
  • Proven management and leadership capabilities,
  • Interest, enthusiasm and affinity for working with children, youth and adults.

To apply:

Please submit resume and cover letter. 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 managing a Mighty Writers center?

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.

To apply:

Please submit resume and cover letter. 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 managing a Mighty Writers center?

Executive Director: Bebashi

Bebashi – Transition to Hope is a nonprofit community health organization that empowers Greater Philadelphia’s disenfranchised communities to enhance their overall health and well-being. Bebashi’s services and programs include: sexual health education, HIV medical case management and prevention, and hunger relief. Bebashi’s unique core competency is providing holistic, culturally sensitive health and wellness in communities of color.

Bebashi seeks a visionary and passionate culture builder and leader of leaders for its next Executive Director. They will work closely with the Board and staff to determine the organization’s next phase of growth, to include: the business development and programmatic initiatives on which to focus resources; strengthening organizational infrastructure, capacity, and culture; engaging and leveraging the Board’s skills and role; and raising and diversifying sustainable funds in a continually evolving environment.

The ideal candidate will be energized by and skilled in development and execution of strategy, raising the public profile of the organization while building relationships with partners and funders, and advancing an organizational culture of excellence. Experience in health policy and community-based health serving communities of color is preferred. A foundational understanding of inequities in the public health system and becoming a public champion for Bebashi’s mission is a must.

About Bebashi – Transition to Hope

Founded in 1985, Bebashi was the first Black-led and Black-serving organization in the United States to address the AIDS crisis. The organization was launched as a full-service HIV/AIDS organization with special interest in serving low-income people of color with HIV disease. It remains one of Philadelphia’s largest community-based minority providers of HIV/AIDS education and services.

Bebashi has built on this rich history by continuing to provide the critical services of HIV medical case management and prevention to predominantly low-income, African American clients. Today, Bebashi has expanded programming directly informed by the needs of their clients including hunger relief services, navigation services, and programming and education for LGBTQ+ participants.

Bebashi – Transition to Hope is uniquely positioned to become the leading comprehensive health and wellness organization for disenfranchised communities and people of color across the Philadelphia region. The Executive Director will build on a strong foundation supported by a dedicated Board and diverse, committed staff to execute on opportunities identified through a recent strategic planning process:

  • Raise the public profile of the organization, its untold and unparalleled history, evolution, and future vision.
  • Identify, assess, and then execute on partnership and business development prospects.
  • Leverage core competencies and strategic relationships to grow programs and their reach, particularly among young men, LGBTQ+ communities, and women of color.
  • Develop a best-in-class organizational culture of excellence, transparency, professional advancement, and trauma-informed approaches to management and service.
  • Organize, support, and empower a talented and tight-knit leadership team.
  • Strengthen and position Bebashi to be an employer of choice.
  • Strengthen organizational capacity: diversify revenue, implement financial controls, and support the Board to serve in strategic capacity to the organization.


$135,000-$145,000 annually with benefits aligned with nonprofit industry standards.

Background of Ideal Candidate

An experienced, passionate leader with a demonstrable record of accomplishment in leading organizations primed for growth, and who can: support the leadership and development of the executive team and Board, raise funds and advance external relationships, create and maintain an organizational culture of empowerment and collaboration, take an entrepreneurial approach to program expansion and delivery, and drive operations. A fundamental understanding of and commitment to health equity, social justice, and the staff and communities Bebashi serves is a must.

Professional Characteristics

  1. 12-15 years of nonprofit or equivalent experience, with a minimum of 5 years in leadership and management roles incorporating operational, financial, programmatic, and board and external relations functions.
  2. Demonstrated ability in fund and business development, including externally representing an organization.
  3. Experience in innovative/growth-oriented nonprofits preferred.
  4. Proven experience creating and then leading a cohesive organizational culture a must.
  5. Experience in driving implementation of strategy in a growth-oriented, community-based organization. Demonstrable experience in community-based health services with an equity lens is preferred.
  6. Proven track record in developing a culture of assessment across an organization, ensuring systems of accountability across fiscal and staff oversight, as well as board relations and/or management.
  7. Skilled in serving as a thought partner to a board at a critical juncture of growth.
  8. Commitment to providing services to disenfranchised communities of color in Philadelphia.
  9. Entrepreneurial person, capable and comfortable identifying areas for opportunity, assessing risk, and growing an organization.
  10. Experience in evaluating operations, finances, staffing model, and programs and, then, implementing improvements in alignment with goals and overall mission.
  11. Skilled in working in a collaborative manner to build relationships with multiple stakeholders. A demonstrated capacity to understand the interests of nonprofits, partners, policymakers, government agencies.
  12. Familiarity with communities, peers, policymakers, and the philanthropic landscape in Philadelphia preferred.

Key Responsibilities

Organizational Management

  • Lead implementation of the strategic plan.
  • Develop and advance strategies for staff succession and staff development.
  • Empower and manage staff to have the autonomy to lead on their work portfolios and the support to be successful and grow.
  • Develop internal strategies to provide trauma-informed supports to staff.
  • Oversee fiscal management to assure a balanced budget. Report regularly to the board regarding the organization’s financial status.
  • Develop an annual budget, fundraising plan, and audit.

Programs and Business Development

  • Work with staff to develop and implement program priorities and develop a plan for programmatic growth.
  • Encourage and lead efforts to expand the populations Bebashi programming currently serves.
  • Define the level and role of ‘advocacy’ for Bebashi.
  • Nurture and grow partnerships and collaborations with other nonprofits, government agencies, and local businesses.

Resource Development

  • Develop, oversee, and monitor Bebashi’s funding strategies with a focus on generating sustainable and unrestricted revenue.
  • Steward and expand relationships with funders and donors.

External Relations

  • Represent Bebashi as primary spokesperson to develop a high-profile presence for the organization.

Board Relations

  • Serve as a thought partner to expand governance capacity of the Board.
  • Create and oversee policy, annual and long-range organizational objectives, program goals, and strategies for engaging the Board.
  • Develop and recommend annual budget for Board approval.
  • Monitor and report to the Board on progress, performance, and fiscal solvency.


Direct-Reports: Director of Programs & Administration, Director of Development, Director of Finance, HR Manager


Bebashi has an annual operating budget of approximately $3.6M, from 340B Program Revenue (36%), Government Grants (47%), Other Contracts (10%), and Other Sources (7%).

Service Area

Bebashi is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Bebashi provides essential services and has remained open throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Given the critical and visible nature of the role, the Executive Director is expected to have a consistent presence in the office and based in the Philadelphia area.

Application Process

Email your resume and a one-page cover letter that conveys why you are well suited for this position and how it fits into your career to: Monica York at monica@diverseforce.com. No paper copies, please. Application should be emailed by March 31, 2021. This is the final date for applications. Please disregard dates noted elsewhere on the job site. The confirmation of receipt of application will be sent by return email. Interviews of preferred candidates will be arranged forthwith. No phone calls, please.

Email your resume and a one-page cover letter that conveys why you are well suited for this position and how it fits into your career to: Monica York at monica@diverseforce.com. No paper copies, please. Application should be emailed by March 31, 2021. This is the final date for applications. Please disregard dates noted elsewhere on the job site. The confirmation of receipt of application will be sent by return email. Interviews of preferred candidates will be arranged forthwith. No phone calls, please.

Director of Development: The Philadelphia Youth Network

We are hiring an experienced Development Director to help us keep growing. If you are dedicated and ambitious, Philadelphia Youth Network is an excellent place to grow your career. Don’t hesitate to apply.

The Director of Development is responsible for oversight and day-to-day management of the Development Department, including supervision of the Grants Manager. Duties include:

·        Work closely with the Executive Vice President and CEO to develop and implement PYN’s fundraising strategies

·        Work cross functionally in leading PYN’s development efforts

·        Assuring that all stages of fund development processes are executed efficiently and effectively

·        Lead PYN Board fundraising efforts

·        Co-staff the Board’s Communications and Development Committee

·        Work closely with the Finance department to assure that expenditures align with funding parameters

Primary responsibilities include:

Fund Development

·        Support the development of a long-term vision for fund development at PYN

·        Assure the department engages in on-going assessment and identification of funding prospects

·        Align funding prospects with organizational priorities

·        Coordinate with staff from partner organizations in joint development efforts

·        Oversee/create high-quality collateral related to funding requests/awards (proposals, budgets, reports, contribution letters, letters of support)

·        Maintain a system for tracking all deliverables to which PYN has committed as well as other reporting requirements, working with staff to ensure timely completion of all funding obligations

·        Maintain a system for tracking the organization’s funding streams, making information accessible to staff as needed

Internal Collaboration

·        Help foster a culture of shared ownership of fund-development efforts across the organization

·        Working in tandem with other functional units, contribute to the development of new and to the refinement of existing initiatives to realize PYN’s vision

·        Facilitate start-up meetings for implementation of newly funded or refunded initiatives

·        Prepare regular development reports for executives and Board of Directors

·        Work closely with the Directors of other functional units in crafting messages that articulate PYN’s mission and vision in engaging stakeholders and in developing programmatic interventions


·        Supervise the Grants Manager, including addressing the professional development needs of staff through coaching, modeling and training

·        Develop and manage the department budget

·        Support overall organizational and External Relations’ division priorities

·        Work cross functionally to develop and implement the development strategy

·        Other duties as assigned

Education, Experience & Skills Required:

·        Master’s Degree preferred

·        CFRE preferred

·        Five to seven years of experience, including at least three years managing staff, with a particular focus on corporate, foundation and government giving

·        Proven track record of initiating, cultivating and managing relationships with funders and demonstrated success in generating revenues to support organizational efforts

·        Existing local and national network is ideal

·        Knowledge of local, regional and national education reform and workforce development issues/strategies strongly preferred

·        Demonstrated understanding of the role of intermediary organizations

·        Research skills

·        Proficiency in DonorPerfect preferred

·        Familiarity with budgeting processes

·        Capacity to work effectively in cross-functional teams

·        Willingness to engage, learn and grow continuously

·        Strong verbal and public-speaking skills.

·        Persuasive writer with expert copy-editing skills and command of grammar, spelling and word usage.

·        Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.

·        Strong analytical and organizational skills.

·        Able to take ownership and drive activities to completion.

·        Ability to work quickly under pressure and to balance multiple tasks and responsibilities

·        Ability to employ flexibility and creativity in the face of ambiguity and challenge.

·        Experience in and comfort level with fast-paced, dynamic environments and complex organizations

·        Successful completion of background checks (PA State Criminal, PA Department of Public Welfare Child Abuse, U.S. Department of Justice National Sex Offender Registry, and F.B.I. fingerprinting.)

The Philadelphia Youth Network is an impactful non-profit changing the lives of young people between the ages of 12-24 by creating education and employment opportunities. The Philadelphia Youth Network creates collective impact by leveraging partnerships, resources and talent to alleviate poverty and promote equity for youth. PYN values talent and seeks to provide an equitable and fair working environment, maintaining policies that promote flexibility, encourages creativity and honors diversity and authenticity. PYN is a dynamic, fast paced organization, pursuing transformational outcomes for young people. Learn more at pyninc.org.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume with salary requirements to jobopps@pyninc.org and please indicate Director of Development in the subject line.

The Philadelphia Youth Network values the safety of our staff, our partners, and our young people. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, PYN is following safe practice guidelines and operating temporarily remote until further notice. Please contact hrdepartment@pyninc.org with questions about PYN’s remote work.

Director Individual Giving: Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation

DEPARTMENT:             Development

POSITION:                      Director of Individual Giving

CLASSIFICATION:          Exempt (Salaried)

REPORTS TO:                 Senior Vice President of Development


The Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that supports the city of Philadelphia’s public library system. Increasingly, the Library relies on private support to provide the critical programs and resources necessary to advance literacy, guide learning and inspire curiosity throughout the Philadelphia region.


The Director of Individual Giving is a senior member of the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation’s Development team and conceptualizes and manages the Free Library Foundation’s annual fundraising programs, which include premier membership (The Pepper Society), young professionals membership (The Ravens Society), and family membership (The Knee Hi Society), as well as the Free Library Fund. The Director carries a portfolio of leadership prospects and is responsible for fundraising goals of $2M+.

In addition to directing annual giving programs, The Director of Individual Giving manages the volunteer councils that support membership acquisition and stewardship.  She/he directs all acquisition, renewal, and stewardship activity, including relationship cultivation, events, and benefits administration. This position oversees a robust direct marketing program, and is responsible for messaging and coordination of this successful fundraising strategy.  In addition, this position is responsible for overseeing all programmatic aspects of the Individual Giving program, working closely with the events team to plan dinners, receptions, trips, author experiences, and more.


The Director of Individual Giving:

Envisions, implements, and directs strategy to ensure continued growth of individual annual giving programs at the Free Library.

Cultivates and solicits Pepper Society and leadership annual giving prospects with the goal of increasing giving.

Meets mutually agreed upon goals for outreach, cultivation, and solicitation.

Manages the Library’s volunteers as they advocate and support development efforts to expand the membership programs.

Supervises the Membership Programs Coordinator and Individual Giving Coordinator, whose responsibilities include overseeing successful donor engagement, acquisition, benefit administration, and stewardship.

Works with the Manager of Special Events to plan strategy for donor recognition and cultivation events for members and other donors.

Works closely with the Foundation’s communications team to engage donors through monthly newsletters, social media, and other platforms, contributing to content development and overseeing the calendar for development communications.

Performs other duties as assigned


Experience in individual giving, with management responsibilities.

Experience in developing and implementing development strategies, including membership and annual fund programs, and in forming donor engagement programs or improving existing programs.

Experience in creating and monitoring revenue and expense budgets.

Experience in donor cultivation and moves management, including renewals, recapture and upgrading individual donors.

A strong background in volunteer management and volunteer leadership development.

Ability to work independently, setting goals for this position and for team members, and overseeing progress toward goals, including the ability to change course and revise strategies when needed.

Excellent organizational skills with great attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple projects.

Excellent oral and written communications skills .

Proficiency with MS Office Suite, Microsoft Word and Excel.

Knowledge of Blackbaud’s Altru or Raiser’s Edge, or similar fundraising program.


Minimum of five to seven years of progressive development experience and a proven record of success.

Bachelor’s degree.

Education Level:
Bachelors Degree
To Apply

Please submit your resume to Shara Pollie, Sr. Vice President  of Development at PollieS@freelibrary.org