Lectures and Events Manager: College of Physicians of Philadelphia


Founded in 1787, The College of Physicians of Philadelphia is one of the oldest professional medical organizations in the country and home to:  the Mütter Museum; the Historical Medical Library; the HistoryofVaccines.org; and a dynamic Center for Education. We host over seventy (70) yearly public events, and have a busy facilities rental calendar. More than one-hundred-eighty-eight-thousand (188,000) guests visit us annually, and we are extremely proud of our mission to advance the cause of health while upholding the ideals and heritage of medicine.


Reporting to and working closely with the Advancement and Operations departments, the Lectures and Events Manager plans, executes, and maintains the calendar for the College’s educational lectures (including those of the College’s thematic Sections) and events sponsored by the Mütter Museum, The Historical Medical Library, HistoryofVaccines.org, The Center for Education, and Advancement, as well as other special events. In previous years, the total number of events annually ranged from sixty (60) to seventy (70). Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all College events are currently held virtually. In the past year, we have held over forty (40) online, virtual events.

The Lectures and Events Manager works closely with the Operations Department in the scheduling of events on the College master calendar, use of the building, scheduling event support staff, and arranging event security. This person is responsible for leading regularly scheduled events meetings, creating monthly event marketing emails, publicizing events via our social media channels, as well as organizing and distributing promotional materials for all College lectures and events. In regard to onsite events, this role will work closely with Catering By Design (the College’s caterer that also manages the Facilities Rental office) on logistical specifications. Significant evening and weekend work is required. Future supervision of a Lectures and Events Coordinator, in a support role, is a possibility as the College further re-opens to the public.


Bachelor’s degree preferred

Knowledge of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia and its mission should be a priority

Minimum of two (2) years’ experience required, including event marketing, planning, implementation, and reporting

Effective communication and interpersonal skills, with a strong attention to detail

Creativity, with excellent copy writing and editing skills

Ability to set priorities, plan, organize and manage multiple events

Ability to work collaboratively, and to lead staff and volunteers with confidence

Demonstrated ability to thrive in a demanding environment with multiple priorities, deadlines, and expectations.

System experience in:

  • Microsoft Office Suite and Zoom Webinar required
  • MailChimp (email marketing) and Canva preferred
  • Altru (event registration) and Loomly (social media scheduling) a plus

Ability to work evening and weekend hours, as required

Ability to work both remotely and on-site at the College, as necessary.


Plan and execute College programs, lectures, and events ranging in attendance size from twenty to eight-hundred (20-800) people, both in-person and virtually

Organize and maintain the cross-departmental events calendar for all College events and physical spaces

Work closely with the Facilities Rental Manager for onsite events coordination and scheduling with respect to rental bookings

Develop new educational and entertainment events, with input from all departments

Grow event attendance to reach new and engaged audiences

Develop relationships with event vendors and sponsors

Facilitate event arrangements relating to vendors, performers, and others, as necessary

Future possibility to supervise a Lectures and Events Coordinator

Run events while overseeing contracted, as-needed staff such as security, AV technician, caterers, volunteers, and docents

Maintain event planning coordination documents, event data documents, and budgets

Lead regularly scheduled events meetings and regular hospitality meetings

Serve as administrative liaison for three (3) of the College’s thematic Sections

Communicate with Operations staff, as needed, for all audio visual, catering, and set-up needs

Coordinate event marketing and publicity, in collaboration with the Director of Communications

Perform other duties as assigned

SALARY/BENEFITS:  This full-time position will receive a competitive non-profit salary, with a generous benefits package.

Education Level:
Bachelor’s degree preferred
To Apply

Please email cover letter and resume to:  Events@collegeofphysicians.org

Required Subject Line:  Lectures and Events Manager 2021

Factors such as demonstrated hard and soft skills, level of education, history in the nonprofit sector, and relevant work experience will all be evaluated.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The College of Physicians of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Manager of Institutional Relations: Mural Arts Philadelphia

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 and its 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 Philadelphia seeks a Manager of Institutional Relations. Reporting to the Director of Development, the Manager of Institutional Relations is a key role within the Development Department. Working closely with the Director of Development and other members of the development team, along with program/project staff, the Manager of Institutional Relations is responsible for all grant applications, reporting, and securing of new grants for the organization. The Manager of Institutional Relations will craft proposals for institutional stakeholders, delegating writing assignments when appropriate; communicating actively with institutional stakeholders and prospects as project ideas are being developed and implemented; providing support to project/program managers as they work towards specific deliverables and outcomes, including evaluation requirements; and ending each institutional funding cycle with a well-written report that accurately documents use of funds, and positions Mural Arts for continued support.


Managing the Writing Process – Author grant proposals and reports; collaborate with program and project staff to propose conference presentations; manage the editing process for all documents they originate; delegate writing assignments to available authors, including interns, Development staff, and project/program managers; support them as they encounter challenges; monitor the quality of all out-going written documents.

Institutional Giving Systems Management – Manage the grants/correspondence calendar and build optimum timelines for proposal creation; participate in creating consistency and transparency between different internal budgeting systems; conduct institutional prospect research on a routine basis as well as regular funding audits that offer program managers a better sense of opportunities we could become qualified for as we grow; collaborate on institutional data entry and filing; maintain list of passwords and logins for institutions; track institutional giving and support the director’s reporting needs.

Institutional Relations Management – Maintain written correspondence with institutional stakeholders; prepare and participate in phone calls, meetings, and site visits with institutional partners as needed; pro-actively update institutional partners when staff, program/project implementation, or budgets shift from what was proposed.

Projects and Program Development in Conjunction with Major Grant Opportunities – Identify the appropriate internal staff and external partners; conduct research on funders’ interests and terminologies and share findings with staff and partners; develop timelines and organize meetings with identified stakeholders; channel the interests and concerns of funders during planning meetings; facilitate conversations between stakeholders with respect to outcomes, indicators, and metrics; document information from this process in preparation for implementation.

Institutional Data Gathering and Evaluation – Present and interpret data captured through existing departmental processes in proposals and reports to external stakeholders.

Grant Management Compliance – Facilitate grant compliance by clearly communicating contract requirements and holding meetings to review finances and deliverables; arrange for and attend grant launch and project implementation meetings as requested by project/program managers;  pro-actively update institutional partners when staff, program/project implementation, or budgets shift from what was proposed. Manage grant revision processes;

Training/Mentorship – Provide ongoing training and mentorship to staff and interns who aid in the grant-writing process.

Technical Requirements

·         A BA or BS in related field, or equivalent experience and knowledge.

·         Minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience in grant writing, ideally with a focus in arts, culture, or social justice.

·         Knowledge of Microsoft office programs is required; Familiarity with nonprofit financial management and restricted grant reporting preferred.

·         Excellent communication skills (oral, written, and listening) and ability to work in a fast-paced environment are required.

·         Ability to clearly and comfortably communicate with many levels of staff, funders, donors, and public officials, both verbally and in writing.

This job description is a summary of the duties of the above position.  Other related duties may be required by the supervisor. This position is an office position and will require significant time using a computer.  This position may also be asked to be on-site for events and functions.

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.

To Apply

To apply for the position, please send your resume and cover letter via email with “Manager of Institutional Relations” in the title to Genny Boccardo-Dubey, Chief Advancement Officer at genny.boccardo@muralarts.org.

Director of Education Programs: Franklin Institute

The Franklin Institute, the most visited museum in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, strives to be the world leader in promoting science and technology education and literacy through inspiring and engaging experiences that cultivate curiosity, critical thinking, and an understanding of the crucial role science plays in our lives.

At The Franklin Institute, we provide an environment that is as nurturing as it is dynamic. Our team-oriented approach allows for ample learning and career growth opportunities. We think you will find the Institute offers the ideal atmosphere in which to best use your skills and talents. We are eager for your input, ideas, and inspiration.

Position Description:

The Director of Education Programs will be responsible for all aspects of design, development, and implementation of education programs for informal and formal settings. The successful candidate will lead a team that collaborates with other departments across the organization.  The successful candidate will play a lead role in the execution of on-site and digital education experiences for local, regional, and national contexts. The Director of Education Programs will also be responsible for:

  • Working collaboratively across The Franklin Institute to support the educational mission
  • Providing direction and set expectations for team projects and scope of work
  • Managing program evaluations
  • Overseeing department and project finances
  • Business planning and fundraising (e.g. grant writing)
  • Establishing and communicating expectations of staff, partners, budgets and timelines
  • Building and sustaining strategic partnerships
  • Serving as liaison with current project partners
  • Guiding program sustainability after grants end
  • Leading dissemination of findings through conferences, webinars, etc.
  • Building capacity for sustainable revenue models for professional development (PD) related projects and initiatives
  • Flexibility to assume duties as assigned related to education programming

Position Requirements

  • Master’s degree in science or education, Ph.D. preferred
  • At least 8-10 years of experience creating and leading sustainable education programs, Developing and disseminating content, and building and managing partnerships
  • Proven skills managing creative teams and large projects
  • Experience developing and implementing grant-seeded programs
  • Strong program management skills are essential

Benefits Information:

The Franklin Institute offers a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, vision, 401K, life insurance and disability coverage. We also offer generation Paid Time Off, paid holidays, and numerous wellness program benefits.

The Franklin Institute is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

To Apply

Please visit our Careers page at https://www.fi.edu/join-our-team/job-openings or contact employment@fi.edu (please indicate the position for which you are applying in the subject line). We look forward to hearing from you!

Program Manager: Woori Center

Established in late 2018, Woori Center (wooricenterpa.org)’s mission is to organize Korean and Asian Americans to achieve social, racial and economic justice. Serving the Greater Philadelphia, Woori Center empowers the most vulnerable community members including the low-income, recent immigrant, limited English proficient, undocumented, youth, women and seniors. Through education, social service, community organizing, public policy advocacy, civic participation and arts & culture programs, Woori Center ensures that these community members can impact progressive change at the local and state levels. Woori Center is an affiliate of NAKASEC (National Korean American Service and Education Consortium).

The Program Manager will oversee and coordinate Woori Center’s civic engagement and community service programs and will report to the Executive Director. Roles and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Civic Engagement
• Develop, implement and evaluate Woori Center’s civic and voter engagement program, including voter registration, non-partisan voter education, voter turn-out efforts, and field/data tracking.
• Develop and implement base-building program in conjunction with Woori Center’s Advocacy and Community Service programs.
• Disseminate information about Woori Center’s civic engagement program via traditional, ethnic and social media in collaboration with the Center’s Communication Associate.
• Collaborate with the Executive Director in respect of program budget.
• Ensures a collaborative team-based approach among programs and services, optimizing available resources.

Direct Immigrant Service
• Develop, implement and evaluate Woori Center’s Immigrant Service program.
• Coordinate outreach for the community services collaborating with Woori Center’s core programs staff.
• Provide direct services including case management for DACA application/renewal and naturalization services.

Coalition Building
• Actively participate in relevant coalitions on behalf of Woori Center.
• Develop and grow relationships with new and non-traditional partners.
• Represent Woori Center at conferences, meetings and events as needed.

Experience & Skills Needed
• Strong understanding of issues facing the Asian American community and other marginalized communities including people of color, women, and LGBTQ community members and ready to resist racism, patriarchy, homophobia, classism and ableism.
• Experience organizing Asian Americans towards social, racial and economic justice issues.
• Ability to build a strong team and is committed to modeling the world we want to see inside the organization and its campaigns and programs.
• Experience planning and managing programs/projects in civic engagement, immigration service, advocacy, and/or coalition building.
• Believes that marginalized community members can and should lead organizing and advocacy campaigns.
• Strong vision of community empowerment and deep commitment to change the world with marginalized communities.
• Ability to travel.
• Ability to work some evenings and weekends.
• Bilingual in English and Korean highly preferred.

Salary will be commensurate with experience. Health care and other benefits are included.

Woori Center is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.

Education Level:
4 Year College
To Apply

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to info@wooricenterpa.org.

Urban Farm Manager and Educator: Federation of Neighborhood Centers


FNC Community Learning Farm is a space where people come together to learn and teach each other about growing and cooking food. It is located at the corner of 8th & Poplar streets, a part of the East Poplar Playground in the East Poplar neighborhood. It comprises of:

• A ¼ of an acre of land that uses natural, sustainable growing practices

• A community garden that rents plots to community members for a low annual fee

• A food forest that is maintained in partnership with Philadelphia Orchard Project

• Weekly farm stand on the corner of 8th & Poplar that sells non-certified organic produce at a highly discounted price to promote accessibility

• Weekly donations to Mt. Tabor AME Church’s “Love Kitchen”, a soup kitchen serving those that are food insecure in our neighborhood

• Year-round education programs serving all ages

The Urban Farm Manager oversees all aspects of the FNC Community Learning Farm and ensures successful implementation of program goals to increase availability of fresh produce to the East Poplar neighborhood, providing youth & community education on growing your own food and by fostering community around food and gardening.

The Urban Farm Manager reports to the Chief Operating Officer/Director of Youth Programs, and provides direct supervision to a seasonal hire and several interns. This position entails managing hands-on program operations at the 8th & Poplar Farm as well as home/office-based program coordination and communications. The 8th & Poplar Farm staff are involved in a wide range of activities leading partners, volunteers, and participants towards a successful growing season. Annually 8th & Poplar staff grow 4,400 pounds of produce, host hundreds of volunteers, and impact thousands of youth and adults in Philadelphia. The right person will bring enthusiasm, creativity and cultural sensitivity to the work, while advancing community connections and partnerships.

Essential Functions:

• Lead and manage all aspects of farm operations including orchard management, community garden, high tunnel, pollinator gardens, greenhouse propagation, with a focus on low-till and Integrated Pest Management growing methods

• Oversee greenhouse seedling production; determine seeding, potting up, and planting schedules for crops destined for veggie beds, high tunnel, pollinator gardens, distribution to community gardeners and community members. Oversee all seeding, watering, potting up, hardening off, monitoring for disease/pests.

• Oversee all aspects of community and education programs including: community garden, community compost program, farm stand, after school garden club, summer WorkReady program, volunteer workdays, workshops, community-focused donations, etc.

• Hire, train and supervise a team of staff: seasonal hire, college interns, apprentices, volunteers

• Oversee implementation of on and off-site education programs to culturally diverse groups of youth and adults with varying levels of expertise

• Serve as main point of contact for community partnerships

• Represent FNC through onsite tours, partnership meetings, conference/workshop presentations, media interviews, etc.

• Assist in developing educational materials: planting guides, lesson plans, video content, curricula, etc.

• Facilitate community connections to foster a sense of community around growing food.

• Record keeping and program evaluation: Track and analyze data related to program partners, student participants, crop plans, volunteer/intern hours, harvest records, monthly reports, and program impact and outcomes. Maintain records and provide info as requested in a timely manner.


• 3-5 years of experience with chemical free/organic diversified vegetable production required. Working knowledge of common diseases and pests is a must.

• 2-3 years of experience with greenhouse propagation required.

• 2-3 years of experience in community outreach required; ability to connect and communicate with people in socially and economically diverse communities.

• Experience supervising staff and recruiting/managing volunteers and interns.

• Experience coordinating and leading educational programs for adults and youth.

• Season extension/high tunnel growing experience are a plus.

• Experience with carpentry, irrigation systems, small machines are a plus.

• Competency in Spanish, Cantonese and/or Mandarin are a plus.

• Experience working in urban communities and Black communities and/or communities of color.

• Demonstrated interest in food justice, local food systems, farm/garden-based education and community health.

• Self-motivated, detail-oriented, with strong organizational skills, and the ability to work independently.

• Demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple projects and deadlines, while remaining flexible and adapting to changing circumstances.

• Punctual and reliable with the ability to work a flexible schedule.

Physical Requirements:

• Ability to lift, adjust, push, pull, carry, and move heavy objects in all directions in excess of 40 pounds repeatedly and frequently.

• Ability to bend, stretch, twist, squat, and reach in all directions for extended periods of time.

• Ability to determine the distance between objects by measuring, seeing, judging, estimating.

• Must have full physical ability to grasp, assemble and move quickly and safely.

• Must have excellent hearing and vision for emergency situations.

• Communicating with others to exchange information, instructions and ideas by means of spoken words, typed or handwritten notes, forms and other work materials, use of a computer, laptop or other electronic device.

Work Schedule:

This is a full-time (35hours/week), exempt, salaried position. It can require regular evening and occasional weekend work. It is essential that the Urban Farm Manager is available Wenesdays until 7pm June-September. Work schedule will be adjusted as needed to accommodate seasonal demands.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary range 35-40K based on experience, full benefits package paid in full by FNC

Application Process:

Applications will be accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled, with preference towards local applicants. Apply at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/fncUrbanFarmManager


Full benefits package is included.

Program Manager, Entrepreneurship: The Welcoming Center

Program Manager, Entrepreneurship – Full-Time


Founded in 2003, the Welcoming Center’s (TWC) mission is to promote inclusive economic growth through immigrant integration. We develop and implement training programs focused on social, civic, and economic engagement which enhance skills and expand opportunities. By doing so, we strengthen the economic development of the city and the state. We believe that immigrants broaden the productivity, profitability, and stability of this region and contribute to both Pennsylvania’s and the nation’s economic growth.

The barriers immigrants face are as diverse as our participants, and our programming responds to the comprehensive and varied nature of their challenges by providing creative, measurable responses to each scenario. We believe every person has skills, experiences, and aspirations to participate in creative solutions to their challenges and choose their own course of action. We practice collaborative, participant-centered approaches as we seek to cultivate a community that can serve as a vital resource for all people working toward successful immigrant integration.

We seek to address individual needs through our programming, but we also recognize the value of strategic partnerships to elevate immigrant voices and opportunity. By cultivating these external relationships, we increase awareness and leverage resources that promote immigrant inclusivity as an important component of economic growth for all.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Director of Program Development, the Program Manager – Entrepreneurship manages all aspects of the small business training program to support entrepreneur participants. The Manager facilitates training, manages onboarding and scheduling for field expert volunteers, maintains all logistical details for the training program, maintains detailed records of participants, and conducts participant recruitment and intake. In addition, the Manager conducts evaluation of the program in collaboration with the evaluation team, provides support to the manager of small business technical assistance, and maintains relationships with external supporting stakeholders.


·        In all duties, demonstrate a commitment to organizational core values which uplift the skills, experience, and aspirations of program participants and recognize their role as agents of the change they seek.

·        Manages the ongoing development, promotion, coordination, and delivery of small business training programs and workshops.

·        Builds client and partner bases and uses different outreach strategies to recruit program participants.

·        Facilitates effective relationships with program participants, community leaders, neighborhood residents, and the business community.

·        Supports the Program Manager of Small Business Technical Assistance as needed, and participates in direct technical assistance to small business clients in the research and development of business plans, marketing plans, and related business development tasks.

·        Facilitate community meetings and serve as a community resource.

·        Form partnerships with government agencies, community organizations and educational institutions to provide clients additional opportunities to strengthen their businesses and their communities.

·        Assists with program performance reports for both internal and external stakeholders.

·        Supports entrepreneurs of industry-based collectives in accessing business opportunities.

·        Willing to work on evenings/weekends as needed.

·        Supervise work of relevant project assistants and volunteers.

·        Maintain accurate records of client/community participation.

·        Provide regular reports of monthly activities (including attendance at workshops, training sessions, and courses) and other program information.

·        Represent the Welcoming Center’s business training programs and services to funders, at conferences, city agencies, non‐profit organizations, and community institutions.

·        Tracks training program performance through pre, mid, and post evaluations of classes and workshops along with quality checks, in collaboration with overall program evaluation efforts.

·        Coordinates with partner organizations and other business development experts for instruction of business training class sessions.

·        Facilitates intake process and recruitment of business training program participants.

·        Interviews and selects potential participants into the program.

Skills and Abilities

·        Strong interpersonal and communication skills and demonstrated experience working with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Ability to adapt to intercultural communication and present both a professional and approachable demeanor.

·        Excellent listening skills, allowing for language and culture differences in communication.

·        Strong facilitation skills, ability to effectively communicate training in a compelling manner.

·        Strong computer skills, including an understanding of cloud-based computer platforms. Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite and SharePoint, Salesforce, and remote learning tools.

·        The ability to effectively communicate with various program stakeholders in a variety of environments.

·        Excellent planning and organizational skills, including the ability to coordinate multiple program activities and manage competing priorities.

·        Broad understanding of small business development.

·        Able to gather data, compile information, and prepare and present reports. Excellent writing skills.

Professional Qualifications

  • Second language REQUIRED, preferably Arabic, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish, or Vietnamese.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business management, finance, accounting, sales, or any other related subject; business ownership experience a plus or 3-4 years’ experience.
  • One to three years working in related field dealing with the public.
  • Familiarity with small business start-up process for the state of Pennsylvania and the city of Philadelphia, including a knowledge of licensing & regulations for different sectors and nonprofit and city programs.
  • Experience developing business strategies (marketing, financial, others).
  • Familiarity with different models of small business financing.

·        General knowledge of city programs and business development.

·        Meeting facilitation or event planning skills a plus.

Salary range: $42,000 – $48,000

Application Submission

To apply to this position, please send your resume and a cover letter to jobs@welcomingcenter.org with the subject “Program Manager, Entrepreneurship”.

For information on The Welcoming Center please visit our website at www.welcomingcenter.org.

The Welcoming Center is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Level of Language Proficiency

Arabic, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish, or Vietnamese

Manager of Production Planning: Cradles to Crayons


Opportunity:                    Full-time Position at Cradles to Crayons

Department:                     Operations

Title:                                    Manager of Production Planning

FLSA Status:                      Exempt

Reports to:                        Associate Director of Operations

Location:                            Philadelphia, PA


About Cradles to Crayons:

Cradles to Crayons (C2C) was founded in 2002, with the mission of providing children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school and at play. C2C is at the cutting edge of volunteer management, and through its “Giving Factory” provides unique, hands-on opportunities for people to help other people. Headquartered in Boston, MA, C2C opened in Philadelphia in 2007 and in Chicago in 2016.

How Our Model Works: Cradles to Crayons collects new and nearly new children’s items through grassroots community drives and corporate donations. Donations are then processed and packaged by volunteers, and are distributed to disadvantaged children through a collaborative network of social service agencies and school partners. C2C supplies these items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities that have with communities that need.

Cradles to Crayons meets a critical need as many children 12 years old and younger live in low-income and/or homeless situations. These living conditions can have negative effects on self-esteem as poverty can lead to increased social and emotional behavioral challenges; it impacts early education since half of children living in poverty start 1st grade up to 2 years developmentally behind their peers; and safety may be compromised as children living in poverty have increased risk of injury.

While meeting the immediate needs of low-income children, Cradles to Crayons also sets a foundation for lasting change by providing meaningful, tangible volunteer opportunities to thousands of individuals and families and hundreds of corporations each year by organizing clothing collections, hosting fundraisers, or working in the “Giving Factory” warehouse.

Cradles to Crayons earned the highest possible rating from Charity Navigator for several consecutive years. Only 2% of charities rated have received this distinction, differentiating C2C from its peers, exemplifying the high standard of service at C2C, and indicating that C2C outperforms most other charities in America.


Reporting to the Associate Director of Operations, the Manager of Production Planning (Manager) is a results-oriented leader who brings a balance of operational excellence, a strong management capability, superior communication skills and a can-do attitude. The Manager oversees the day to day activities in the “Giving Factory”, ensuring an efficient production schedule as well as cultivating a safe and engaging environment for volunteers. As volunteers and staff are the engine that power Cradles to Crayons, the Manager will make it a priority to ensure that projects and workflow are planned and executed in a manner that provides an exceptional volunteer and staff experience.

The ideal candidate will have to demonstrate the ability to work closely with all departments to create a daily and weekly volunteer and production schedule that matches production requirements to fulfill demand. This schedule will encompass planning to match production needs with available staff and inventory. In addition, the Manager is responsible for strategically engaging individual and group volunteers in appropriate volunteer activities within the Giving Factory and Giving Factory@Home and to recommend adjustments based on volunteer feedback.

This position is accountable for the planning, preparation and performance of the facility, its processes, team members and volunteers. The manager will ensure the Giving Factory always provides a safe and customer-focused appearance, while producing every day essential items in an efficient and quality driven manner. This also includes overseeing the logistical support of the organization including but not limited to inventory tracking, supply ordering and overall maintenance and safety of the workplace (both warehouse and office spaces).

Additionally, the Manager will support the Associate Director of Operations to oversee the master plan and schedule for the organization to ensure that all departments are working in conjunction and on schedule to support the seasonal initiatives. Exceptionally strong communication skills, drive, high energy level and problem-solving abilities will be critical for the success of this individual.


  • Model and lead a positive “One Cradles” culture, underpinned by Cradles’ Cultural Values and related behaviors.
  • As directed by the Associate Director of Operations, monitor the overall day-to-day operations of the Giving Factory and maintain the Operations Calendar to ensure efficient scheduling of all cross-functional activity.
  • Manage the Volunteer Calendar to create a daily and weekly production plan that matches product requirements to fulfill partner demand and optimizes production.

·        Assess product demand, staffing and volunteer capacities to optimize production outputs.

  • Ensure the proper scheduling and output of volunteer leaders and volunteers to maximize operational efficiency, minimize waste and support the most efficient output of KidPacks and other essential items.
  • Manage and implement new policies and procedure changes that directly affect the Giving Factory and ensure functionality and standardization.

·        Optimize storage space, both within the Giving Factory and off-site, and coordinate replenishment of inventory, based on order demand profiles.

  • Collaborate with Development team to meet organizational goals and service levels.
  • Oversight of the maintenance and appearance of warehouse facilities, including Covid-19 cleaning protocols, supplies, trash removal, routine cleaning and movement and tracking of inventory.

·        Understand the resources required to maintain federal, state and local OSHA requirements and other functions of the operation requiring formal certification.

·        Receive gently used donations as outlined in the Material Handling Policy.

·        Assist the Associate Director of Operations with the physical changes and upkeep needed to create and maintain a safe and socially distant Giving Factory.

Team management

  • Direct and manage the Group Volunteer Leaders, Production Assistants, and Warehouse Logistics Coordinator.
  • Attract, retain, and encourage individual professional development of team by leading appropriate training, coaching, and mentoring.
  • Manage weekly team meetings and one on one meetings with team members.
  • Represent the Operations team on cross-functional meetings and provide updates on logistics that will affect the team.

Volunteer engagement

  • Responsible for creating a positive and professional impression of the Giving Factory for visitors, partners, and volunteers, providing them with a meaningful and fun experience.
  • Develop and implement a volunteer recruitment and retention plan, including advancing the Giving Factory @Home program.
  • Provide and informative and compelling orientation at the start of every volunteer shift and lead volunteer engagement in every aspect of the Giving Factory.
  • Manage volunteer relations for signature events such as Ready for Learning and UnGala.
  • Customize volunteer experience to respond to group needs, C2C strategies, and to reflect the ages and abilities of volunteers.
  • Report on volunteer metrics against goals to National Impact Team.

Operations and production

  • Assist with the logistics of special events impacting the warehouse including but not limited to: Gear Up for Winter, Ready for Learning, and Un-Gala.

·        Coordinate with nationally selected vendors and negotiate local service-based contracts with outside businesses to support the warehouse functions.

·        Perform the duties needed to run the General Sort, Clothing Sort, Sizing, Outfits, Books, Shoes, SUP, Kitting and Toys stations.

·        Assist in loading vehicles designated for delivery of Everyday and Emergency requests.

·        Unload pallets of incoming donations and purchases from delivery trucks.

·        Perform cleaning and sanitizing duties as directed.

·        Perform other warehouse, inventory, receiving and distribution tasks.

·        Drive the truck and van as needed.

other responsibilities

·        Responsible for establishing and maintaining effective communication and coordination with other employees, distribution partners, volunteers, and visitors.

·        Always work in a safe manner and contribute to providing a safe and secure environment for other employees and volunteers.

·        Complete special projects and miscellaneous assignments as required.

·        Work evening and weekend hours, as necessary. Provide coverage for the Associate Director of Operations when necessary.

Performance measures:

·        Successful execution of above responsibilities.

·        Timely production schedules produced and met on a regular basis.

·        Orders are processed in full and on time.

·        Volunteers are utilized efficiently, and recruitment and retention goals are achieved.

·        Adhere to and understand budgetary requirements.

·        Successful completion of annual priority goals relative to C2C’s annual priorities as determined with supervisor in Performance Evaluation Process.

·        Good communication exists with co-workers and volunteers.

Required Experience/Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

·        3-5 years of supervisory experience in a production, retail, or hospitality environment.

·        Bachelor’s degree in operations management, logistics, hospitality preferred.

·        Strong leadership and communication skills.

·        Excellent organizational skills, with strong attention to detail.

·        Proven track record of maintaining a production schedule.

·        Strong project management and analytical skills.

·        Retail, warehouse experience a plus.

·        Must speak fluent English.

·        Must have a clean, active driving license.

·        Ability to work “retail schedule” which include several weekends and occasional nights.

  • Ability to walk up and down stairs, bend down, reach, push and pull and lift up to 30 lbs.


Diversity and Inclusiveness are core values at Cradles to Crayons, and we continuously strive to be a team where everyone feels welcome and supported. It is the policy of Cradles to Crayons to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information and/or any other protected characteristic under applicable law. Individuals from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Working Conditions:

This is a warehouse environment and normal changes in temperature are to be expected while working inside the warehouse or outside, on or around the loading dock. There are no hazardous or significantly unpleasant conditions.


In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals. However, no accommodations will be made by Cradles to Crayons which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others, or which impose undue hardships on the organization.

Chief Knowledge Officer: United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey

Organization Overview: 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 Chief Knowledge Officer to lead the Knowledge Center, the evidence and learning hub for the United Way’s regional collaborations, including the Poverty Action Fund, a city-wide public/private partnership in Philadelphia. The Knowledge Center will provide continuous measurement, accountability, and learning to influence policy and grantmaking and maximize the value of poverty reduction investments.

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

Position Description: 

The Chief Knowledge Officer will be responsible for developing, designing, implementing, and leading the programs and activities of the Knowledge Center. The Chief Knowledge Officer’s primary role is to work with the United Way, the Knowledge Center Advisory Committee, and a set of contracted research partners to design and develop strategies that assess regional assets and challenges and use data and research to inform policy and investment decisions in the public and private sectors. The Chief Knowledge Officer will manage grantee and citywide data to advance the Knowledge Center’s efforts related to program evaluation, communications, and grantee management. The position requires a blend of executive leadership, 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 leadership 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 experience in high quality research settings and demonstrated abilities in translating data into useful information for program impact, program evaluation, and communications for broader audiences.

The Chief Knowledge Officer 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 Chief Knowledge Officer 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

The Chief Knowledge Officer will manage and help raise a budget of $1.5-3M annually, to be invested primarily in high quality partnerships to advance data collection, technical assistance, evaluation, and regional trends research.

Overview of Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

Strategic Management: (60%)

●       Develop and execute Knowledge Center strategy, based on roadmap developed by Project Evident

●       Forge and formalize collaborations with research and/or university partners to lead technical assistance, evaluation, and broad-based citywide research efforts

●       Build future-looking financial models, budgets, and plans for the Knowledge Center

●       Collaborate with the CEO of the United Way to raise awareness and funding for the Knowledge Center, and build new partnerships in Greater Philadelphia

●       Establish a culture of accountability, responsiveness, flexibility and results

●       Lead measurement and knowledge management strategy for the Philadelphia Poverty Action Fund, including

o   Lead Knowledge Center efforts to define project roadmaps, short- and long-term goals, and key metrics and milestones for measurement

o   Advise Poverty Action Fund leadership team on codifying strategic goals so that they are measurable, impactful, and compelling; develop system for effectively tracking progress toward goals

o   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

Data Management: (20%)

●       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

Program Management: (20%)

●       Manage Knowledge Center budget, timelines, resources and deliverables

●       Track project costs in order to meet budget based on scope of work and resource requirements

●       Provide project updates to partners and United Way Leadership 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: 

●       10+ years practical experience with organizational leadership, especially related to the areas of research and evaluation or data collection and analysis

●       Demonstrated track record of building programs from the ground up

●       Experience leading complex data collection, measurement, and learning projects

●       Strong familiarity with research, data visualization, evidence communication, and project management software tools, methodologies, and best practices

●       Experience managing complex projects and seeing through the full life cycle

●       Experience managing teams and partners

●       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 strongly 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.


Paid vacation, sick time, personal, and volunteer time

Medical, dental, vision, life and Long Term Disability insurance

Manager of Employer Services: University City District, West Philadelphia Skills Initiative

Under the supervision of the Director, Programs, the Manager of Employer Services is responsible for maintaining strong working relationships with employer partners by executing the employer service component of the Skills Initiative programs. Responsibilities can be broadly defined within four categories, further explained below. Those categories are program management, employer communications, career pathways management, and employer liaison activities.

The Skills Initiative is a uniquely successful workforce organization for many reasons, including our exceptional relationships with employers.  Our employer partners have made commitments to us and the job seekers that utilize our services to interview all successful program graduates. This results in 95% of graduates earning roles with employers and an 84% retention rate at 12 months – a rate that far outpaces the national average retention of 47%. The employer relationship is a cornerstone of the Skills Initiative model. The management of this component requires exceptional commitment to the work, diligent attention to detail, innovative problem solving, a true growth mindset, effective influencing skills, an inquisitive nature, and resiliency.

Job Responsibilities

Program Management

·      Lead the discovery and employer relationship management from end-to-end for WPSI Signature Programs and #workwithWPSI programs

·      Collaborate with recruitment team to design and execute a customized strategy for each recruitment that addresses specific employer needs

·      Utilize the Skills Initiative’s proprietary Job Quality Scorecard to evaluate employer partner job openings and career path opportunities to inform decision making and career path design

Employer Communications

·      Strengthen relationships with existing employer partners through consistent communication, data updates, ROI calculations, public appearances, and collaborative story-telling

·      Develop tools (one-pagers, e-blasts, slide decks) to communicate ROI and other impacts of Skills Initiative partnership to employers

·      Develop a predictable, step-by-step process for employer communications while participants are in-cohort and create associated materials in partnership with Communications.

·      Lead the build out of the Job and Onboarding Fact Sheet tool for internal use by holding meetings and conversations with various stakeholders within the employer partner organization to discover needs, requirements, career pathways, and other relevant information

·      Collaborate with Senior Manager, Partnerships and Strategy to design and write the Program Success Report to be delivered prior to employer debrief meetings

Career Pathways Management

·      Collaborate with Manager of Training to execute a career pathways model to ensure alumni grow and achieve professional advancement within partner organizations

·      Conduct research and work with employer partners to understand the various career pathways associated with roles filled by Skills Initiative cohorts. Develop accessible documents that can be used by employers and participants to outline those pathways.

·      Lead job development for connections to higher-level and part-time employment for alumni in partnership with members of the #workwithWPSI program team

·      Lead job development for unplaced participants. Work with partners to co-create solutions for unplaced graduates

Employer Liaison Activities

·      Co-lead information sessions with potential participants

·      Serve as employer partner liaison during programming in partnership with Manager of Training to manage timelines, expectations, and next steps

·      Partner with Manager of Training to design and implement What Employers Want session during cohort trainings

·      Co-lead the Participant Agreement Meeting with Manager of Training

·      Collaborate with Manager of Training to successfully prepare participants for the interview process by providing an analysis of the employer partner’s process and needs

·      Support the team by completing application reviews and interviews with prospective participants, as needed

To apply, please email your targeted resume to Cait Garozzo – Director of Programs (cait@universitycity.org) with the subject line “Manager of Employer Services” and your name. Additionally, please provide a response in a separate attachment to the following prompt in no more than 300 words: What are your core values and how do you bring them to work?

How to Apply

To apply, please email your targeted resume to Cait Garozzo – Director of Programs (cait@universitycity.org) with the subject line “Manager of Employer Services” and your name. Additionally, please provide a response in a separate attachment to the following prompt in no more than 300 words: What are your core values and how do you bring them to work?

Individual Giving Manager: The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education

The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education seeks a passionate and energetic fundraising professional to join our small but growing team to aid in our fundraising efforts.

You will help take the Center’s fundraising efforts to the next level by developing and implementing the Center’s individual giving strategy.  You will focus heavily on identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding current and potential donors through a donor-centric and moves-management approach. You will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with other Schuylkill Center departments including Nature Preschool, Environmental Education, Environmental Art, Land Stewardship, and Wildlife Rehabilitation.

You should be a proven clear and compelling communicator with at least two years of fundraising experience and demonstrated results in written and direct in-person gift solicitation, donor events, and a passion for the environment. This position reports to the Director of Development.

Duties and Responsibilities

Donor Cultivation and Stewardship (65%):

  • Build strong donor relationships, set personalized stewardship plans (mail, visits, invitations to virtual and in-person events, engagement in our programs, etc.), and solicit for increased/renewed support
  • Plan and execute the production of direct mail and web-based solicitations and acknowledgments (segment lists, print and personalize letters, design personalized reply forms, handwrite notes, etc.)
  • Create new avenues of fundraising through social media
  • Coordinate, write and personalize monthly membership renewal mailings, reply forms, and acknowledgments
  • Plan and execute the production of monthly donor update emails
  • Identify and cultivate new major gift (>$1,000) prospects; with focus on $250-$999 donors
  • Conduct donor research to identify new top prospects and assist in meeting preparation with donors
  • Work closely with fellow staff and board members to coordinate donor visit and cultivation/stewardship efforts
  • Collaborate with the Communications department to develop key messages and storytelling to enhance the Center’s brand and support fundraising efforts
  • Collaborate and support other departments in gathering constituent testimonials
  • Collaboration with  the Communications Department to develop key messages and storytelling to enhance SCEE’s brand and support fundraising efforts
  • Utilize Salesforce as the primary tool to keep a record of and plan for donor identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship
  • Work on other Development related duties as they are assigned to you by the Director of Development. (new virtual events, data mining, donor research, portfolio review, budgeting, campaign planning, etc.)

Event Planning/Implementation (25%)

  • Lead planning and execution of annual fundraising event, house parties, in-person/virtual donor experiences, and other special donor events (creating/maintaining guest lists/RSVP’s, guest follow-up, manage host committees, and silent auction)

Implementation/Strategy (10%)

  • Create and implement annual and long-term development plans, including membership, annual appeals, and donor cultivation/stewardship communications
  • Plan and execute new cultivation strategies to recognize prospects and build a compelling case for them to deepen their support
  • Execute Membership Gear Borrowing Program
  • Assist in growing the 1965 Legacy Planned Giving Society
  • Understand the basics of planned giving and communicate giving opportunities to donors
  • Assist with creating case for support for future capital campaign
  • Help advance a Culture of Philanthropy across the organization and Board of Directors

Expected Competencies 

  • Naturally talented in speaking with, writing to, and influencing people
  • Outstanding interpersonal, verbal, and written communications skills with proven ability to write compelling donor communications pieces
  • Demonstrated experience and proven success in cultivating high net-worth individuals
  • Proven success in writing effective solicitation/acknowledgment letters and managing fundraising campaigns
  • Proficiency and experience with a fundraising database, especially Salesforce
  • Mastery of the full suite of Microsoft and/or Google computer programs, including Word/Docs, Excel/Sheets, etc

Education, Experience, and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s in nonprofit management or related field preferred
  • At least two years of nonprofit fundraising experience
  • Availability for occasional weekend and evening events
  • Must have own transportation

Physical Demands/Work Environment

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described 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. While the Individual Giving Manager spends most of his/her time indoors, the effective employee must be able to hike 1-2 miles on rough, sometimes steep, terrain, during special outdoor events.

The employee is also regularly required to stand, walk, and use hands and arms to operate general office equipment (PC, telephone, file cabinets, copier, fax machine, and printer). The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to low.


This is a full-time salaried position with a full range of benefits, including vacation, health,

dental, vision, and retirement. Hiring salary ranges from $42,000 – $45,000.

Start Date

Immediate opening

To Apply

Please send both a resume and cover letter to Casey Darnley, Director of Development. Please apply by Friday, March 26, 2021.

The Schuylkill Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, gender, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation. We value a racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse work community and we strongly encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. E.O.E


Full range of benefits, including vacation, health, dental, vision, and retirement.