Chief of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Defender Association of Philadelphia

Job Summary

The Chief of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion has primary responsibility for providing leadership and administrative oversight for researching, developing, implementing and maintaining a range of successful practices for supporting a climate and culture that values and prioritizes diversity, equity and inclusiveness. The Director of DEI will work strategically, in collaboration with the Chief of People and Culture, with leadership and staff to foster a culture that is adept at supporting and leveraging differences within our community; utilizing fair and transparent practices that foster equitable decision making and outcomes; promoting dignity and respect across and among all staff. The Chief of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is responsible for leading the organization’s strategic efforts toward creating a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and antiracist organization.

Duties / Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the executive team, including the Chief Defender and the Chief of People and Culture and a dedicated steering committee to define the Association’s long-term mission and vision and strategy around creating a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and antiracist organization.  This will involve developing a DEI mission statement.
  • Create an approach to our recruitment efforts, including developing a diversity recruitment strategy, to recruit diverse staff to the Defender organization.
  • Cultivate and promote an inclusive work environment that encourages and supports cultural competency and racial equity.
  • Maintaining a highly visible, responsive, and effective social media identity that provides accurate, updated information regarding employment, office community event, and criminal justice reform advocacy work.
  • Working collaboratively with the Director of Training to lead efforts to develop training programs for leadership and all staff on core competencies necessary to build equity and inclusion.
  • Tracking our progress on meeting our goals identified in the DEI strategy and working with a dedicated committee refining the strategy as necessary to meet those goals.
  • Seek funding to support anti-racism and DEI goals and programs.

The ideal candidate will:  

  • Have experience working directly with people from a diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Have a deep understanding of the systemic and individual impacts of poverty and racial oppression, as well as experience with theories and strategies designed to address racism, sexism, classism, and other forms of bigotry and bias.
  • Courage to bring awareness to issues of injustice, inequity, and discrimination internal and external to the office.
  • Highly collaborative and team-oriented, with the ability to build relationships with all levels of leadership.
  • Experience in working at multiple levels in a complex organization and inspiring and empowering culture change.
  • Willingness to engage in challenging discussions and manage and facilitate courageous conversations.
  • Ability to work across various units/departments at the Defender Association of Philadelphia, creating a shared understanding of how DEI work will be integrated to support the organization’s larger DEI mission and goals. Excellent oral, written, and presentation skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills and ability to facilitate effective conversations about race, gender, equity, and inclusion.
  • Ability to communicate with clarity and compassion with criminal justice stakeholders and community partners.
  • Ability to identify, quantify, interpret, and report statistical data and employee experiences to make recommendations that support diversity and equity efforts.
  • Open, respectful, transparent, empathetic and diplomatic. Possesses a sense of urgency as well as the ability to be flexible.


  • Master’s Degree or JD highly preferred.
  • Prior experience as a public defender/criminal defense attorney, or an attorney in non-profit or public interest field highly preferred.
  • Dedicated experience developing, leading, or advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Dedicated education/training/certification in DEI highly preferred.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. This description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions. It does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. This job description is subject to change at any time.


Program Manager: Penn Center for Communnity Health Workers

About the organization: Penn Center for Community Health Workers ( is a national center of excellence focused on achieving health equity through effective, sustainable community health worker (CHW) programs. We have developed IMPaCT, a nationally-recognized, evidenced-based community health worker model that has served more than 13,000 Philadelphians. CHWs share life experience with the people they support and provide community-based social care, advocacy and navigation to those made disadvantaged due to race and socioeconomic position. In addition to our work in Philadelphia, we work with organizations across the country to help them launch and scale effective CHW programs, and partner with other organizations to shape local, state, and federal policies that impact the communities we serve and the CHW workforce. We are part of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, which provides competitive salaries and exceptional benefits, including an annual tuition benefit.

About the position: To support our goals in helping to dismantle structures and systems that create injustice and inequity, we have expanded leadership opportunities within our organization. We are hiring an individual who will lead a team of community health workers to improve health in marginalized communities through one-to-one patient relationships and manage special projects in service of health equity.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

About 80% of your time will be spent:

  • Supervising the daily workflow of 4 CHWs, ensuring quality of patient outcomes by producing regular reports and coaching your team to develop their skills and do their best work
  • Integrating CHWs into hospitals and primary care clinics and building strong relationships with clinical partners

About 20% of your time will be spent:

  • Co-creating and implementing the Center’s equity-focused strategic priorities
  • Leading teams of CHWs and other staff who work with you to achieve the goals of assigned projects. This includes support to be effective storytellers and ambassadors for our work, promoters of the CHW workforce, and local and national

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least 5 full years of professional work experience
  • Leadership experience within community-based organizations, preferably in a supervisory role
  • Familiarity with healthcare and social service systems
  • Experience with social work and/or case management
  • Comfort producing reports and using data to drive performance results
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic organization, where flexibility, organization, high performance, and creative thinking are strongly valued
  • Passion for advancing health equity and social justice

To Apply: 

Send cover letter and resume to Terry Mittelman ( with subject line “Project Manager – (Insert position for which you’re applying).” Please label attachments as follows: LastnameFirstname_PMcoverletter LastnameFirstname_PMresume

ECE Workforce Development Coordinator: PHMC


PHMC is proud to be a leader in public health. PHMC requires that all employees have received the first Covid-19 vaccination dose by the first day of employment. We will offer the Covid-19 vaccination at no cost, via our Health Centers.

The Early Childhood Education (ECE) Workforce Development Coordinator supports implementation of a coordinated and multi-agency ECE recruitment strategy of entry-level and experienced workers. The ECE Workforce Development Coordinator reports to the ECE Professional Development Organization (PDO) Manager to increase access to ECE employment and the Early Childhood Career Pathway through agreements with Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, regional School Districts, Intermediate Units, Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) and other community based regional partnerships. The Coordinator interacts with designated partners to plan, create and implement a set of activities to navigate and strengthen the Early Educator pipeline. The ECE and IHE Coordinator collaborates regularly with the PDO leadership team to collect and assess data, expand partnerships, and implement strategies based on stakeholder feedback inclusive of practitioners, providers, IHE’s, OCDEL, and community partners.


  • Develops regional partnerships with CTE programs, regional School Districts, Intermediate Units, IHEs and other community based organizations to strengthen early educator professional pipeline opportunities
  • Plans, implements and resources strategies to increase student engagement in ECE postsecondary education and employment pathways
  • Builds systems to promote ECE Career Pathway and employment opportunities
  • Liaises CTE and School District partners with IHEs, early learning program directors and workforce mentors
  • Convene cohorts of CTE and high school students and coordinate supports to increase access, remove equity based gaps and promote engagement with ECE employers and Career Pathway resources via ECE PDO
  • Provides technical assistance to increase ECE systems awareness (ECE PDO, ELRC, Keystone STARS, Rising STARS Tuition Reimbursement, T.E.A.C.H., Head Start, Pre-K Counts, PD Registry, PHLpreK, Early Intervention, etc.).
  • Ensures awareness and understanding of Keystone STARS Performance Standards, particularly the Staff Qualifications indicators and Early Childhood Career Pathway
  • Regularly reports region specific ECE workforce data and needs assessment to IHE partners to project stackable credential delivery demand and priorities (by high risk areas, by language or cultural needs, by varied modality of instruction, by credential or degree level, etc.).
  • Develops and monitors partner workplans, within OCDEL approved PDO Project Plan,
  • Facilitates representation of partners at appropriate community groups: LICC, CCPN, Local Leadership Councils, ELRC Provider Meetings, PHLpreK Provider Meetings, etc.
  • Provides Career Advising technical assistance in group format for students, parents, faculty, as well as scheduled Career Advising for individuals as requested.
  • Provides introduction to functions of the Pennsylvania Professional Development Registry that overlap with credit bearing coursework and credential attainment.
  • Provide training and technical assistance to participating IHE’s to support staff within respective education departments developing fluency in regional workforce needs and supports available for enhanced college advising experiences.
  • Attends and documents quarterly meetings with each participating partners to monitor achievement of benchmarks
  • Collaborate with PDO Manager and PHMC communications staff on the development of promotional materials, website, press releases, etc. (in line with OCDEL PDO branding guidelines).
  • Attend community meetings, conferences, and workshops to present information when needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Ability to work independently and effectively function as a member of a team.
  • Ability to facilitate coordination of multiple tasks and manage a variety of projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to use database systems for tracking and reporting.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated experience in using a personal computer including word processing, spreadsheets, power point and database applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with a diverse array of audiences and various leadership levels.
  • Superior written and oral communication skills.
  • Superior interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Facility with web editing software and new media products.
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting marketing and outreach on a broad scale.
  • Ability to perform all required functions and responsibilities accurately, completely, and in a timely fashion.
  • Ability to maintain complete, accurate, and accessible files and records.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work productively with employees, practitioners, government agencies, professional organizations, and higher education in a positive, pleasant, professional, and productive manner in writing, by telephone, on- line and in-person.


  • Knowledge of regional, state, local, and national early childhood systems and cross-functionality.
  • Knowledge of the early childhood workforce needs and trends, particularly as non-traditional college and credential students.
  • Related experience with Career and Technical Education programs, Institutes of Higher Education or institutional stakeholders in navigating multiple stakeholders for project completion.
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of related experience in monitoring project deliverables across partners, including use/management of databases and reporting structures.

Education Requirement:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.

Organizational Relationships:

  • The ECE Workforce Development Coordinator reports to and is supervised by the PDO Manager. He/she interacts with PDO staff; contractors, practitioners, post-secondary institutions, regional school districts and Intermediate Units (IU), and other agencies, and collaborates where appropriate, so as to enhance services to early care and education providers. The position is full time, 100% FTE. The position of ECE Workforce Development Coordinator operates from PHMC’s main offices at 1500 Market St, Philadelphia, PA though this position requires frequent travel throughout Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Philadelphia, and Montgomery counties to best serve the meeting schedules of participating partners.




   Required: Bachelors or better.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO): Friends of Compass (Compass)

Status:             Full-time, exempt employee

Reports to:      Board of Directors

Location:         Washington, DC area preferred

Deadline:         Resume reviews begin immediately. Best considered by February 28, 2022.

Founded in 2001, Compass connects community-based nonprofits delivering vital services with talented business professionals eager to make a difference. Through skills-based volunteer projects, Compass produces partnerships that have a transformational impact for nonprofits and their communities as well as meaningful community engagement many professionals desire.

Compass originated in the greater Washington, DC, region. Demand from nonprofits, strong corporate engagement, and robust volunteer interest led to expansion to Philadelphia (2014), Chicago (2016), and the Twin Cities (2021). Our model matches nonprofit clients with business volunteers recruited from leading corporations, start-ups, consulting and law firms, and MBA alumni networks. Our staff train and curate project teams that align with nonprofit clients’ needs and missions. Volunteer teams deliver strategic consulting skills in high-value areas such as decision support, mergers, board development, as well as strategy for fundraising, marketing, and technology.

Position Overview

The CEO will bring a deep passion for Compass’ mission and be driven by the opportunity to expand our reach so that skills-based volunteering can make a greater impact on community-

based nonprofits and talented business professionals. They will advance Compass’ belief in thriving and equitable communities by continuing to embed diversity, equity, and inclusion across Compass’ culture, structures, policies, and operations.

The CEO will have business and finance acumen along with knowledge of how to apply best practices in a small nonprofit setting. They will oversee operating revenue of close to $2 million, a team of nearly 20 across three cities, and report to a 16-person board of directors whose members are spread across the country. Compass is headquartered in Washington, DC, and most employees currently work remotely due to COVID-19.

Strategy, Vision, and Leadership

  • Strengthen and expand Compass’ influence and reach as a leader in corporate and community engagement in collaboration with the Board of Directors and staff.
  • Provide visionary leadership for Compass’ diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies.
  • Establish collaborations and working relationships with a range of key nonprofit and corporate partners, funders, and other stakeholders.
  • Serve as principal spokesperson, representing Compass and its interests to corporate partners, nonprofit clients, volunteers, funders, donors, and various publics.

Organizational Management

  • Oversee day-to day operations and manage an effective team structure.
  • Ensure Compass’ structure, policies, and programs advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Assure program quality and consistency with goals; direct processes to evaluate programs to determine effectiveness and constituent satisfaction.
  • Guide external communications strategies that elevate the impact of Compass’ mission.

Financial Management and Revenue

  • In partnership with the senior management team, set annual financial goals; diversify and grow revenue via charitable contributions, events, and services.
  • Direct fundraising strategies that cultivate through campaigns, proposals, events, and sponsorships, including by soliciting long-term corporate partnerships.
  • In partnership with the staff and Board, work with funders and donors to ensure grant proposals and reports reflect Compass’ unique value and vision.

Experiences, Skills, and Qualities

The Board of Directors encourages applications from a wide range of candidates. The most competitive applicants will likely have many, if not all, of the following attributes:

  • A successful record of executive leadership in a nonprofit, association, consulting, small business, corporate, or similar professional setting.
  • Effective public communication skills and penchant for public speaking and
  • Significant business acumen that can apply to nonprofit administration.
  • Deep commitment to racial justice and record of advancing racial equity initiatives.
  • Success with senior-level fundraising efforts, including strategizing and securing support through partnerships, foundations, corporations, and/or individuals.
  • Prior experience working with or serving on a nonprofit board; understanding of issues affecting the nonprofit sector.
  • A strategic mindset and ability to forecast trends and connect ideas with action.
  • A significant supervisory record with experience cultivating a positive team culture.
  • Consensus-oriented with emotional intelligence, compassion, and active listening skills.
  • Facility with change management.

Location & Travel

Compass is headquartered in Washington, DC, with operations in Philadelphia and Chicago. Most staff currently work remotely due to COVID-19 with hybrid working arrangements likely in the future. The CEO should plan to allocate approximately 20 percent of their time to travel for conferences, events, and donor meetings.


Starting base salary in the high $100,000s, plus benefits such as performance-based bonuses, health, dental, and vision insurance, a retirement plan, paid time off, and paid parental leave.

Application Process

Compass is conducting this search in partnership with Good Insight, a national executive search firm serving nonprofits and associations. Interested applicants should upload a resume and a detailed cover letter to

Resume reviews begin immediately. For best consideration, please apply by February 28, 2022. Early applications are encouraged due to the pace of the search. Please direct confidential inquiries to Carlyn Madden or Isha Haley at

Equal Opportunity Employer

Compass is committed to recruiting and employing individuals without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, gender, gender identity, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, pregnancy, familial status, ability, veteran status, sexual orientation, size, status with regard to public assistance, or genetic information.

Executive Director: Jewish Federation of Reading/Berks, PA

The Jewish Federation of Reading/Berks, is seeking a visionary, hands on leader who will work collaboratively with all facets of the Jewish community and the community at large as President.

The ideal candidate will have leadership experience and must be committed to furthering our mission of serving the needs of the Jewish community locally and throughout the world. Our Federation Executive Director collaborates with our local synagogue leadership to advance the interests of the entire Jewish community. He or she must be a dedicated, energetic, innovative strategic thinker who has the highest level of integrity.

Duties of our Executive Director include but are not limited to:

  • Leading and empowering our diverse and talented professional staff
  • Working cooperatively with our Board of Directors and other members of the community
  • Taking a leadership role in fundraising, and overseeing the fiscal management of the organization, including the budget process, development of financial reports, and investment of community resources.
  • Being the face of our organization, our Federation President must have outstanding written and oral communication skills and must always conduct himself or herself professionally, including being tactful, reacting well under pressure, treating others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position, accepting responsibility for his or her actions and following through on commitments.

The Federation is at the center of a small, but very active and dedicated community. There are three synagogues representing the major branches of the Jewish faith. Our Jewish Cultural Center presents a wide variety of activities, which attract a large audience. Our recent exhibition of the “Violins of Hope” included more than 40 different presentations, to sizeable audiences both Jewish and the general public.

Berks County is an attractive place to live and raise a family. It is the home of two colleges, one university and a medical school. In addition to excellent public schools, it is a paradise for lovers of the outdoors. Hiking opportunities are nearby, including a section of the Appalachian Trial. The region is home to a plethora of public golf courses, as well as a number of lakes and rivers. Like music and drama? There are the Reading Symphony and the Genesius Theatre locally or, if you prefer the big city, Philadelphia is only one hour away, New York is two hours, and Washington D.C. is three hours. You can easily go to New York, see a play, have dinner, and be back in your home in Berks by early evening. Finally, housing and cost of living is affordable.


  • A. or B.S. with advanced degree/certification in Business, Public Administration, Jewish Communal Services, Non-Profit Management, or other appropriate fields is preferred
  • Knowledge, understanding, and participation in Jewish traditions and culture
  • Professional experience in a Jewish Federation, Jewish Community Center, or related fields
  • Significant leadership experience is preferred

The Jewish Federation of Reading/Berks is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


A competitive compensation package commensurate with experience is available for the successful candidate.

Submit application to:

Sheila Bornstein & Gordon Perlmutter, Co-chairs

Sheila – – Gordon –

Jewish Federation of Reading/Berks Search Committee

1100 Berkshire Blvd. – Suite 125

Wyomissing PA 19610