Grant Specialist: Defender Association of Philadelphia

Who is the Defender Association?

The Defender Association of Philadelphia is more than just a law firm. We’re the community’s lawyers. The Defender team – more than 500 attorneys, social workers, investigators, administrators, and other staff – make sure that everyone, regardless of income, has access to high-quality defense when facing criminal charges. Our mission-driven, client-centered model focuses on outcomes that support a system that is fundamentally fair and creates safer, stronger communities. Follow us @PhilllyDefenders (Twitter, Instagram & TikTok) and on LinkedIn.

The Grant Specialist will support the mission of the Defender Association of Philadelphia and is responsible for all aspects of grant activities in compliance with the organization’s goals and objectives. Reporting to the Director of Policy, the Grant Specialist will collaborate with all Units to play an essential role in fundraising to support the Defender’s critical initiatives across Units that require external funding, in deepening relationships with current foundation funders/potential funders, and in furthering the organization’s growth goals by identifying new funding opportunities. The Grant Specialist oversees the grant application process from beginning to end as well as writing grant proposals and reports, producing responses to government RFPs (Request for Proposals), and researching foundations and other potential funding opportunities. Working closely with the executive and management teams of all our Units and staff across the organization, the Grant Specialist plays an essential role in Defender’s identification of funding needs, fundraising and program growth. This is a hybrid position.
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Grants Manager: HIAS Pennsylvania

Status: Full-time, 35 hours a week
Salary: $68k-$75k (commensurate with experience)

Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Interested applicants are invited to send a cover letter, résumé and writing sample to humanresources@hiaspa.org with the title of the position as the subject of the email. No phone calls, please.

MISSION

HIAS Pennsylvania supports low-income immigrants of all backgrounds as they build new lives in our community. Through immigration legal services and an array of social services, we work to address their needs, defend their rights, and advocate for their equitable inclusion in American society.

Summary of Position:

The Grants Manager will be responsible for researching, writing, editing, and submitting grants and reports from government, foundation and corporate funding sources. This position manages the grants calendar ensuring timely submission of all grants and proposals, including proposal and grant tracking, project management, and reporting.
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Executive Director: Philadelphia Cultural Fund

The Philadelphia Cultural Fund (“PCF”) seeks an experienced, strategic, politically savvy, and equity-focused nonprofit professional to provide leadership and vision in the fulfillment of PCF’s mission to support and enhance the cultural vitality of Philadelphia and all its residents by promoting arts and culture as engines of social cohesion, economic development, and health and well-being.

PCF is an independent, community-focused non-profit, grant making organization. Since its founding in 1992 PCF has awarded more than $60 million in grants to Philadelphia-based arts and culture organizations. Currently, substantially all funding for PCF comes from the City of Philadelphia (“City”). PCF is governed by an 18-member Board of Directors of which the Mayor and City Council each appoints 8 members and the remaining 10 are drawn from the community.

The Executive Director will be an innovative and strategic leader who can bring together multiple constituencies to achieve a common vision. The Executive Director will value frequent interaction and collaboration with the internal team and external community partnerships and will build rapport with a wide range of stakeholders. They will demonstrate accountability and adaptability to various situations and be comfortable with change. As an inclusive leader, the Executive Director will be responsive to new ideas, opportunities, and innovation while effectively leveraging organizational, human, financial, and digital resources.
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Executive Director: Women in Transition

About the job

If you are a non-profit leader, possess strong collaborative leadership skills, the ability to set and implement strategic vision and deliver impactful programs, this role may be for you.

WIT is an organization dedicated to empowering people with the knowledge, support, and ability to thrive beyond domestic abuse/intimate partner violence and substance abuse. Our staff are dedicated and passionate professionals who are inspired to create a world where people are free to pursue safety, healthy relationships, and supportive communities. WIT serves survivors off all gender identities and all of our services are offered free of charge.

Women In Transition (WIT) currently seeks an Executive Director to lead a passionate and mission-driven team of 15 direct service and operations staff. The Executive Director provides strategic leadership and direction to advance WIT’s mission, impact, fundraising capacity, and fiscal health and oversees the organization’s operations and programs. The position requires on-site work and reports directly to the Board of Directors.
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Communications Assistant: Leeway Foundation

Leeway is hiring a Communications Assistant. The Communications Assistant supports the Leeway Foundation’s communications, engagement, and visibility strategies, including writing and editing electronic and print communication. The Communications Assistant reports to the Communications Director and works collaboratively with other staff.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates should send:

• A 1-page cover letter indicating why they are interested and qualified for the position as well as their interest in art and social change

• A resume

• Names of 3 professional references with contact information

Please submit your materials on or before Monday, October 31, 2022, at 11:59pm EST via e-mail to jobs@leeway.org with the subject header: Comms Assistant Search.

No phone calls, please. All applications will be acknowledged.

ABOUT LEEWAY FOUNDATION:

The Leeway Foundation supports women, trans*, and gender non-conforming artists and cultural producers working in communities at the intersection of art, culture, and social change. Through the Foundation’s grantmaking and other programs, we promote artistic expression that amplifies the voices of those on the margins, promotes sustainable and healthy communities, and works in the service of movements for economic and social justice. For more information, visit: www.leeway.org.

Director: Penn Center for Community Health Workers

About the job

Description

Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life’s work?The Director of Penn Center for Community Health Workers provides vision and strategic leadership for the IMPaCT Community Health Worker program’s growth within Penn Medicine and the Philadelphia region. (S)he oversees the day-to-day programmatic, financial, and personnel operations of the center, ensuring continued quality of outcomes for more than 2,000 patients each year. The Director works with other members of the Center’s leadership to innovate IMPaCT, and represents the Center in relevant local, state, and national initiatives.

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Development & External Relations Director: Joyful Readers

About Joyful Readers

Joyful Readers is committed to helping Philadelphia students gain the literacy skills they need to become successful, confident, and yes…joyful readers! In September, we launched our first cohort of racially, culturally, and generationally diverse AmeriCorps tutors who provide high-impact reading tutoring daily to K-3 students in Philadelphia schools. The service of our tutors ensures that students in systemically under-resourced schools gain the skills they need to succeed in school, at work, and in their daily lives.

Our tutors receive a month of full-time training in September, including taking the AIM Institute for Learning & Research Pathways to Proficient Reading course, a graduate-level course that helps educators learn about the science of reading. In October, tutors are placed in a Philadelphia elementary school until the end of May where they tutor students 2-on-1, 30 minutes a day, Monday through   Friday, supporting a caseload of up to 22 students.

Position Overview

The Development & External Relations Director (DERD) is responsible for developing and implementing a strategic fundraising plan that raises $500,000 annually in private sector funding. The DERD will work closely with the Executive Director to build relationships with the organization’s current foundation and individual donors, while building a long-term portfolio of corporate and other private funders. The DERD serves as a lead communicator for Joyful Readers, conveying the organization’s value proposition through media, events, grant writing, and donor/prospect engagement. The DERD will work closely with the Literacy and Program Operations Directors and report to the organization’s Executive Director.

Anticipated start date: November 2022 Salary: $79,000 per year, plus benefits

Some work for this position is completed in-person and cannot be performed virtually; however, flexibility to work remotely will exist.
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Entrepreneurship Support Manager: Chester County Economic Development Council

Primary Function:

In this newly formed position, the Entrepreneurship Support Manager will play a key role in CCEDC’s new initiatives supporting and empowering local small businesses, with a special focus on serving newly formed businesses and those that are women owned, minority owned, or otherwise represent socially and economically underserved populations.

The ideal candidate excels in customer-facing interactions, has strong organizational skills and project management experience, and finds fulfillment in helping others pursue and achieve their entrepreneurial goals.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serve as lead contact for the “New Business Champions” (NBC) and “190 West Business Resource Center” (190 West) small business support programs
  • Conduct business needs assessment meetings with client companies to identify their individual priorities and areas for assistance
  • With detailed knowledge of CCEDC’s internal and external business support resources, connect NBC and 190 West clients to those resources as needed based on assessments
  • Manage and build on existing processes for client sign-up and onboarding
  • With assistance from VP of Innovation & Marketing, expand and maintain list of regional advisors and service providers serving as vendors in the NBC program
  • With assistance of VP of Development Finance, collect loan application materials from clients
  • Through marketing efforts and organizational partnerships, ensure geographic diversity of NBC applicant pool across the county and continuous utilization of the programs
  • Track and maintain client metrics related to grants, business assistance, and financing using Salesforce and other tools
  • Collaborate with CCEDC staff from other service areas, including financing, real estate, and workforce development to maximize support opportunities for NBC and 190 West clients

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CASA Program Director: CASA of Philadelphia County

The CASA Program Director is responsible for the oversight of the day to day management of the program through direct supervision of the Advocate Supervisory staff and the Volunteer Management staff. The Program Director is responsible for the program’s compliance with all operating standards and oversees the use and accuracy of the data base for volunteer and case management services.  The Program Director serves as the primary contact with family court and partner agencies regarding appointment orders and case assignments.

Qualifications:

  1. Master’s Degree in Social Work, or social service related field plus an minimum of 3-years experience in the child welfare field and as a supervisor.
  2. The ability to effectively communicate with and supervise staff and help volunteers be effective in their advocacy roles. Experience with volunteer management preferred.
  3. Knowledge and understanding of child abuse & neglect and the dependency court system.
  4. Excellent interpersonal, writing, organizational, time management and computer skills.
  5. Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Word, Excel and data base management.

The CASA Program Director reports to the Executive Director.
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Director of Advancement and Philanthropy: VisionLink

About VisionLink:

VisionLink is dedicated to assisting adults who are living with vision loss to achieve greater independence through excellence in education and wrap-around support services that advance necessary skills, establish meaningful community connections, and enable those served to live their lives to the fullest.

VisionLink can trace its beginnings to organizations serving blind and visually impaired individuals in the 1870’s and had been operating as Associated Services for the Blind for nearly 40 years. Its recent rebranding as VisionLink communicates the organization’s role more clearly as a “bridge” and connection between adults experiencing blindness, low vision, and vision impairment with essential resources, programs, and providers. The organization seeks to improve accessibility on a macro level, working in tandem with local organizations to improve programs to better serve adults facing vision loss.

This is an exciting time for VisionLink, as the organization actualizes its new brand and mission and opens a new training and education center (with a Low Vision Resource Center) for individuals experiencing vision loss. This is an ideal position for an experienced development professional who is a) a leader and thought partner, b) adept at both setting and executing strategy, c) someone who can turn big ideas into action steps that move the team forward, and d) someone who can proactively identify solutions for complex challenges.

Position Overview

Reporting to the President/CEO, the Director of Advancement and Philanthropy will manage all aspects of fundraising strategy and execution for the organization and work to establish starting goals and processes for the organization’s grantmaking function. This is a new position, designed to advance the organization’s fundraising initiatives and expand the senior leadership team. (VisionLink is open to a Chief-level title and salary for candidates with extensive experience and an exemplary track record.)

The Director of Advancement and Philanthropy will lead the organization’s strategic fundraising agenda to exceed its revenue goals and effectively manage a $2.8 million annual budget through the solicitation of individual, corporate, and foundation support and grants. Managing a supportive team member and working with established marketing/communications consulting partners, the Director of Advancement and Philanthropy also builds VisionLink’s identity to raise awareness of the organization and its services, partnerships, and connections.

This position will have the opportunity to assess the development team’s infrastructure and advocate for appropriate resources to achieve short-term and long-term fundraising objectives. The Director of Advancement and Philanthropy will work closely with VisionLink’s President & CEO, Board, and Development & Marketing Committee.

The organization is poised to increase its fundraising activity and results and this is an incredible opportunity for a dynamic fundraiser to propel VisionLink to make an even greater impact by raising resources, forging relationships, and launching a philanthropic strategy.
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