Director of Meetings: American Philosophical Society

The American Philosophical Society (APS) is seeking an energetic and highly organized professional to manage the Society’s Meetings Program and support engagement with its Members as part of the Society’s senior staff team.


ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION

The American Philosophical Society (APS), founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin, is America’s oldest and most distinguished learned society. The APS’s current activities reflect the founder’s spirit of inquiry, provide a forum for the free exchange of ideas, and convey its conviction that intellectual inquiry and critical thought are inherently in the best interest of the public.

The APS is an elected body of scholars and leaders from all disciplines and professions. Today, the Society has approximately 1,000 elected Members, about 840 of whom are Resident Members (U.S. citizens or those who live and work in the United States), and about 160 of whom are International Members from more than two dozen countries. Election to membership honors those who have made exceptionally significant contributions to science, the arts and humanities, and public life. Fewer than 5,900 Members have been elected since 1743. Since 1900, more than 260 Members have received a Nobel Prize.

The APS engages leading scholars, scientists, and professionals in Meetings that offer the opportunity for fellowship and interdisciplinary exchange. It also supports and recognizes research and discovery through a Library & Museum with an extraordinary collection of manuscripts, books, digital content, and artifacts, and through grants and fellowships, seminars, conferences, and prizes. The APS serves the public through exhibitions drawn from the Society’s collections, a diverse program of publications, an array of public lectures and scholarly and educational programs, and rich digital resources available to anyone with an internet connection.

THE POSITION

The Director of Meetings organizes and executes all aspects of the Society’s Meetings Program and reports to the Executive Officer. The APS hosts nearly 350 of its Members, their families, and distinguished guests each April and November at its biannual General Meetings. These Meetings appeal to the diverse interests and expertise of attendees, provide a unique opportunity to indulge the audience’s breadth of intellectual curiosity, and offer an engaging selection of talks in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.
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Project Manager Healing Verse Germantown: Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, City of Philadelphia

The City of Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy (OACCE) seeks a full-time Project Manager for Healing Verse Germantown: The Streets Are Talking. Healing Verse Germantown includes community poetry workshops, a poetry phone line, public art exhibition, and a digital/printed archive to help Germantown residents heal from the trauma of gun violence. The compensation for this position is $70,000 annually. The project manager will coordinate all aspects of the project, oversee the project timeline, and centralize all project logistics and communications. They will work very closely with OACCE staff and the artistic team, in addition to Germantown community members and partners, and report directly to OACCE’s Public Art Director, Marguerite Anglin.

OACCE received a $1 million grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies to create Healing Verse Germantown: The Streets are Talking, in collaboration with lead artists Yolanda Wisher and Trapeta Mayson, and Public Art Coordinator Rob Blackson. The grant term concludes on December 31st, 2025. Healing Verse Germantown engages individuals affected by gun violence in Germantown through four components: 1) poetry workshops led by professional poets and social workers; 2) a phone line featuring new poems weekly about gun violence and healing, and offering mental health resources; 3) a public art exhibition of poems from the workshops/phone line, rendered into public art installations displayed in Germantown locations marked by gun violence; 4) a book archiving the project. These healing verses of poetry will be a powerful outlet for collective expression, cultivating peace and resistance against violence in Germantown and throughout Philadelphia.

RESPONSIBILITES 

  • Function as the project manager, day to day point of contact, and liaison between artists, vendors, contractors, community members, Bloomberg Philanthropies, the artistic team, and OACCE staff
  • Ensure project stays on schedule and within the project budget
  • Support the community engagement and planning process for 10 poetry workshops in Germantown in the spring and summer of 2024
  • Support additional cultural programming in Germantown such as the project kickoff event, poetry readings, and the public art exhibition opening
  • Assist the public art team in securing sites, receiving bids, and overseeing the installation of 20 temporary public artworks in Germantown
  • Assist the communications staff at OACCE and Bloomberg Philanthropies in managing web and social media content, communications to project partners and participants, and other outreach as needed
  • Organize tours and additional engagement with the 20 public artworks while they are installed between September and November, 2025.
  • Assist with developing, producing, and distributing the project book, which will document the project from start to finish
  • Support OACCE staff and artistic team with meeting grant requirements and fulfilling all reporting requirements
  • Complete other duties as needed.

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Community Engagement Manager: Glen Foerd

Primary Function:

The Community Engagement Manager is responsible for facilitating accessibility and inclusion in all organizational programming. The Manager will be responsible for the co-development, implementation, assessment, and continual refinement of programs specifically targeted at underserved and diverse communities, and will be an internal advisor, coach, and collaborator in ensuring that all programming supports the organization’s drive towards inclusivity. Serving as a liaison between Glen Foerd program staff and underrepresented communities of Philadelphia, the Manager will also work to strengthen programming with volunteers and maintain and enhance collaborative partnership relations.


Education/Training/Experience
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  • Associate’s Degree/Two years of college + Two (2) years of related work experience ­OR four (4) years of related work experience;
  • Project management skills and experience managing multiple concurrent programs particularly with/for BIPOC audiences;
  • Experience in identifying community partners with a particular emphasis on Philadelphia regional and underrepresented communities;
  • Experience supporting organizations in authentically reaching out to & engaging BIPOC/queer/differently-abled audiences;
  • Demonstrated competency and success in building trusting and effective long-term collaborative relationships with partner organizations;
  • Experience with volunteer management;
  • Experience with the creation and management of contracts and budgets;
  • Commitment to organizational teamwork and collegiality;
  • Strong interpersonal and public speaking skills;
  • Strong communication skills;

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Business Manager: Monument Lab

Minimum Salary/Hourly Rate:
$70,000.00
Maximum Salary/Hourly Rate:
$70,000.00

The Business Manager serves as an integral member of the Monument Lab team, working to support and strengthen Monument Lab’s core nonprofit business functions. This position provides high-level strategic and tactical support to the Chief Operating Officer, in the development, implementation and monitoring of the organization’s operations, and works to advance the financial, legal and compliance, and human resource activities.

This position is open to candidates who are strategic systems thinkers, with skills in process and policy development and implementation. The ideal candidate will have a diverse background in nonprofit business administration. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, this position will work collaboratively across all departments, and serve as the primary point of contact with a variety of the organization’s key vendors.

Leadership & Operations

  • Provide a high-level of support to the Chief Operating Officer in the development, implementation and monitoring of the organization’s operations, and work to advance the financial, legal and compliance, and human resource functions.
  • Support the short and long-term operational planning initiatives, assist in identifying operational needs and priorities, and conduct industry/field research as needed.
  • Develop system standards, write and implement policy, and inform best practices.

Finance

  • Provide a high level of support to the Chief Operating Officer in the management of the organization’s fiscal operations.
  • Develop and implement a suite of financial policies, processes, and best-practices. Train staff on financial systems and tools.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact and liaise with all finance vendors to include the organizations accounting firm, bank representatives, and CPA firm.
  • Manage the organizations expense and corporate credit card platform, bill-pay platform, and payroll system. Utilize the accounting software to generate invoices and financial reports.
  • Liaise with the finance vendor on all accounts payable and accounts receivable processes.
  • Process invoices and reimbursements on a weekly basis.
  • Liaise with the finance vendor on the month-close and quarters processes, update the TRNA schedules and payroll effort tables, bank reconciliations, and related activities.
  • Oversee monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reporting processes. Assist with financial grant reporting processes.
  • Develop budget and reporting templates.
  • Liaise with the CPA firm in support of all tax and audit activities.

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Associate Vice President, Capital Giving & Campaigns: Swarthmore College

Minimum Salary/Hourly Rate:
$150,000.00
Maximum Salary/Hourly Rate:
$250,000.00

Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to inclusive excellence and nondiscrimination in its educational program and employment practices and encourages candidates who will further advance the goal of fostering a diverse and inclusive community. As one of the nation’s finest institutions of higher learning, Swarthmore College is global in outlook and draws students from around the nation and world. The 425‐acre campus is a designated arboretum, complete with gardens, rolling lawns, a creek, wooded hills, and hiking trails in the Crum Woods.

Who We Are:

The Swarthmore Office of Advancement manages the College’s relationship with its alumni, families, and friends to further Swarthmore’s commitment to intellectual rigor and creativity, nurturing of student confidence and curiosity, production of new knowledge, and inclusive excellence, among other goals.  Advancement works closely with the President, faculty, and senior colleagues to foster positive and productive relationships that not only accelerate the objectives of the College but also represent meaningful and beneficial engagement for the Swarthmore community.

The Office of Advancement manages and maintains alumni, family, and friend records; engages constituents in the life of the College in a variety of ways, contexts, and over time; provides and supports meaningful opportunities for volunteering; and partners with the President and Board of Managers to share information about the College and raise critical philanthropic support for the College’s priorities and new initiatives. Advancement ensures that alumni and donors are appropriately recognized and informed about the impact of their service and contributions and manages all gift acceptance and stewardship.

The opportunity:

The position of Associate Vice President, Capital Giving and Campaigns (AVP) is an outstanding opportunity for an advancement leader who is a gifted and inspired manager, a creative and collaborative colleague, and an experienced fundraiser. Working closely with the Vice President for Advancement (VP) and senior colleagues, they will create, hire for, and manage the Campaign and Capital Giving Office at Swarthmore. Planning Swarthmore campaigns, supporting the definition and building out of priorities, setting up projects and their management, establishing and implementing new practices in relationship management, developing fundraising strategies, hiring and supervising staff, creating and carrying a portfolio of high-level donors, the AVP will enable a new era of resource growth for Advancement and the College. Candidates will be hired into either an Assistant Vice President or Associate Vice President role based on experience and professional qualifications. Qualifications in this job description are reflective of the Associate Vice President level.

The AVP will have a track record in the Advancement field and with campaigns as a builder and strategist. They will balance ambitious goal-setting with support for group achievement and individual advancement. At the staff level–working with the Leadership Committee in Advancement and across the College—the AVP will be a key leader not only in campaign planning but also in broad, multi-year fundraising.

The AVP will collaborate with the Vice President to implement short and long-term engagement, fundraising, and campaign programs. They will be a key manager and advisor in defining and overseeing new pipeline development, donor engagement, volunteer committees, and prospect management systems and protocols. Providing leadership for and leveraging Swarthmore Advancement’s implementation and ongoing use of a Technolutions-based “Slate” database, the AVP will develop best practices in prospect engagement, solicitation, stewardship, and use of analytics for strategic planning to ensure unflagging focus on the alignment of donor interest with the College’s resource needs.

The AVP will hire and fill out the capital giving staff who raise capital and endowment gifts at the $100,000+ level. In this, they will have the unique opportunity to reinvigorate the program. As a “player coach,” they will model and create an effective and comprehensive program. The AVP will accelerate fundraising results through collaborative, cross-disciplinary, and proactive portfolio management and metrics-based achievement.
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Coordinator of Community Engagement: Philadelphia Museum of Art

Minimum Salary/Hourly Rate:
$48,000.00
Maximum Salary/Hourly Rate:
$48,000.00

How You Will Contribute

The Coordinator of Community Engagement is a member of the Community Engagement and Access team, within the division of Learning & Engagement. This position will help strengthen relationships with local artists, community members, and organizations through the development and stewardship of programming and arts education. Additionally, the Coordinator performs key administrative and logistical planning, including communicating with program information with internal colleagues and the public, program development and recordkeeping. The Coordinator will report to the Associate Director of Community Engagement & Access and work closely with the Coordinator of Accessible Programs. In addition to engaging with Community Engagement and Access staff and audiences, the Coordinator works with staff across the Division of Learning & Engagement and the museum and attends cross-institutional meetings to represent the work and needs of Community Programs.

Specifically, you will:

    • Design and implement thoughtful programs in collaboration with community partners to bring arts experiences to local communities and to connect communities to museum activities and resources.
    • Oversee teaching artists; working collaboratively to create innovative opportunities for intergenerational participants to learn about art within the museum and in neighboring communities.
    • Develop creative and engaging art projects for intergenerational audiences
    • Set program outcome goals, track and report program stats and highlights
    • Track grant-related spending and provide information for funder reports
    • Take part in cross-institutional planning and brainstorming meetings related to programs around exhibitions and collection
    • Perform other duties as assigned

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Executive Director: Friends of the Children Philadelphia

Friends of the Children is seeking a passionate, committed leader to use their lived experience, vision, and connection to the Philadelphia community to launch and lead Friends of the Children in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Our model is proven to impact generational change by empowering youth who are facing the greatest obstacles through relationships with salaried professional mentors – 12+ years, no matter what. As Executive Director for the Philadelphia chapter, you will work with community leaders, schools, non-profit partners, and investors to have a significant impact on foster care and intergenerational poverty in Philadelphia, specifically the North Philadelphia and Kensington area.

Our Philadelphia Executive Director will be a passionate advocate for children and families facing life’s greatest challenges and will be effective at communicating the urgency of our mission and success of our outcomes. They will be dynamic and engaging spokesperson for the organization and will excel at networking and fundraising with major donors, corporate leaders, foundations, and the communities we serve. They will serve a key role in advancing diversity, equality and inclusion, and antiracism.

The ideal candidate will have experience in working with community leaders, caregivers, families, and children, understanding the unique disparities amongst the communities served. The ideal candidate will also have a smart head for business, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a soft heart for kids. They will be equally skilled at leading strategic planning, reviewing financial statements, overseeing program evaluation, and asking donors for financial support.

The right leader will be fiercely committed to equity and will ensure that every aspect of the organization’s mission is executed with full engagement of the youth, families and communities impacted by our work.
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Development Manager: Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens

The Development Manager is an inaugural position, and the new Manager will have the exciting opportunity to build PMG’s development strategy and apparatus from the ground up. The Development Manager will oversee membership, grant request and report writing, and relationship building with donors and prospects, all with an emphasis on strategy. The Manager will be responsible for raising funds to support PMG’s mission and strategic vision.

The ideal candidate for this position is a creative problem solver with a proven track record of raising funds from community and family foundations and individual donors. An understanding of the Philadelphia-area funding landscape, and the arts & culture space is ideal. In addition, experience in raising capital and operational funds for physical sites is strongly desired. PMG is a collaborative environment, and the Development Manager will be someone who has a team-oriented approach to work. The Development Manager will work closely with the Executive Director, PMG Board development committee, and PMG management, and will also work with other staff members, interns, or members of the community as needed.

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens requires all staff to be fully vaccinated from the COVID-19 virus with the ability to show proof of vaccination.

Development Manager responsibilities include: 

●     Developing and implementing fundraising objectives and strategies for growth with Executive Director with 1-year, 5-year, and long-term goals for funders and partnerships

●     Identifying and pursuing new institutional funding opportunities to support programmatic and operational growth; drafting and submitting grant proposals

●     Maintaining a detailed grant/communications calendar; providing timely reporting and ensuring compliance as required by grant award documentation

●     Developing and executing outreach strategies and relationships with current and new donors & members, maintaining and expanding communication with individual and foundation funders

●     Participating in strategic planning processes with Board and Staff

●     Planning any events in partnership with Events & Marketing Manager
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Development and Support Manager: Chestnut Hill Conservancy

Chestnut Hill Conservancy is searching for a Development and Support Manager to lead donor/member relations, fundraising initiatives, and business sponsorships. The successful candidate will serve as an advisor and partner to the Executive Director, and will collaborate with the Board of Directors, Major Gifts Committee, and Conservancy Staff. The Development Manager will help engage supporters of the Conservancy’s work to sustain the green historic character and natural resources of Chestnut Hill and surrounding communities in Philadelphia and Montgomery Counties.

Key Responsibilities:

   Member and Donor Development

  • Grow and retain all levels of membership and support, including business sponsorship
  • Produce annual fundraiser, end of the fiscal and calendar year appeals, and cultivation events
  • Identify potential donors and build relationships with individuals, businesses, and foundations
  • Recommend and forge partnerships with local businesses, government agencies, and other organizations that can support the Conservancy’s mission

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Deputy Director: Mount Vernon Manor, Inc.

Mt. Vernon Manor CDC (MVM) is seeking a systems-oriented Deputy Director who is committed to supporting MVM’s internal operations. The Deputy Director will work closely with MVM’s Executive Director, Board Officers, and staff members to strengthen and expand our work.

Required Duties and Responsibilities:

Internal Operations and Office Management

• Provide administrative support to Executive Director, especially with the preparation of budgetary reports, board reports/agenda, payroll information, tax forms, employee paperwork, and internal and external communications materials

• Support Executive Director and Accountant with financial bookkeeping

• Assist Executive Director in establishing and implementing compliance and risk-management practices

• Create and oversee best-practice policies for digital and physical file storage and data collection, with an eye toward reporting requirements and budgetary realities

• Assist Executive Director with ongoing learning, evaluation and strategic planning efforts

• Order and maintain office supplies

• Manage MVM general e-mail

Personnel Support

• Lead the recruitment, hiring, onboarding, and supervision of staff; oversee periodic reviews and internal career growth opportunities

• Support staff members with program and project planning

• Provide updates to and ensure compliance with Mt. Vernon Manor’s personnel and operations policies and procedures

• Support Executive Director with Board recruitment and transitions

• Facilitate a values-driven, anti-racist, inclusive, and equitable office culture; encourage feedback and reflection across hierarchies with the goal of building a supportive environment

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