The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

on Friday, August 2, 2013 |
1) Grant Writer – Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware County – Wilmington, DE
2) Executive Director – Pennsylvania Prison Society – Philadelphia
3) Research and Analysis Manager – Pennsylvania Horticultural Society – Philadelphia
4) Director of Lending and Training – Women’s Opportunities Resource Center – Philadelphia
5) Associate Director of RSVP – Klein JCC – Philadelphia
6) JOIN Program Manager – Job Opportunity Investment Network – Philadelphia
7) Community Organizer – Women’s Community Revitalization Project – Philadelphia
8) Social Service Coordinator – Better Tomorrows – Philadelphia
9) Part-Time Data Analyst – CamConnect – Camden, NJ
10) Part-Time Landscape Designer Position – Groundswell Design Group – Hopewell, NJ
Full descriptions after the jump!
1) Grant Writer – Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware County – Wilmington, DE
DEPARTMENT: Mission Services
CLASSIFICATION: Salary/Exempt
PAY RANGE: $34,770 – $52,000 annually
REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS
POSITION REPORTS TO: Vice President Mission Services
POSITION (S) SUPERVISED: None
POSITION PURPOSE
The Grant Writer will research local, state and federal grant opportunities aligned with the mission of Goodwill of Delaware & Delaware County and secure funds for the programs and services offered within our operating territory from corporate, foundation and government funding sources.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES
1. Research local, state and federal grant resources and solicit grant applications.
2. Gather organizational outcomes and other data to support grant proposals and grant applications.
3. Write and submit grant proposals and applications for submission to corporate, foundation and government funders in alignment with established company procedures while meeting submission deadlines.
4. Maintain current knowledge of funding opportunities that align with our Mission.
5. Collaborate with co-workers and community partners to promote the achievement of the company mission through securing of funds.
6. Produce internal and external communications to acknowledge and promote the funding sources received.
7. Effectively utilize technology to meet position responsibilities.
8. Inform Vice-President, Mission Services of progress, problems, and new developments on a regular basis.
9. Meet standards, maintain documentation and prepare reports in alignment with various regulations and accreditation agency requirements.
10. Follow company policy and procedures.
11. Maintain strict confidentiality of all sensitive information concerning the organization, clients and/or employees.
12. Ensure maximum security and protection of company assets.
13. Ensure maximum customer satisfaction to internal and external customers.
14. Follow safety policies and procedures and ensure safe working conditions.
15. Attend meetings, training sessions, and committee\team activities as required.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree in Human Services, Public Administration or related field required. Minimum of two (2) years successful grant writing experience in not-for-profit environment required. Certifications in related fields are preferred.
SKILLS/ABILITIES
Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with a variety of individuals. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journal, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquires or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to present information to top management, public groups and/or boards of directors effectively. Well organized with particular attention to details. Strong computer skills. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Creative thinker.
WORKING CONDITIONS
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
INTENT AND FUNCTION OF POSITION DESCRIPTION
Position descriptions have been reviewed to ensure that only essential functions and basic duties have been included. Peripheral tasks, only incidentally related to each position, have been excluded. Requirements, skills, and abilities included have been determined to be the minimal standards required to successfully perform the positions. In no instance, however, should the duties, responsibilities, and requirements delineated be interpreted as all-inclusive. Supervisors may assign additional functions and requirements as deemed appropriate.
Position descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts. Goodwill Industries of Delaware and Delaware County, Inc. maintains its status as an at-will employer.
2) Executive Director – Pennsylvania Prison Society – Philadelphia
For 225 years the Prison Society has advocated on behalf of people in prison and their families. The organization promotes humane and restorative corrections by serving thousands of prisoners, ex-prisoners and their family members each year through direct services and programs.
The Prison Society is a non-profit organization that is not affiliated with any religion or political institution. We do not excuse the crimes committed by the people we serve, but rather strive for a society where all people are held accountable with appropriate and restorative punishment. We believe the humanity in all our citizens must be recognized.
We are currently recruiting for an Executive Director to lead the Pennsylvania Prison Society. This position has the responsibility for general management of the agency as well as for the shared development and implementation of its strategic plan and implementation of the organization’s mission. The executive director oversees all aspects of agency operations and facilitates the active involvement of members of the Board of Directors.

Education and Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree as well as Organizational Leadership experience
• Extensive Criminal Justice experience
• Current or prior experience in prisoner related advocacy, inmate rights, prisoner re-entry programs, and/or other restorative justice and public safety initiatives.
• Experience in fund raising
• Frequent travel throughout the State of Pennsylvania is required.
Salary based on experience. A comprehensive benefit package is also included.
To submit your resume on-line or learn more about the agency go to:
www.prisonsociety.org
Proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer
3) Research and Analysis Manager – Pennsylvania Horticultural Society – Philadelphia
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society has been a visionary not-for-profit organization in the Greater Philadelphia Region since its founding in 1827. PHS organizes the annual Philadelphia Flower Show, the world’s largest and longest-running indoor flower show, which attracts nearly 250,000 visitors annually and generates an economic impact for the city of more than $61 million. PHS helps transform lives through highly successful programs like City Harvest, which grows and donates more than 20,000 pounds of fresh produce annually to help feed 1,200 families each week of the growing season. PHS has planted more than 260,000 trees since 2011 as part of its Plant One Million initiative, an ambitious program to plant one million trees in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. It also has helped plan, design and maintain some of Philadelphia’s most iconic landscapes such as Logan Circle, the Azalea Garden, and grounds of the Rodin Museum. Its widely known Tree Tenders and Garden Tenders programs, which together have attracted more than 6,000 participants, have become national models of community engagement.
Mission: The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society motivates people to improve the quality of life and create a sense of community through horticulture.
POSITION SUMMARY
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) seeks a creative, ambitious Research and Analysis Manager to drive the data collection, mapping, analysis and research work of a large, multifaceted organization. The Research and Analysis Manager will be highly skilled at absorbing, analyzing, visualizing and communicating complex data sets to inform PHS’s multi-dimensional work, and will be adept at constantly innovating new ways to think about PHS programs through different forms of mapping and analysis. The ideal candidate should be eager to find new and different ways to communicate interesting data that furthers and strengthens PHS’s work.
Successful candidates will need the skills and aptitude to help produce visually attractive graphic products that effectively explain and summarize data. They should have a degree or relevant experience in planning, statistics, geography, data analysis, or related field(s). Excellent writing skills and the ability to express oneself clearly and concisely is necessary. Candidates should have strong interpersonal skills and a demonstrated career interest in urban parks/green space-related issues. Candidates should be passionate about using maps and data to improve the world in which they live.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
• Coordinate mapping and assist with graphic products for various PHS projects and programs, including ongoing updates for the suite of GIS data that describes the organization’s work. This information represents the latest GIS data describing Philadelphia LandCare and Community LandCare Vacant Land Management, PHS City Harvest, Plant One Million, Public Landscapes, Neighborhood Gardens Trust, and other initiatives.
• Lead data collection on PHS programs and ensure the accuracy of PHS’s relevant databases.
• Monthly review of GIS-oriented data sources, specifically PASDA, DVRPC and the NIS, to remain apprised about new data, information and applications, to share that information with co-workers, and to acquire updated and new data for PHS to use.
• Annually update the latest vacancy information and specific population demographics. Ensure the accuracy of the Community LandCare portfolio of “cleaned and greened” vacant land.
• Ongoing maintenance and organization of all of PHS’s electronic data resources, including the creation of a user-friendly manual describing the various databases’ architecture.
• Support the development of materials describing the work of PHS as it relates to specific electoral districts.
• Support the creation of visual tools for PHS projects, reports, publications and media with various GIS and urban planning techniques.
• Support PHS’s adoption of new GIS and data analysis technologies. Constantly be on top of what’s new.
• Represent PHS at data swap, meetup and tech community events to ensure that the organization is constantly on the cutting edge of technical and open data initiatives citywide.
• Other PHS-related duties as assigned.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED
• Degree or relevant experience in statistics, urban planning, geography, data analysis, or related field(s)
• Strong people and superior writing skills
• Career interest in urban and parks/open space-related issues
• Advanced GIS, Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office (including Access) skills required
• Web design experience, or at least work history involving web presentation of work products, is a plus
• Comfort and facility with contemporary methods of outreach are required
• Knowledge of/interest in Philadelphia regulatory/zoning/policy/land use/real estate environment
• Experience with independent spatial data collection/creation, particularly with GIS handheld Trimble devices, is a plus
• Familiarity with Python software and methods of automating mapping updates a plus
TO APPLY
All applicants must complete the questionnaire found online at:
http://phsonline.org/media/resources/Research_and_Analysis_Questionnaire.docx
Please send a thoughtful cover letter, resume and completed questionnaire to:
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
c/o Human Resources
100 N. 20th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Email: hrphs@pennhort.org
Applications submitted without a completed questionnaire will not be considered.
To learn more about us, visit www.phsonline.org
Please no telephone or walk-in inquiries. EOE.
4) Director of Lending and Training – Women’s Opportunities Resource Center – Philadelphia
The Women’s Opportunities Resource Center (WORC) is a nationally-recognized not-for-profit organization headquartered in Philadelphia that promotes social and economic self-sufficiency primarily for women, minorities, and dislocated workers. Its subsidiary, the Economic Opportunities Fund (EOF), is a certified CDFI which provides a wide range of financial products (microloans from $1,000 to $35,000). Our loan fund is capitalized at $1 million. To date, we have made a total of 435 direct loans totaling over $1.5 million. In addition, we have packaged 45 loans totaling more than $4.4 million as an intermediary for the SBA Prequalification Program. WORC was recently approved as an SBA microlender.
Over the next two years, EOF looks to expand its market base and increase its loan volume and capital deployed. We are looking for a professional that is committed to meeting the needs of this underserved market, has demonstrated experience scaling a microenterprise organization and is comfortable with providing services to a diverse population.
A strong background in micro and small business financing is desired. Individual should have existing contacts with local financial and economic development providers. Management experience is required. Experience with ACCION MMS is a plus.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manages and grows the Direct Lending Program including staff and consultant supervision, program marketing, new product development, portfolio performance, asset/liability management, financial projections and assumptions, underwriting, loan servicing, collections, community partnerships and program evaluation.
Responsible for loan portfolio quality and performance. Ensures compliance with portfolio standards e.g. those PAR 90 days + is less than 12% and annual write-off below 9%. Implements and monitors credit risk program including risk rating as well as identifying, measuring, controlling, monitoring the risks with periodic reporting to senior management and Board.
Coordinates and plans the Advisory Council and Loan Committee meetings by setting the agenda, preparing reports and documents, conducting the meetings and recording the minutes.
Oversees training and TA services to ensure quality service and compliance with contract goals.
Responsible for grant compliance and reports as needed for funders, Advisory Council or Board of Directors.
Member of senior management team – develops and implements EOF business plan/marketing plan.
Fundraising and capitalization – writes grants and secures funding and assists with implementing WORC’s overall fundraising strategy.
Performs other related duties as required.
How to apply
Send cover letter and resume to careers@worc-pa.com.
Location
2010 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103, United States
Details
Start date:
August 5, 2013
Application deadline:
August 2, 2013
5) Associate Director of RSVP – Klein JCC – Philadelphia
RSVP Philadelphia, at the Klein JCC, has an exciting opportunity for the right candidate with an understanding about the benefits and needs that promote community for seniors to age in place. This position is responsible for developing and maintaining new and existing partnerships with agencies promoting healthy aging in Philadelphia. Additionally, specific areas of volunteer recruitment and coordination are: reducing instances of isolation in the older adult population, and increasing access to healthy foods, and one time and seasonal light maintenance for seniors. Examples of programs supported by this role are: the Fix For a Friend program, Ask Me 3 – a peer to peer engagement program, SOWN, AARP, as well as working closely with the local Naturally Occurring Retirement Community, and Klein JCC’s Home Delivered Meals program drivers and friendly visitors.
Principal Responsibilities
Volunteer outreach, recruitment, and coordination of the “Fix For a Friend” program.
Recruiting volunteers from the community, organizations and corporations in the area to frozen pack meal packages and deliver meals to isolated seniors.
Expand the friendly visitors program in Center City, West Philadelphia and NE Philadelphia.
Recruit and coordinate volunteers for the Rhawnhurst Naturally Occurring Retirement Community and supportive programming.
Work with Director of Community Services to implement creative strategies to increase awareness in the community about positive impact of the aging in place model.
Provide support for volunteer drivers that includes preparation of routing materials.
Supervises administrative staff and Hunger Relief Volunteer Coordinator
Prepares regular outcome reports for CNCS
Works with and oversees compliance for CNCS such as station outcomes, MOU maintenance and assist with RSVP/Philadelphia’s Work Plan Development
Coordinate volunteer efforts with RSVP and Community Services team members.
Liaison for Klein JCC’s Development and Compliance Department
Responsible for managing program and marketing budget for RSVP
Other duties as assigned
Job Requirements
We are seeking someone with a Master’s degree in a relevant field. This person should have substantial experience working with volunteers, preferably in a volunteer coordination position and some management experience. Our ideal candidate will possess knowledge of challenges of the aging adult and their potential for impact on the community. Working with persons over 55+ is also preferred. The candidate should have excellent written, public speaking and computer skills, proficiency with Microsoft Office. This person should have the ability to work independently. Access to a car and valid driver’s license required. There will be some evenings and weekends hours.
Physical Requirements:
This position requires the ability to work in seated or standing positions for prolonged periods of time, perform work using the computer and telephone and other office tools. This position includes field work. Equal opportunity employer.
Salary Range: $36,000-$38,000
Interested applicants should submit resume and cover letter to:
FAX attn: Lisa Sandler, 215-673-7447
6) JOIN Program Manager – Job Opportunity Investment Network – Philadelphia
Job responsibilities include:
Budget and Program Management
• Manage JOIN’s federal and philanthropic grants, ensuring timely and accurate reporting of participant-level data and financial statements
o Prepare and submit reports on program activities and progress toward overall program goals
o Prepare and submit fiscal reports for funders
o Liaise with United Way staff to prepare invoices for payment to grantees and external contractors
• Collaborate with JOIN grantees to ensure their programming matches JOIN’s strategy and is constructively responding to evaluative feedback
• Lead recruitment and selection process for graduate and undergraduate-level fellows and/or interns
• Assign programmatic, research, and administrative support projects in collaboration with JOIN Director to graduate or undergraduate-level fellows and/or interns
Research and Development
• Contribute to the development and implementation of funding applications, new initiatives, and projects
• Continually enhance knowledge of best practice information in relevant education, workforce, and economic development topics vital to JOIN’s agenda
• Closely coordinate with JOIN’s evaluation partner to ensure goals of JOIN Investors and needs of JOIN grantees are met
Communications and Thought Leadership
• Participate in strategic partnerships, volunteer work groups, and agency peer roundtables, and other committees related to JOIN’s mission and agenda
• Manage signature communications events, including planning, coordination and follow-up related to annual Innovation Forum, public convenings, peer learning meetings, etc.
• Maintain strong working relationships and communication with public, private, and nonprofit stakeholders
• Manage the development of web-based and distributed informational materials
Professional Qualifications
• Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in related field, Masters Degree preferred
• Experience managing complex, multi-component programs, organizations or initiatives with demonstrated competence
• Record of working successfully in team environments
• Ability to see projects through from start to finish
• Experience in outcomes measurement preferred
• Ability to use databases to track information and other technology to support analytical and presentation activities
Personal Qualifications
• High level of initiative and drive, with a strong sense of urgency and accountability
• Highly organized, with a strong ability to manage and prioritize workload and projects
• Excellent written and oral communications skills
• Proven ability to work in a collaborative manner, to interact well with a diverse range of stakeholders, and to constructively give and receive feedback
• Ability to work well under the pressure of deadlines
How to apply
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume (as one document) to http://www.unitedforimpact.org/about/labor/employment.
Please direct any inquiries to info@joincollaborative.org.
7) Community Organizer – Women’s Community Revitalization Project – Philadelphia
WCRP, a grassroots community development corporation based in eastern North Philadelphia, is committed to social and economic equity for low-income women and their families. We develop affordable housing; provide supportive services for our tenants and other community residents; advocate for policy change; and honor leadership, dignity and justice in our communities.
Job Description
Under the supervision of the Organizing Director, the Community Organizer is responsible for cultivating and growing WCRP’s group of community leaders and assisting in the development of strategy and activities of WCRP’s advocacy campaigns. She/he will systematically establish relationships with individuals, groups and institutions – through face-to-face meetings – in the community and engage them around issues of affordable housing, vacant land, equitable development, and other community issues.
Responsibilities
Develop and maintain relationships with community residents;
Identify resident leaders and support their development through organizing activities and trainings;
Organize, plan and facilitate organizational meetings and public events;
Assist in strategy development and implementation of tactics to help WCRP and its partners win organizing campaigns;
Coordinate and/or conduct door-to-door outreach, flyering and petition signing in the neighborhood;
Recruit community residents to join WCRP committees and board;
Support the Organizing Director in building and staffing advocacy coalitions;
Maintain WCRP’s database of individuals and organizations as well as campaign websites; and
Represent WCRP in public meetings and events
Qualifications
At least two years of experience as a community or labor organizer. Significant volunteer experience may be accepted in lieu of paid experience
Ability to work and develop relationships with people of different economic and racial backgrounds;
Experience managing volunteers and planning decision-making for diverse groups;
Familiarity with issues, especially housing, which impact low-income families;
Commitment to social justice for the poor, especially low-income women and children;
Available to work evenings and weekends;
Excellent listening, speaking and writing skills;
Knowledge of Philadelphia City government and politics;
Ability to work as a member of a team and independently
The position requires a driver’s license and access to a car. Knowledge of Spanish preferred. Women and people of color strongly encouraged to apply.
How to apply
Send resume and cover letter to Women’s Community Revitalization Project, Attn: Jill
Mailing address: 407 Fairmount Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19123
Fax number: (215) 627-6766 Email: jfeldstein@wcrpphila.com
Deadline: The position is available immediately. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
8) Social Service Coordinator – Better Tomorrows – Philadelphia
This position is in a privately owned affordable housing development for families. The position includes planning and implementing programs for the residents of the community, assisting residents with entitlement programs, limited case management, referrals to social services agencies and the publication of a monthly newsletter. Provision of comprehensive services which includes: the organization of appropriate social programs; referrals to service providers who address specific needs and enrichment programs to enhance the development of the residents.
The applicant should have an understanding of the area social services agencies and must network with these agencies. This position requires a very energetic, self motivated, creative individual. Occasional evening and weekend work is required.
PURPOSE:
1. To coordinate activities and services that will prevent and reduce vandalism, crime and illegal drug activity within the complex and surrounding community.
2. To facilitate resident involvement and concern which enhances a safe and positive living environment.
3. To facilitate an environment which promotes cultural and ethnic pride.
4. To facilitate services that will positively enhance the quality of life for residents.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Facilitate programs, activities and social services for children and adults utilizing community resources and agencies.
2. Facilitate educational programs for children and adults utilizing community resources and agencies- including planning and teaching curriculum. 3. Develop and maintain referral resource files focusing on:
Academic Excellence for Children
Drug Prevention and Rehabilitation
Parenting Skills
Teen Pregnancy Prevention and Family Planning
Psychological Counseling
Child Care
Emergency Financial Assistance Agencies
Ethnic/Cultural Programs
Long Range Life Planning and Goal Setting
Housekeeping Techniques
Health Care/Wellness
4. Utilize resource files for making referrals for residents in need of specific services. To provide follow-up when referrals are made.
5. Assist residents and community leaders in developing a resident organization to address social problems and provide motivation for positive social change.
6. Organize and edit a resident newsletter.
7. Provide technical assistance to resident associations and groups.
8. Monitor the overall operations of the computer center if present on site.
9. Facilitate grants, donations and partnerships.
10. Maintaining an ongoing housekeeping program.
11. Oversee volunteer staff.
12. All other responsibilities deemed necessary by supervisor.
How to apply
To apply please send a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to: ApplytoWister@bettertomorrows.org
9) Part-Time Data Analyst – CamConnect – Camden, NJ
CamConnect is a nonprofit, member-supported organization dedicated to making data accessible for those who live and work in the City of Camden. We work on grant projects, produce free and members-only reports, and provide fee-for-service work such as GIS mapping, data analysis, and report and publication design for organizations in Camden.
Job Description
The data analyst is responsible for researching and analyzing data from a broad range of sources, identifying and collecting new sources of local data, and providing technical support to organizations working throughout the community.
Duties & Responsibilities
Specific responsibilities of this position include:
Analyze Camden data, including but not limited to health, housing, and education
Produce high-quality data reports and products for a broad audience of residents, government, and service agencies
Provide technical assistance, GIS analysis, and research to support member organizations
Maintain and update the CamConnect website and data warehouse; post updates on Facebook page; distribute news digest
Qualifications and Requirements
Bachelor’s degree, and preferably working on Master’s degree in City Planning, Public Policy or a related field, and should have a background in statistics
Must be proficient in Adobe Illustrator, ArcGIS, and Microsoft Office (preferably including Access)
Strong research skills and attention to detail required; strong written and verbal communication skills required
Must be self-motivated and able to work independently; able to manage multiple priorities, utilize effective time management skills, and exercise sound judgment
Other Specifications
20 hours per week
$15 per hour
If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, and two samples of your work to Josh Wheeling at wheeling@camconnect.org
10) Part-Time Landscape Designer Position – Groundswell Design Group – Hopewell, NJ
Groundswell Design Group, based in Hopewell, NJ (with a satellite office in Northern Liberties, Philadelphia) is looking for an enthusiastic landscape designer to join our award winning team. Applicants must have a have thorough knowledge of CAD, Adobe, and 3D design. The chosen applicant’s duties will include putting together client presentations, 3D renderings and montages. Please email your resume and portfolio to info@groundswelldesigngroup.com with the subject title “Part-Time Position.”
Job Requirements:
- Computer skills: AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Sketchup, and Rhino
- Strong visual graphics
- Plant material knowledge
- Flexible working schedule
- Ability to multitask and work in a fast paced environment
- Team oriented
- Ability to put together client presentations