The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

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Community Engagement Associate I-237251
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Primary Location


Full-time / Part-time


Employee Status


Overtime Status


Job Type



 Yes, 15 % of the Time


 Day Job
Job Sensitivity Tier II - No Credit Check
Job Summary:

Represents the Reserve Bank during individual and small group outreach meetings with Third District stakeholders (including bankers, community group leaders, and federal, state, and local government representatives) to promote community development in low- and moderate-income communities and fair and impartial access to credit in underserved markets.  Works with team to design and host conferences and training events, and write publications aimed at educating and informing stakeholders about community development and personal financial education strategies in the Third District and nationally.  Maintains departmental communications efforts, including through social media channels. Conducts reporting on the effectiveness of departmental programs and initiatives to department and senior management.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities :

Represents the department at individual and small group meetings with bankers, government representatives, and community groups to discuss community and economic development and financial services needs in their markets. Educates key stakeholders from the industry and Federal Reserve System on community development programs and financing strategies by recommending, planning, and conducting meetings and workshops.  

Maintains knowledge of community development programs, public/private partnerships, community development finance models, and personal financial education techniques to support community revitalization and fair and impartial access to credit in underserved markets throughout the Third District and nationally. Recommends community development approaches and tools to department management and industry stakeholders to consider particular approaches. Builds and maintains a network of industry contacts to further enhance knowledge of programs and support the department’s mission. 
Designs and implements strategies and approaches for effectively communicating departmental activities, as well as emerging community and economic development and personal financial programs, to key stakeholders through departmental publications, meetings, training, and other mediums, such as social media, podcasts, and videos.  This includes efforts to promote the department’s work to new stakeholders and expand the department’s network. 

Working in collaboration with the community development and economic education teams, develops communication materials for the department to release through publications, videos and podcasts, and social media, including LinkedIN and Twitter.  This includes drafting content, editing materials, and supporting the design and production of each product. 

 Maintains and monitors reporting on the effectiveness of department programs and initiatives to department and senior management. This includes recommending and implementing strategies to enhance the way the department assesses the longer term impact of its work. 

 Works individually or in a group to identify, communicate, and implement changes and initiatives with the goal of improving the quality of the operation or product.
Fulfills job duties and responsibilities in conformance with sound safety practices.
Actively involved in the accomplishment of departmental and Bank-wide initiatives.
To be considered for this position, please include a cover letter and a writing sample. 

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Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree in business, economics, finance, marketing, urban planning, or a related social science discipline; 1-2 years' experience in community development industry strongly preferred. Experience developing marketing/communications plans and communicating through social media channels, including LinkedIn and Twitter, strongly preferred.

Knowledge and Skills:

Strong oral and written communication skills.
Strong interpersonal skills, high level of creativity, and a team player who is able to work in a collaborative work environment.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and strong attention to detail.
Ability to use PC and standard software packages.
Demonstrated understanding of community and economic development programs and issues, personal finance programs and issues, and consumer compliance regulations, including the Community Reinvestment Act.

Other Requirements:

Valid driver`s license to travel and facilitate community development outreach and programs.

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to spend long hours working at a personal computer.

Applicants must be able to provide work authorization to prove their eligibility to work in the United States.
An applicant for employment also must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National or hold a permanent resident/green card.