Policy Coordinator, Phila Assoc of CDCs

Posted by on June 17, 2005

Job Announcement

Policy Coordinator
Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations

The Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations (PACDC) is a citywide association of 75 members, including 45 community development corporations (CDCs)?dedicated to advocacy, policy development and technical assistance for CDCs and other organizations in their efforts to rebuild communities and revitalize neighborhoods. We aim to improve the quality of life in neighborhoods and help lower-income families become more self-sufficient through the creation of affordable housing, economic development, and other community development activities. PACDC is seeking an experienced candidate to coordinate our policy, advocacy and public education activities. The Policy Coordinator will manage PACDC?s efforts to improve the environment in which CDCs work to enable them to more effectively meet the needs of lower income residents and advance neighborhood revitalization.

? Develop and implement policy and strategies to support CDCs and promote equitable neighborhood revitalization in concert with the Executive Director and membership.
? Expand and coordinate the involvement of PACDC?s members and allies in our advocacy and public education efforts (including staffing Policy Committee).
? Develop effective relationships with public officials, the media and other advocacy organizations to support PACDC?s policy and advocacy activities.
? Monitor, analyze and report on policies, programs and legislation that impact CDCs and the environment they work within.
? Conduct research, write reports, and develop public education materials that support PACDC?s advocacy efforts.
? Develop and implement targeted public relations strategies around specific public policy issues, and create opportunities for media coverage to better educate the public about the work of CDCs, in conjunction with the Executive Director.
? Represent PACDC at events and to other organizations.
? Supervise policy intern.

The ideal candidate will have:
? At least five years experience in community development, community organizing or related work.
? Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to inspire, motivate and persuade others.
? Demonstrated experience in policy analysis, developing successful advocacy campaigns and knowledge of grassroots organizing.
? Familiarity with Philadelphia housing and neighborhood economic development programs, policy issues and politics.
? Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with diverse organizations and individuals.
? Experience in media relations.
? Self-starter/ability to work independently and as part of a team.
? Good computer skills.

Salary in the low to mid 40?s, with excellent benefits. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

To apply, submit cover letter and resume to: Rick Sauer, Executive Director, PACDC, 1315 Walnut Street, Suite 1600, Philadelphia, PA 19107 or rsauer@pacdc.org.

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