Assistant Executive Director, Greater Brewerytown Community Development Corporation

Posted by on July 25, 2011

Assistant Executive Director, Greater Brewerytown Community Development Corporation

Posted on: July 7, 2011

The mission of the Greater Brewerytown Community Development Corporation (GBCDC), a 501(c)3 organization is to combat deterioration of the Brewerytown community and to lessen the burdens of government by advocating for and facilitating public and private sponsored housing and commercial development that is compatible with the interests of Brewerytown residents. The Corporation will also facilitate access to such community services as housing and financial counseling, loans, grants, home repair, and other educational and neighborhood improvement programs.

Position Title: Assistant Executive Director

Reports to: Board of Directors

Description: The Assistant Executive Director works with the Board of GBCDC to build awareness of the GBCDC and its programming and increase volunteerism in the Brewerytown area. The Assistant Executive Director is responsible for managing all communications and outreach efforts to the residents of the Brewerytown Neighborhood. This position is key to engaging residents in the work of the GBCDC and helping to improve the quality of life for all of the residents in Brewerytown. In addition, this position will involve supervising staff, volunteers and interns, grant writing, and reporting to funders.

Responsibilities: The primary objective of the Assistant Executive Director is to implement the mission of the GBCDC and to implement the recommendations in the Brewerytown Neighborhood Plan, including, but not limited to:

1. Manage all communications and outreach efforts to the residents of the Brewerytown.
a. Update the community website and social networking pages/accounts.
b. Develop Brewerytown Facebook page and attract 300 fans.
c. Implement a telephone tree to communicate community information to residents without access to email and/or the internet.
d. Develop a “Welcome to Your Community” Brochure for Newcomers and Long-Term Residents.
e. Host two (2) community events with approximately 150 attendees at each event.
2. Supervise and develop programs for the GBCDC’s Technology Center.
a. Supervise the Technology Center during open hours.
b. Organize a Technology Council that meets monthly to coordinate development of programs and curriculum. Work with local partners and the School District of Philadelphia to develop curriculum.
c. Enlist volunteers to teach classes in the GBCDC’s Technology Center.
d. Develop benchmark criteria and standards for all courses.
e. Meet with the Computer Reuse Collaborative to discuss a plan for extending the program into Brewerytown.
f. Report all problems with machines or network/internet service and software needs to the Board.
g. Produce and disseminate 1,000 newsletters about the technology center’s activities, with schedule for upcoming activities and classes.
3. Expand Local Block Watch Efforts.
a. Recruit block captains and residents to create a Greater Brewerytown Townwatch with at least five (5) Block Watches.
b. Conduct quarterly meetings with Community Relations Officer at local Police District and local block leaders.
4. Promote the “Greening” of Brewerytown.
a. Disseminate information on how to become a tree tender and hold Brewerytown Tree Tender meetings.
b. Investigate community gardening opportunities and/or partner with existing community gardens.
c. Develop database of 25 residents interested in greening and tree planting for volunteer opportunities.
5. Organize a Community Events Committee.
6. Conceptualize, plan, organize, and implement community events and/or fundraisers to bring people out, build community, and raise some funds for GBCDC.
7. Grant writing to support the program initiatives of the GBCDC.
8. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: It is required that the Assistant Executive:
• Possess at least a bachelor’s degree.
• Possess at least three years experience in community development.
• Work well independently and as part of a team
• Have excellent writing and oral presentation skills
• Be able to work with a diverse population of stakeholders.

Greater Brewerytown CDC encourages applications from minority and female applicants and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please send cover letter, resume, and writing sample to

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