Chief Program Officer and Center Director, 3890 N 10th St Inc

Posted by Lenfest Center on June 5, 2017

3890 N. 10TH STREET, INC.

3890 N. 10th Street, Inc., a nonprofit organization, is committed to improving the overall quality of life in the Hunting Park and East Tioga communities of North Philadelphia. This mission has grown out of a decade of work and commitment from the H. Chase Lenfest Foundation to provide structured and innovated enrichment and athletic programming for youth at the Lenfest Center. Built in 2007, the Lenfest Center has housed varying programs from the Police Athletic League to SquashSmarts to Lenfest’s own enrichment programming. Under the umbrella of 3890 N. 10th Street, Inc., leadership now aims to expand our impact to develop and implement a “place-based” community change strategy. Our mission is to collaborate with the local community to improve life outcomes for residents of Hunting Park and East Tioga. We use a holistic, integrated, sustainable approach to support a vibrant neighborhood where current and future generations can live happy, healthy, and civically engaged lives.

Our vision is that by 2026, Hunting Park and East Tioga will be home to:
• Safe, clean streets; well-maintained green spaces; accessible public transportation; and commercial options that reflect the needs and desires of the community;
• Stable, high-quality housing; readily available resources for home owners and home buyers; and both rental and ownership opportunities at a range of prices;
• A high-quality cradle-to-career educational pipeline so that every neighborhood child has access to educational opportunities worthy of their promise;
• Accessible and affordable healthy food; safe, diverse, and well-structured recreation options; physical, mental, and behavioral health services for adults and children; and continuing education opportunities for adults.

The Chief Program Officer (CPO)/ Center Director will be the primary leader of the Lenfest Center and lead 3890 N. 10th Street, Inc.’s strategic implementation of youth learning and development programs, with an eye toward developing programming for residents of all ages. The CPO/ Center Director is tasked with building and supporting responsive and innovative educational programs necessary to support the full scope of work in fulfilling the organization’s commitment to Hunting Park and East Tioga.

The CPO/ Center Director will serve as the primary learning leader of the Lenfest Center as well as a founding member of 3890 N. 10th Street, Inc.’s executive leadership team. In collaboration with the CEO, the CPO will: vision, articulate, and oversee a diverse portfolio of programs; evaluate the effectiveness of programs to provide ongoing feedback and reporting to the Board of Directors; provide  mentoring, supervision, and professional development to program staff; and enhance the organization by staying abreast of developments in the youth development and formal and informal education sector. The Chief Program Officer/ Center Director will report to the Chief Executive Officer.

Major Responsibilities
The key elements and primary responsibilities of this role follow, though are by no means exhaustive, given the entrepreneurial nature of this position:

• Directly supervise program managers and coordinators of the Lenfest Community Center; working closely with senior program staff to build their skills and confidence so that they can mentor, encourage, and motivate other staff
• Create and support a high performing culture in the Lenfest Community Center. Develop a team-based environment to motivate and inspire staff to work collaboratively toward vision and goals. Coordinate with the CEO to identify and create leadership and professional development opportunities
• Determine staffing plans to achieve program goals and objectives and hire new program staff
• Initially assume responsibility for facility management and, in collaboration with CEO, develop long-term facilities management staffing plan
• Participate in the budget development process, contribute to fundraising efforts, and maintain a high level of fiscal responsibility
• In collaboration with the CEO and executive team, play a key role in the overall development, strategic planning, service delivery, and management of the organization’s programs at the Lenfest Center and across multiple sites, in support of 3890’s commitment to forming a high-quality cradle-to-career educational pipeline
• Represent 3890 N. 10th Street, Inc. and CEO, on relevant neighborhood, city, and state committees and task forces, as well as at speaking engagements, conference panels, and trainings

• Oversee the coordination, integration, and delivery of all programs within the Lenfest Community Center, including contracts and related services, promoting collaborative relationships between program areas and ensuring that the expectations of partners, constituents, clients, and other stakeholders are consistently met
• Work closely with the CEO to budget and monitor programmatic operations to ensure sound fiscal and system management
• Ensure the delivery of qualitative and quantitative goals and outcomes of programs and services. Collect, coordinate, and analyze the appropriate data to inform the programmatic and operational decision-making process
• Deepen existing and create new performance and outcome measures for outreach and recruitment, completion rates, employment, retention, college, training, enrollment, completion, and other measures that are core to 3890 N. 10th Street, Inc.’s mission


• A minimum of five years’ leadership experience in an education and/ or youth development organization, overseeing multiple programs or contracts, ideally at an organization serving low-income youth and communities
• Demonstrated ability to grow and effectively manage a team to sustained high performance
• Envisioned, articulated, and brought to life an innovative, personalized learning experience for groups of children or youth
• Experience with competency-based and / or project-based learning environments
• Lived and/or professional experience in North Philadelphia is highly desirable
• Ability to speak Spanish preferred
• Comprehensive working knowledge of program planning, organizational structure, budgeting, and administrative operations
• A Bachelor’s degree and a graduate degree in a relevant field and/or 10 to 15 years’ experience in the field

• Passion for 3890 N. 10th Street, Inc.’s mission and purpose and an ability to communicate this passion to others
• Educator’s mindset that all will achieve, social-justice leader’s sense of urgency that inspires, and a set of artisan’s tools that creates opportunity
• Determination to accomplish what others may think impossible with the ability to find constant joy in the work
• Strong relationship builder with the ability to find common ground, build consensus, and strengthen collaboration among diverse stakeholders
• Deep and abiding interest and curiosity in Philadelphia education and local politics
• Demonstrated commitment to the values of diversity, inclusiveness, and empowerment

Compensation & Benefits
• Competitive compensation commensurate with education and experience
• Generous benefits package including health and dental coverage, participation in a 401K with employer match, paid time off, life insurance, and a company phone and computer
• 3890 N. 10th Street, Inc. is highly committed to diversity and a workplace environment that respects, appreciates and values employees from all backgrounds; candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply

3890 N. 10th Street, Inc. is an “equal opportunity employer.” It does not discriminate in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, promotions and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion or religious creed, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, age, disability or handicap, sex or gender or condition, gender identity and/or expression (including a transgender identity), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

To Apply:
Inquiries and applications will be considered on a rolling basis and will be accepted no later than June 15th, 2017. Applications should include a résumé and cover letter addressed to Mr. Joshua Klaris and emailed to: with “Chief Program Officer and Center Director” as the subject.

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