Citizens Planning Institute Program Manager, City of Philadelphia

Posted by City of Philadelphia on April 28, 2020

The Department of Planning and Development (DPD) includes the city’s housing agencies, planning commission, art commission, historical commission, zoning board of adjustment, developer services, and more. These divisions work hand in hand to promote the economic health of all neighborhoods and the City. The Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC) is one agency within the department, and includes the Citizens Planning Institute (CPI) as a means of educating and empowering the public. PCPC staff updates the city’s comprehensive plan and weighs in on decisions related to the built environment of the city, all with continued engagement with the public. CPI staff coordinates with PCPC, and runs programs that educate community members to engage with city, to have a voice in decisions that affect their neighborhoods, and to collaborate with their neighbors to lead their own successful projects.

Job Description
The Program Manager position is responsible for managing the day to day operations of the Citizens Planning Institute. The position will assist the Director of CPI in developing policies to enhance the CPI program and to advance initiatives identified in its five-year program. The position reports to the Director of the Citizens Planning Institute.

Essential Functions

Managing the delivery of the semi-annual course series, including, but not limited to:

  • Leading engagement and recruitment efforts;
  • Administering the program application process;
  • Ensuring course materials meet CPI standards;
  • Production and assembly of program materials; and
    Coordinating logistics for weekly classes (speaker correspondence, materials, meals, and room set-up).

Managing the communications and promotion of CPI, including activities such as:

  • Developing and managing website content, social media, and a quarterly newsletter;
  • Developing content for “Citizen Planners in Action” stories, a key feature of the CPI website, in collaboration with past participants; and
  • Maintaining and updating content of the Citizens Toolkit and strengthening distribution of printed copies.
  • Managing Advisory Board meeting logistics and preparation

Managing the Alumni Committee and related activities with the goals of:

  • Building stronger networks between graduates with similar interests and within the same planning districts; and
  • Strengthening continued engagement by graduates in order to contribute to the long-term success of the program. Examples include invitations to present at CPI classes, publicizing events organized by graduates and assisting with neighborhood tours.
  • Assisting with development of new CPI programs and metrics

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