Community Networker, CityLights

Posted by CityLights on April 20, 2015

CityLights Community Networker
Position Description

Reports to: Rev. Aisha Brooks-Lytle, Associate Pastor for Mission
Wayne Presbyterian Church Staff Supervisor

Job Summary

CityLights is a diverse network that initiates and facilitates regional collaboration and resource sharing between faith based and community organizations, private and public institutions, and committed residents to foster positive and sustainable change in Southwest Philadelphia. The Network was initiated by the Wayne Presbyterian Church (WPC) in 1995. It currently functions as a 501c3 nonprofit organization.

The CityLights Community Networker is responsible for the oversight and execution of programs relating to the CityLights Network, including network partner recruitment and maintenance, collaborative project development and implementation, and volunteer involvement, and works in close collaboration with the Boards of Directors and Advisors to carry out the CityLights mission. The position is a part-time role, 28 hours per week.
Summary of essential job functions

Manage relationships with leaders of over 40 organizations who are part of the CityLights Network in Southwest Philadelphia. Tasks including but not limited to:
• Partner recruitment (community and regional partners )
• Monthly network meeting facilitation (2nd Saturdays)
• Network database maintenance
• Email information system
• Collaborative projects
• In-kind donation distribution
• Volunteer placement and service days
• Program grant implementation

Interface with WPC staff, Steering Committee, & volunteers re: involvement w/SW Partners
• Staff meeting once monthly (Tuesday mornings)
• CityLights Steering Committee meeting monthly (first Wed evening)
• Worship attendance monthly (Sunday morning)

Report on the work of CityLights to the Southwest community, to WPC, to the general public
• Written report monthly
• Website and social media maintenance
• Submissions to Southwest Globe Times, local media
• Presentations before funders, partners, volunteers

Manage administrative functions
• Office space/procedures – interface with TCP
• Program interns/office volunteers supervision
• Donor thank you’s

Minimum requirements and abilities
• Educational background and/or experience in community networking/organizing (3 years min).
• Demonstrated leadership ability,
• networking, team building, and collaborative skills.
• Comfort and ability working within a faith-based community initiative with a diverse clientele
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Knowledge of Southwest Philadelphia community needs and assets and of Philadelphia metropolitan area resources – preferred
• Ability to provide spiritual leadership to the organization – preferred.
• Flexible schedule, including monthly Saturday meeting, periodic weekend service days, monthly weeknight meetings, and monthly worship services
• Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision
• Experience in Microsoft Office Suite, email systems (gmail, MailChimp). Use of (or willing to learn) website upkeep (WordPress), database management (GiftWorks)

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Mary Lou Kendras, Administrative Assistant for Mission at:
or mail to:
Mary Lou Kendras
Wayne Presbyterian Church
125 E. Lancaster Avenue
Wayne PA 19087
Questions: 610-688-8700

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