Director, Development, Philadelphia Youth Network

Posted by on February 17, 2014

Director, Development, Philadelphia Youth Network

About PYN:
The Philadelphia Youth Network (PYN) is a nationally-recognized intermediary organization dedicated to improving the economic and education outcomes of Philadelphia’s youth. PYN organizes its work around five core functions: leveraging, coordinating and managing public and private investment directed at youth education and workforce development in the Philadelphia region; convening and leading cross-sector partnerships and initiatives that enhance opportunities available to Philadelphia youth; designing, overseeing and replicating program models that prepare Philadelphia youth for education and the workforce; managing a service-delivery system created to ensure citywide coordination of youth career-connected educational services; building the capacity of youth-serving providers. The services that fall within the initiatives managed by PYN focus particularly on youth that live in poverty, have dropped out, or are at risk of dropping out of school and/or are involved with public care systems.

About the Development Department:
The Development Department is functionally responsible for maintenance of PYN’s fund-development efforts, including tracking of existing revenue streams and deliverables, supporting management of relationships with PYN’s investors, identifying potential sources of new funding and executing high-quality proposals and reports. Currently, the primary focus of fund-development efforts at PYN are via grants and contracts secured from a network of public and private investors.

Position Description:
The Director, Development is responsible for oversight and day-to-day management of the Development
Department, including supervision of the Development Associate, and assuring that all stages of fund development processes are executed efficiently and effectively. The Development Director also supports efforts on behalf of PYN’s senior leadership to develop and execute a long-term development plan, assuring sustainability of PYN initiatives. The Director works closely with the Directors of other functional units crafting messages that articulate PYN’s mission and vision in engaging stakeholders and in developing programmatic interventions. Additionally, the Director, Development works closely with the Finance Department to assure that expenditures align with funding parameters and priorities.

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