Director, Kensington South Neighborhood Advisory Committee

Posted by on December 15, 2008

[emailed 12/10/2008]

Job Description
KSNAC Director

Function: Provide advocacy and community organizing functions in the greater South Kensington area. Perform duties required of Neighborhood Advisory Committees (NAC) under the standard contract with the City of Philadelphia; organize various activities, events, and groups to pursue neighborhood and community improvement.

Reports to: Board of Directors

•    Refer residents to sources of assistance in city government and other organizations.
•    Help residents create community organizations to pursue community improvement; provide capacity-building assistance to these and existing organizations.
•    Organize, promote, and conduct community meetings, including “community briefings” required by OHCD contract.
•    Help residents apply for Pennsylvania rent and property-tax rebates.
•    Be knowledgeable about OHCD and other programs, services, and opportunities that provide assistance to residents and capacity building to the organization.
•    Coordinate publication of quarterly newsletter.
•    Write/assign weekly column published in community newspaper promoting NAC activities as well as other resources and events related to quality of life.
•    Network with and represent NAC at meetings and events with other NAC agencies, community organizations, and institutions.
•    Work with committees to organize and conduct special events and projects, such as street cleanups and improvement projects.
•    Prepare all monthly, quarterly and annual reports including financial and OHCD reports as required.
•    Ensure maintenance of databases pertaining to all NAC meetings, activities and participants.
•    Improve and ensure procedures and database of information regarding resident’s complaints and follow up steps taken.
•    Create and periodically update directory of community resources.

•    Provide assistance to residents and civic groups on city planning and zoning matters.
•    Research grant opportunities and help prepare applications, fundraise; manage grant-funded projects and provide reports and documentation of services.
•    May be responsible for providing oversight and supervision of other staff or programs.

Qualifications and requirements:
•    Bachelor’s degree.
•    Demonstrated ability to develop and strengthen relationships, organize and empower residents, and build organizational coalitions.
•    Ability to understand, explain and work within city, regional and state policies.
•    Ability to work independently and collaboratively, prioritize work, take initiative, manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
•    Excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility and ability to handle situations with discretion and patience.
•    Excellent writing skills.
•    Excellent technical/computer skills. Basic web, database, and Microsoft Office knowledge needed.
•    Bilingual (English-Spanish) a plus.
•    Outgoing, energetic, highly motivated individual needed.

Selected candidate shall receive $25,700.

Application process:
Send cover letter, resume, and writing sample to KSNAC Board of Directors, Kensington South NAC, 1627 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122, 215-427-0249 (fax), [email protected] (e-mail).

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