Director of Community Services Division, ACHIEVEability

Posted by ACHIEVEability on March 27, 2017

The Director of Community Services Division is responsible for the overall operation of the community office and sustaining partnerships within the Haddington/Cobbs Creek community. The Director is also responsible for managing the NAS (funded by OHCD) which is comprised of resident leaders from the Haddington/Cobbs Creek communities. The Director coordinates and directs activities and manages all of the programs of ACHIEVEability’s Community Services Division.

The Director of Community Services ensures that services provided to agency clients are consistent with the organization’s vision and in compliance with regulatory and funding requirements of all contracts. The Director is responsible for ensuring basic needs and support services reflect quality and adhere to agency policies and organizational procedures. Additionally the Director is responsible for managing the 60th Street corridor to help it become a destination to work, shop and play. Finally, the Director must manage data collection and reporting, as well as facilitate continuous quality improvement within the division.

Duties and Responsibilities:
 Supervises Community Services Division staff, interns, partners and volunteers.
 Active engagement and partnership with the NAS and its subcommittees.
 Oversight of the Community Services Division programs including: program design, development and implementation, funding and contract management, database maintenance and updates, evaluation and internal/external reporting, financial and personnel management.
 Participates in meetings, presentations, workshops and other forums to promote Community Services Division programs to residents, partners and funding agencies.
 Promotes and reports on Community Services Division strategic efforts and programs to the community, NAS, funders, staff and board and other stakeholders and forums.
 Prepares timely written and data‐driven reports for the community, the NAS, ACHa’s ED and leadership team, funders, and other audiences.
 Recommends and implements program enhancements and integration with overall ACHIEVEability programs.
 Responds (in partnership with ACHA’s development staff) to RFP’s and assists with developing proposals for funding to enhance or introduce new programming.
 Identifies and secures new revenue, while also raising funds in collaboration with other internal and external entities as appropriate.
 Heads neighborhood commercial revitalization and blight elimination efforts through supporting neighborhood businesses and managing the upkeep of the 60th Street Corridor.
 Cultivates and maintains partnerships with residents, schools, businesses, community organizations and institutions, as well as leaders within the City of Philadelphia, funders and other stakeholders to broaden and deepen ACHIEVEability’s impact in the community.
 Oversees of all aspects of community and youth engagement: leadership, input and participation by neighborhood youth and residents, businesses and organizations in ACHIEVEability’s programs, activities, and events.
 Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
 Strong background in community organizing in low income neighborhoods
 Capacity to work with diverse audiences — community residents & leaders, youth, staff, funders, policy makers and ACHa board members
 3 to 5 years of supervisory experience
 Experience with Philadelphia city systems — School District, DHS, Managing Directors Office, etc
 Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred.

Interested applicants should forward cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:

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