Job Opportunity: Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition Director

Posted by on July 12, 2002

Job Opening:
Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition
Director, Community and Economic Development
June 27, 2001

GPUAC is a non-profit organization that brings together business and community leaders to solve urban problems, operates programs, and supports an array of government and private sector-sponsored initiatives to help the disadvantaged and working poor of the Philadelphia region.

GPUAC’s Committee for Community and Economic Development (CED) is a public policy committee whose current initiatives include combating predatory lending, developing new home improvement loan programs and increasing financial literacy in the Greater Philadelphia region. Emerging initiatives include leadership in several asset-building campaigns. Future initiatives may include developing new resources for small businesses. In addition to active project committees, CED has a standing sub-committee, the Delaware Valley Housing Partnership (DVHP), which promotes collaborative lending programs between communities and local banks.

Primary Responsibilities
* Direct Community and Economic Development Division, reporting directly to and advising GPUAC’s President
* Staff CED committee and sub-committees, reporting to committee co-chairs and maintaining ongoing and timely communications with sub-committee chairs and other committee members
* Manage and expand current financial education and home improvement loan projects
* Play leadership role in GPUAC’s new asset building campaigns
* Hire and supervise Division staff
* Prepare and assume responsibility for annual Division budget
* Raise funds to maintain and expand Division, including developing relationships with funders, writing proposals
* Serve as GPUAC’s primary liaison with regional community development and community reinvestment leaders

Principal Competencies
* Leadership and team building ability and experience.
* Strong interpersonal skills, especially with diverse populations.
* Demonstrated excellence in written and verbal communications.
* Strategic thinking.
* Superior organizational skills and experience in managing multiple projects.

Additional Qualifications
* Strong experience with for-profit, non-profit and public sectors.
* Experience in community reinvestment and community development.
* Familiarity with Philadelphia-area community development issues.
* Graduate degree and ten years leadership experience in relevant field.
* Enthusiasm for developing solutions for problems confronting lower income households and communities.

All inquiries and applications will be kept strictly confidential.

Start Date: August 12th

Application Process
Send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to:
Executive Director, GPUAC, 1207 Chestnut Street, 7th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Address inquiries to:
Andy Frishkoff, 215-851-1738 ? phone; – email


Closing Date: When position is filled

GPUAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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