Managing Director, Broad Street Ministry

Posted by on December 19, 2011

Managing Director, Broad Street Ministry

Posted on: December 5, 2011

Broad Street Ministry (BSM) was established in 2005 on the Avenue of the Arts, at the nexus of Philadelphia’s most divergent populations. BSM strives to be a catalyst for social change by investing in the lives and welfare of the community. BSM was founded to build greater relevance into urban ministry and create a model for how churches become the strongest possible asset to their city and their neighbors. With this goal in mind, BSM manages a vast array of programs that orbit around compassion, education and advocacy including:

315 South Overnight Café – service for up to 75 homeless men and women
Breaking Bread – nutritious meal provision with coordinated social services for up to 600 people per meal
Pastoral immersion program – helping develop the next generation of entrepreneurial faith-based leaders
BSM Market – grocery provision for working families in partnership with Philabundance
Service learning with area high schools and youth ministry with groups nation-wide
A growing network of co-located health, housing, and other basic services in partnership with “best-in-class” providers throughout Philadelphia

At this point in the evolution of the Broad Street Ministry, a new entity is being created to assess and solidify its social service programming for those in economic and social crisis as well as those who are struggling to keep their heads above water. These services will continue to be delivered in Broad Street Ministry’s Center City space and augmented by partnering organizations in a coordinated and sustainable manner under the umbrella of the Broad Street Collaborative. BSM expects that over the next year it will develop the organizational infrastructure, strategic plan and negotiated partnerships to officially launch the Broad Street Collaborative. The Managing Director position will lead the effort to align staff, partners, and supporters in the creation of the collaborative, and ultimately manage its implementation and growth.


In this newly created role, the Managing Director of the Broad Street Ministry/Broad Street Collaborative will bring a strong capacity for program development, personnel and program management, and strategic thinking as BSM implements the Broad Street Collaborative. The Collaborative will be an innovative and unique model of service delivery, co-locating critical human services in a location that is trusted by vulnerable populations. The Managing Director will help create the internal infrastructure to support the Collaborative, including personnel management, strategic planning, financial modeling, and development, and lead the establishment of the Collaborative as an independent entity. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with the Convening Minister of BSM, a broad range of service organizations, and a volunteer board, in developing further the vision and direction of the organization.

This is a great opportunity for a passionate and skilled manager to assume a leadership role in the community. She/he will provide leadership and direction for the organization’s many collaborative programs, for the organization’s role in the ecosystem of Center City service organizations and the Avenue of the Arts, for the deployment and functioning of the staff and for the financial viability of the organization. She/he must be prepared to meet and address these challenges by playing a key part in identifying emerging needs and designing partnerships with a keen understanding of how these collaborative services can enhance the mission of the organization.


Reports to: Convening Minister, BSM; working closely with the Board President and Executive Committee. Manages and Supports: Executive Assistant (to be hired), Program and Financial Management Staff, Interns. Key Relationships: Funding sources (including partnering congregations), partnering nonprofit executives, corporate volunteers and supporters, and local political leaders.


Project Management:

Evaluates, Hires and supervises team; establishes project and performance goals.
Provides strategic leadership for operations, personnel, and supervision of staff;
Executes project goals and timelines:

Fiscal Management:

Develops the organization’s annual budget through sound fiscal management and anticipated revenue sources with Director of Finance;
Develops a longer term model for financial sustainability;
Keeps board informed on the Ministry and Collaborative’s financial status.


Initiates and implements a strategic funding plan for increasing contributions to the organization; works with private/public funding sources in developing proposals and contracts for new and existing programs;
Makes personal calls to individuals, foundations and corporations as appropriate to solicit program and operating support.
Provides ongoing follow-up, as needed, with funders and prospective funders.

Strategy and Relationship Building

Builds, refines, and executes strategic plan for the Collaborative in partnership with board of directors and convening minister
Nurtures and negotiates relationships with nonprofit, government, faith-based, and corporate partners, as well as service groups in the community;
Serves as key spokesperson for the organization; fosters media relations and represents the organization and community and regional meetings and events.

Board Relations:

Develops a working board to oversee governance and strategic direction of the Collaborative
Nurtures a collaborative relationship with the board and its various committees; initiates and supports a shared vision for the organization.
Works in conjunction and collaboration with the board of directors to effectively promote the mission of the organization; participates in soliciting and recruiting community leaders to the board; arranges opportunities for board development and education for its members.

CANDIDATE PROFILE: Preferred and Required Qualifications:

Strong management skills and the ability to supervise and inspire a diverse team.

Demonstrated experience in business planning, start-up and business modeling; experience successfully growing a program or organization.

Strong collaborative skills and demonstrated experience partnering with relevant leaders; comfort and ability to relate, communicate and appeal to diverse individuals and groups in a range of forums.

Demonstrated proficiency in the creation of a comprehensive budget.

Strategic thinker with vision to accomplish long-term goals while supervising day-to-day operations; balance of social welfare and entrepreneurial orientation.

Demonstrated experience recruiting board members and reporting to a volunteer board of directors.

Consensus-oriented and seasoned leader who balances self-initiative with a commitment to team work among colleagues, board and community.

Appreciation for faith-based advocacy and social justice.

A “big picture” person with vision and integrity; flexibility and adaptability; leads by example.

Minimum of seven (7) years of progressive management roles; graduate degree or comparable experience are strong assets.

Please send resume and cover letter to outlining your interest in this work and why it is a strong match with your experience and goals.

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