Program Coordinator, South Kensington Community Partners

Posted by South Kensington Community Partners on June 2, 2014

Below is a breakdown of the Program Coordinators responsibilities; as this position encompasses a broad field, this list is not all-inclusive and is subject to amendments.

  • Organize, promote and conduct community meetings, briefings, special events and projects. Ensure meetings and events are well-organized, with proper representation for staff, board, or committee members, set-up and breakdown of meeting/events locations.
  • Refer residents to sources of assistance in city government and other organizations.
  • Assist with election of Neighborhood Advisory Committee
  • Disseminate information about neighborhood activities and events including coordination the publication of weekly news article and quarterly newsletter
  • Follow and improve office procedures. Maintain appropriate records and reporting files for NAC services to include database of neighborhood issues
  • Represent SKCP and the NAC with partner organizations, city agencies, neighborhood groups and meetings/events pertinent to mission of the organization.
  • Provide capacity-building assistance to a network of community gardens and urban farms located in South Kensington and facilitate the creation of a local open space land trust.
  • Foster and assist volunteer stewardship efforts of Parks Friends groups and other open space efforts
  • Support and assist volunteer stewardship of street tree planting, care and planning
  • Provide information to residents and committees on city planning and zoning matters
  • Assist with researching grant opportunities and application preparation
  • Provide documentation of services for grant funded project reports
  • Record, file, and maintain documents of day-to-day activities
  • Answer phones and manage inquiries
  • All other duties as assigned

Qualifications and requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or two (2) years post-secondary education with related experience
  • Ability to organize and empower residents and build organizational coalitions
  • Ability to prioritize, multi task and meet deadlines
  • Strong writing skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as a part of a team Familiarity HTML, AdobePhotoshop, Adobe InDesign
  • Knowledge of ArcGIS and other mapping tools a plus
  • Experience managing websites, WordPress preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, leadership ability, and self-motivation
  • Knowledge of city-wide agencies and policies (as applicable to community development); knowledge of North Philadelphia organizations and issues preferred
  • Spanish language skills a plus

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