Programs Assistant (Part-Time), PACDC

Posted by Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations on October 26, 2021

Description of Employer

The Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations (PACDC) is the leading voice of equitable neighborhood revitalization in Philadelphia. As a membership association, PACDC fosters strong community development corporations and nonprofit community organizations by enhancing their skills and advocating for resources and policies to create a just and inclusive Philadelphia. We have either led, or been directly involved in, advocacy that won more than $640 million in new local dollars for affordable housing and community economic development over the last six years, and our Community Development Leadership Institute has trained over 3,000 people since it’s founding in 2013. Together, PACDC and our members help create an equitable city where every Philadelphian lives, works, and thrives in a neighborhood that offers an excellent quality of life.

Job Summary

The Programs Assistant will advance strategies to support the growth and engagement of PACDC’s membership and provide support to the Philadelphia Community Development Leadership Institute, PACDC’s training and technical assistance arm. The Programs Assistant will work closely with the Membership and Communications Manager, Director of Programs, and other staff to provide program and database assistance. This position reports to the Membership and Communications Manager.


  • Provide support for PACDC’s Community Development Leadership Institute (CDLI) trainings, Equitable Development Conference, CDLI Advisory Board, and other work—including logistics, registration, and evaluation
  • Maintain organization’s integrated database system (NationBuilder), including updating contact information, generating reports, and analyzing data
  • Create semi-monthly funding opportunities newsletter
  • Regularly update with job postings, trainings, publications, and organizational updates
  • Assist with registration and logistics for annual fundraiser
  • Support the publication of PACDC’s annual magazine by interviewing award winners, writing articles, and tracking outstanding content
  • Work with Membership and Communications Manager to develop and implement a plan to grow PACDC’s membership and engagement of its members
  • Work with Signature Events Series Development Committee to manage supporter spreadsheet and outreach


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and pay close attention to detail
  • Adept at Microsoft Office programs, especially Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Ability to self-start and prioritize work
  • Familiarity with databases, web posting and Survey Monkey helpful, but not required
  • Familiarity with Philadelphia’s neighborhoods and non-profit organizations a plus
  • Enthusiasm for working collaboratively to create an equitable Philadelphia

COVID-19 Protocol

PACDC currently has a hybrid work schedule, with staff in the office two days per week.  Given our requirement for all staff to be fully vaccinated, the successful candidate would need to be fully vaccinated as of their start date.

 Compensation & How to Apply

This is a non-exempt 25 hour a week position that pays up to $18 per hour. Benefits include pro-rated Paid Time Off, Employer 401k contribution after one year of employment, professional development, commuter benefits, schedule flexibility, access to a pilot Wellness Fund, and a supportive working environment.

Please EMAIL resume and cover letter with the subject heading “Programs Assistant” to:

We are only accepting resumes via email (no calls please).  We will notify candidates that proceed to the interview stage, which will take place over Zoom.

PACDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  People of Color and Women are encouraged to apply.

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