SERVE Philly Community Organizer, City of Philadelphia

Posted by SERVE Philadelphia on January 7, 2020

The Managing Director manages and oversees the operations of the City. Working with five Cabinet-level Deputies, operational oversight is divided into specific departmental clusters: Health and Human Services, Community and Culture, Community Services, Public Safety and Criminal Justice, and Transportation and Infrastructure. The Community Services cluster oversees a number of outward-facing programs that provide services directly to the public. These offices and programs focus on enhancing quality of life and improving how citizens engage with their communities and their city government.

Job Description

The Community Organizer is a position intended to lead efforts, align programs and leverage partnerships within the Community Services Cluster SERVE Philly Community Services Program. This individual plays a critical role in engaging low-income community members in long term community improvement projects. Specifically, this individual will be responsible for providing community-based support for the SERVE Philly Program within the Community Service Cluster.

Reporting directly to the Community Organizer Coordinator, this individual works with community members to identify community needs, attends meetings, recruits local volunteers and is responsible for building trust in the community.

Essential Functions

  • Develop, contribute and assist the implementation of community outreach and engagement plans to reach vulnerable communities.
  • Attend community meetings and events to provide information about and promote Community Services Cluster
  • Implement and support SERVE Philly team organizing educational and outreach materials.
  • Build relationships through one on one meetings with residents and community stakeholders.
  • Develop, promote and maintain effective relations with key influencers and a variety of community organizations and partner agencies.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with community-based organizations, religious institutions, and key stakeholders to address communitys quality of life.
  • Manage and develop engagement and outreach metrics.
  • Recruit and manage volunteers for projects.
  • Perform general outreach to area such as canvassing, and promotion of marketing materials.
  • Perform general outreach to area such as canvassing, and promotion of marketing materials.
  • Gather service requests from community and report them to 311 as needed.
  • Follow up with community regarding service requests.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.


Qualifications (Education And Experience)

  • Associate Degree, plus two years of experience community organizing in diverse communities or extensive work experience.
  • Must be flexible and willing to travel (citywide)
  • Computer skills are essential

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