Posted by on October 28, 2005

Title: Special Projects Assistant
Status: Part-time, 10 hours per week
Rate: to $20 per hour
Reports to: Director, Community Support

Position Overview
The Special Projects Assistant researches, plans, implements, and analyzes a variety of projects critical to the success of the fast-paced Development Office. This position works with fundraising professionals, the Executive Director, other staff, and volunteers in a coordinated effort to produce reliable information, successful events, and effective communications that attract funds necessary to serve MCC?s low-income adult student population.

Organization Overview
Founded in 1974, Metropolitan Career Center has helped more than 11,000 unemployed and underemployed Philadelphians start on the path to self-sufficiency. MCC provides programs in Germantown and Center City, ranging from a four-week job readiness workshop to a 15-month Associate in Specialized Technology degree.

Specific Duties
1. Internal data: organizes and interprets MCC data on program results, student demographics, donors, etc.
2. Events: assists in planning, implementing, and analyzing MCC events.
3. Program: researches background, best practices, outcomes, etc., to inform new program development at MCC.
4. Donors: using internet and printed sources, researches foundation, corporate, and individual donors.
5. Writing: drafts reports, briefings, press releases, etc.
6. Special Projects: plans and implements special projects that arise from time to time.

1. Proven high degree of organization and attention to detail.
2. Strong computer skills, especially with Excel, Word, internet, email, and databases.
3. Excellent writing skills.
4. Ability to work comfortably in a diverse environment.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to:

Kevin A. Peter, CFRE, CAP
Director, Community Support
Metropolitan Career Center
162 West Chelten Avenue, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19144-3359

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