Director of Opportunity Development

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An integral member of ECS’ Leadership team, the primary function of the Director of Opportunity Development is to execute implementation of the agency’s new Path to Prosperity Model.

This position will champion the new model, which uses coaching, incentives, goal setting, and a tool called the Bridge to Self-Sufficiency® to walk participants in shelter, housing, and workforce development programs through the achievement of their goals. The Director of Opportunity Development is responsible for providing oversight and support to Opportunity Development Coaching staff as they assist participants in making progress toward economic self-sufficiency. He/she will also be instrumental in the development of an agency culture of coaching.

This position will monitor operations, workflow, and service delivery of the Opportunity Development Department, and will partner with programs on cross-collaborative initiatives. The Director of Opportunity Development reports to the Chief of Programs, and together, they will ensure a culture of strong coaching values and practices is institutionalized throughout ECS.


  • Master’s degree in Organizational Development, Nonprofit Leadership, or other like Master’s level degree
  • Minimum of three (3) to five (5) years of program management experience
  • Minimum of two (2) years of supervisory experience
  • Experience with case management in a social service setting preferred, but not required.
  • Experience with coaching and capacity for effective coaching
  • Knowledge of the effects of intergenerational poverty on individuals and families in Philadelphia
  • Comprehensive understanding of performance outcome measurement and quality improvement
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Proven ability to lead a team
  • Strong organization skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to develop and facilitate workshops and trainings
  • Ability to function as a part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to manage budget
  • Ability to represent ECS effectively in a variety of settings, and with diverse communities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal/human relations skills

About Us

Episcopal Community Services empowers individuals and families to determine and follow their own paths. It’s the best way to transform communities.

Our mission is to challenge and reduce intergenerational poverty. We increase the ability of people to improve their lives and achieve economic independence. We call upon every person to participate in sustainable, positive change for our communities.

We envision a world where the path to prosperity is available to all.

Apply for this job

Please send your resume and cover letter, including salary requirements and the job code: HR-DOD to or by mailing Episcopal Community Services, Human Resources, 225 S. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106. EOE

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