Community Engagement Coordinator

  • Location

    Philadelphia, PA

  • Category

    Communications / Marketing

Witty Gritty is seeking an enthusiastic and connected Community Engagement Coordinator to join our team on a short-term basis with the possibility to continue or grow into a long-term position.

As the Community Engagement Coordinator, you will have an understanding and interest in Philadelphia’s civic community and will work on projects where you will often craft content and messaging to aid in the outreach efforts of Witty Gritty and our clients. We are looking for someone who is able to jump right in with a great deal of self-sufficiency and strategic thinking when accomplishing their duties. Our goal is to engage someone who is a proactive, solutions-oriented team player that will collaborate and work well under the supervision of our Operations Team.


-Foster relationships between Witty Gritty, our clients and partners, and relevant communities
-Attend community meetings and events (as needed)
-Provide strategic direction and insights for client projects related to community outreach – both digital and grassroots
-Develop materials and write copy related to project deliverables
-Create content promoting engagement on various platforms through story-telling, awareness, and “calls to action”
-Record, tag, revise CRM database and pull reports as needed


-Adept at thoughtful and empathetic relationship building with community leaders, advocates, and neighborhood contacts
-Excellent interpersonal skills, approachable and organized
-Active listener with a results-oriented approach
-Self starter with accountability and a ‘Can Do’ attitude
-Embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion
-Demonstrate sound judgement in a leadership capacity


-Minimum 3 years experience working in social media engagement, content creation, copywriting, and community outreach
-Familiar with online social media tools – ie. MailChimp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
-Experience with civic participation processes
-Understanding of Philadelphia’s neighborhood makeup and social impact communities
-Bilingual in English/Spanish is a plus but not required

This role is an 1099 independent contractor role with an expected 25-30 hours per week. We ask that you have flexibility to collaborate with our team at the Witty Gritty office and be available for client events. Witty Gritty has an open office floor plan and is located at MaKen Studios North, 2535 I Street, Suite 316, Philadelphia, PA 19134. Contract will run through August 2020. The pay range is $2,000.00 – $3,000.00/month.

About Us

Witty Gritty creates purpose-driven experiences. We showcase and connect our clients through engagement and experiences. Using creativity and connection to ignite change, Witty Gritty breaks down barriers to develop authentic and meaningful collaborations. We believe civic engagement is the key to equitable and stronger communities and neighborhoods. 


People first and neighborhood-focused. We take extra care in our outreach approach, using tools both online and offline to reach audiences and communities, meeting them where they are at. We create opportunities and experiences to bring communities together and strive to connect people with resources and each other. 


For more information about our company, clients and team, please visit: 


Our Values


Build a community you can fall back on.

We energize neighborhoods, organizations and brands where people can share their stories with pride, their dreams with dignity, and where people can thrive and stumble with equal support. 


Practice business for social progress.

We choose to work with organizations and brands that stand for socially progressive ideals. We support local, entrepreneurial and independent businesses that practice sustainability and prosperity in their product sourcing and creation, and in their employment and personnel policies. We create communities one neighbor, one partner at a time.


Lift people up.

With everything we do we reinforce the value of everyone we meet. We create environments and share experiences that inspire people to ascend with the passion of their purpose. 


Live artistically; work professionally.

We look for creativity in all things. We value the experience over the material, the communal over the solo. Yet we are determined to practice at the highest professional standards in our chosen field.


Connect the dots.

One star leads to another, and every star plays a crucial role in the constellation. In order to see the bigger picture we pay attention to the smallest details. We connect dots that too often go unnoticed. 


Think big; think long.

We punch above our weight. We are always ready. We go for it. And we intend to look back on a long list of mighty accomplishments, with a future full of more to come.


Gung ho!

We charge into every next experience with our hearts pounding, our blood rushing, and our souls alive with purpose. 


Apply for this job

If you have any questions or to apply, please email Brynlee Eckert, Interested applicants should send an email statement including their experience and interest in the position along with their resume and availability by Monday, March 2, 2020 at 5PM EST. We are looking to have this position hired by mid-March. 

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