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THE ORG: TREE HOUSE BOOKS
THE MISSION: “TO NURTURE HEALTHY READING IDENTITIES” IN NORTH PHILADELPHIAN YOUTH
THE JOB: DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR (PART-TIME)
Tree House is an oasis of reading in a neighborhood that sorely needs more educational opportunities. The nonprofit is looking for someone to write grants and help diversify its funding. What sticks out most about this job posting is that applicants must submit, along with their resumes, “a one page essay on an African-American from North Philadelphia that they admire” — truly speaking to Tree House’s commitment to fostering community ties alongside literacy.
THE ORG: Museum of the American Revolution
THE MISSION: to “tell the complete story of the American Revolution using its distinguished collection of objects, artifacts, artwork, and manuscripts”
This is an exciting one. Did you know Philly was getting a brand-new museum dedicated to our country’s defining war? (Editor’s note: I sure didn’t.) The space won’t open until spring 2017, but the executive staff is on the lookout now for someone to take on the administrative work and be the CEO’s right-hand (wo)man. Because the museum will be located across the street from Independence Hall, you’ll have quite the historic walk to work. Just watch those cobblestones if you’re wearing heels.
THE ORG: 12+
THE MISSION: “TO EMPOWER STUDENTS TO SUCCEED IN EDUCATION BEYOND THE 12TH GRADE”
THE JOB: fellow (FULL-TIME)
Have a passion for getting underserved high school kids to college? 12+ fellows work intensively at their partner high schools — either Kensington Health Sciences, Penn Treaty or Hill-Freedman World Academy — to provide college-focused resources, tutoring and mentorship to students who might not otherwise see themselves in education past senior year. By 12+’s estimate, there’s some serious impact going on: The nonprofit claims the post-secondary enrollment rate at its partner schools has gone from 11 percent to 70 percent since it’s been working with them. This position is meant for recent college grads; you might only be paid a “stipend,” but it will look great on the resume for sure.
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THE ORG: NEIGHBORHOOD BIKE WORKS
THE MISSION: “to increase opportunities for urban youth in underserved neighborhoods”
THE JOB: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (FULL-TIME)
Current ED Erin DeCou is heading out in the spring, which means the hunt is on for the next rein holder at this community org that encourages youth empowerment via bicycle riding. The West Philly-based nonprofit is looking for someone to lead it to its 20th anniversary while growing its funding base. Passion for bikes and increasing opportunities for underserved youth are a must.
THE ORG: Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania
THE MISSION: “to pass laws that will protect the environment and to elect environmental candidates to support such policies”
THE JOB: digital fellow (part-time)
This nonpartisan organization aims to hold “elected officials accountable for all their actions that impact our precious natural resources.” If you feel strongly about conservation, this could be the position for you. CVP is looking for someone to run its social media pages and build out its email list.
THE MISSION: “to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus through programs of research, education, support and advocacy”
Lupus has been called the most “unpredictable” disease out there. The Lupus Foundation aims to get people with lupus diagnosed faster and make treatments more accessible. The nonprofit needs someone to plan educational and fundraising events, grow its support base and bring on more partners and volunteers.
THE ORG: Concilio (Council of Spanish Speaking Organizations of Philadelphia, Inc.)
THE MISSION: “to cultivate the strength and resilience of children and families, improve the quality of life in our community, and maintain our community’s heritage, history and culture”
THE JOB: permanency coordinator (full-time)
Serve the Hispanic community’s adoption needs by joining Concilio’s team as a case manager. Applicants must be bilingual and have experience working in child welfare.
THE ORG: Philadelphia FIGHT
THE MISSION: to provide “HIV specialty care, consumer education, advocacy, social services, and outreach to people living with HIV and those who are at high risk”
This position is broken into two cycles. January through June is spent preparing for AIDS Education Month — celebrating 20 years this June. July through December is spent applying for grants and developing programs.
THE MISSION: “to prevent and cure cancer through research, education, communication, and collaboration”
The largest cancer research association in the world that just so happens to be based in Center City is looking for someone to lead its communications strategy.
THE ORG: Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia
THE MISSION: to build “a path from middle school to college for low-income students from Philadelphia’s public schools”
THE JOB: executive director (full-time)
This Germantown-based nonprofit is all about the power of education, reaching out to students who show promise of college success in middle school to help get them there. The new ED will be in charge of executing the org’s new strategic plan (bonus: it’s already in place!) and building relationships with the community, as well as leading other aspects of mission.-30-
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