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Nov. 25, 2019 8:00 am

On the Market: 27 jobs that run the gamut from CEO to reenacting historical figures

Openings at Kensington Corridor Trust, Community Legal Services, Philadelphia Cultural Fund, Friends of the Rail Park, Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence, Playworks and 12 other venues.

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(Historic images from the Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia, Historical Society of Philadelphia, and Internet Archive Book Images)

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Kensington Corridor Trust — a cross-sector partnership between Impact Services, Shift Capital, IF LAB and PIDC — has an opening for an executive director. Reporting directly to the board of directors, the position will be responsible for leadership and management; coordination of acquisition, development, and construction of real estate; management of real estate, community development, technical assistance, fund administration, and legal partners; and other programming of the KCT as directed by community members.

Specific activities will include tasks associated with real estate coordination; community engagement and business support; fundraising; and management and administration.

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Community Legal Services is looking to fill two positions, one of them a bilingual paralegal — welfare unit at NPLC working out of the office location at 1410 W. Erie Avenue. The position involves working with clients on their eligibility for public benefits, with an emphasis on Cash Assistance, SNAP (Food Stamps), Medicaid, LIHEAP, and Subsidized Child Care. It will also involve working with frail and vulnerable older adults on access to home and community based services, long term care, and related issues to maximize older adults’ independence.

The paralegal will be doing intake, meeting with clients, filing appeals, using DPW’s Policy Manuals to analyze cases, drafting letters and affidavits, negotiating and advocating with the County Assistance office, and representing clients at hearings as needed. This position will also include community education and outreach. Strong client interviewing, patience and persistence, analytical, written and oral advocacy skills and organizational skills are needed for this position.

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A second position, as SSI unit coordinator, is a new position. The Unit, which operates out of both the organization’s 1424 Chestnut Street and 1410 West Erie Avenue offices, helps individuals with serious disabilities qualify for and keep Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). The coordinator will draft and send tailored legal advice letters to clients; create and update  template client communications, and work with CLS IT staff to build them into CLS’s case management system, among other responsibilities.

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Philadelphia Cultural Fund has an opening for a project manager who will will work closely with the executive director to fulfill the vision, mission and objectives of the organization. The PCF is an independent, community-focused nonprofit  has awarded more than $50 million in grants to Philadelphia-based arts and culture organizations and programs since its founding in 1992.

This position oversees the development and preparation of grant applications and supporting materials; manages the application review process, and coordinates application information sessions for those seeking grants, among other responsibilities.

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Friends of the Rail Park — which drives the vision behind the transformation of historic rail lines  into a 3.1 mile linear park to 10 adjoining neighborhoods, cultural institutions, and Fairmount Park — is looking for an executive director. The executive director would work closely with the board of directors, community engagement and programs manager, government officials, communities, and partners to advance FRP’s mission and to secure public support and financial resources that will enable FRP to lead the Rail Park’s design process and programmatic agenda.

The organization is looking for an experienced professional who is adept at navigating the political and philanthropic landscape of Philadelphia, is committed to equity and inclusion, and has a demonstrated interest and engagement in parks and public spaces.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence, which is the largest BBBS agency in the state and fourth largest in the nation, has two openings. The vice president, program will oversee the organization’s community-based and school-based programs and will work with schools, groups, agencies, public officials and other nonprofits in the community in order to provide effective solutions for youth and families. In addition, the person in this senior management role has a key strategic role in focusing on high-level agency goals and structures required to meet and exceed objectives and to position the agency for future growth.

The organization is also looking for a bookkeeper to be responsible for accounts payable, accounts receivable, and to assist with reconciliations and to support the accounting team. The bookkeeper reports to the senior accountant, and works closely with internal and external clients to ensure that operating policies and procedures established for the accounting function are followed.

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Playworks, the leading national nonprofit leveraging the power of play to transform children’s physical and emotional health, is looking for a development manager. The position is directly responsible for identifying and attracting various funding sources including foundation and corporate partnerships, public funding and individual donors. In addition, the development manager will take on various aspects of strategy and planning; development operations; donor cultivation and stewardship; event and campaign production; marketing and communications.

In addition to the required professional skills and experience, the position requires the ability to travel, and to drive a vehicle for work-related purposes.

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