Philadelphia Works, Inc. (PhilaWorks) seeks an experienced, dynamic professional to help advance the organization’s mission to drive economic opportunity throughout Pennsylvania’s southeast region. The Assistant Vice President of Operations will be responsible for the planning and direction of internal operations and achieving the operational goals of the organization. The person in this role will support the Chief Operating Officer in managing the strategic business initiatives and overseeing the efficient and effective operations of the communications, IT, and administrative functions of the departments. The Assistant Vice President of Operations will report to the COO and serve in a business unit leadership role in the absence of the Chief Operating Officer.
A versatile operational thinker with advanced professional experience in project management, communications, and compliance/oversight. Ideal candidates will be inspired by mission-driven, community-engaged work with organizational experience in IT, communications, operations, and/or human resources.
At least seven years of professional experience with a minimum of five years in a supervisory or leadership role, including relevant, progressive work experience in operations, IT, and/or communications.
Collaborative management style that promotes a participatory style of administration, builds consensus, and provides leadership in a team environment.
Strategic mindset and excellent leadership skills to pursue a shared vision, drive change and efficiencies, and manage staff
Ability to train, motivate, and build a cohesive team
Ability to build solid relationships that engender trust
Ability to work closely with the COO as a “thought partner”
Possess project management skills and/or principles
Ability to drive projects across teams, amidst competing priorities
Strong business acumen with the ability to diagnose and analyze problems and drive appropriate solutions
Data-driven decision making
Effective communication and listening skills
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills
Excellent organizational skills
Excellent PC software skills, including Microsoft 365 suite of products, project management software
Ability to interact effectively with all levels of staff, stakeholders, subcontractors, vendors, and government agencies
Oversee the operations of the information technology department. This will include:
Oversee the operations of the communications department; this will include:
Additional Operational Responsibilities
Compensation: $120,000-$140,000, with a competitive benefits package that includes paid time off, up to 85% employer-paid health, dental, and vision coverage; 100% employer paid short-term disability, long-term disability, life insurance, and $3000 in tuition assistance.