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16) Chief of Staff – APM – Asociacion de Puertorriquenos en Marcha, Inc. – Philadelphia

ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND: APM is a Latino-based health, human services, community and economic development non-profit organization helping Philadelphia area families achieve their full potential in life. Since its inception in 1970, APM has worked to implement and maintain initiatives in the areas of primary health; behavioral health; affordable housing options; home ownership; substance abuse treatment for adults; support services for families and individuals; head start, day care services, early intervention and child welfare.


POSITION SUMMARY: The Chief of Staff reports to the President and provides leadership and operational oversight for the Office of the President. The Chief of Staff will assist in providing leadership and direction on organizational planning, human resources, financial planning, compliance as well as project management. The Chief of Staff will handle a wide range of matters of organizational importance and be responsible for the central coordination of all functions and activities in the Office of the President, including assisting with the management of staff. The Chief of Staff serves as liaison between the President/CEO and its direct-reporting team. He/she generally works behind the scenes to solve problems, mediate disputes and deal with issues before they reach the President/CEO. The Chief of Staff will act as a confidante and advisor to the President/CEO and a sounding board for ideas. He or she must prove to be trustworthy, decisive and loyal, be able to handle stress and working long hours.


As part of the President’s Cabinet the Chief of Staff will build collaborative relationships with the department heads. He/she will be responsible for overseeing and directing a broad range of high-level projects including the development, coordination and implementation of operation plans and policies to help ensure organizational effectiveness and attainment of strategic priorities consistent with the strategic plan.




The Chief of Staff will be responsible for the following:


Serves as the principal support for the President/CEO and liaison to the Board, handling matters of organizational importance as requested and as appropriate

Anticipates the President’s needs in advance and assures that she has prepared materials well in advance of events and meetings

In consultation with the President/CEO, prepare agendas for internal and external meetings involving the President

Supervises the staff in the Office of the President

Manages the annual review process for the President

Conducts research as necessary on issues of importance and sensitivity; producing briefing materials and information for the President and/or external constituents

Assists the President/CEO with analyzing and managing correspondences, reports and the preparation of speeches

Works with the President/CEO in the planning of Board and Committee meetings, working with executive staff and department heads managing Board meetings to include developing agendas and reports and following up on Board requests and action items

Coordinates regular management team meetings with department heads and ensures follow up on projects assigned by the President

Understanding of all organizational policies and procedures necessary to ensure appropriate decision-making protocols are followed

Acts as the President’s representative and ambassador to external constituents as directed working closely with the External Affairs staff

Leads and manages special projects as assigned

Help develop and implement key impact measurements, specifically work with technology staff in developing and sustaining a metric and measurement reporting and data process system

Produce and implement a dashboard metric throughout the organization

Work with Senior Vice President of Finance and Asset Management on measuring risk management and legal activities to include letters of agreement, contracts, leases and other legal documents and agreements

Work with Senior Vice President of Finance and the HR Director on addressing sensitive personnel matters, grievances and regulatory oversight and legal compliance

Work with Senior Vice President of Finance in ensuring the CEO receives adequate financial reporting, facilitate the development and monitoring of the budget, analyzing key financial ratios to support and advise the President/CEO in decision making

Specialized Knowledge and Competency requirements:


As a prerequisite, the successful candidate must believe in the core values that support our mission and commitment to Philadelphia vulnerable population. The candidate must demonstrate compassion for urban neighborhoods and understanding of community development. He/she must be reasonably bilingual (English and Spanish) and has an understanding and familiarity working in the Latino/Puerto Rican community


The successful candidate should possess minimum of 20 years of administrative work. Master’s Degree preferred in Business Administration, Public Administration, or in another related field such as a Judicial Doctorate. Minimum of 10 years’ high level experience in progressively more responsible administrative roles in supporting a President/Chief Executive; preferably, in a not-for-profit environment. A demonstrated record of successful independent management and administrative projects is also required.


An individual of high ethical standards who can effectively work with diverse constituencies and has exceptional interpersonal skills necessary to manage a multi-faceted operation, strong written and oral communication skills, familiarity with new technologies, organizational skills to promote collaboration and teamwork is required.


Must have the ability to interact and influence at the most senior levels of an organization and to work collaboratively across functions, levels and departments toward shared objectives.


Salary and Benefits: Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.


Resume reviews begin immediately. Open to all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity and national origin, age, gender, physical ability, sexual orientation, gender identity or religious affiliation. The anticipated placement for the position is to take place by early spring 2013.


Please refer to apmphila.org for more information about APM

Application Process: To apply, send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: gubarry@aol.com with Chief of Staff Search in the subject line.


Phone inquiries should be addressed to Grizel Ubarry at (973) 762-1888.


17) Membership Coordinator – Clean Air Council – Philadelphia

This is a full or part-time time entry-level position working with the Executive Director and development team members to maintain and expand a strong membership base for the Clean Air Council. In addition, the Membership Coordinator works to build a membership component throughout all the Council programs and events.


CAC Membership Program


The Council is a 7,000 strong member-supported, environmental nonprofit organization working to protect everyone’s right to breathe clean air through public education, community advocacy, and government oversight.




Process and manage all aspects of membership program including: conduct various letter appeals and renewals throughout the year, checking online donations, sending weekly thank you letters, processing mail donations, etc.

Analyze and interpret incoming and outgoing membership data such as revenue and expenses

Generate membership reports that track membership growth and development

Plan and implement innovative ideas to expand and recruit the Council’s membership base across the Mid-Atlantic region

Oversee the membership program, ensuring expanded membership recruitment and maintaining positive and regular contact with members, particularly major donors

Work with the Executive and Canvass Directors to manage the overall fundraising development of the organization

Plan, organize, and execute membership events that maintain relationships with existing members and also recruit new members

Coordinate the publication of the Council’s quarterly newsletter Fresh Air

Be an active team member for Council events including the 5K Run for Clean Air, Greenfest, and Anniversaries



Prior experience working in a nonprofit particularly with membership and/ or marketing is helpful

Prior database experience particularly with the Salesforce program is helpful

Demonstrated project and people management ability

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Independent and self-motivated, yet work well with others; must work well with little oversight

Well-organized with solid time management skills and attention to detail and accuracy

Enthusiastic and interested in environmental issues

Please send resume and cover letter to Joseph Otis Minott, Esq


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