Now Hiring: This Week’s Job Postings


A new year means a whole new crop of fascinating jobs postings. A couple of straight-ahead planner jobs, some internships and part-time gigs, and a few really interesting-looking ones. Check it out!

1) Staff Attorney – Fair Share Housing Center – Cherry Hill, NJ

2) Part-time Community Organizer – Garden Justice Legal Initiative – Philadelphia

3) Planner I (DCD) – Dept of Community Development – West Chester, PA

4) Director of Community Development – Springettsbury Township – Springettsbury Township, PA

5) Transportation Engineer/Planner – Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission – Philadelphia

6) Financial Empowerment Center Program Manager – City of Philadelphia – Philadelphia

7) Economic Development Manager, Planning and Economic Development – University City District – Philadelphia

8) Community Planner – Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) – Lincroft, NJ, 07738

9) Transportation Planner – Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) – Lincroft, NJ

10) Community Capacity Building – Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) – Lincroft, NJ

11) Commercial Corridor Intern Job – Tacony Community Development Corporation – Philadelphia

12) Document Control Manager – CH Planning – Philadelphia

13) Program Director, Center for Civic Engagement – Drexel University – Philadelphia

14) Community Outreach Manager – Financial Empowerment Centers – Clarifi – Philadelphia

15) Membership and Communications Manager – National Housing Resource Center, a project of Tides Center – Philadelphia

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

17) Membership Coordinator – Clean Air Council – Philadelphia

Full descriptions after the jump!


1) Staff Attorney – Fair Share Housing Center – Cherry Hill, NJ

Fair Share Housing Center, Inc. (FSHC) is seeking applicants for the position of Staff Attorney. FSHC, founded in 1975, is a small non-profit public interest organization that works to enforce the Mount Laurel doctrine, which requires that every town in New Jersey provide for its fair share of homes that low- and moderate-income people can afford. The Staff Attorney will be a key player in a small team that works together on Mount Laurel enforcement and related litigation and policy advocacy, much of which in the coming year will be impacted significantly by the response to Hurricane Sandy. The position will involve a diverse range of legal skills including litigation, regulatory and policy work, and collaboration with a broad range of other organizations to advance successful strategies for equitable development. The successful candidate will be an attorney with demonstrated skills in dealing with complex and fast-changing situations and using legal knowledge in a broad range of forums and settings to protect the rights of lower-income people and people of color.

Position Responsibilities

The position will involve (all percentages approximate and may shift depending on needs):

– Legal advocacy through negotiation and other out of court processes involving all levels of government and a range of private actors to ensure inclusive development (33%);

– Litigation in all phases from brief writing to oral argument on land use and civil rights issues (33%);

– Policy development and coalition building work with civil rights, religious, community, and business organizations to develop and advocate for equitable development policies (33%).


A. Education and Experience: A law degree with demonstrated experience that shows the ability to apply legal skills in a wide range of contexts to advance the interests of lower-income people and people of color. Membership in the New Jersey bar or ability to become a member of the New Jersey bar required.

B. Background in working with community groups and public policy work, preferably in New Jersey. Understanding of land use and housing policy issues preferable. College degree in a relevant field; experience in the field may be substituted for education.

C. Abilities: Qualified applicants will possess the following abilities:

• Excellent legal experience and the ability to think outside the box to achieve results for lower-income travel;

• Excellent relationship-building skills, and ability to translate relationships into strong public action at the local, state, and national levels.

• Interest and experience in working with a diverse array of groups and individuals to build public support and involvement on local and state levels.

• This work will involve extensive travel within New Jersey, and occasional travel out of state. Car, license, and valid insurance required.

• Ability to go to evening and weekend meetings as often as several times a month.

• Strong written and oral communication and media skills.

• Support for and understanding of the principles of our work.

• Ability to work independently with limited supervision.

• Ability to maintain confidentiality.


FSHC offers a competitive salary commensurate with a candidate’s background and skills and benefits including medical/dental insurance, holiday/vacation/sick leave, and travel reimbursement.

The position will be based at FSHC’s offices in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, with much of the work outside the office. We may be open to someone who would be based in another part of New Jersey several days a week.

Fair Share Housing Center, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from people of color, women, and people with disabilities. Interested applicants should forward a cover letter, resume with references, and writing sample via e-mail to jobs@fairsharehousing.org as soon as possible. Applications will be accepted and interviews conducted on a rolling basis until position filled; our intention is for the successful candidate to begin work by the end of January 2012.




2) Part-time Community Organizer – Garden Justice Legal Initiative – Philadelphia

The Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia (the Law Center)’s Garden Justice Legal Initiative is seeking a part time community organizer. The organizer will work on campaigns aimed at ensuring that community farmers and gardeners in Philadelphia have the resources and tools they need to preserve their individual farms and gardens, and supporting movement building, self advocacy, and informed leadership to effect equitable and meaningful reforms needed for community land and food security and sovereignty at the neighborhood, city, and state levels.

Specific Responsibilities will include:

1. Engage in strategic, on-the-ground outreach to Philadelphia’s 350+ gardens and farms, prioritizing more legally vulnerable projects and providing information on legal rights, resources, and opportunities for advocacy

2. Work with neighborhood-based and youth partner organizations to interview at least 100 gardeners and farmers on challenges and resource needs

3. Conduct neighborhood-based and citywide workshops on legal and policy issues related to urban agriculture, community planning, and vacant land

4. Build a local network for support for community controlled land-based projects, starting with gardens and farms

5. Work with New York-based partner, 596 Acres, to develop and create campaigns related to an interactive web-based platform to help individuals and groups in Philadelphia identify, organize around and access publicly- and privately-owned vacant land in Philadelphia, as well as provide information about pathways to protect land for Philadelphia groups that are already land stewards

6. Serve as a liaison to other organizations within Philadelphia that share similar goals

This position will report to the staff attorney for the Garden Justice Legal Initiative. Qualifications & Abilities:

1. At least 3 years experience in community organizing/outreach, leadership development, and/or popular education work

2. Strong communications and interpersonal skills – listening, public speaking, emailing, strategic thinking, and writing

3. Excellent people skills; ability to build and grow relationships with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds

4. Earned college degree or high school diploma with some post-secondary education and/or equivalent learning or training

Ideal applicants should also display:

1. Strong interest in and knowledge of food justice, environmental justice, urban land reform, and community land sovereignty

2. Commitment to community-based, community-led participatory methods of organizing and development

3. Experience in facilitating group decision-making processes

4. Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively and to excite and motivate others

5. Strong time management/coordinating skills and ability to prioritize and successfully carry out outcome-based projects

6. Familiarity with Philadelphia neighborhoods, particularly those with high incidence of vacant and abandoned property

7. Conversational ability in another language in addition to English is a plus – particularly Spanish

8. Proficiency with Microsoft Office, internet, and forms of social media

This position is funded from February through October at approximately 25 hours per week, with a possibility of continuing. The hours are flexible, but will require some evenings and weekends. The proposed start date is February 1st.

ABOUT the Law Center:

The Law Center uses high-impact legal strategies to improve the well-being and life prospects of the Philadelphia region’s most vulnerable populations by assuring that they have access to the resources and services that all of us need to lead our lives. The Law Center’s Garden Justice Legal Initiative provides legal and advocacy support to urban gardens and farms in historically disinvested communities who are working to grow healthy, affordable, culturally-appropriate food; promote community land and food sovereignty; engage in leadership and economic development; and reclaim vacant land.

To apply, submit a letter of interest, a resume with salary requirements, and at least three references by mail or email to:

Amy Laura Cahn

Staff Attorney/Skadden Fellow

Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia

United Way Building

1709 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Philadelphia, PA 19103

jclarke@pilcop.org For more information, visit us at www.pilcop.org.

3) Planner I (DCD) – Dept of Community Development – West Chester, PA

The Department of Community Development’s (DCD) Planner I is a member of the planning team with a focus on grant writing. This position reports to the Planning Supervisor within the Department of Community Development.  Interested candidates should have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in planning, public administration or related major and experience in the community development field with a working knowledge of grants and federal regulations. This position requires excellent grants management, organization, communication and computer skills and the ability to work within a team structure.

Position Type

Full-Time / Exempt

Salary Information

Salary range available beginning at $37,408.28 annually based on education and experience.

Weekly Hours



Applications will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. January 30, 2013.


4) Director of Community Development – Springettsbury Township – Springettsbury Township, PA

County: York

Description:   Springettsbury Township, a progressive community with a population of approximately 26,668, situated in south central Pennsylvania, is seeking a Director of Community Development. This position creates an extraordinary career opportunity for an experienced planning professional to coordinate zoning, code enforcement and community development activities for Springettsbury Township.  Serves as the Township’s zoning officer and code official. The Director works under the general supervision of the Township Manager. Position is open until filled. Initial review of resumes will take place in the beginning of February 2013. Qualified candidates should submit resume to: Springettsbury Township, Director of Human Resources, 1501 Mt. Zion Road, York, PA, 17402.

An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

Position Title: Director of Community Development

Posting Date: Thursday, January 10, 2013

Closing Date: Monday, February 11, 2013

Department: Department of Community Development

Eligibility: The Director of Community Development shall be appointed from candidates who have a minimum of five years experience in municipal planning or related field.

Brief Job Description:

(essential functions of the job) • To provide for the effective and efficient delivery of planning and zoning services to the community and its people.

• Manages staff assignments, training, daily workloads, and development of short and long range planning projects.

• Responsible for supervising and scheduling of his/her departmental employees.

• Communicates official plans, programs, policies and procedures to staff.

• Prepares and presents the departmental capital and annual operating budgets and manages the department’s operations.

• Provides professional planning and development advice to supervisors and other officials; makes presentations to supervisors, boards, commissions, civic groups and the general public.

• Presents programs, policies and procedures at public meetings.

• Supervises the evaluation of land use proposals; evaluates proposal’s development impact as they relate to the adopted plans of the Township and makes recommendations. Supervises the evaluation of land use proposals to ensure compliance with applicable Township, State or Federal laws.

• Oversees the enforcement of the Uniform Construction Code and other codes as applicable.

• Resolves complex and sensitive customer service issues.

• Oversees the permitting functions of the department.

• Ensures the maintenance of accurate and complete records of department activities.

• Responsible for the review of land development and subdivision plans.

• Reviews Township ordinances and codes and recommends changes, as needed.

• Responsible for preparing issues for review by the Zoning Hearing Board.

• Responsible for conducting and coordinating inspection program.

• Issues enforcement notices to persons, firms or organizations deemed to be in violation of Township ordinances.

• Serves as liaison to various Township boards, commissions and committees dealing with planning, zoning, code enforcement, and community development issues.

• Performs other assignments as required.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications: • Must have a four year degree from an accredited college in public administration, business administration, planning or related field; a Masters degree is preferred.

• Must have at least five (5) years of progressive career experience in the areas of planning, zoning, code enforcement and community/economic redevelopment.

• Any combination of education and experience that indicates possession of the knowledge, skills and abilities listed.

• Must be a person of good financial and personal standing.

• Must possess or have the ability to obtain and maintain a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license.

• Possess or ability to obtain Building Code Official Certification within one (1) year of employment.

• Possess or ability to obtain Property Maintenance Code Certification within two (2) years of employment.

• Possess or ability to obtain American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Certification within three (3) years of employment.

• Possess or ability to pass general courses and seminars to have good working fundamental knowledge of building, plumbing, accessibility, fire, and construction codes.

• Excellent organizational and communication skills required.

Salary:  DOQ

Hours per week:  40

FLSA Status:  Exempt

Submit cover letter and resume in confidence to:

Director of Human Resources

Springettsbury Township

1501 Mt. Zion Road

York, PA 17402

An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

Applications/Resumes are accepted BY U.S. MAIL ONLY.  Applications/Resumes WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED VIA EMAIL, FAX OR PERSONAL DELIVERY.  Applications/Resumes are accepted during the posting period indicated or as the need exists for the position currently vacant.  Applications are available in the Human Resources Office and also on the internet where it can be downloaded and printed.  The Township reserves the right to not consider applications that are received unsigned, incomplete, or post-marked after the closing date.


Telephone:  (717) 757-3521

Fax:  (717) 505-0455



5) Transportation Engineer/Planner – Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission – Philadelphia


1-3 years

Contact person:

Beth Wichser










Philadelphia  Pennsylvania  19106

United States

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) seeks an entry-level engineer or planner with a strong interest in travel demand modeling in the Office of Modeling and Analysis within DVRPC’s Planning Division. DVRPC has been developing and applying nationally recognized travel and land use models in the Delaware Valley for over 40 years.  The technical analysis performed by DVRPC has a large impact on transportation and other projects planned and implemented in the 9-county greater Philadelphia region.  A state-of-the-practice four-step model is in use.  An advanced Activity-Based model is also under development.  The employee will develop, maintain, and apply travel demand models to address the impacts of alternative transportation investments and policies on land use, highway traffic, transit ridership, and air quality.  Assignments may also include conducting and analyzing highway and transit travel surveys; preparing travel model input data such as land use data, transportation network characteristics, and demographic and employment data; estimating future transportation system demand for long range plans and/or design of individual highway and transit facilities; developing and using land use models for predicting future land use conditions; and, calculating operational statistics such as travel time, delay, and level-of-service.  This position involves working with public and private sector agencies, decision-makers, and the general public. Work is performed in accordance with well-defined objectives and professional standards under close technical direction of senior engineers and/or planners. Work is subject to administrative and technical review during progress and upon completion by the Manager, Office of Modeling and Analysis.


Assist in the development, estimation, calibration, validation, application, and documentation of transportation and land use forecasting models and methods.

Assist in designing, conducting, processing, and analyzing various types of travel surveys used in travel demand modeling.

Prepare input data for simulation models including coding of transportation networks. Tabulate travel simulation model outputs using GIS, database, spreadsheet, and other tools. Compare model results with current and historical data.

Develop and apply customized transportation planning and travel forecasting models using Python, C#, or other programming languages.

Assist in the conduct of individual highway and public transportation studies, including detailed specification of the problem, application of travel demand models, analysis and review of simulation results, interpretation and reporting of travel forecast results, and the development of conclusions and recommendations for project implementation.

Collect data on the functional, structural, and usage features of transportation systems, including such data as number of lanes, speeds, traffic volumes, travel times, vehicle miles of travel (VMT), truck percentages, peak hour factors, etc.  This may include field work.

Prepare traffic flow and travel desire diagrams and maps; including traffic volume counts, estimates, and forecasts.

Assist in the preparation of summarizing findings and recommendations of various studies, including text, tables, maps, charts, photos and other appropriate graphics, and presents results to technical committees and the public.

Perform related technical work, as required.


Solid analytical and quantitative skills.

Knowledge of the principles, practices and objectives of transportation planning and transportation engineering, and ability to relate this knowledge to the development and analysis of a regional transportation system and its components.

Knowledge of applicable computer applications, graphics programs, database design, programming, word processing, statistical analysis, and spreadsheet software.

Experience with travel modeling software, such as VISUM, TransCAD, CUBE, and/or EMME and with traffic operations software such as VISSIM, Synchro, or Highway Capacity Software.

Some knowledge of Python, C#, or other object-oriented programming language.  Some knowledge of Microsoft Office macros and SQL or SQL variants.

Familiarity with field surveys, data analysis, and system evaluation.

Experience with geographic information systems (GIS) and their applications.

Ability to effectively present results of research and technical analyses in oral, written and graphic form.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, planning officials, and the general public.

Minimum Experience & Training

ONE YEAR to THREE YEARS of professional experience in transportation planning or engineering; and such training as may have been gained through graduation from a Master’s degree program from an accredited college or university, with major course work in Transportation Planning, Civil Engineering, or a related discipline, or an equivalent combination of experience and education. A Master’s degree and/or a full year of intern or co-operative education experience can be substituted for one year of experience.

6) Financial Empowerment Center Program Manager – City of Philadelphia – Philadelphia

Philadelphia’s Financial Empowerment Center Initiative (Initiative) is a new effort being launched by the City of Philadelphia in partnership with Clarifi, previously known as Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Delaware Valley.  The Initiative aims to improve the financial stability of Philadelphia’s households by providing high-quality, one-on-one financial education and counseling to low-income residents.

The program will support low-income individuals and families, focused particularly on areas with high concentrations of poverty, low educational attainment, new immigrants, new entrants to the workforce, and the working poor.  In addition to providing support with banking services to establish checking and savings accounts or transition to more affordable accounts, the program will provide support in establishing or improving credit as well as decreasing debt.  The Centers will also work with housing counselors, job placement organizations, legal aid, and many other social service organizations to help use these financial empowerment services as a key tool in the effort to build a pathway out of poverty for families in need in Philadelphia.

The initiative will operate two hub centers open five days a week, and four part-time satellite offices located in high need areas throughout the city.  Clarifi staff will provide the counseling, and day-to-day management of the Centers.  The City of Philadelphia is responsible for the overall management of the project, the delivery of outcomes and evaluation of the program, the management of consultants, and communication to the funder.

The Program Manager position will initially report to the Deputy Policy Director within the Mayor’s Office.

Duties shall include, but are not limited to:

·         Manage the operations of the Initiative including programmatic design, implementation, partnership building, evaluation, reporting to funders, and serving as the main point of contact for Center providers, city leadership and funders.

·         Oversee Initiative’s implementation of client management and database system; ensure that data collected within the client management and database system is complete and accurate;

·         Work with Center providers to problem-solve operational issues, including programmatic integration with host sites and referral relationships with City agencies;

·         Develop the content, timeline and work plans for programs and initiatives that wrap-around the Centers.

·         Ensure that all Initiative employees, including Clarifi staff and referral partners are properly trained on the Financial Empowerment Center model;

·         Ensure that Centers are compliant with program protocols, outcomes and other requirements; Manage evaluation consultants;

·         Work with Center providers, referral partners and City agencies to design and implement data sharing partnerships, and to track and evaluate comparison groups;

·         Coordinate site visits and other evaluator efforts with funders;

·         Support the marketing, outreach and strategic referrals of clients to the Centers; Coordinate City’s efforts to raise the visibility of financial empowerment;

·         Collect, aggregate, and prepare programming reports for funders;

·         Participate in regular calls and semi-annual reviews with funders;

·         Lead the development and implementation of a sustainability plan;

·         Other duties as assigned.

Qualification Requirements

·         A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties described above;

·         Masters degree and two years’ experience in managing the operations of projects preferred;

·         Must be able to commit to the position for the duration of the initial 3-year launch period.

Essential Skills

·         Dynamic, committed individual with strong interpersonal skills and a passion for supporting people with low incomes as they build greater financial stability;

·         Experience in financial education, asset building, or community development preferred;

·         Strong skills in: strategic planning, program development, negotiations, and written communications;

·         Strategic thinking: thoughtful, thorough, and detailed follow through;

·         Experience in systems development and tracking preferred;

·         Experience in managing the design and implementation of large-scale project and/or systemic initiatives, as well as launching pilot programs, and experience in performance management and evaluation;

·         Comfortable with taking initiative; effective collaborative worker; able to retain focus while multi-tasking;

·         Ability to function effectively within protocols and challenges of operating within a high-profile city program;

·         Attention to detail and production of quality work, along with ability to work quickly and under pressure;

·         Must be able to employ flexibility and creativity in the face of ambiguity and challenge; take ownership and drive activities to completion; convene and motivate teams and diverse organizations;

·         Experience with large datasets and data management preferred.

Salary commensurate with experience.  Excellent benefits package.  Employees must become residents of the City within 6 months of hire.

Interested applicants can send a cover letter and resume in one Word document to Mary Horstmann at mary.horstmann@phila.gov by January 31, 2013.


7) Economic Development Manager, Planning and Economic Development – University City District – Philadelphia

University City District is a non-profit, special services district leveraging a unique partnership of universities, health systems, large and small businesses and community groups that invests in world-class public spaces, addresses public maintenance and public safety issues, brings life to commercial corridors, promotes job growth and innovation, and connects low income residents to career opportunities. UCD’s Planning and Economic Development Department promotes a vibrant and walkable University City with the development and stewardship of public spaces and other pedestrian infrastructure (including The Porch at 30th Street Station), business attraction and retention, market research and data, transportation management, and other urban planning and sustainability work.

Position Description

University City District seeks an entrepreneurial and highly-motivated individual to assist the Director of Planning and Economic Development build and implement a program of work focused on retaining and growing commercial activity in University City. This is a new position, reflecting University City’s growth as a key pillar in the region’s economy and a core retail and commercial hub that substantially extends Philadelphia’s central business district. Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

–Manage all aspects of University City District’s retail attraction initiative, including creating recruitment materials, vetting, recruiting and cultivating prospects, collaborating with institutional and private developers; providing retailers and brokers with information about vacant spaces, and maintaining various databases;

–Assist with initiatives relating to the attraction and retention of businesses, talent, and private investment in University City;

–Develop and execute business plans for collaborative endeavors as varied as coworking space, a pop-up beer garden, food vending at The Porch at 30th Street Station, and a vacant lot commercial farm, for example;

–Develop and maintain a working knowledge of state, city, and private sector programs, incentives and other resources available to support the location and retention of commercial activity in University City;

–Represent University City District in dealings with governmental and regulatory agencies, funders, community and stakeholder groups, and the general public;

–Prepare and manage budgets and timelines for projects and ongoing programs; and

–Create graphs, charts, briefings, and other analyses to support overall economic

development efforts.


–Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree in one of the following or a related discipline: business, public administration, economics, urban planning, or real estate;

–Minimum of three years work experience in some combination of economic development, market research, or sales and marketing;

–Strong project management experience with duties including project implementation from conception to completion;

–Outstanding interpersonal skills and sales ability;

–Strong writing and organizational skills;

–Ability to think analytically and to develop creative solutions to evolving challenges;

–Strong knowledge of and passion for cities and urban development.

To apply, please email a thoughtful cover letter, a resume, and salary requirements to hr@universitycity.org.

University City District is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on age, race, gender, religion, handicap, or sexual orientation.



8) Community Planner – Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) – Lincroft, NJ

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Must be a US citizen and a NJ Resident.

2. FEMA is an equal opportunity employer

3. All applicants are subject to a background investigation

4. To apply email resume to FEMA-NJ-LocalHire-Jobs@fema.dhs.gov

Selected applicants must demonstrate sensitivity to cultural diversity, race, gender, and other individual differences, and be able to commit to work for approximately 120 days, and be able adapt to rapidly changing work conditions.

Job Duties:

Assess the impacts of disaster and post disaster recovery needs. Identify infrastructure needs. Hold public meetings and make presentations to public officials. Assimilate multiple ideas into a cohesive program, plan or action. Create comprehensive community capital improvement and/or economic plan. Identify potential funding sources and steps for implementation of a project. Provide positive image of FEMA Long Term Community Recovery efforts to public and other agencies.

Experience Requirements:

Degree in relevant field such as Economics, Business, Emergency Management, Urban Planning, or Public Administration. Knowledge of state and local planning laws and ordinances to include local permitting and/or regulatory processes is essential. Must be proficient in Microsoft Suite, i.e. Excel, Power Point, Outlook and be able to create relevant graphics related to projects. Will engage local community officials in discussions designed to formulate implementation of disaster recovery strategies and solutions. Will be expected to employ professional planning and economic development principles and demonstrate excellent public interaction skills. Must bring 1-9 documentation (driver’s license and Social Security Card or a current U.S. Passport), Must be a U.S. Citizen and will be required to pass a Federal Security background check.

Must be proficient in Microsoft Suite, i.e. Excel, Power Point, Outlook and be able to create relevant graphics related to projects.

Number of Job Openings: 6

Applicants should have a Bachelor’s Degree


9) Transportation Planner – Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) – Lincroft, NJ

1. Must be a US citizen and a NJ Resident.

2. FEMA is an equal opportunity employer

3. All applicants are subject to a background investigation

4. To apply email resume to FEMA-NJ-LocalHire-Jobs@fema.dhs.gov

Selected applicants must demonstrate sensitivity to cultural diversity, race, gender, and other individual differences, and be able to commit to work for approximately 120 days, and be able adapt to rapidly changing work conditions.

Must have a B.S. in Civil Engineering or closely related field combined with (8) years of knowledge of Civil Engineering principles, practices, and methods as applicable to municipal setting. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills to effectively consult with governmental agencies, city officials and the general public. Prefer a working knowledge of FEMA organizational structure in the Long Term Community Recovery role. Must be a US citizen and provide 1-9 documentation (i.e. current driver’s license, birth certificate, social security card or a current US passport.) Must pass a Federal Security background check.

Will plan, organize, coordinate, supervise and evaluate programs, services, staffing, equipment and infrastructure as related to engineering. Will prepare transportation planning documents. Will establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, officials, and members of the general public. Will provide advisory services to staff on matters related to professional civil engineering. Will be involved in development of the Capital Improvement Plan involving recommendations and project cost estimates. Will coordinate, develop, review, and update the sewer, water, storm drainage, and street system maps, and data base comprehensive plans. Will perform other duties as assigned. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and in increment weather conditions.

Number of Job Openings: 1

Applicants should have a Associates/Some College/Vocational Degree



10) Community Capacity Building – Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) – Lincroft, NJ

1. Must be a US citizen

2. FEMA is an equal opportunity employer

3. All applicants are subject to a background investigation

4. To apply email resume to FEMA-NJ-LocalHire-Jobs@fema.dhs.gov

Job Duties:

Work with FEMA programs to improve understanding of inclusion of persons with disabilities in programs and services. Work to provide opportunities for people with disabilities to be engaged in the development of programs and services. Work across Recovery Support Functions (RSF) including housing, economic development, transporation, infrastructure and health and human services to address accessibility and provide resources and subject matter expertise. Provide subject matter expertise on best practices in of inclusion of people with disabilities in all areas.

Experience Requirements:

3-5 years working with programs and services for people with disabilities including accessible/affordable housing, transportation, economic development and human services programs. Extensive work with disability community members and service delivery programs. Have an extensive knowledge of laws and regulations including Americans with Disabilities Act, Rehabilitation Act, Fair Housing Act, and the Post Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act. Knowledge of Rehabilitation Act Section 504 and 508.

Must be a high school graduate or have a GED. Must be a US citizen and provide 1-9 documents (i.e., driver’s license or government issued ID and social security card or a current US passport. Will be required to pass a federal Security background check.

Skills Required:

Will gather information/situational awareness on planning and recovery capacity related to accessible and affordable housing, transportation, economic development, health and human services. Will identify and share information on government planning/capacity impacts challenges and needs of the disability community. Will work to build capacity and resources to develop solutions to close identified gaps. Identify, promote and support the use of inclusive emergency management best practices. Ability to identify areas for inclusion of disability community members and to engage community members as subject matter experts. Must be familiar with the geographic area affected by hurricane Sandy and willing to travel to all affected areas. Must have a working knowledge of effective communication, tools and methods. Must be familiar with issues faced by people with intellectual, developmental, sensory, mental health and mohiity disabilities to restore and maintain independence after a disaster

Number of Job Openings: 2

Applicants should have a High School Diploma/GED

Applicants should have experience of 3 yrs.



11) Commercial Corridor Intern Job – Tacony Community Development Corporation – Philadelphia

Overall Responsibilities: Assisting the manager with economic improvement and promotional activities for Torresdale Ave in Tacony, event assistance, business participation solicitation, and community engagement.

Key Responsibilities:Providing content for the organization’s blog and newsletter. Drafting promotional materials for potential development opportunities. Updating business directory. Assisting with the organization’s facade improvement program and other projects as assigned.

Term of Employment: This is a work-study position, and the intern will be a work-study student.

Other information: Office located three blocks from Tacony SEPTA regional rail station. Hours and work location are flexible.

Preferably Graduate Student in City Planning or related field. High-qualified undergraduate students will be considered. Work-study funded preferred. Experience working with non-profit and economic development organizations preferred. Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, and WordPress preferred.

Work-Study Only

3 positions available    for academic year

$12.80 per hour / 15 hours per week

Requires highly developed skills

Contact Information

Mr. Alex Balloon


4819 Longshore Ave

Unit C

Philadelphia, PA 19135



12) Document Control Manager – CH Planning – Philadelphia

Philadelphia area company is seeking a document control manager to oversee the document control process.  This position will participate in the strategic planning for document control management and is also responsible for planning, organizing, and implementing systems for efficient document processing of all communications, supplier documents, design documents, construction documents or other internal or external documents. Coordinates the flow of documents between project operations, engineering disciplines, construction team, or other department groups. Will have knowledge of both the work processes of document control and also the use of electronic systems used to manage documentation.  Generates progress reports.  Will prepare additional reports and presentations as needed.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.  Must possess strong leadership and supervisory skills and experience in the use of standard document control applications such as Microsoft SharePoint, Bentley ProjectWise, and the Primavera suite of software products (specifically ContractManager and/or Expedition). 10+ years experience in various aspects of document control including 4+ years at the supervisor level.

Please submit cover letter and resume to hr@chplanning.com. Please no calls.

Drug Free Work Environment & EEO


13) Program Director, Center for Civic Engagement – Drexel University – Philadelphia

The Program Director will oversee the Lindy Scholars Program, an initiative within Drexel’s Center for Civic Engagement, in partnership with Drexel’s School of Education, to provide educational enhancement in Philadelphia public schools. The program works with middle-school aged students at three public schools in West Philadelphia to offer a comprehensive approach to education through a combination of tutoring and mentoring activities with the students as well as workshops and outreach to parents/guardians, and teacher professional development at each of the partnering schools. The Center for Civic Engagement is currently hiring a Program Director for the Lindy Scholars Program with at least 1-3 years experience with similar youth-related programming.


1.Bachelor’s degree required, in education, social sciences, social work, or related academic discipline.

2. 1-3 years professional experience in education and/or youth related programming

3. Direct experience and demonstrated ability to analyze and critically reflect upon a broad array of social issues.

4. Strong written and oral communication skills.

5. Demonstrated computer skills including, at minimum, word processing, database reporting and e-mail.

6. Ability to work a flexible schedule including weekends and evenings.

7. Ability to visit off-campus organizational partners and community affiliates.

8. Ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team.

Preferred qualifications:

Masters degree in relevant field.

3-5 years professional experience in education, community-based learning in higher education or in volunteer management in non-profit organizations.

Essential Functions:

1. Coordinate and oversee the day-to-day operations of the afterschool program and Saturday mentoring sessions of the Lindy Scholars Program. This includes visiting each school regularly and attending each Saturday mentoring session.

2. Establish and maintain productive working relationships with the principals, teachers, and other administrators at our public school partners.

3. Recruit Lindy Scholars and sustain Scholars’ involvement with the program, including establishing and maintaining positive relationships with families, including answering routine questions about the program and marketing the program to students at each school.

4. In collaboration with other Lindy Center staff, market, recruit, hire and train Drexel students as Lindy Advisors.

5. Supervise Drexel student leaders as Advisors and as program staff to coordinate various aspects of the program.

6. Coordinate with School of Education faculty to develop curriculum and provide trainings/information sessions for Lindy Advisors, school teachers, and parents/guardians of Lindy Scholars.

7. In collaboration with other Lindy Center staff, recruit and contract Drexel student organizations to offer activities during Saturday mentoring sessions.

8. Contract with non-profit organizations to provide additional activities as needed for afterschool programming.

9. Create and manage master calendar for the program.

10. Assist program evaluator with retrieving data on the program as needed.

11. Participate in regular monthly meetings with staff/faculty of the Lindy Center for Civic Engagement and the School of Education to plan/assess the progam.

12. Perform as a member of the Center staff.

Drexel University offers an attractive benefits package including tuition remission, a generous retirement package with matching funds (up to 11 percent) and an opportunity to join a talented team of professionals directly helping the University achieve its record growth and quality reputation.

Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The Office of the Provost is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

To apply for this position, please apply online at: www.drexeljobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=76590 or visit www.drexeljobs.com and search for Program Director. The requisition number is 5100.


14) Community Outreach Manager – Financial Empowerment Centers – Clarifi – Philadelphia

The Financial Empowerment Centers are part of a national effort to improve the financial stability of Philadelphia’s households by integrating high-quality, one-on-one financial education and counseling into existing public and non-profit programs in order to achieve multiple outcomes for clients.

The Community Outreach Manager is responsible for the implementation of a regional community outreach plan to develop and then maintain and expand on-going community/business partnerships. A key component of this position is developing partnerships and business relationships throughout the designated area in order to connect counseling and education programs to community-based groups, financial institution partners, and employers.

Minimum of three (3) years of relevant business development work experience, preferably in finance, financial education, counseling/coaching, or social-service delivery.

Knowledge of the subjects of credit, debt, and money management; savings and investment options; and safe financial products and services strongly preferred.

Experience in financial education, asset building, or community development a plus.

Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field required.

Computer literacy, including the ability to use the internet and e-mail, and proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite of programs required. Experience with Efforts to Outcomes (ETO™) Software a plus.

Must be a licensed driver with full-time access to a reliable, properly-registered and insured automobile and be able and willing to travel as necessary to meet the responsibilities of the position.

Ability to create partnerships and sustain key relationships.

Self-motivation, with strong time-management skills.

Dynamic, committed personality with strong interpersonal skills and a passion for supporting people with low incomes to build greater financial stability.

Comfort in taking initiative; ability to collaborate effectively while staying focused and multi-tasking.

Ability to function effectively while handling protocols and challenges of operating within a high-profile city program.

Attention to detail and production of quality work, along with an ability to work quickly and under pressure.

Exceptional skills in presentation, organization, and written and verbal communications.

Ability to work a flexible schedule and non-traditional hours, including evenings and weekends, required.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Implement community outreach activities consistent with the Clarifi mission and strategic plan and developed in conjunction with agency management.

Work with agency management to develop and implement annual action plan, goals, and appropriate outreach strategies.

Develop a prioritized list of target partner organizations and a schedule for solicitation with input from agency management.

Initiate, prepare, and conduct presentations to potential non-profit community partner organizations.

Coordinate with the educational program staff to conduct seminars, workshops, and presentations on a variety of banking, budget, credit, and money-management topics.

Maintain updated records of activities and partnerships and generate management reports as needed through existing system/database used to manage contacts.

Identify new community and program partners and funding sources, including corporate grants and community/government funding, that align with Clarifi mission and goals.

Generate propos­als, reports, and solicitation letters as needed to maintain the ongoing outreach process with established and prospective partners.

Develop partnerships with local community organizations, financial institutions, employers, and other entities to offer FEC education and counseling programs.

Build strong community partnerships and identify areas where the agency can effectively partner to maximize resources and have a greater positive impact on the community.

Create opportunities for growth in the number of educational presentations and attendance at these events through the expansion of presentations to existing markets.

Build agency name recognition through educational presentations and participation in community expos and trade shows.

Complete all required paperwork and reporting relating to outreach activities and education workshops.

Coordinate with Communications Director regarding marketing collateral, speaking engagements, and public-relations activities when requested.

Stay constantly updated on agency and industry-related matters and maintain proficiencies.


Work across the agency with Client Services, Counseling, and Program Evaluation.

Compile and deliver reports as needed.

Maintain a flexible work schedule, including hours and location, to respond to business and client need.

Maintain regular and predictable attendance.

Compose correspondence and presentations with proper spelling, grammar, and articulation.

Communicate accurately and clearly to internal employees and external partners.

Perform special projects and/or assignments as directed by Management.

Maintain positive relationship with the City of Philadelphia Program Manager, always keeping open lines of communication.

There are no special physical demands required by this position. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The environment for this position is a standard office environment. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

Position is based out of Clarifi’s main office at 1608 Walnut Street and requires frequent travel within the Philadelphia metropolitan area and surrounding counties by automobile and/or mass transit. Occasional air travel may be necessary.

This position is funded pursuant to a grant agreement between CLARIFI and the funder of the Financial Empowerment Centers. Under this partnership agreement, CLARIFI will hire employees to provide counseling as per the grant funder’s internal operating policies and procedures.

The duration of this and other CLARIFI positions hired to provide services to the Financial Empowerment Centers is a three-year period, the continuation of which is subject to review from year-to-year.

New employees who are hired for, or current employees who are appointed to a Financial Empowerment Center position are CLARIFI employees and, therefore, are subject to all the terms and conditions of employment with CLARIFI as stated in its Employee Manual and other policies and documents, including its “at-will” employment provisions.

Hours required: 40 per week

Reports To: Chief Operating Officer

FLSA Status: Exempt

Clarifi is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce.

To apply for this position, please send your cover letter and resume in one Word document to HR@clarifi.org. The email subject should indicate the job title.



15) Membership and Communications Manager – National Housing Resource Center, a project of Tides Center – Philadelphia

The National Housing Resource Center (NHRC) is a national advocacy organization providing leadership for the nonprofit housing counseling community and the clients they serve. Housing counseling agencies are working to prevent foreclosures, increase homeownership opportunities, and assist underserved communities. NHRC is bringing together the many parts of the housing counseling community to be an effective voice in policy making and program design. Employees will impact and help develop national housing policy, working with HUD, Treasury, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and housing advocates.

The Membership and Communications Manager (MCM) will increase the participation of nonprofit housing counseling agencies, networks, national organizations in the National Housing Resource Center (NHRC), engage them in policy making, and build strong internal and external communications programs.

The Membership and Communications Manager is an exempt position. Exempt employees are expected to work the appropriate and necessary time in order to complete key assignments and related tasks on schedule.


Develop and maintain an NHRC website

Recruit nonprofit local housing counseling agencies, state networks, and national housing counseling organizations to join NHRC

Design and implement an NHRC membership benefits program, including discounts, resources, and services which will increase the value for a nonprofit agency to join NHRC

Design and implement regular surveys for housing counseling agencies to provide current data on emerging issues

Build and maintain list serves for communication with housing counselors, HUD Intermediaries, and issue based taskforces.

Communicate NHRC policy positions through NHRC channels and external media

Develop membership tracking and renewal programs

Work closely with the Program and Policy Manager and Executive Director to help develop consensus positions on policy issues

Distribute and promote policy briefs and position papers to policy makers and member organizations

Increase the visibility of NHRC among housing counseling agencies, networks, and national organizations

Convene and participate in conference calls and meetings for housing counseling agencies

Provide appropriate content for the NHRC website, list serves, and all other NHRC outlets.

Promote NHRC position papers with print, broadcast, and internet media

Maintain a list of members able to provide statements to the media

Represent NHRC at public meetings, conference calls, and electronic discussion forums.

Raise funds for the ongoing operation of the organization

Undergraduate Degree

· Develop the reputation of housing counseling and NHRC among executive offices (HUD, Treasury), regulators (CFPB, OCC, Federal Reserve), elected officials

· Increase affordable housing opportunities for counseling industry

· Identify Fair Housing and Fair Lending violations in the field


· Increase the visibility of NHRC among policy makers, elected officials, and thought leaders.

· Educate counselors and managers on trending housing issues

· Maintain a resource library for counseling industry, such as research, trends, surveys, studies

· Interact with other counseling, housing advocacy, and other organizations


· Experience with nonprofit programs

· Experience with communications

· Experience working with communities of color helpful

· Familiarity with affordable housing issues helpful

· Computer and Internet fluency


Strong written and verbal communication skills

Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to the work

Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people

Ability to learn quickly in an information rich environment

Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed

Ability to produce clear and concise work products on short timelines

The Membership and Communications Manager must maintain excellent working relationships with nonprofit housing counseling agencies, networks, and intermediaries. The MCM will also maintain strong working relationships with HUD, Treasury and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, with housing advocates, with lenders and servicers, and with other partners.

While performing the duties of this job, the Membership and Communications Manager is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, speak, and hear. The position requires extensive computer use so the employee must be able to use a computer keyboard and be capable of reading a computer screen. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. The office is on the second floor and requires walking up a long flight of stairs. There is no functioning elevator. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The Membership and Communications Manager must be able to travel two to four times a month to attend conferences, meetings, and other events as required to represent the organization and to acquire and maintain proficiency in fulfilling the responsibilities of the position. Travel will be within the United States.

The work environment is a small, busy office located in Philadelphia. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Reasonable accommodations in the work environment may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

National Housing Resource Center, a project of Tides Center, is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, including bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related) or conditions Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and AIDS-related conditions (ARC). Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.


$35,000 to $40,000 annually. Health, dental, and vision provided.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please email resumes, cover letter, and writing sample to admin@hsgcenter.org.



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