Now Hiring: This Week’s Job Postings


Don’t the February doldrums seem like the perfect time to find a job?

1) Manager of Policy and Advocacy – DVGBC – Philadelphia

2) Project Director for Microfinance Demonstration Project – Drexel University School of Public Health – Philadelphia

3) Executive Director – Norris Square Neighborhood Project – Philadelphia

4) Operations Manager – 3rd Ward – Philadelphia

5) Summer Internship Community Surveyor – New Kensington Community Development Corporation (NKCDC) – Philadelphia

6) Transportation Planner – DVRPC – Philadelphia

7) Senior Transportation Modeler – DVRPC – Philadelphia

8) Senior Comprehensive Planner/Economic Specialist – Adams County Office of Planning and Development – Gettysburg, PA

9) Director of Planning & Zoning – Ferguson Township – State College, PA

10) GIS Intern – Philadelphia City Planning Office – Philadelphia

Full descriptions after the jump!


1) Manager of Policy and Advocacy – DVGBC – Philadelphia



DVGBC seeks candidates for a new position, Manager of Policy and Advocacy. DVGBC is a non-profit organization working to promote green building practices in the Delaware Valley. We are the local chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council; our region covers the five-county Philadelphia region, the Lehigh Valley and the state of Delaware. This is a full-time job, reporting to the Executive Director. The preliminary job description includes the following tasks:


Develop and direct implementation of policy agenda  for the chapter

Work closely with U.S. Green Building Council Advocacy team

Support Key Performance Indicator tracking and reporting for USGBC grant

Recruit and organize volunteers, including DVGBC Board members; establish regular meetings with goals and tasks for volunteers

Work closely with, and support partner PA chapters on statewide policy and advocacy initiatives

Establish annual Advocacy Day in PA and DE

Ensure elected officials and decision-makers are invited to all DVGBC events

Track relationships among staff, volunteers, and decision-makers

Follow key policy developments at state and local levels and new issues, such as Healthy Products Declaration, etc.

Develop and maintain partnerships, e.g., Energy Efficient Buildings Hub, City of Philadelphia Office of Sustainability, USGBC Advocacy staff

Track and report on goals; communicate to key stakeholders

Write policy briefs for DVGBC and policy decision-makers

Develop tools, including advocacy alerts, to engage our constituents around policy initiatives

Develop new markets and non-traditional audiences; look for opportunities to connect on other areas of focus, such as green schools

Raise funds for policy work

Coordinate and collaborate with staff leading Greenbuild 2013, Green Schools and other DVGBC initiatives

Experience & Skills


5-7 years’ work experience in sustainable design/building, or related field

B.A. or B.S. degree

Work experience in policy or political area; in PA or DE a plus

Skilled verbal communicator

Strong writing skills for lay audience

Team player; strong collaborator

Outgoing and enjoys networking

Able to juggle multiple tasks while meeting deadlines

Strong project management skills

Experienced meeting facilitator

Salary based on skills and experience. Send resume and cover letter to info@dvgbc.org by February 20, 2013.


Click here to download a PDF of this job posting: http://www.dvgbc.org/sites/default/files/Manager%20of%20Policy%20and%20Advocacy.pdf




2) Project Director for Microfinance Demonstration Project – Drexel University School of Public Health – Philadelphia

Deadline: Not Listed


Key Information/Job Description

The Center for Hunger-Free Communities, formerly known as the Philadelphia GROW Project, was established in 2004 and renamed in 2011. A research, service and policy/advocacy center of Drexel University School of Public Health in Philadelphia, PA, the Center for Hunger-Free Communities offers the same multi-faceted research and action that has characterized the work on hunger and poverty at Drexel with the goal of developing innovative, empirically-tested solutions to the challenges of hunger and economic insecurity.

The Center seeks a Project Director to lead its new Microfinance Demonstration Project. This joint partnership between Drexel University and the PA Department of Welfare will launch a peer-group microfinance demonstration project in Philadelphia’s most underserved neighborhoods. In the spirit of the Center’s primary goal-to find science-based solutions to hunger and economic insecurity-this project seeks to investigate how access to conventional banking, financial literacy, group savings and group support may improve the economic security, and health and well-being of low-income mothers of young children. The goals of this project are: to improve economic security for low-income women, to make a positive impact on family health and wellbeing, and to transform the existing welfare system. The Project Director will oversee the development and cultivation of local and national partnerships, overall program implementation and data collection, and day-to-day supervision of microfinance support staff.


Salary: Not Listed

To Apply:

1505 Race Street, 11th Floor, Mail Stop 1035, Philadelphia, PA 19102 | Tel: 215.762.7345 | Fax: 215.762.4088 | mariana.chilton@drexel.edu




3) Executive Director – Norris Square Neighborhood Project – Philadelphia


About Norris Square Neighborhood Project

Norris Square Neighborhood Project promotes positive change through youth education, community leadership, green space, the arts and the celebration of Latino culture.


Norris Square Neighborhood Project (NSNP), a non-profit, community-driven, bilingual learning center in North Philadelphia that offers innovative youth and community programming including after school programs for youth K-8th grades, arts and media programs for youth 14 and up, urban gardening and a year round CSA for community residents of all age, is seeking an experienced Executive Director. For information on programs go to www.myneighborhoodproject.org.


Position Overview

The Executive Director will oversee all operations, programs and strategic initiatives of the Latino community-based organization in Philadelphia focused on community and youth-driven education conducted through the lens of Puerto Rican and other Latino cultures. Major responsibilities: Resource Development (major gift solicitation, corporate and private foundation solicitation and stewardship, government grants solicitation and contract management); Strategic Partnerships (business networks, nonprofit coalitions, higher education institutions); Board Development; Staff supervision; Strategic Planning; and Program Development


Minimum Qualifications

 Bachelor’s degree or higher.

 Fluent in Spanish and English

 Executive leadership experience, preferably in fields related to the organization’s work (youth, education, gardening, Latino culture, the arts).

 Strong organizational, time management, personnel, and administrative skills.

 Energetic, forward-looking, and engaging leadership style.

 Ability to effectively delegate, empower, and nurture staff.

 Capacity to lead and work as part of a team and to collaborate well with others.

 Ability and desire to fundraise (preferably $300,000 or more per year).

 Community-building

 Experience in a multi-cultural setting

 Passion for Norris Square Neighborhood Project’s mission and community!


Program Management

 Through his/her leadership and management oversight responsibilities, ensure that all of NSNP’s programs achieve and maintain programmatic excellence and effectiveness, including ensuring that all programs are regularly evaluated for quality and effectiveness.

 Continue to develop, coach, motivate and retain the departmental management/leadership team.

 Meet regularly with the leadership team and ensure their participation in the organizational decision making process.

 Ensure that each department has the resources needed to achieve their strategic goals.

 Maintain an organizational commitment to and accomplishment of honesty, openness and transparency in all that NSNP does.

 Ensure that a participatory management process is utilized at all levels in the organization and that high levels of staff morale are maintained.



 Develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Directors; and serve as ex-officio of each Board Committee.

 Actively engage and motivate NSNP’s volunteers, board members and collaborating organizations.

 Represent NSNP to all outside organizations and use this external presence and these relationships to garner new opportunities for NSNP.


Financial Management

 Working closely with the Board Finance Committee and the bookkeeping consultant, to ensure that NSNP operates at a positive cash flow in the short run and is structured in the long run to be financially sustainable.

 Continue to look for collaboration and partnering with outside organizations to improve revenue and reduce costs.


Fundraising and Revenue Generation

 Working closely with the Director of Development and the Development Committee of the Board, ensure that the fundraising capacity of NSNP’s continues to grow in effectiveness.

 Personally engage in the solicitation of foundation grants, corporate gifts, and major individual gifts.

 Ensure the continued growth of NSNP’s existing earned revenue streams and continue to seek out new opportunities for earned revenue.



 Lead the development and implementation of strategic initiatives and plans, ensuring that they are updated on a regular basis.



 Deepen and refine all aspects of internal and external communications — from web presence to external relations with relevant government agencies, funders, the community, media and the Philadelphia region.


Commitment to Values

 Ensure that NSNP programs and operations are aligned with the community’s needs, organizational values, mission and strategic plans.



This Executive Director role has a compensation and benefits consistent with other nonprofits of similar size, scope and scale of operations.


Full-time Salaried Position

The Executive Director position is expected to average 45-50 hours per week depending on the schedule of events and programs.


To Apply

Send letter of interest stating salary requirements and a resume to: ED Selection Committee, 2141 N. Howard Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122-1712; or email to: search@myneighborhoodproject.org Subject: ED Selection Committee.




4) Operations Manager – 3rd Ward – Philadelphia

3rd Ward is opening our Philadelphia location this April, and we are searching for top talent to collaborate with us in building a local maker phenomenon.


We are seeking an Operations Manager who is deeply passionate about and connected to Philadelphia and maker culture at large. Our Philadelphia Operations Manager will possess foresight, motivation, and the leadership ability to foster continued growth. Efficiency, organization, and experience are a must. These skills will be used every day to ensure that 3rd Ward stays on track.


Active participation in the hiring process gives our Operations Manager a key role in building the team needed to make 3rd Ward Philadelphia an unstoppable success. Business savvy, motivational ability, and clear communication skills are fundamental as 3rd Ward continues to grow and evolve as an organization that creates both social and financial capital.


To apply, send a short paragraph about why you are the right candidate to launch our new location as general manager, a resume, and references. Please use the subject line “Operations Manager – First Name Last Name” and send tophilly.jobs@3rdward.com.




5) Summer Internship Community Surveyor – New Kensington Community Development Corporation (NKCDC) – Philadelphia

New Kensington Community Development Corporation (NKCDC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to revitalizing the East Kensington, Fishtown, and Port Richmond neighborhoods in Philadelphia. Since 1985, we have been working with local residents and businesses, the city, and other partners to enhance the physical environment, increase the economic vitality, and improve the quality of life for everyone in our service area. Visit our website at www.nkcdc.org for more information.


NKCDC is looking for qualified candidates to fill the following unpaid internship positions. Start and end dates are flexible:


Community Surveyor (flexible hours)

• Assist with design and administration of condition surveys to measure neighborhood impact of programs

• Partnering with and managing volunteers to assess block, parcel, and household conditions within a section of our service area

• Participating in national study and report on community driven development


Reports to: Community Relations Specialist


Qualifications and requirements:

• Ability to develop a plan and see it through

• Detail-oriented and highly organized


If you are interested in this position, please submit a resume and cover letter to:


Diana Jih

Community Relations Specialist

New Kensington Community Development Corporation

2515 Frankford Avenue

Philadelphia, PA  19125

215.427.0350 x 104 tel





6) Transportation Planner – DVRPC – Philadelphia


Job Description

This is an advanced professional position in conducting planning research for a dynamic twelve county, four state regional aviation system. As a member of the DVRPC Office of Freight and Aviation Planning, the employee will design, coordinate, manage, and complete technical projects and compile, organize, and analyze data on aviation facilities and systems.

The focal points of the position are a Regional Airport Systems Plan, annual aircraft operations counting program, Regional Aviation Committee (RAC), and aviation program development. Contacts with local governments, airport operators, and state DOT and FAA staff are developed and maintained. Supervision could be exercised over field workers, technicians, and clerical personnel in the collection and presentation of data and written material. All work is performed in accordance with general agency policies and professional standards and is reviewed by the Manager, Office of Freight and Aviation Planning during progress and upon completion.


 Develop working relationships with airport owners and operators, FAA officials, state DOT staff, and other stakeholders.

 Collect and organize data on the functional and structural features of regional airports and heliports.

 Manage and support annual aircraft operations counting program and data collection personnel. Conduct field counts as necessary.

 Analyze data and make computations to determine capacity and demand for ground access time.

 Prepare aviation system plan analysis in conjunction with DVRPC long-range planning efforts.

 Organize, promote, and conduct quarterly Regional Aviation Committee meetings.

 Analyze local land use and zoning issues regarding airports, and present recommendations to municipal officials, including the need for and refinement of an Airport Zoning ordinance.

 Support management in annual work program development and the pursuit of new avenues of project funding.

 Establish connections with other planning areas such as freight, safety, and economic development.

 Support activities of the Office of Freight and Aviation Planning as needed.


 Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, and objectives of transportation planning along with knowledge of the principles

and practices of aviation planning.

 Thorough knowledge of the principals and techniques involved in analyzing and projecting aviation needs and facilities.

 Knowledge of the FAA, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania airport capital improvement programs and processes.

 Thorough knowledge of research methods and data analysis techniques, including the demonstrated ability to work with large datasets.

 Ability to perform statistical computations, computer analysis of data, and the operation of counting equipment, both hardware and software.

 Ability to plan, organize and direct complex projects and to supervise the work of subordinate technical and professional personnel.

 Demonstrated experience with the management of planning projects, including management of multiple staff members on a project team.

 Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with DVRPC associates, public and private agency planning officials, consultants, the general public, and airport operators.

 Ability to present project outcomes and deliverables effectively in oral, written, and graphical form. The ability to write and edit effectively with attention to detail is particularly important.

Minimum Experience & Training

Five years of progressively responsible professional experience in transportation planning, transportation engineering, or in social science research work. Specific involvement in aviation planning desired. A master’s degree in transportation planning, transportation engineering, or another related discipline from an accredited university, with major course work in disciplines applicable to transportation, may be substituted for one year of professional experience, or an equivalent combination of experience and training.

Mid $50,000s to High $60,000s (position level & salary commensurate with education & experience)

Office of Freight and Aviation Planning




7) Senior Transportation Modeler – DVRPC – Philadelphia


Job Description

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) seeks a senior level engineer or planner with interest and experience in the field of travel and land use modeling. DVRPC has been developing and applying nationally recognized travel and land use models in the Delaware Valley for over 40 years and is currently upgrading our modeling capabilities. The technical analysis preformed by DVRPC has a large impact on transportation and other projects planned and implemented in the 9-county greater Philadelphia region. This position involves working with public and private sector agencies, decision-makers, and the general public.

This position requires the ability to manage model development and application projects by integrating excellent technical abilities and knowledge with a big-picture understanding of the planning process. Work is performed in accordance with broadly defined objectives and professional standards and under administrative and technical review by management during progress and upon completion.


 Manages 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.

 Leads or assists with the development, estimation, programming, calibration, validation, application, and documentation of transportation and land use forecasting methods.

 Prepares input data for simulation models. Tabulates travel simulation model outputs using GIS tools, databases, and tabular forms. Compares model results with current and historical data.

 Leads survey and other data collection efforts, including sampling plan development, survey instrument development, survey execution, survey monitoring, data cleaning, data expansion, and data analysis

 Calculates travel time, delay, level-of-service, volume/capacity ratio, and other operational measures of effectiveness for highway, transit, and non-motorized modes.

 Prepares reports 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.

 Assists in the application of standard statistical data processing programs and techniques to tabulate, process, and analyze census and travel survey data.

 Performs related technical work, as required.


 Thorough 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.

 Thorough knowledge of the theory and practice of travel forecasting.

 Experience performing effective project management tasks within set milestones.

 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.

 Experience working with consultants – writing RFPs and RFQs, consultant selection, and project management.

 Computer programming skills, including Python, SQL, C#, or VBA.

 Experience with VISUM or other travel forecasting software such as TransCAD or CUBE.

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

 Experience with field surveys, data analysis, and system evaluation.

 Familiarity with advanced practice models, such as activity based models and dynamic traffic assignment.

 Experience with VISSIM or other traffic simulation software, such as Syncro Synchro, CORSIM, DynasT, VISTA, considered a plus.

Minimum Experience & Training

FIVE YEARS of professional experience in transportation planning or engineering; and such training as may have been gained through graduation from a four year college/university, with major course work in Transportation Planning, Civil Engineering, Economics, Statistics, Geography, Operations Research, Computer Science, or a related discipline. A Master’s degree or a full year of intern or co-operative education experience can be substituted for one year of experience.

Mid $60,000s to Mid $70,000s (position level & salary commensurate with education & experience)

Office of Modeling and Analysis, Planning Division


8) Senior Comprehensive Planner/Economic Specialist – Adams County Office of Planning and Development – Gettysburg, PA

Job Category Economic Planning and Development

Job Level Mid I (1-4 years)

Salary Range starting $41,340 annually

AICP Certification Preferred


Job Description

Performs professional and technical level work in the Long Range Planning and Current Planning functions and provides information and assistance to municipalities, the business community and the public on planning, zoning, land use, subdivision, natural resources and other planning and development related matters.


The strategic focus for this position includes economic analysis, business retention and assistance programs, as well as attracting a variety of businesses. The Economic Development Planner or Senior Planner will serve as a liaison with the business community at-large. This includes working closely with property owners, businesses, developers, and others to answer questions, solve problems, track development projects, and facilitate a variety of economic development programs. The position will also support the County’s marketing efforts and will require close coordination with Adams County Economic Development Corporation.


Job Requirements


Bachelors’ degree in business, marketing, economic development, urban planning, public administration or other related field required. Master’s degree is highly desirable. Candidates should have considerable knowledge of business development, economic and regional planning and development.


License(s) and Certification(s):

• American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Certification (eligible)

• Valid Driver’s License


Salary & Benefits


Exempt, Pay grade MS-9, starting $41,340 annually


How to Apply


Please visit www.adamscounty.us and click on the Employment Opportunities link to download application. Complete submissions will include an employment application with resume and cover letter.


An Equal Opportunity Employer.


Contact Information

Contact Name Marianne Snyder

Phone 717-337-9822

Fax 717-334-4840

Email mariannesnyder@adamscounty.us

Website www.adamscounty.us

Postal Address 117 Baltimore Street, Room 8

Gettysburg, PA 17325


9) Director of Planning & Zoning – Ferguson Township – State College, PA

Job Category Community Development and Redevelopment

Job Level Mid II (4-8 years)

Salary Range $63,736 – $85,680


Job Description

Ferguson Township, Centre County, PA (17,690 population), located in central PA adjacent to The Pennsylvania State University Park campus, is seeking qualified candidates with a master’s degree and two (2) years of progressive responsibility in urban and/or regional planning or a related field or a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of five (5) years experience or a combination of these qualifications.


Position requires excellent oral and written communication, research, analytical skills and innovative, enthusiastic, positive outlook. Ideal candidate has strong knowledge of all phases of community planning. Must have working knowledge of Pennsylvania Municipal Planning Code and ability to understand and follow township subdivision/land development and zoning ordinances. Primary responsibilities include reviewing subdivision/land development projects; assisting in preparation of land use planning policies and procedures; coordinating with township officials, residents, regional planning staff and developers; providing advice and recommendations to the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors.


Excellent benefits package. Salary range – $63,736.00 to $85,680.00.


Please send cover letter, application and resume in confidence to Township Manager, Ferguson Township Municipal Building, 3147 Research Drive, State College, PA 16801. Application and job description available at: www.twp.ferguson.pa.us


Application deadline 4 p.m. February 28, 2013.


Contact Information

Contact Name Mark Kunkle

Phone 814-238-4651


Email akalke@twp.ferguson.pa.us

Website http://www.twp.ferguson.pa.us

Postal Address Ferguson Township

3147 Research Drive

State College, PA 16801


10) GIS Intern – Philadelphia City Planning Office – Philadelphia

City Planning is seeking a GIS intern to manage the editing and compilation of the City’s land use database. The intern will assist with the feature and attribute editing, QA/QC and topological validation of edits. The primary task will be to complete a number of attribute edits and to clean up and reconcile topological and multipart features issues. Basic editing tools and topology edit tools will be used. Limited field work may occur to field check values, based on intern’s availability and interest in field work.

Hours: limit 15 per week, schedule based on intern’s availability.


Please send Resumes to:



Mark Wheeler, GISP

City Planner, Strategic Planning and Policy Division

Philadelphia City Planning Commission

One Parkway Building

1515 Arch Street, 13th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19102

tel: (215) 683-4686

fax: (215) 683-4630

web: www.phila.gov/cityplanning

e-mail: mark.wheeler@phila.gov

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