CEO seeks Shared Prosperity Fellows

As a Shared Prosperity Fellow, you will serve as an ambassador for CEO and work alongside stakeholders from government, philanthropic agencies, academia, business and consumer communities, all in an effort to achieve a common understanding of the dynamics of poverty in Philadelphia and be an active participant in making change around these complex issues.

Shared Prosperity Fellowships are offered in CEO’s policy department. The following fellowship positions are open for undergraduate and graduate students during the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 (15-25 hours/week based on Fellow’s class schedule).  Note that preference will be given to Fall 2017 applicants who are available to serve for a full academic year.

Applications will be reviewed and offers will be extended on a rolling basis.

A complete application with job descriptions is available here. Applications are due by Friday, August 18th, 2017.

A Running Start seeks a Planning Consultant

The Planning Consultant will conduct research and development for the Running Start Early Childhood Policy Fellowship Program. The goal of this program is to develop a cadre of emerging professionals of color who are equipped to assume organizational leadership and policy roles in Philadelphia’s nonprofit and public early childhood sectors. The Planning Consultant will work with a team of advisors and stakeholder groups to develop the program. S/he will report to the Director of Children and Youth Strategies in the Mayor’s Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity (CEO). The Fund for Philadelphia has been delegated by CEO to serve as fiscal sponsor for this project. This is a part-time consultancy for six months.

Additional information about the position, CEO and A Running Start Philadelphia can be found here.



Real Change Campaign Launched by the City’s Office of Homeless Services

The Office of Homeless Services launched “Show You Care, But Not Right Here,” a new effort to reduce panhandling and help with homelessness.  Instead of giving money to panhandlers and homeless persons you can donate through a text to 80077, type “Share” and you contribute $5.  Donations are matched by the City and the money goes to homeless service providers.

For more information, click here.

CEO is seeking a Director of Place-Based Initiatives

The Mayor’s Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity (CEO) is seeking a mission-focused, seasoned, strategic leader, with a strong knowledge of the philanthropic community and the political landscape in Philadelphia, to assume the role of Director of Place-Based Initiatives, to lead the City of Philadelphia’s effort to coordinate activities and partners in the Promise Zone.

The Promise Zone is a federal initiative designed to address the challenges of areas of deep and persistent poverty across the country. Instead of providing new programs or services, the Promise Zone helps existing organizations work together to increase opportunities for residents living, working, and going to school within its boundaries. The West Philadelphia Promise Zone is focused on a two-square mile section of West Philadelphia, and has organized across six subcommittees (Education, Workforce Development, Housing, Health and Wellness, Public Safety, and Economic Opportunity) to coordinate existing and future efforts in the area to advance critical goals. The subcommittees are comprised of government agencies, local universities, nonprofit organizations, and neighborhood associations that are engaged in these issues. The work is coordinated across subcommittees by an Executive Committee that is composed of the co-chairs of each subcommittee and CEO.

Additional details can be found here.

CEO is seeking a Scheduler

The Scheduler is responsible for proactive management of the executive office, including its scheduling, communication, and administrative organization; administrative support of CEO’s Oversight Board, including the composition of minutes and routine correspondence; interacting with departmental directors and managers on behalf of the Executive Director to address direct inquiries, assist, and troubleshoot; and must participate in team activities with other staff members. The Scheduler will skillfully manage external communication with the Oversight Board and high-level public officials with the highest level of professionalism.

Additional information can be found here.

CEO is seeking a Special Assistant to the Executive Director

The Special Assistant to the Executive Director is a key staff position that provides high level policy research and special projects management, as well as communications support, for the Executive Director. This position works closely with the Executive Team, composed of the Executive Director, Deputy Director of Operations, and Deputy Director of Innovation, to prepare and brief these individuals in advance of meetings, and public events. The Special Assistant’s research, special projects, and communications efforts also support the work of the Policy and Innovation staff in the office. The Special Assistant reports directly to the Executive Director.


CEO is seeking an Accountant I

CEO is seeking an Accountant I to provide fiscal support for fiscal monitoring; review of budgets and contractual invoices; and provides Fiscal Administration. This position reports directly to the Senior Accountant.


Mayor Kenney Releases Statement on President Trump’s Budget Proposal

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney released the following statement on the budget proposal released today by the Trump administration.

“President Trump’s budget makes achieving the American dream impossible for children born into poverty or the middle class. It makes college even more expensive by cutting funding for work-study programs and eliminating student debt forgiveness. This budget makes healthcare and other basic necessities, like healthy food, inaccessible to Philadelphia’s most vulnerable children, by cutting Medicaid, SNAP, the CDC, and school-based mental healthcare services. This budget proposal is bad for Philadelphia and bad for our fellow Pennsylvanians. I urge everyone to call their representatives and ask them to oppose the Trump budget.”


National League of Cities Selects Philadelphia to Participate in Initiative to Align City Services and Supports for Young Children

The National League of Cities (NLC) selected Philadelphia as one of 13 cities participating in an initiative to increase the likelihood that all children will achieve educational success by the end of third grade by aligning local services and support systems. In addition to Philadelphia, Cleveland; Denver; Dubuque, Iowa; Grand Rapids, Michigan; Las Vegas; Louisville, Kentucky; Madison, Wisconsin; Nashville, Tennessee; New Haven, Connecticut; Orlando, Florida; Phoenix; and Tempe, Arizona have been chosen to participate in this project, known as the Promoting an Alignment Framework to Build an Early Learning Nation initiative.