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.


The Promise Zone is recruiting Promise Corps College and Career Ambassadors for the 2017-2018 School Year

The West Philadelphia Promise Zone, a federally designated anti-poverty initiative, is recruiting members to support the implementation of the three-year award from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). We are searching for 25 AmeriCorps members, who will receive training in college and career readiness to serve in four public high schools in West Philadelphia. Multiple public, nonprofit, academic, and private agencies collaborate on the Promise Zone, and the Promise Corps program is a key component of the Promise Zone education work. The Promise Corps is an initiative of the City of Philadelphia, in partnership with the School District of Philadelphia. The 2017-2018 school year will be the third year of its implementation.


CEO seeking Deputy Director of Innovation

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 Deputy Director of Innovation. The Deputy Director of Innovation will work as a member of the Executive Team to help guide the overall direction of the agency. This position is responsible for managing research and program and policy design and development in support of meeting the goals of Shared Prosperity Philadelphia, the citywide anti-poverty plan. This position reports to the Executive Director and works very closely with the Deputy Director of Operations and the Director of Planning and Evaluation to help maximize the effectiveness of agency investments and fulfill the mission of CEO. The Deputy will preserve CEO’s positive reputation with external partners, City departments, and stakeholder groups, and promote high ethical conduct effectiveness and inclusion throughout the organization.


Applications for City of Philadelphia High School Internships Due May 12th!

Do you know a teen who is looking for a job this summer? Encourage them to apply for the City of Philadelphia “Summer in the City 2017” High School Internship Program! To be eligible for this 6-week program, applicants must be a Philadelphia resident, a rising junior (graduated from their sophomore year and are entering their junior year), a rising senior, or a recently graduated high school senior as of summer 2017.  Salary is $8/hour.

For more information about the program and the application process, click here.

Imagining the Future for Philadelphia’s Infants and Toddlers

A Running Start is Shared Prosperity’s initiative to support and expand access to early learning for children ages 0-5. Shared Prosperity’s March Roundtable brought stakeholders together to solicit the best ideas on how to meet the specific needs of infants and toddlers. Twenty-seven percent of Philadelphia’s infants and toddlers are currently living in poverty, meaning that increased access to supportive resources is essential. At this meeting, we highlighted the need for cross-sector collaborations among service providers so that infants and toddlers receive the health care, family support, and child care they need.