Community Engagement Coordinator

The Community Engagement Coordinator actively connects Friends across our yearly meeting in work and witness. They take the lead in inspiring and galvanizing Friends and seekers to take part in the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (PYM) community. The Coordinator leads the Community Engagement Team in building and maintaining processes on staff and in our community that facilitate meaningful connection and involvement. The Coordinator provides guidance and expertise in broadening engagement and deepening relationships, ensuring constituencies have access to resources and services. The Coordinator helps to facilitate corporate witness and social action. The Coordinator supervises the Sessions Coordinator.

Interested candidates should forward their resume and cover letter to hr@pym.org


Key Responsibilities

Take the lead in inspiring and galvanizing yearly meeting members to participate in programs and governance. Ensure that all relevant programs are inclusive of and accessible to the broad community of Friends.

  • Build and maintain a culture and develop systems in which giving time to PYM is understood to be a meaningful and purposeful gift.
  • Develop and maintain materials that support Friends’ abilities to engage with each other and with PYM.
  • Coordinate and execute the administrative and logistical elements required for the sustainable maintenance of processes that facilitate connection among Friends and constituencies of PYM.
  • Utilizing current and new processes, encourage meetings to share their work and ministry with each other and with the wider body of Friends.
  • Sets SMART goals and metrics on an annual basis for use in evaluating the effectiveness of programs developed to implement this job description.
  • Lead the Community Engagement Team as its Team Leader, facilitating regular meetings, coordinating and streamlining work across team members, and supporting program evaluation within a praxis model.
  • Serve as the primary staff support to Committees, as assigned.
  • Maintain expenses within appropriate budgets.
  • Function as an integral member of the Program and Religious Life team; contribute to team goals; implement the work and the tasks of the position with an intention to manifest the Spirit; attend to the importance of fun, fellowship, worship, learning and service in carrying out the work; ensure that day to day activities are always a means of attending to the meaning, purpose, and goal of the work.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • An active Friend or extensive experience with Friends’ meetings; knowledge of Quaker principles and practice
  • College Degree or equivalent required
  • Experience working with groups and good interpersonal skills
  • Five or more years’ experience with community organizing, training, teaching and supervising people, and/or event planning; the experience can include related education
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement programs with creativity, independence, and innovation
  • Demonstrated capacity to work efficiently and effectively with minimal supervision
  • Understands group dynamics, especially in relationship to anti-oppression regarding but not limited to age, gender, sexual orientation, sexual expression, ability, race, and class
  • Manages time effectively and prioritizes tasks; handle multiple tasks and can delegate appropriately, when needed.
  • Possesses exceptional organizational ability
  • Enjoys and excels at working collaboratively with others, including volunteers
  • Displays good written and oral communication skills
  • Proficient in web posting and in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that includes weekend and evening work
  • Pass a criminal and child abuse background check, per PYM requirement for those working with vulnerable populations

Interested candidates should forward their resume and cover letter to hr@pym.org